Quoting :" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" ... [snip!] ... what I know most provinces only do up to 16 weeks and Toronto goes up to 22! Canada doesn't allow anything later than that."
Canada is one of only three countries in the world with no laws restricting abortion. Because of
that, Canada serves as a respected role model for abortion care internationally. Abortion is a
health procedure and as such, can be left up to the discretion of the doctor and patient. It requires
no extra regulation, in the same way that childbirth or heart surgery requires no extra
regulation. It would be reactionary and counter-productive to pass any restriction against
abortion, because that would endanger women’s health and lives, and infringe on women's
equality rights: only women get pregnant, so abortion restrictions amount to discrimination
against women. It would also give the anti-abortion movement something to build on, and agitate
from. Abortion opponents target rare cases of late term abortion, describing it in horrific detail,
to evoke an emotional response in listeners. Their ultimate goal is to restrict all abortion rights.
What these lobbyists strategically fail to mention, however, is that banning late term abortions
would force women pregnant with dying fetuses to give birth at great risk to their own health,
undermining both the rights of women and the medical authority of doctors.
Being one of only 3 countries without any restrictions means that it can be done at ANY time, there is no law restricting to pre-viability. This is the site : http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/postionpapers/22-Late-term-Abortions.PDF
Also I had a neighbour in BC who had an abortion at 28 weeks. At 24 weeks she had her '20 week' us only to discover that the baby what so malformed that survival outside the womb beyond more that a few minutes would be absolutely impossible (missing several major organs, missing legs, missing arms, etc). It took her a few weeks to adjust to and accept the new and then book the hopsital procedure. This is an obvious reason to consider late term abortion, however, no such reason is necessary in Canada, but like I said before, the trick is finding a doctor willing to perform for non medical reasons.