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    Did you know?

  • Abortion was first decriminalized in 1969. Prior to this, committing an abortion was a crime under the Criminal Code. 

  • In R. v. Morgentaler, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada made its landmark decision to throw out the 1969 abortion law on the basis that it was “unconstitutional,” ruling that the law’s detailed criteria for obtaining an abortion violated a woman’s Charter right to security of the person.  

  • Section 223 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that a child only “becomes a human being” when it has “completely proceeded [...] from the body of its mother.” This section denies humanity to the preborn, stripping them of their right to life. 

  • Abortions are funded with taxpayer dollars through every provincial health care system. This, despite the fact that polls show a majority of Canadians, 67% in a 2011 poll, do not want their dollars going towards abortion or else only want to fund abortion in a minority of cases, such as rape, incest, and danger to the mother's life. 

  • The Canada Health Act does not require abortion costs to be insured. It states only that "medically necessary" procedures must be insured. Almost all abortions are not medically necessary. Provincial legislatures can pass a law recognizing this fact at any time.



  • An estimated 100,000 surgical abortions are committed annually in Canada, conservatively speaking.

  • Since its legalization in 1969, abortion has killed over 4 million preborn babies in Canada.

  • Today, abortion is used as a "back-up" birth control method in more than 96% of instances.

  • About half of the women with an unplanned pregnancy choose abortion. The other half keeps the child. Fewer than 1% offer the baby for adoption.

  • In Canada, 1 baby is aborted for every 4 born alive.

  • Today, abortion is used as a “back-up” birth control method in more than 96% of the instances.

  • There is a desperate shortage of newborn babies available for adoption in Canada. Couples suffering infertility can wait up to 10 years for a newborn to become available. Even international adoption can take up to 5 years.

  • As of 2015, within hospitals, those between the ages of 18–24 have the most reported induced abortions. Within clinics, almost half of the abortions were unreported, but women ages 25-29 were most reported. Following this statistic, women the ages of 25–29 have the second most reported induced abortions at 12,050 procedures.

  • The most common abortion procedure method is the “aspiration and curettage” abortion, in which vacuum or suction aspiration is used to remove uterine contents through the cervix. This procedure makes up 73.7% of all induced surgical methods of abortion. Canadian hospitals reported 17,362 of these procedures done.


  •  Harm to Women
    ● In a study conducted by the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2011 of 877,181 women, of whom 163,831 had abortions, found women who have had an abortion have an 81 percent higher risk of subsequent mental health problems compared to women that have not.  ○  higher rates of anxiety by 34% ○ an increase of 37% for feelings of depression ○ an increase of 110% in alcohol abuse  ○ an increase of 155% for  suicidal behavior 

    ● An authoritative Finnish government study found that the suicide rate associated with abortion is 10 times higher than the suicide rate associated with childbirth.
    ● Increased risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

        (Information is taken from the Campaign Life Coalition website. For more abortion facts, visit Canadian   Facts (


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