Section 251 of the Criminal Code became a law in 1969.
Decriminalized abortion but allow some under conditions.
In the Criminal Code, it was still a criminal offence to “procure a miscarriage.”
Maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The pregnant woman and the abortionist could be guilty of the offence.
Section 251 of the Criminal Code stated, “Everyone who, with intent to procure the miscarriage of a female person, uses drugs, instruments or manipulation of any kind for the purpose of carrying out their intention, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.”
If an abortion committee signed a statement that said the continuation of pregnancy of the female, would endanger the pregnant woman’s life or health, the woman could get a legal abortion.
50.5 million Americans and 3 million Canadians have vanished without a trace.
Dennis Howard from “Movement for a Better America” says, “Nothing has inflicted more permanent damage on our society than abortion. 50.5 million abortions is 43 times more than all the fatalities from all the wars in our nation’s history, including the ravages of the war on terrorism and the tragedy of September 11 th .”
“ Yet these numbers, never seem to make the headlines.”
“ The human loss from abortion is the same as if all our major metropolitan centers had been lost to a nuclear attack. The only difference is that a nuclear war would be a dramatic event while abortions take place one at a time in the privacy of a medical clinic.”
“ I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the children. A direct killing of the innocent child—murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”
“ Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what it wants.”
“ By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. Any by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women in the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.”
“ It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
“ Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. Abortion brings people to such blindness.”
President Ronald Reagan: “Until someone can prove that the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is alive. It should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”