Abortion and Mental Health: The Link We Cannot Ignore

By Andrea Mrozek Abortion is one of the most common surgeries performed on women in Canada. Roughly 105,000 are performed annually, 70% of them on women between the ages of 10 and 29. Yet Canadian medical research into the health risks associated with abortion is virtually non-existent. This is in part because Canada’s debate about abortion became dominated by legal-rights talk after the...
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History of the Therapeutic Abortion Survey

Prior to 1969 The Dominion Bureau of Statistics 1 (now known as Statistics Canada) collected figures relating to abortions from several sources including death records, hospital records and court records. For example, The Daily from Friday, May 8, 1970 published abortion statistics compiled from various data sources covering approximately the years 1963 to 1968:   Read...
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UN ~ Abortion Policies: A Global View

Although abortion is commonly practised throughout most of the world and has been practised since long before the beginning of recorded history, it is a subject that arouses passion and controversy.  Abortion raises fundamental questions about human existence, such as when life begins and what it is that makes us human. Abortion is at the heart of such contentious issues as the right of women to...
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin

January 29, 2009 Twenty years after the Morgentaler decision, the debate rages on: What’s changed in the two decades since the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s abortion law? Read...
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The Guttmacher Report Provides a Profile of Abortion

By Joanne Byfield One of the challenges we face in Canada in trying to educate ourselves and others about abortion is the lack of good statistical information about the subject. Statistics Canada releases national abortion statistics each year but the numbers are not very reliable. StatsCan itself admits that the number it reports for total abortions in Canada is probably underestimated by at...
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