Friday, January 24, 2020

2018 abortion numbers - are they going up or down?

CIHI has released 2018 abortion statistics. The numbers look like they're down from 2017, which is a good thing. But considering that CIHI doesn't report any abortions performed in doctor's offices; considering that not all clinic abortions are reported; together with the fact that an increasing number of abortions come from the easy availability of the abortion pill RU-486, we have no idea if abortions are really going down, or up.

NOTE: CIHI only reports the gestational ages of abortions for those done in hospitals, and not for those done in clinics, and not for those done in Quebec. This means that for the bulk of the abortions performed in Canada, we have no gestational ages.

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