This Vanier Institute report looks at teen mothers and the support they need. It opens with this:
Over the last 2 decades, the teen pregnancy rate in Canada has dropped appreciably, declining 36.9% between 1996 and 2006 (McKay and Barrett, 2010).
The problem is this: teen pregnancy rates are the sum of live births, induced abortions and miscarriages. And we really have no sweet clue how many abortions teens are having, because we don’t collect accurate abortion statistics. Therefore, we cannot know with certainty that teen pregnancies are on the decline.
This is not a pro-life issue. It’s a research issue.by