Abortion statistics

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491 babies left to die after surviving abortions:

Statistics Canada Pro-life advocates are calling for a federal investigation after Canada’s official statistics agency has confirmed that 491 babies died after they were born alive during abortions between 2000 and 2009. Statistics Canada confirmed the information in an e-mail to LifeSiteNews. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney of Blog for Life first discovered the data about the abortions in the federal agency’s online database. Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer for Campaign Life Coalition, called the revelation “outrageous.” “The federal government needs ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario hides abortion statistics

Ontario hides abortion statistics

In January, the Ontario legislature passed the government’s Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, which, despite is laudable sounding name, puts the provinces abortion statistics beyond public access. Overall, the BPSAA increases public access to information about hospitals and clinics, but when it comes to abortion, the bill amends the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act – or FIPPA – to exclude media or citizens from requesting information about ... (Continue reading)

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Lancet, Guttmacher claim unsafe abortions rising

Lancet, Guttmacher  claim unsafe abortions rising

A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet claims that “unsafe” abortion rates are increasing and that abortion restrictions must be liberalized to decrease abortion and maternal mortality rates. The authors of the report, “Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008,” led by Dr. Gilda Sedgh of the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, write that the rate of “unsafe” abortion increased from 44 per cent in 1995 to ... (Continue reading)

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New Ontario abortion numbers

The Ontario government released its 2010 abortion billing records in response to a Freedom of Information Request submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by Patricia Maloney of the “Run with Life” blog. According to the statistics, there were at least 43,997 abortions in Ontario costing a minimum of $5,470,562.36 to Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). The number of abortions is higher than what was reported by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), which said only 30,268 abortions ... (Continue reading)

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95,876 surgical abortions in Canada

Statistics for Canada’s abortion rate in 2009 have been released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and the 2007 and 2008 reports have been revised. There were 93,755 surgical abortions in 2009, a slight decrease from the 2008 rate of 95,876. However, the real number of abortions is probably higher, as only hospitals are required to report their numbers. Also, data for abortion facilities in British Columbia is incomplete, and Ontario and Québec only report abortions covered by ... (Continue reading)

Causes of deaths in Canada

Causes of deaths in Canada

On Jan. 29, the National Post ran a full-page feature article on the causes of death in Canada. Most of it was a graphic presentation, using proportionate-sized circles, showing how people died in 1967 and 2007. The National Post article stated, “Death is life’s one and only inevitable event, and it comes in many ways – officially, there are 999 causes.” However, as Interim reader and ... (Continue reading)

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Majority of Americans oppose abortion

Gallup released new statistics about American support for abortion and other morally controversial issues. As part of the polling organization’s annual Values and Beliefs Survey, 1,029 randomly selected Americans took part in telephone interviews from May 3-6. In the poll, 50 per cent of respondents indicated that abortion was “morally wrong,” while only 38 per cent found it “morally acceptable.” It is the first time that a majority of Americans said abortion was morally wrong since 1995, although a plurality of ... (Continue reading)

Abortion numbers released

Statistics Canada released the 2005 abortion numbers on May 21 and they revealed that surgical abortions declined 3.2 per cent from 2004 to 96,815 abortions nation-wide. The abortion rate edged down from 14.6 for every 1,000 women of child-bearing age (15-44) to 14.1. The rate declined for all age groups except 35-39 year olds, which remained the same. Campaign Life Coalition ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life group calls for more education about abortion

New website provides Canadian stats, history and research Editor’s Note: This Pro Life BC press release was issued Jan. 23. British Columbia’s largest pro-life organization is calling on all Canadians, including members of the news media and politicians, to become better educated about the harmful consequences’ of abortion. Pro Life BC, which represents more ... (Continue reading)

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U.S. abortion levels lowest in three decades

In 2005, the last year for which there are statistics, there were 1.2 million abortions in the United States – the lowest number since 1976. The statistics were released in a report by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, and represent a decline of nearly 25 per cent from 1990, when they peaked at 1.6 ... (Continue reading)

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Census tells more than just stats

“I don’t have a daddy,” said the young boy or girl at the door. “And my mommy’s still sleeping.” I would not feel comfortable writing about this experience if it had only happened to me once. Like every other enumerator with the 2006 Census, I swore an oath not to divulge any of the private information I collected. Yet, this incident happened to me ... (Continue reading)

Canadian sex-selection abortions exposed

The Canadian disgrace of sex-selection abortion is receiving less attention than pollution, though both may cause skewed boy-girl ratios in particular communities and both are matters of public health and justice. The normal birth ratio is 105 males to 100 females and large deviations are cause for concern. ... (Continue reading)

Things going pro-life way, says author

Although the situation may often appear bleak, things are actually breaking the pro-life way in the struggle to protect human life from conception to natural death, says one of modern-day Catholicism’s leading authors and commentators. Speaking May 9 at a Campaign Life Coalition clergy luncheon in Toronto, George Weigel acknowledged that it is easy to get depressed when we are surrounded ... (Continue reading)

The equivalent of a city lost to abortion in 2003

Interim Staff According to Statistics Canada figures released March 15, 103,765 unborn babies were killed by surgical abortion in 2003, the most recent year for which numbers are available. The figures are based on “detailed records” of reported abortions in hospitals and free-standing abortion sites, as well as ... (Continue reading)

Canadians okay with abortion restrictions: poll

An Ipsos-Reid poll released by CanWest Global has revealed that a majority of Canadians would oppose opposition parties toppling the Conservative government over abortion restrictions. The poll also found that, by an even larger margin, Canadians would oppose ousting the Conservatives if they tried to pass a law making same-sex “marriage” illegal. Even though the poll used language biased in favour of abortion ... (Continue reading)

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