Keeping good statistics is not a pro-life/pro-choice thing. I’m confident the majority of Canadians would be pleased if the number of abortions declined, but as it stands, we really have no sweet clue:
Government statistics on abortion for 2007 and 2008 released on Tuesday appear to indicate there were only 44,416 abortions in 2008, down from the reported 91,377 abortions in 2006. However, a closer look reveals that this total leaves out abortions committed at private facilities. These are left as “unknown” because facilities in six out of the 13 provinces/territories failed to report.
What is the point of keeping abortion-related statistics if they are going to be this shoddy?by