A medical or surgical procedure to intentionally terminate a pregnancy by ending the life of a child in the womb.
Abortion in Canada
Canada has no law on abortion.
There is an absence of law on abortion in Canada making it legal to have an abortion, for any reason, right up to the moment of birth.
Unborn humans are not considered human under the law - they have no rights or protections
There are approximately 100,000 abortions in Canada every year
1 in 4 pregnancies end in abortion
Abortion is covered under Canada’s healthcare system
sex-selective abortion is legal
Abortion in Halton
1,400 abortions every year.
Every year the equivalent of the average high school is aborted in Halton
1 in 5 pregnancies in Halton end in abortion
Women aged 25-35 constitute 40% of the abortions
Teenagers aged 15-19 will choose abortion 79% of the time
All data in the charts below was obtained from the latest report by Halton Region Health Department
% of abortions vs. deliveries by age demographic
% of pregnancies that end in abortion by city
% of pregnancies & % of abortion by age demographic
Abortion is legal in Canada through all 9 months.
Below are videos created by Dr. Anthony Levatino to describe the abortion procedure in medical terms.
WARNING: While Dr. Levatino has used textbook style images rather than real life images please be advised that the nature of abortion is very graphic and violent and so these videos may be disturbing.
It is the policy of Halton Alive not to use graphic imagery. This is the only section of our website that you may find the imagery disturbing. If seeing this is a trigger for you of a past abortion please visit our Abortion Recovery page for helpful resources. If this imagery angers or offends you please consider getting involved in helping to provide women with alternatives to abortion.