Andrea Mrozek, executive director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada and blogger at ProWomanProLife, is one of the most thoughtful and compassionate commentators on abortion in Canada today. The IMFC has released a paper, “Interconnected: How abortion impacts mothers, families and our society,” in which Mrozek “examines research that is typically ignored about abortion’s effect on the family. The impact of abortion on marriage, sexuality, mental health and finally, family life in greater society are all considered.” Mrozek looks at the physical and emotional affects of abortion on (some) women and the costs to family and society, including how abortion affects relationships and sexuality, and attitudes towards procreation and children. Mrozek quite rightly says, “It is not helpful to overstate negative ramifications of abortion. However, by far the bigger concern Canadians face today is the problem of pretending there are none.” This is wise counsel as some parliamentarians want to end the abortion debate — see (today) Niki Ashton seeking to have abortion declared a right and (last week) Justin Trudeau insisting that all new candidates for his party be pro-choice. Considering the ramifications of abortion should not be a solely pro-life endeavour, but what any responsible political leader, politician, doctor, feminist, or reasonably curious citizen does. Mrozek has long been an advocate not only of the pro-life position but an honest debate about abortion. Her paper is an important contribution to that debate.