Maternity benefits after abortion

Canada’s Federal Government avoids commenting on maternity benefits after abortion

The federal government has been avoiding questions about the policy that allows women to receive full maternity benefits after having an abortion. Canada’s employment insurance guidelines allow a woman who aborts her child after 19 weeks gestation to receive the full 17 weeks of maternity leave, and women who abort before 19 weeks to collect sick leave for the same length of time.

When LifeSiteNews asked direct questions about the issue of maternity benefits after abortion, the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada responded in a statement about the “importance of families”: “This year alone the Government of Canada will provide choice in child care to 1.5 million families through the Universal Child Care Benefit… This is in addition to numerous tax savings for young families and investments in early childhood development.” When it was pointed out that the statement did not address the topic of maternity benefits, the HRSDC did not respond.

The government’s policy states that, “This period is selected for two reasons: it reflects women’s actual experience that any termination after 19 weeks generally amounts to the same process as childbirth at term and she thus incurs the same health-related needs, and its consistent with the eligibility period for maternity benefits under the Employment Insurance Act”.

Why pay maternity benefits after abortion? There is no baby to care for as he or she was never allowed to be born, its young life deliberately ended by abortion.

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