I think you missed my earlier question. I read that in Canada there are no abortion laws to speak of, and abortion is treated like any other medical issue - something for a woman to discuss in private with her doctor. Is that accurate? I've also read that the abortion rates in Canada are much lower than in the US, which would be pretty interesting if the first part is accurate.
Abortion is legal in Canada.
So is the morning after pill that keeps one from "getting" pregnant or implantation ( reason you have less abortions here by the way).
Its kind of sad ( all abortions being legal) since:
-A Gallup poll in December 2001 asked respondents: "Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances, and in what circumstances?" The results showed that 32% of Canadians believed abortion should be legal in all circumstances (down from 37% in 2000), 52% believed abortion should only be legal in certain circumstances, and 14% thought abortions should be illegal in all circumstances, (up 9% from 2000).
-In a June 2008 Angus Reid Strategies poll, almost half of respondents (46%) believe abortion should be permitted in all cases. Roughly one-in-five Canadians (19%) would subject abortion to greater restrictions than now, 22 percent would allow the procedure only in cases such as rape, incest and to save the woman's life, and seven percent would only permit abortion to save the woman's life. Among provinces, British Columbia and Quebec have the highest percentage who are pro-choice, and the Prairies have the highest percentage who are pro-life and younger, wealthier, and university-educated respondents are more likely to uphold the legality of abortion.
See, doctors tend to give the pregnant mother quite a few options, abortion as a form of birth control is frowned upon.
We tend to believe that there needs to be a justification for having an abortion since there are SO MANY ways to NOT get pregnant.
I think the main reason that there are less women getting abortions is because of increased understanding of options, birth control, accountability.
I don't know of many people that are 100% pro-choice OR 100% pro-life.
Vast majority agree that there should be a reason for getting an abortion and simply "choosing" to is not it.