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Maternity Benefits Available for Women Who Abort after 20 Weeks
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/1/08 | Hilary White

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.

Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Canada's Conservative Gov't Gave $80 Million To De-Population Groups in 2006/07
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/nov/07112708.html


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; prolife
Even more strangely, a woman who aborts her child after 20 weeks can claim maternity benefits.

Just when you think things can't get any more absurd, they do.

1 posted on 02/02/2008 10:09:16 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/02/2008 10:09:43 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 02/02/2008 10:10:02 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Growing the child into a more viable human being before killing it is rewarded.


4 posted on 02/02/2008 10:11:10 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: wagglebee

A world turned upside down...inside out...and ready for hell.


5 posted on 02/02/2008 10:12:09 AM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: wagglebee

“No, I wouldn’t have seen this coming! Not even a bit.”

— Zombie Rod Sterling


6 posted on 02/02/2008 10:13:02 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: wagglebee

Bizarre beyond belief.


7 posted on 02/02/2008 10:14:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

It’s quite obvious the decision to kill your child is not a private matter in Canada.


9 posted on 02/02/2008 10:50:11 AM PST by muawiyah
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Canada Ping


10 posted on 02/02/2008 10:53:56 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Socialism and the Culture of Death are full of hypocrisy and it's only a matter of time before societies that embrace these ideologies implode on themselves.

It's a shame that so many have to die before that happens. God help US.
11 posted on 02/02/2008 10:57:09 AM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: wagglebee

It would be more appropriate to call them Infanticide Benefits.


12 posted on 02/02/2008 11:01:27 AM PST by yorkie01
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To: wagglebee

Clever way to hideabortion funding. I’m surprised our Congress hasn’t thought of it — right after passing the Hyde Amendment yet again.


13 posted on 02/02/2008 11:06:59 AM PST by TBP
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To: wagglebee

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!


14 posted on 02/02/2008 11:07:06 AM PST by tpanther
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15 posted on 02/02/2008 11:42:36 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: wagglebee

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.

Disgusting incentive.

Even more disgusting to call it maternity leave.


16 posted on 02/02/2008 11:44:08 AM PST by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: wagglebee

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2008 11:48:42 AM PST by samiam1972 (I'm a mommy of 4 now!!)
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At least they’re not eating them!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1963578/posts


18 posted on 02/02/2008 11:55:58 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Canadian citizens only pay around $50 million per year for abrtions. Whew, I thought they were talking about real money. (/s)


19 posted on 02/02/2008 12:01:44 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: tpanther

Maybe “evil” is the word you’re searching for...or “diabolic” ...”demonic” might not be going to far...


20 posted on 02/02/2008 2:23:08 PM PST by baa39
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To: wagglebee
Don't count on it. This is about Canada, and it's a a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.

We should withdraw our forces and let them duke it out.

21 posted on 02/02/2008 5:46:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: wagglebee

Aborting women “can claim maternity benefits”

Something wicked is already here.


22 posted on 02/02/2008 8:03:27 PM PST by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


23 posted on 02/03/2008 4:16:59 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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....the Canadian government spends only about $50-million a year directly to pay for abortions.......


24 posted on 02/03/2008 4:27:58 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number1FredHeadSwitch2Mitt)
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