Did You Know?

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  • In the absence of Canadian law – abortion on demand is available during all nine months of pregnancy – this includes surgical and suction dilation and curettage, saline, prostaglandin and “other methods”, e.g. ;”partial birth”.
  • 1 in 3 (37.4%) women undergoing abortion have already had one or more. (1)
  • 300 abortions occur each day in Canada. (2)
  • 20% of abortions are performed on girls between 10 and 19 years of age. (3)
  • One abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer, (4) depression and suicide. (5)
  • An Ontario study of 41,039 women during the three month period after abortion revealed that hospital patients had a more than four times higher rate of hospitalizations for infections, a five times higher rate of “surgical events” and a nearly five times higher rate of hospitalization for psychiatric problems than the matching group of women who had not had abortions. (6)
  • Many women who have abortions feel coerced or pressured to do so by their boyfriends. (7)
  • Abortion was legalized over thirty years ago, before ultrasounds and medical advances introduced us to babies before they are born.
  • 36.6%* of abortions (under 9 wks.) occur when an unborn child’s heart is beating, brain waves are detected and ultrasounds have shown them waving their arms and legs. A further;
  • 49.5%* of abortions (9-12 wks.) occur when the child has fingerprints, urinates, squints, swallows, wrinkles its forehead, sleeps, wakes and exercises. And;
  • 9.6%* of abortions (13-16 wks.) occur when the child also has fine hair, is 8″-10″ long and can hear. Finally;
  • 4.4%* of abortions (16 wks to full-term) occur when the unborn child can also be startled by a sudden noise and could survive with proper care outside their mother’s womb.

*Statistics Canada

Sources: (1) Therapeutic Abortion Survey, 1998-B Health Statistics Canada Source: Therapeutic Survey, Canadian Institute for Health Information (2 & 3) Statistics Canada, 1998 (4) Brind J., Chinchilli VM., Severs WB., Summy-Long J., Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis. UK College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2001 World Congress on Women’s Health (5) Reardon DC, Cougle Jr, Depression and unintended pregnancy in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth; a cohort study British Medical Journal, 324: 151-152 January 2002 Russo Nf, Zierk K. Abortion, child rearing, and women’s well-being. Professional Psychology: research and Practice 1992; 23: 269-280 (6) College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 2000 (7) Campbell, N.B., et al., – Abortion in Adolescence,- Adolescence 23: 813-823 (1988). Cohen L. & Roth, S., “Coping with Abortion,” Journal of Human Stress 10: 140-145 (1984)

 

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