Abortion statistics

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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)

Canadians want protection for unborn

Paul Tuns The Interim Polling conducted by Environics Research in October has yet again confirmed that the vast majority of Canadians are opposed to the status quo on abortion. Currently, abortion is legal and easily available for any reason, for all nine months of pregnancy, at taxpayers’ expense. The LifeCanada-sponsored poll ... (Continue reading)

Polls show pro-life shift in U.S.

Interim Staff Two recent polls indicate that Americans in general favour specific pro-life measures and that women are becoming more pro-life. In a national poll, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute found that 70 per cent of repsondents favored “a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an ... (Continue reading)

U.S. abortions continue decline, while U.K. rates increase

Terry Vanderheyden The Interim A new analysis from a pro-abortion group, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, shows that U.S. abortion rates continued to decline in 2001 and 2002, although the rate of decline slowed since the early 1990s. The Institute estimated that 1,303,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2001 – 0.8 per cent fewer ... (Continue reading)

105,154 unborn babies reported killed in 2002

Interim Staff Statistics Canada released figures for the number of abortions committed in 2002, the latest year for which such statistics are available. Official figures show the lives of 105,154 unborn children were killed by abortion in 2002, down one per cent from 106,270 in 2001. ... (Continue reading)

Going after a killer

Ever since I quit smoking other people's cigarettes over 30 years ago, I've been known to be dead against smoking. I think that's why I was recently offered the job of managing the new Smoke Police Department. I accepted it. A gentleman known only as Zorba, a deputy in the office of the ... (Continue reading)

Numbers show ‘legal’ abortion hasn’t lowered maternal deaths

Giuseppe Gori Special to The Interim Ten times more women are dying today, as a result of abortion, than in 1972. How is this possible, if legal abortion has reduced the fatality rate by 10 times as a result of the procedure being committed ... (Continue reading)

A deceptive fall in teen pregnancy rates

In October, Statistics Canada released a report suggesting that teen pregnancy rates from 2001 are down a third from rates in 1974. The study also suggested that not only are fewer teens getting pregnant, but also many Canadian women are waiting until their careers are in place before starting families. Statistics Canada reported that in 2001, the teen ... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Canadians becoming more pro-life

Interim Staff According to a LifeCanada-sponsored Environics poll, more than two-thirds of Canadians want abortion restricted or prohibited, informed consent and the public defunding of abortion. The poll also indicates that support for the pro-life position on several abortion-related issues, including informed consent and taxpayer-funding of abortion, is going up across the board. Joanne Byfield, president of LifeCanada, revealed to the National Pro-Life Conference in Winnipeg that 68 per cent of respondents favoured some legal protection before ... (Continue reading)

Winning for life in a culture of death

Members of the pro-life movement are always eager to embrace encouraging news. A recent Gallup Youth Survey (Nov. 24, 2003), conducted through a scientific methodology to ensure a representative sample of the U.S. population, showed that 72 per cent of youth between 13 and 17 believe that abortion is morally wrong. An elated Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said, "We're winning the struggle for hearts and minds. ... (Continue reading)

Numbers prove pro-life not a liability

Joseph Goebbels said that if you tell a lie often enough, everyone will believe it. While I won't accuse the Canadian media and political elites of lying, I think they have repeatedly made a mistaken assumption so often that they honestly believe it. It is a truism among many political journalists, backroom strategists and senior party officials that holding socially conservative views is a political albatross. But whatever they may believe about abortion ... (Continue reading)

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