Posted August 02, 2018 07:23:37Canada is the world’s fourth largest country, with some 20 million people.
According to a 2018 study, the abortion rate in Canada is about two and a half times higher than in the United States, where the rate is 2.3 per 1,000 people.
The number of abortions is also high in Quebec, the most populous province in Canada, where women have the right to terminate a pregnancy if the pregnancy is “inherently contraindicated.”
The Canadian government recently announced that a “no-cost” ultrasound exam will be mandatory for all abortions, which is expected to lead to an increase in the number of people seeking abortions.
However, according to the Canadian Federation of Reproductive Rights, the “no cost” ultrasound is not a “safe and effective” method of abortion.
“The ultrasound exam is a sham and a waste of taxpayer money,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Canadian chapter of the National Organization for Women.
“It doesn’t accurately diagnose the unborn child, it doesn’t provide accurate information, and it doesn, in fact, result in a false positive result.
The ultrasound exam doesn’t even have to be performed on the woman.
The test is already done by an outside provider.”
This isn’t the first time that Canada has enacted regulations that limit access to abortion services.
In 2015, the government banned abortions at 20 weeks and earlier, with the aim of protecting the health of women.
In the United Kingdom, a similar measure was implemented in March 2020.
A 2016 study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the number one reason women seeking abortions is “pregnancy-related health concerns.”
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolums and the American Society of Reproduction and Embryology, more than 20 percent of all women have an abortion in Canada.