Law, Laws And Cultural Dilemmas Of Abortion In Canada

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Imagine a woman walking into an abortion clinic; already burdened with the difficult choice she has made, being harassed by other people for her decision that has been deemed legal but has an illegal stigma. It is not easy to make this kind of decision, because it will greatly affect any individual’s life. For any reasoning in receiving this procedure, it is emotionally stressful for so many, but it does not have to be. Mentioning the word “abortion” in daily conversation tends to make many people uncomfortable, while a legal medical procedure should not be looked at with so much disgust. Driving down the highways of Alberta, a person can easily come to the same conclusion. Some may defend that abortion should be considered murder, …show more content…
In Canada, abortion is legal and can be safely done in the comfort of a clinic through very reliable procedures; many leave the patient with no permeant damage. Before legal abortion, illegal abortion was preformed frequently in Canada even though it was very unsafe. According to an article, statistics on illegal abortion states that approximately between 1926 and 1947, 4,000 to 6,000 Canadian women died as a result of illegal abortions (Arthur,1999). Saying that, if the woman finds it necessary enough she will seek out ways to terminate her pregnancy and the only way Canada can ensure that it is done safely is if it is monitored, thus establishing the need for lightening the perception of terminating a pregnancy before activists try to disrupt Canada’s reasonable grasp on Abortion regulations. People still consider terminating a bundle of tissue in a woman’s uterus to be murder; the distaste can be seen all over Canada’s soil, with billboards of anti-choice propaganda and doctors who refuse to perform abortions for they fear for their life from anti-abortion radicals. At least three Canadian doctors have been killed to date, and it has been linked to anti-abortion radicals. There are two safe abortion options; the abortion pill and surgical abortion. The medical name for the abortion pill is mifepristone, by blocking progesterone during the pregnancy and inhibits the pregnancy to continue. There …show more content…
A study in Sweden during 1939 confirmed this, by following the children of women who were denied abortion. These children were two more times likely to have learning disorders, criminal activity three times higher, registration for public drunkenness was fifty percent higher and psychiatric hospitalization was twice as likely (Grimes, 2015). Childhood is the most necessary time for a human being to develop. Anything negative in a child’s life could affect their adulthood harmfully. Not only that, but overpopulation due to an excess of children, can put a strain on any country; leaving it with a lack of jobs and housing thus little education and healthcare is hard to come by for anyone that does not possess the funding. A modern child costs approximately $13,366 a year; assuming the child is housed by the parents till their eighteen the total cost of a child is $240,588 (Brown,2015). A family in poverty can simply not afford the upraising of a child. Without being able to supply a child with necessity’s, such as education greatly harms the child. Even teenage pregnancy can mean damaging for society as well. Also teenage mothers are 17 percent less likely to graduated high school then other women (Luong, 2014). This meaning that more of Canada’s citizens are likely to not receive their high school diploma, which is usually required at most workplaces. There is a strong correlation between

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