Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Huge difference between NPDB and CIHI abortion numbers

I continue to try and understand why the accuracy of abortion statistics in this country are so pathetic. I contacted CIHI to get more clarifications about their numbers.

As we already know CIHI's data sources are here:

1. Discharge Abstract Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
2. National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
3. National Physician Database NPDB (here), Canadian Institute for Health Information.
4. Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec.
5. Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.
6. Induced abortion clinics in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

When I compared the numbers in the National Physician Database (number 3 above) I learned that these numbers are very different from CIHI's quick stats (which is what everyone uses for yearly abortion numbers).

So I asked CIHI to explain the difference between the two sets of numbers, since the quick stats use a bunch of sources, and the NPDB uses only one source? 

Here is the response I received from CIHI:
"CIHI’s annual induced abortion tables report on abortion volumes in Canada. It includes data on hospital-based abortions submitted to national databases (e.g. DAD, NACRS), in addition to clinic data that is voluntarily provided to CIHI. These tables also include NPDB data as a source for Ontario to estimate the volume of non-hospital abortions.
The NPDB annual release includes NPDB data only, with the goal of national reporting on payments to physicians and services provided. The “utilization” data tables that report service volumes are based on fee-for-service data only. Services provided under alternative forms of reimbursement (e.g. salary and capitation) are not included.
In addition, different methodologies are used to identify abortion volumes between the two reports (Canadian Classification of Health Interventions, CCI, for hospitalization data, vs Fee for service billing codes in NPDB).
Given these differences, there will be expected differences in volumes."
In other words, the NPDB uses fee for services numbers only. And different (undefined) methodologies are used. I've asked what these methodologies are.

Shouldn't fee for service data be more accurate? Why isn't it? Why do they need to obtain the data from so many different places? Then have to use methodologies to get something resembling accurate stats? Why not just make the reporting for abortions performed mandatory and insist every province provide that info?

One can only imagine the gyrations CIHI goes through to come to numbers that they hope to, but never actually achieve, be accurate.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Pro-abortions use tax dollars to lobby against pro-life Charter rights

Should a charity that receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funded grants, be in the business of advocating for the repeal of Charter rights of pro-life organizations?

(Pro-life organizations receive $0 in taxpayer funded grants.)

This is what Sandeep Prasad of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is trying to do. He wants to take away our Charter right to protest abortion.
"Every May, anti-choice protesters arrive in Ottawa for the "March for Life" -- the largest demonstration against the right to choose. 
This year, COVID-19 has cancelled this in-person event, like many others. But what will it take to cancel the "March for Life" for good?"
Since April when I last wrote about this pro-abortion organization, I learned that this goup received an additional $11 million dollars in new grant money. This brings their total grant money to date to over $14 million.

(It's not the first time this group has had a campaign against pro-life people. See also here and here).

(Notice the large discrepancy between what the government reports as grants to them, VS what they reported to CRA.)

Action Canada also has almost $2.5 Million in assets, including almost $1.5 million in the bank. Not bad.

Salaries for the people who advocate for abortion in this so-called "non-profit" are pretty lucrative as you can see.

Full statements for Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights here:

These people eat a steady diet of going after pro-life groups. And they can do it because they receive millions of dollars in funding from Canadian taxpayers, including pro-life people. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Saskatchewan abortion statistics

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health abortion statistics are once again, different from what CIHI reports.

Also note that after October 1, 2018, the numbers reported by the Ministry of Health do not include medical abortions.

CIHI numbers for Saskatchewan:

2015 - 1,885
2016 - 2,082
2017 - 2,083
2018 - 2,009

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Stop giving grants to Pride parades

Canada gives a lot of our money to the LGBTQ / pride parade lobby. In Sept 2019 I wrote that we gave a total of $32,339,221 to this lobby.

Now I find out that new grants are actually still being given to Pride parades. During a world wide pandemic.

Since we are all in lockdown with the CCPvirus, wouldn't it make sense to close down the Pride parades as well? Will the federal government stop the flow of money to them? Apparently not. Since April 2020, while the world has been in lockdown; while all of our churches are shuttered, Canadian tax dollars continue to flow to Pride parades. Pride parades that cannot and will not happen. To the tune of $385,800.

I have a suggestion for Justin Trudeau. Revoke these grants. Instead send the money to our long term care facilities where most of these deaths are occurring. They could really use it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020