By Matt Martyres
A woman who suffers from tuberculosis is pregnant.
Her husband has syphilis.
There are three children in the family.
One is blind, another deaf, and the other suffers from tuberculosis. Yet another child died in infancy.
Would you have recommended the mother to have abortions instead?
If so, then you have just taken the life of Ludwig van Beethoven.
This is one of many examples we hear when discussing the topic of abortion. Every year many abortions occur in Canada. In 2005, 96 815 abortions were recorded. If good can ever be seen in abortion stats it’s that there has been a decline in abortions since 1997 (abortioncanada.ca).
Among teenage women under the age of 20, the induced abortion rate in 2004 was 13.8 for every 1,000 women, down from 14.4 the year before. The induced abortion rate for these women has declined gradually since 1996 when it peaked at 18.9 (webhart.net). Sometimes, a teen in pregnancy finds having an abortion is one of the toughest decisions to make.
The following video by Nick Cannon tells the story of how his mother almost aborted him. Hopefully his story can help those young mothers make the right decision.