The majority of Canadians agree that sex selection is wrong. Yet because abortion is legal at any point in pregnancy, for any reason, abortion is used for sex selection.
Bill C-233, the Sex Selective Abortion Act, would make it illegal to have an abortion based on the predicted sex of the fetus. In a country that values equality of the sexes, a law against sex selective abortion is something we can all support.
Canada is the ONLY democracy in the world with no abortion laws
has a law that bans abortion after 12 weeks gestation. In cases of fetal impairment there is an exception, but only up to twenty-two weeks. If that is the reason then two specialists, other than the doctor performing the abortion, must certify that the child would suffer from severe physical or mental defects.
allows abortions on request until 12 weeks provided the woman receives proper counselling three days before the procedure. The state-regulated counselling is required to inform the woman that the pre-born have a right to life and try to convince her to continue her pregnancy.
has an abortion law which protects pre-born humans after 12 weeks gestation. The only exceptions are if the “pregnancy poses a grave danger to the woman’s health or there is a strong probability that the expected child will suffer from a particularly severe illness recognized as incurable.”