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 However, as Interim reader and advertiser, Cambridge lawyer Paul Vandervet wrote to them in an unpublished letter to the editor, it did not include abortions. So there are 1,000 ways to die and the illustration and story did not include the number one cause of death: abortion.

The paper also stated that “Considering the way we die tells us much about the way we live. “Indeed. Just a few paragraphs below that statement, the non-bylined story reports, “A baby born in Canada today is about four times more likely to survive to their first birthday than during the 1960s. In 1967, 22 babies born out of 1,000 died during the first year of life. By 2007, that number had fallen to 5.1 out of 1,000. Total number of infant deaths: 8,151 in 1967, and just 1,881 in 2007.” But if you include abortion, the beginning of life is much more dangerous that it was in 1967 – two years before abortion-on-demand was effectively permitted by Pierre Trudeau’s Omnibus Bill.

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