Edmonton Prolife hopes to be able to continue this type of advertising. It currently costs about $870 a month to advertise in LRT stations. If you would like to learn more about our work in the Edmonton area, or would like to sponsor our ads, please call Karen at 780-425-1637 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following ads were up in the University of Alberta LRT station and various bus shelters around Edmonton during 2008-2009. Click on the thumbnail images to see larger versions of the ads.
The following ads were up in the University of Alberta LRT station and various bus shelters around Edmonton in 2007-2008. Click on the thumbnail images to see larger versions of the ads.
The first ad refers to the pressure often placed on women to have abortions. The site Unfair Choice contains a great deal of information on this, particularly the many different forms such pressure can take.
Also, check out My Story : a very personal article by an Edmonton woman who overcame great pressure to have an abortion.
The following ads were in the University of Alberta LRT Station during the 2006-2007 school year and had a wonderful response. Click on the thumbnail images to see larger versions of the ads.
Some people have been surprised at the statements on the posters, having believed that there were Canadian laws against abortion after a certain month in pregnancy. It's likely that this idea comes from another country's laws, or from the fact that some abortion clinics only perform abortions under 20 weeks of gestation.
However, there are no laws regarding abortion in Canada and haven't been since 1988. Even Joyce Arthur, a prominent Canadian abortion rights activist, has written in her article "Abortion in Canada: History, Law, and Access (October 1999, Pro-Choice Action Network) "Canada is one of the very few countries in the world that has NO criminal law restricting abortion at all." A history and description of the Canadian legal situation can be found in any Canadian encyclopaedia.
Statistics regarding abortions in Canada are currently released several years after the year to which they apply. The last available Alberta statistics from Alberta Health and Wellness are reproduced here on Alberta Prolife's website.Send mail to email@example.com with questions or comments.
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