Skip to comments.Maternity Benefits Available for Women Who Abort after 20 Weeks
Posted on 02/02/2008 10:09:14 AM PST by wagglebee
OTTAWA, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Under Canadian regulations on employment insurance (EI), abortion is considered an "illness" which makes a woman eligible for tax-funded benefits, says the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation. Even more strangely, a woman who aborts her child after 20 weeks can claim maternity benefits.
The Federation points out that although the Canadian government spends only about $50-million a year directly to pay for abortions, the Canadian taxpayer is also subsidising abortion in a number of less obvious ways.
Under current EI guidelines, abortion within the first 19 weeks of pregnancy is regarded as the same as a spontaneous miscarriage. If the abortion is committed after 20 weeks, however, EI allows benefits to be paid under the maternity programme. Illness and maternity benefits are paid for up to three-and-a-half months.
The federation also points to the funding - $18 million over four years - sent by the Canadian government to the abortion organisation, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). IPPF has been implicated in forced abortion and sterilization programmes in some developing countries.
John Williamson, federal director of the Taxpayers' Federation says, "The Canadian government should not be sending tax dollars to advocacy groups that engage in political activism in Canada or elsewhere". But Canadian tax dollars are spent on a dizzying number of projects and organisations that directly and indirectly support and lobby for abortion around the world.
The Canadian delegation to the United Nations has been known for years among UN lobbyists as being the leading voice pushing for abortion in developing countries.
Last year, the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation revealed that the Conservative government paid $44,050,000 to the United Nations Population Fund. $18 million each went to Planned Parenthood and UNICEF. Other organisations providing abortions and lobbying for increased abortion around the world funded by the Canadian government include the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank.
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Just when you think things can't get any more absurd, they do.
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Growing the child into a more viable human being before killing it is rewarded.
A world turned upside down...inside out...and ready for hell.
“No, I wouldn’t have seen this coming! Not even a bit.”
Zombie Rod Sterling
Bizarre beyond belief.
It’s quite obvious the decision to kill your child is not a private matter in Canada.
It would be more appropriate to call them Infanticide Benefits.
Clever way to hideabortion funding. I’m surprised our Congress hasn’t thought of it — right after passing the Hyde Amendment yet again.
Yup, people have litters of kids that have no business having a single one, and get taxpayer funds to “care” for them, and meanwhile couples are desperate to have children will look to adopt...and NOW we have women getting paid to abort their children too?
There’s got to be a word that fits better than absurd...a hybrid of psychotic and absurd? There’s nothing worthy in the English langauge to describe the destructiveness of liberalism!
It certainly would encourage a woman to continue with a pregnancy until 20 weeks, and when “it” is clearly a well formed baby, all so she can collect her 3 1/2 months of free money.
Even more disgusting to call it maternity leave.
You have got to be kidding me!! This is absolutely insane! It’s an incentive for women to hold off on the abortion a little longer so they can go on a paid vacation afterwards.
At least they’re not eating them!
Canadian citizens only pay around $50 million per year for abrtions. Whew, I thought they were talking about real money. (/s)
Maybe “evil” is the word you’re searching for...or “diabolic” ...”demonic” might not be going to far...