Reasons for abortion in Canada

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.

Reasons Given

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%

Rape: 2%

Incest: 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.

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