We can safely assume that the same percentage (7.5%) would also apply to Quebec, or 691 (9,221 X 7.5%) done in Quebec.
That's at least 2,542 D&E hospital abortions done in one year. (CIHI doesn't publish the types of abortions done in clinics so this number is likely much higher.)
What is interesting about this torturing of fetuses, is that Amnesty International thinks that women deprived of having an abortion are tortured.
"The total ban on abortion in El Salvador is nothing less than institutionalized violence against women and a form of torture or other ill-treatment."In fact the word torture is used a total of 33 times in Amnesty's literature, as it relates to El Salvador not allowing women to undergo abortion there.
Some may not like my using the term torture to refer to the killing of preborn children in this manner. Those people should watch this video by Dr. Anthony Levatino. Dr. Levatino had performed over 1200 abortions before he gave up on doing abortions, and became pro-life. He describes for us, exactly what happens in a D&E abortion (done between 13 and 24 weeks of pregnancy).
This is the size of the baby in utero at 20 weeks. It is 7 inches long from head to rump and excluding the legs, or the size of a man'a hand.
After the woman is prepped, etc, the suction is turned on and pale yellow amniotic liquid is sucked out of the uterus.
The baby is too big to extract with the vacuum because she can't fit through the catheter. As well, the baby's limbs and head are too large to be removed by suction alone.
So a D&E is performed.
The sopher clamp is used for a D&E. This is a grasping instrument. It is about 13 inches long and made of stainless steal. The "business" end (Dr. Levatino actually called it that) is about 2 1/2 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide. There are rows of sharp teeth along it. When the sopher clamp gets hold of something, it does not let go. It is quite effective.
The abortionist uses this clamp to grasp an arm or a leg. Once he has a hold of something, he pulls hard in order to tear the limb from the baby's body.
In this illustration a leg has been pulled off and an arm is currently being extracted. One by one the rest of the limbs are removed, along with the intestines, the spine, and the heart and lungs.
Usually the most difficult part is extracting the baby's head which is the size of a large plum at 20 weeks. The head is grasped and crushed. The abortionist knows he's crushed the scull when a white substance comes out of the cervix. This was the baby's brains.
So what then is the real definition of torture? Is it preventing women from having an abortion? Or is it the dismemberment of a fetus, limb by limb, spine, intestines and lungs and then crushing her head?
* CIHI abortion stats 2014