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Abortion in Canada

Top 3 things to know about abortion in Canada:

What does Canadian law say about abortion?

There are NO laws regarding abortion in Canada. That means there is no protection for the unborn according to Canadian law.

When can a baby be aborted in the womb?

Without any laws regarding abortion in Canada, a baby can be aborted any time throughout the 9 months of pregnancy. That means that even the day before birth, the mother can abort her baby if she wants to.

What are the top 3 reasons women get abortions?

1) Inadequate finances. 2) Not ready for responsibility. 3) Woman’s life would be changed too much.

Why is the preborn child not protected in Canada?

The Canadian Criminal Code of Canada’s definition of when a child becomes a human being reads exactly is based on antiquated law written in 1953.
It states: “A child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not
a) it has breathed;
b) it has independent circulation; or
c) the navel string is severed.”

Abortion Procedures

1st Trimester Medical Abortion: Abortion Pills

A medical (or chemical) abortion is non-surgical and happens when a woman takes a pill with Mifepristone (RU-486) and Misoprostol (or Cytotec) to kill the baby. 

More about Abortion Pills here.
1st Trimester Suction D&C

A suction (or aspiration) D&C abortion is a procedure where a suction catheter is inserted into the mother’s uterus to extract the preborn baby. Then the lining of the uterus is scraped to remove any remaining body parts. 

More about Suction D&C here.
2nd Trimester D&E

A dilation (dilatation) and evacuation abortion, D&E, is a surgical abortion procedure during which an abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. 

More about 2nd Trimester D&E here.
3rd Trimester Induction Abortion

A third trimester induction abortion is performed at 25 weeks when a baby is almost fully-developed and is considered viable, meaning he or she could survive outside the womb. The baby will be killed by injecting a  lethal substance that causes cardiac arrest, and induces the mother’s labor to deliver her baby stillborn.

More on Induction here.