Abortion Law In Canada

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http://www.duhaime.org/LegalResources/FamilyLaw/LawArticle-27/Abortion-Law-in-Canada.aspx Abortion Law in Canada Abortion is a topic that is very controversial. In Canada, the law states that abortion is completely legal anywhere between 0 and 20 weeks gestation. People’s opinions on abortion differ immensely and according to some, they say abortion violates section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Abortion in Canada is very controversial. Many say that abortion is wrong, but there are also a lot of positives regarding it as well. There is a very significant number of women who have unplanned pregnancies. In 2003 there were 447 904 pregnancies in Canada, 39% of which were unintended. Many women do not want to have…show more content…
Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security. Section 7 of the charter can be used for both arguments about being both for, and against abortion. In the case of abortion being a bad thing, the person’s right to life is what is being violated. Abortion has a vast amount of consequences as well as positives. When a woman has an abortion, there can be physical, mental, emotional and spiritual damages. Ectopic pregnancies are more common after having an abortion. Ectopic pregnancy is when an egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube, and cannot reach the uterus. This can be caused from scar tissue, from scraping inside during an abortion. Children may also be more likely to be born with handicaps because of problems or change in the mothers reproductive organs as a result of previously having an abortion. Not only can there be significant physical damages to a mother, but their can also be severe psychological damages as well. Post abortion depression is extremely common among women. Women who have aborted their fetuses may experience anything that ranges from mild depression, to suicidal thoughts, and in extreme cases, actual suicide. This proves that abortion can be detrimental to both a woman’s physical and mental health. Not only are there mental…show more content…
Right now in Canada abortion is legal, and because of this is contradicts and violates section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which clearly states that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security. Abortion violates the right to life because the fetus is living, and killing or terminating it is murder. If abortion was classified as being illegal, it would violate the right of security under the same section. Furthermore, to resolve this issue, I believe that abortion should become illegal, unless under particular circumstances. Unless any significant harm would be to come to either the mother, or the child, abortion should be illegal. If a woman would like to file for an abortion, she should have to go through a short process and examination to ensure that she has legitimate reasons to have one preformed. Accordingly, a woman should have to carry out her pregnancy if no harm would come to either her or the baby, where she can decide whether she would like to keep her child, or put it up for adoption to minimize the violations of life, liberty, and to utilize security rights only in extremely necessary

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