Too Many Abortions in Canada

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According to The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Ontario was

in the lead for performed abortion with a number of 28,765 recorded in year 2010

(Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2014, p.2). Majority of the women getting

abortion is between the ages of 20-24 years old. The Canadian Medical Association's

abortion policy defines abortion as the active termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks in

gestation. Canada does not have an abortion law, so abortion is governed by the same

legislation as other medical procedures (Women’s Care Clinic, 2004). Abortion is one of

the most controversial issues in the world. After reviewing some of the articles about

abortion, I came to realize that everyone sees the topic of abortion in a different way.

Some see it simply as a complicated issue, and some see it as murder and think it should

be banned. The Catholic Church supports the argument to ban abortion worldwide.

Taking of a human life is wrong no matter what the circumstances are or at what stage of

life the fetus was when abortion was done. Abortion is the worst thing a woman can do

against human dignity. It is a crime against life. No woman has the right to kill a new

living being. Many countries ban abortion and many institutions fight against it. Abortion

is immoral and it should not be legalized. Scientists identify the first moment of human

life when a sperm cell unites with an ovum or egg cell. These cells create a fetus and

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