uOttawa Students For Life: Abortion By The Numbers in Canada

This post was written for uOttawa Students For Life by uOttawa Students For Life. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

The National Post recently published a very informative and sobering infographic that breaks down the number of abortions that happened in Canada in 2009 by province and age of mother and child. (Note that the data underestimates the number of abortions because they’re not all reported.) What will you do to help decrease the number of preventable deaths where you live?

On a similar note, it was recently reported that 491 babies were born alive and left to die following botched abortions in Canada from 2000 to 2009. Have you emailed your MP?

Read the comments at the uOttawa Students For Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: Apathy rules: Most Canadians clueless about Canadian abortion law

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Danny Ricci. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

Well here is a surprise. It turns out about two-thirds of Canadians do not know what the abortion law is in Canada; namely that there is no abortion law in Canada. From the National Post:

The poll, which asked 1,022 Canadian adults about their understanding of the country’s abortion regulations, found that just 22% of Canadians correctly identified a woman’s right to an abortion with no governmental restrictions. Canada has not had legislated abortion rules since 1988, making the country an “absolute outlier” on the issue, according to a medical ethicist.

“There’s really only a very small number of Canadians that correctly identify the current situation in Canada,” says pollster Jaideep Mukerji, who worked on the Angus-Reid poll, which was released on Tuesday. “That could be problematic.”

“Once you explain to them what the actual law is, there’s only 27% of Canadians that say that the status quo [of no law] should be maintained. There’s a majority of Canadians that would like to make some change to that status quo,” Mr. Mukerji said.

The majority of Canadians are not pro-life or pro-choice. The majority are the “mushy middle” and that is why it is so important to talk about this issue whenever we can, even if we feel no one wants to hear it.

Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.