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Category: Unplanned Pregnancy

Transforming Culture: The Abortion Debate

The Transforming Culture podcast at Muskoka Bible Centre. In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Laura Lewis about the debate around abortion and how to support those who are making decisions during an unexpected pregnancy. The world is rapidly changing. Every time we blink, it seems there’s a new cultural rule that we all have to follow. It can feel like waves crashing on us: we want…

Your Pregnancy and Informed Consent

The 15-minute video below outlines the three pregnancy options: Parenting, Adoption, and Abortion. Additional information can be found in the Pregnancy Options Guide published by Pregnancy Care Canada. For more support, find a local pregnancy care centre…

Unexpected Pregnancy: 9 Key Questions

February 2021 by Dr. Laura Lewis Sherie was 18 years old when she came to see me at the clinic on a Friday morning. She presented with a cold but admitted that she might be pregnant. Without me asking many questions, Sherie’s words spilled out, “I can’t go through another abortion…It was the worst decision I ever made…I felt like I had no other choice…I…

Siblings. A loving gift.

September 2020 by Laura Lewis MD, CCFP These ads stopped my scroll through Facebook. I instantly felt many things – shock, concern, and even some offence. And I thought, Is this conversation really happening in Canada? My mind Is filled with many concerns and questions.  We know about the devasting human rights violations of China’s One-Child Policy. Is this being overlooked? We also know about the disrupted social structures…

Six things I wish I had learned in medical school

I wish I had learned… That science can only describe the magnificence of life, not explain it. Despite learning about oocytes, spermatozoa, cell division and embryology, I failed to appreciate the complex blueprint of life established in the early moments of conception. That in the name of “choice,” many women have no choice regarding their unplanned pregnancy. I never appreciated that the scared young woman sitting across from me in…

Who goes to Pregnancy Care Centres?

Many people probably have a preconceived idea of who goes to a pregnancy care centre – a teenage girl who has a “risky” lifestyle. In reality, the scope of clientele is much broader. Unplanned pregnancy crosses all boundaries; no demographic is not affected in some way.   Transcript: Many people wonder who goes to a pregnancy care center, and they might have a preconceived idea that it is…