Science shows that a separate life is created at conception, complete with its own unique set of DNA.
Canada is one of only a few countries in the world that doesn’t have any laws protecting the preborn. There are no legal restrictions on abortion, making it possible to get an abortion right up until the moment of birth.
The following are common arguments in support of abortion, but none of them hold up when you consider that a preborn baby is a human being and should have basic human rights.
" It’s not a baby, it’s just a blob of cells.”
False! Babies develop incredibly quickly inside the womb. By the time a women even finds out that she is pregnant (usually 3 or 4 weeks from conception), her baby’s heart is already beating. We now have the technology to see babies inside the womb. The abortion industry promotes this “just a blob of cells” lie well into the pregnancy, because it is much easier if a woman getting an abortion doesn’t know that her baby is in fact, a baby.
Check out the Life Inside page for real photographs and videos of babies inside the womb.
“It should be a woman’s right to choose. It’s her body.”
There is no question that a woman should have free choice and full control over her own body. The question is, is she choosing for only herself or is there another individual affected by her choice?
Abortion hurts women. Women are not properly informed on the harmful side-effects of abortion. There are serious physical risks associated with abortion, including not being able to become pregnant again. Many women also suffer emotionally after an abortion.
Visit the Choosing Abortion page for more information.
“Women will die of unsafe back-alley abortions if we make it illegal.”
This is a myth concocted by the abortion industry. Before it’s legalization in 1969, most abortions were performed in doctor’s offices by physicians. Dr. Bernard Nathansan, the cofounder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), admits that he and other abortion industry leaders invented figures to make the claim that "Thousands of women are dying annually from unsafe abortions." They did this in order to win public sympathy for legalization.
“What about when the mother’s life is at risk?”
It’s important to remember that there are two lives at stake: the life of the mother and the life of the baby. Everything should be done to try and save both lives. In tragic situations where it is not possible to save both lives, there is no ‘good’ outcome. These situations need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and the best decision be made for both individuals: mother and baby.
“Abortion should be allowed if the baby has a disability or medical problem and wouldn’t have a good quality of life.”
Who are we to make that call? People with disabilities or medical issues are no less human, or less valuable than everyone else.
Many times diagnoses have been wrong, and women who were advised to abort give birth to perfectly healthy babies.
“A woman should be able to choose abortion in the cases of rape or incest.”
Rape is a horrific act of violence against a woman and the rapist should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. However, abortion does not ‘un-rape’ a women, it just adds more violence to an already violent act. If a child is conceived through rape, that child is innocent and shouldn’t be punished for the crime of his/her father. Less than 1% of abortions are in the instances of rape or incest.