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Do teen abortions even occur in Saskatchewan?

Do teen abortions even occur in Saskatchewan? Are they really having these procedures without the knowledge of their parents?

There is some difficulty in ascertaining when teenage girls are pressured by boyfriends and/or predators to keep an abortion secret as they are usually too scared to inform anyone.

That said, keeping it hidden from parents is promoted by Sexual Health Facilities here in Saskatchewan. Planned Parenthood Regina prominently displays a number of common questions on their website which relate to this very issue.

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Why such inconsistencies?

The 2013 season was a great one for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The pinnacle, no doubt, for players and fans, was winning the Grey Cup on home turf against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

As is usually the case with these high profile events, fans love to express themselves in various ways. One such manner is by way of online forums. For example, riderfans.com has an active forum where fans can debate and contribute to the excitement that any such football related event brings.

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Parents are uniquely qualified to protect their children

In Saskatchewan parental consent is not required for a minor to receive an abortion. A new public awareness campaign was recently launched with a goal of changing that.

A procedure that can impact a young woman for the rest of her life can be done without any consent or even knowledge of her parent or guardian. This is regrettable and through this campaign it is hoped that awareness will be brought to this reality and an eventual change in law.

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This public awareness campaign is a joint effort between Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association and WeNeedaLAW.ca. For more information please contact us here.

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