More than 1,000 late term abortions in 2017-2018

This article comes to us from Run with Life blog, July 27th, 2018.

CIHI stands for the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

 

More than 1,000 late term abortions in 2017-2018

by Patricia Maloney
Below is the latest data from CIHI (2017/2018) on Canada’s late term abortions.

(Update: I forgot to put the word “livebirth” in the four following statistics.)

There were 8 livebirth abortions done in Canada with a gestational age of 25-28 weeks.

There were 102 livebirth abortions done in Canada with a gestational age 21-24 weeks gestation.

There were 31 livebirth abortions done in Canada with a gestational age of 17-20 weeks gestation.

There were 5 livebirth abortions done in Canada with a gestational age of unknown gestational age and/or > 29 weeks gestation.

Totals:

910 late-term abortions in Canada resulting in a stillbirth.
146 late-term abortions in Canada resulting in a livebirth.

Last year’s numbers.

All of these 1,056 were late-term abortions (20 weeks or greater gestation).

These numbers do not include late-term abortions from Quebec, so this number could be and probably is higher.

Definitions from CIHI:

Stillbirths from Termination of Pregnancy:

“P96.4 Termination of pregnancy, affecting fetus or newborn”

Newborns from Termination of Pregnancy:

“P96.4 Termination of pregnancy, affecting fetus and newborn”

Stillborn Abstracting:

“A stillborn is any intrauterine fetal demise or termination of pregnancy occurring at or after 20 completed weeks of gestation in which the fetus shows no signs of life. A liveborn resulting from a medical abortion prior to 20 weeks is considered pre-viable for the purposes of classification and an abstract is not created.”

Posted by Patricia Maloney at 1:38 PM

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