Tuesday, June 28, 2022

CIHI 2020 abortion data: tragedy and confusion still reign

CIHI's 2020 abortion stats:

"volumes reported underestimate the true number of induced abortions in Canada"

There are so many caveats (bolded below) in CIHI's abortion data, that it truly is difficult to know how many abortions are being perpetrated in Canada.

From Page 2:

"CIHI captures administrative, clinical and demographic data on induced abortions performed in Canadian hospitals. Data is supplied by provincial and territorial ministries of health, hospitals, independent abortion specific clinics and other clinics in Canada. Data from clinics providing abortion services is submitted voluntarily to CIHI and most does not include information on abortion procedure or patient characteristics. Counts in the following tables include induced abortions performed in a hospital or in a clinic providing abortion services in Canada. Due to variations in use of fee-for-service (FFS) payments for induced abortions across the country, these figures are not based on pan-Canadian FFS data [this is why I like to make FOI requests for data: it is typically more accurate than CIHI's numbers]

In recent years, medical abortions have become more accessible in primary care settings (e.g., nurse practitioner and physician offices, community and public health clinics), and most of these are not included in the data tables. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on hospital activity in Canada (e.g., delayed or cancelled surgeries). Measures to maintain early access to abortion services during the pandemic (e.g., virtual visits, extending gestational age limit for medical abortion) may have further shifted abortion volumes to primary care settings. Therefore, volumes reported underestimate the true number of induced abortions in Canada. More comprehensive reporting may be available in future CIHI releases.

Results presented in tables 3 to 8 are derived from hospitalization data only. Findings therefore exclude many early, medical and uncomplicated induced abortions, which occur more frequently in clinic and primary care settings. These results are unlikely to be representative of all abortions across all settings and may overestimate the proportion of all abortions with complications and underestimate the proportion of all abortions provided medically and in the first trimester."

And this note on Table 1:

"Number of induced abortions reported in Canada in 2020, by province/territory of hospital or clinic" (note: some abortions not included, for example, most medical abortions in primary care settings*)

And regarding Quebec's numbers:

The methodology for Quebec was revised in 2019 to include fee codes for medical abortions, resulting in an increase in reported abortion volumes for both hospitals and clinics.

So it seems most provinces do not report medical abortions to CIHI--but Quebec does report medical abortions?

Every abortion is a tragedy, but some are more tragic than others:

  • At least 1,376 women have had 2 or more hospital abortions (this number would be higher, because they exclude Quebec and clinic abortions)
  • At least 652 women have had hospital abortions at 21+ weeks gestation (this number would also be higher, because they exclude Quebec and clinic abortions)
  • 1,514 girls <=17 years old had an abortion. These girls cannot vote, legally drink or smoke dope, but they can abort their child.
How can we let this happen?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Quebec outsources the deaths of 154 children by abortion

According to a freedom of information request to the Quebec government, there were 21,265 abortions in 2020/2021 in Quebec facilities. That's a total of $3,205,165 or an average of $151/abortion.

They also outsourced 75 abortions to non-Quebec doctors' offices, at an average cost of $269/abortion

And they also outsourced 78 abortions to non-Quebec hospitals at an average cost of $1,477/abortion. (My guess is that these are all late-term abortions because of the much higher costs)

Quebec also sent one child to the United States to die by abortion in 2020/2021. This abortion cost $599.40.

AB - Alberta CALGARY GENERAL PETER LOUGHEED CENTRE for a total of $1,385

BC - British Columbia KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL for a total of $4,155  ($1385/abortion)

MB - Manitoba HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE for a total of $1,385

NS - Nova Scotia QEII HEALTH SERVICES CENTRE 2 for a total of $2,770 ($1385/abortion)

ON - Ontario Hawkesbury & District General Hospital for a total of $1,385

ON - Ontario HOPITAL D'OTTAWA 56 for a total of 84,725 ($1,513/abortion. Notice that this cost is the highest average of all the abortions.)

ON - Ontario HOPITAL MONTFORT 4 for a total of $5,522 ($1,380.50/abortion)

ON - Ontario LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE 3 for a total of  $4,155 ($1380/abortion)

ON - Ontario North Bay Regional Health Centre 4 for a total of $5,540 ($1,385/abortion)

ON - Ontario Pembroke Regional Hospital Inc.for a total of $1,385

PE - Île-du-Prince-Édouard/Prince Edward Island PRINCE COUNTY HOSPITAL 1 for a total of  $1,385

SK - Saskatchewan Regina General Hospital for a total of  $1,385

Total 78 for a total cost of $115,177 or an average of $1,477/abortion

Sunday, June 26, 2022

A Statement on Roe v Wade from Pro-Life Women in Canada

If you would like to sign a letter in support of the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe VS Wade, you can do so here:


"Today the US Supreme Court officially released a decision overruling Roe v. Wade. While this is an American decision with no implication for Canadian law, some politicians north of the border have already politicized the issue. For all of the undersigned women, however, overturning bad law marks a point of immense encouragement. We speak out because those leaders who defend abortion do not speak for us. We speak out in defence of all human beings from their biological beginnings until death. We speak out because defending and advocating for women also means defending and advocating for our preborn children."

Andrea Mrozek is also interviewed here by the CBC on the decision.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Liberal forward for everyone = Liberal backward for pro-life

I wrote this a while back regarding the Canadian Finance department: ATIP reveals no records to support revoking charitable status of CPCs.

I subsequently submitted another ATIP to CRA to see what they had on the same subject. What I received back from CRA revealed a couple of things.

First of all, it told me that CRA would not be doing anything about revoking the charitable status on pro-life organizations (good news). It isn't their job to. It is Finance's job. But CRA did receive numerous inquiries from the media regarding Justin Trudeau's hateful, discriminatory, mean-spirited, devoid of merit, desire to remove their charitable status. For example:

Question: In the Liberal Forward for Everyone platform the party committed to no longer providing charitable status to anti-abortion organizations. Can you please tell me what is the status of this commitment? Has your department been given any sort of timeline to implement this commitment? Do you have a list of charities that would potentially be impacted by this change and could you share it?

Proposed response: The confidentiality provisions of the Income Tax Act prevent the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) from commenting on specific cases. However, we can provide you with the following information. The CRA can only determine whether an activity of a charity is acceptable after it has fully considered the facts of a particular case based on common law. According to the common law, the promotion of health can be charitable. To be charitable, a purpose that promotes health must, as a general rule, directly prevent or relieve a physical or mental health condition by providing effective health care services or products to the public in a manner that meets applicable quality and safety requirements. For more information, see Guidance CG-021, Promotion of health and charitable registration.

If the CRA identifies that a charity is not complying with the requirements of the Act, the charity could be subject to a number of compliance actions, up to and including revocation. We encourage the public to report suspected non-compliance by registered charities to the National Leads Centre.

Note that the CRA cannot provide any feedback and/or update on leads received, or subsequent actions taken. CRA’s actions can only made public when they result in a charity being: •revoked, •annulled, •suspended

The CRA posts such cases in its List of charities. This provides transparency to Canadians regarding the decisions of the CRA with respect to charities.

Notice that these inquiries were referred back to Finance:

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the legislative provisions under the Income Tax Act. However, any legislative changes to the Act are the responsibility of the Department of Finance Canada. As a result, the CRA cannot comment on any potential legislative changes. (emphasis added)

Okay. So clearly CRA will not do anything about Justin Trudeau's hateful, discriminatory, mean-spirited, devoid of merit, election promise. 

Similar responses to media are also made in the document.

Then this statement:

The IM Team is prepared to respond to further enquiries by referring to the Department of Finance. (emphasis added)

CRA is clearly referring these requests back to Finance. But as far as I know Finance had no records on this (as mentioned earlier).

Finally we see this statement:

The Department of Finance has asked for our views regarding the Liberal Platform commitment.

So Finance asked for CRA's views on Justin Trudeau's hateful, discriminatory, mean-spirited, devoid of merit desire, election promise. But my ATIP to Finance revealed no documents. How could there be no documents, when Finance is asking for input from CRA?

I have now asked the Department of Finance why my previous ATIP to them revealed nothing. I am still waiting for a response.

Something is definitely fishy in the State of Denmark.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

I would really like you all to ask him that question

This is a very important news conference given by MP Cathay Wagantall. What a gracious and beautiful person she is. Far more gracious than I could be in these circumstances.

She lives in Saskatchewan, and can't take a plane or train so has to drive back and forth to her home. She won't reveal her vaccination status.

"All Canadians should be allowed exemptions" she says.

She shows the hypocrisy and heavy handedness of the Prime Minister. She clearly lays the fault of these restrictions on Justin Trudeau.

 A reporter asked Ms. Wagantall "Why do you think the PM continues to extend the restrictions this week? She replied, "I would really like you all to ask him that question, over and over and over again. Clearly there is an alternative agenda and I don't think it's about Covid".

Thank you Cathy Wagantall. I wish I lived in your riding. You are my hero. God Bless you.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Live-birth late-term abortions still happen in Canada

There are some who say Canada does not perform late-term abortions. They are disinformation abortion lobbyists. (AKA Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights)

"No providers in Canada offer abortion care beyond 23 weeks and 6 days. When they are beyond 23 weeks and 6 days, many Canadians end up having to travel to the United States to access services with little guidance or support from their governments."

According to CIHI, here are the 2020-2021 numbers. These abortions are not only late-term abortions, they are also born-alive abortions.

In 2020/2021 Canadian abortion doctors performed:

18 of these horrific abortions at 20 weeks gestation

93 of these horrific abortions from 21-24 weeks gestation

8 of these horrific abortions from 25-28 weeks gestation

8 of these horrific abortions 29 weeks gestation and older

That's 127 born alive abortions in one year. That's 15 more than there were in 2019/2020

To add to this horror, there were 935 stillbirth abortions performed of 20 weeks and later gestation.

If this isn't something to weep over I don't know what is.