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Religion STOP Presentation

Abortion Topic

Dave Alcivar

on 17 October 2012

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Abortion Rates Annual Abortion Rates Physical Health Effects Why Women Choose Abortion 64,641 abortions in 2010 alone Abortion rates recently are gradually decreasing 1969 was when abortion was first decriminalized 1988 was when all restrictions on abortions were struck down 8861 abortions were done by women 19 and under Which means 14% of all the abortions done in 2010 were done by women 19 and younger Teen Abortions 52% of all abortions done by women 19 years or younger were done in the province of Ontario Effects Acute Hematometra (post-abortal syndrome)
Retained products of conception (retained fetal and placental tissue)
Endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus Uterine perforation and lacerations
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Cervical lacerations and injury
Gastro-intestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
Convulsion Saline poisoning (salt poisoning, hypernatremia)
Uterine rupture
Anesthetic reactions
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Mortality Issues Reasons Views Long-term Health Risks: Breast Cancer Infertility Having an abortion can affect the health of other pregnancies Psychological Effects of Abortion Woman are more likely to have metal disorders Abortion is a traumatic life experience Woman are five times more likely to be admitted into a medical clinic for psychiatric reasons Women that are in their teen years are at a even higher risk of developing mental disorders Women who have undergone abortion also tend to smoke more frequently, abuse alcohol, develop eating disorders, abuse or neglect subsequent children and experience relationship problems Teen women who have had an induced abortion are twice as more likely to develop a suicidal mindset 21% of women said that they were not responsible enough Only 8% were too young and not mature enough 1% was because of rape, incest What do Canadians think about legal abortion? What do Canadians think today? Views A overwhelming amount of Canadians (92%) think that sex-selection abortion should be illegal Polls reveal that the majority of Canadians: support laws to protect human life before birth; support informed consent laws which would require that women be informed about fetal development, and all health risks before they choose to have an abortion; support a law requiring parental consent for minors under the age of 18 to have an abortion; believe abortions should either be funded privately or only funded in medical emergencies; Support a law that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure an unborn baby during an attack on the mother A strong majority of Canadians do not support the current lack of legal protection for the unborn in Canada Women and children showed the highest support among all age groups at 67% Overall 62% are not satisfied by the current laws put in place to protect newborns 72% of Canadians support a legislation that would make killing an unborn child a separate crime 54% of Canadians said that they would support a legislation that required parental consent for abortions done on women 18 and younger
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