LifeCanada created this site in 2008 to mark the 20th anniversary of unrestricted legal abortion in Canada.
On January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down all legal restrictions on abortion. That means that abortion is allowed throughout all nine months of pregnancy. There are provincial guidelines throughout the country on how and when abortions may be performed, but they do not have the force of law.
This site examines the effect and outcomes of the lack of a law on abortion. You will find statistics on abortion from government sources, health effects from studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals, information on methods of abortion, funding, historical information and a great deal more.
In 2013, LifeCanada redesigned the site, keeping the information and updating it to reflect current statistics.
We also added a section where women and families can come forward and share their stories of having chosen life despite the many great odds they faced. In a culture that is predominantly in favour of “terminating” unplanned pregnancies, we wanted women to know that there are others out there who know the pain and fear of facing the unknown, often alone and without adequate resources. But there is hope. The women and families who have chosen life have never looked back. They have never regretted loving their children as much as they do today. And where there is hope, there is life.
If you have a story to tell, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 1-866-780-5433 (LIFE).
We welcome your comments and questions.
This page is also available in: French