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2018 CIHI abortion figures present unclear picture

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released data tables on Jan. 23 indicating there were 85,195 reported abortions in 2018 – down from a reported 94,030 abortions in 2017. In response, Global News ran an article by Cassandra Szklarski with the headline: “Canadian clinics and hospitals performing fewer abortions, data suggests.” The same article was also published on various other websites [...]

2020-03-26T09:05:23-06:00March 26, 2020|Abortion, Abortion statistics, Josie Luetke|

New poll suggests hard work ahead for pro-lifers

A DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll released February 1, 2020 reveals the ignorance of the Canadian populace on the abortion issue. 1,515 randomly selected members of Maru/Blue’s Voice Canada Online panel were surveyed from December 5 to 8 in 2019 and the results were weighted by education, age, gender, and region to match the Canadian population, though PEI and the territories [...]

CIHI releases incomplete 2017 abortion statistics

On Jan. 25, 2019, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released the Canadian abortion statistics for the year 2017, revealing that there were nearly 100,000 reported surgical and chemical abortions for the year the most recent numbers are available, a figure that is incomplete and underreporting the total number of abortions. According to CIHI’s statistics, 94,030 abortions were reported to have [...]

2019-04-24T19:54:20-06:00March 19, 2019|Abortion statistics|

Ontario forced to release abortion numbers

In a June 9 decision, Justice Marc Labrosse of the Ontario Superior Court threw out a 2012 provincial law banning access to abortion statistics. Patricia Maloney was successful in her lawsuit seeking to overturn freedom of information exemptions for abortion stats. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney of Run for Life challenged the the Dalton McGuinty government’s amendments to Ontario’s Freedom of [...]

2017-08-05T06:26:05-06:00August 5, 2017|Abortion, Abortion statistics|

Ontario releases abortion stats to blogger

Statistics on abortion services in Ontario during the 2014/2015 fiscal year were released in an email from the Ontario Ministry of Health Ontario to pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney who operates Run with Life and was suing the government for the release of such information. The statistics reveal that 45,573 abortions were committed in Ontario during the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Out of these [...]

2017-08-05T06:25:18-06:00August 5, 2017|Abortion, Abortion statistics|

One billion abortions in past century: report

A billion is an almost impossible number to comprehend. It’s a thousand million, or a thousand, thousand-thousands. One mathematician speculated that if one billion children made a human tower, it would reach beyond the moon. Counting to a billion would take almost 100 years. A time-traveler going back about a billion minutes would find himself in the time of Jesus. Researchers released [...]

2017-02-27T13:38:15-06:00February 27, 2017|Abortion, Abortion statistics|

U.S. abortion numbers continue decline

According to most of the nation’s state health departments, abortion continues on the decline across the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released its abortion figures, based on reporting from 47 states, but not including Maryland, New Hampshire, or California (the country’s most populous state). In 2013, the CDC’s “Abortion Surveillance Report” lists 664,435 abortions reported from those states. The importance [...]

2016-12-29T13:38:52-06:00December 28, 2016|Abortion statistics|

Officially Canada had 82,869 abortions in 2013

On Feb. 17, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released abortion statistics, revealing there were at least 82,869 abortions in 2013 compared to 83,708 in 2012. According to CIHI, 35,003 were committed in hospitals, and 47,866 in abortion clinics. LifeSiteNews reported that “CIHI’s stated methodology leads to the inescapable conclusion that there are literally countless more victims of abortion in Canada.” Not [...]

2015-03-27T12:50:27-06:00March 27, 2015|Abortion, Abortion statistics|

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 [...]

2013-02-03T10:10:12-06:00January 30, 2013|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 [...]

2012-09-22T06:16:49-06:00September 20, 2012|Abortion statistics, Politics|

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” [...]

2012-02-14T19:55:26-06:00February 14, 2012|Abortion statistics, Announcements, Features|

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 [...]

2012-01-30T10:16:37-06:00January 30, 2012|Abortion statistics|

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, [...]

2011-12-27T12:12:23-06:00December 27, 2011|Abortion statistics|

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 [...]

2011-03-26T16:47:18-06:00March 26, 2011|Abortion statistics, Announcements, Features|

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 [...]

2010-07-28T06:42:02-06:00July 28, 2010|Abortion statistics|
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