This article discusses why Saskatchewan has a lower abortion rate. I like the article because the doctor quoted talks about abortion in the context of how to lower the rate. A fine first step in changing the tone of abortion discussions would be to universally acknowledge that having an abortion does not make for a success story for anyone.
“It [the abortion rate] is lower, (but) I think we can still do better. The opportunity is here,” said Dr. Femi Olatunbosun, head of obstetrics and gynecology for the Saskatoon Health Region and the University of Saskatchewan’s college of medicine… Olatunbosun emphasized that access to abortions “is in no way limited” and is not the reason for the lower numbers. Specialists and family physicians in Saskatoon, Regina and several other centres are available to perform induced or “therapeutic” abortions with no wait time, Olatunbosun said.
However, the goal is still to decrease the number of abortions through various other strategies, he said.