Here are the reasons why some women had abortions in Canada. The sample was of women referred from a birth control center in Toronto to abortion facilities. The year was 1981.
Personal choice: 12.2%
Still a student, too young: 34.7%
Emotionally unable to have a child: 14.3%
Financially unable to have a child: 34.7%
Fear of birth defects: 2%
Maternal health: 0%
A third of the women had a previous abortion and over half were not using contraception when they got pregnant.
Bruce Alton The Abortion Question (Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1983) 15
The research was done by MG Powell and RB Deber.Share on Facebook