Canada has some of the most pro-abortion laws in the world, but abortion activists still want more.
Abortion activists told The Canadian Press that women in Nova Scotia have to wait too long to abort their unborn babies. They want taxpayer-funded abortions, easy access to abortion drugs and an end to the province’s requirement that women have a referral from a doctor to have a surgical abortion.
“It’s unconscionable the province would let that go on,” Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, told the news outlet. “Waiting a month or two for an abortion is hell. It’s traumatic and damaging to women …”
According to the report, there are no statistics kept on the wait times for an abortion in Nova Scotia. Some women said they had to wait up to six weeks to abort their unborn babies.
Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada that requires women to have a doctor’s referral and ultrasound before they have a surgical abortion, according to the National Post.
Arthur said that is unacceptable.
“Women are at risk of having to deal with anti-choice gatekeepers who will delay access even further or shame women and treat them inappropriately and unprofessionally,” Arthur said. “Eliminating the referral requirement bypasses all that politicization and anti-choice stigma.”
When abortion activists mention “shame” and “stigma,” they often are referring to simply presenting women with basic information, such as the development of their unborn child, abortion risks and alternatives to abortion.
Barb Shellian, president of the Canadian Nurses Association, said one answer to the so-called wait time problem is for the province to provide abortion drugs for free through taxpayer funding. Several other provinces already are doing so.
Shellian described it as essential that abortion drugs be fully funded by taxpayers, and claimed the drugs are safe.
Unlike in the United States, the abortion drugs mifegymiso only became available on the market this year in Canada. Mifegymiso is a two-drug abortion method known in the U.S. as mifepristone (RU-486) and misoprostol. The abortion drugs are responsible for killing millions of unborn babies in the United States.
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In 2012, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report indicated that 14 women in the United States alone died from using the abortion drug and 2,207 women were injured by it.
Despite the risk of complications, abortion activists in Canada are promoting the drugs heavily for rural women, saying these women have to travel too long and spend too much to have their unborn babies aborted. Abortion activists never mention that rural women also have to travel longer distances to access an emergency room if they experience dangerous complications from the abortion.
The new pressure on Nova Scotia is an example of just how radical abortion activists’ agenda is. Canada has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world, allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, and many are taxpayer-funded already. Parental consent for minors, waiting periods, informed consent and other basic, common sense regulations are non-existent. But abortion activists will not tolerate anything less than full support of abortion on demand up to birth, paid for by taxpayers.
About 100,000 unborn babies are aborted in Canada every year, according to the Campaign Life Coalition.