Surgical Abortions

Almost 120,000 surgical abortions are committed annually in Canada.

"Back-up" Birth Control

Today, abortion is used as a “back-up” birth control method in more than 96% of instances.

1 in 4

1 in 4 pregnancies in Canada end in abortion. (3)

About half of the women with an unplanned pregnancy choose abortion.

The other half keeps the child. Fewer than 1% offer the baby for adoption.
There is a desperate shortage of newborn babies available for adoption in Canada. Only a few hundred are put up each year. (1)

Couples suffering infertility can wait up to 10 years for a newborn to become available. Even international adoption can take up to 5 years.

Abortion In Canada

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History and Facts

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  1. From Statistics Canada 2005 data Today’s Parent, “Parents in Waiting: International Adoption”, Diane Peters, September 2009
  2. From Statistics Canada 2005 data
  3. From Statistics Canada, “Teenage Pregnancy”,
  4.  Therapeutic Abortion Survey, Canadian Institute for Health Information, (Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2003)

According to the pro-abortion research group, Alan Gutmacher Institute, Since they are biased, this figure is probably high