By Patricia Maloney
Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked.
Editor’s note. This appeared on Patricia’s blog and is reposted with permission
This is extremely depressing.
According to new data, livebirth late-term abortions are still happening in Canada. And the numbers are way too high.
According to CIHI, There were 766 late-term livebirth abortions in a five year period from 2013/2014 to 2017/2018. These numbers are even higher since they exclude Quebec.
There has been much speculation about the reasons for these late-term livebirth abortions but we have no hard data on why they happen since the reasons or circumstances aren’t published with the data.
A study was done in Quebec in 2016. That study:
“found the number of infants who were born alive and died after an abortion jumped from one per 100,000 in 1986-1999, to 19.4 per 100,000 between 2000 and 2012. Those accidental live births totalled 218 babies.”
The study’s author asked these sobering questions: “How are such infants cared for?” they ask in the journal Neonatology. “If not resuscitated, is palliative care provided? Are the infants admitted to neonatal units or do they die in the delivery room?”
All information regarding the reasons they happen, and what happens to the child after they are born alive, is anecdotal.
But they do happen. This we know for a fact and we know the numbers: 766 late-term livebirth abortions in a five years period.
(Note: below is all my data on this. 2017-2018, as well as data from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 is new)
2013/2014 to 2017/2018 livebirth stillbirth abortion (Source: Compiled from CIHI)
2013-2014 livebirth stillbirth abortion (Source: Statistics Canada and CIHI)
2014-2015 and 2015-2016 livebirth stillbirth abortion (Source: CIHI)
2017-2018 livebirth stillbirth abortion (Source: CIHI)
2016-2017 livebirth stillbirth abortion (Source: CIHI) and this: https://run-with-life.blogspot.com/2018/04/20162017-152-livebirth-abortions-in.html