Friday, May 02, 2014

Canadian Abortion Numbers are out for 2012

And as usual, the data is crap.

We're supposedly down to 83 000 abortions a year, except BC hasn't submitted its clinic data, and it does not count chemical abortions or those done in private doctor's offices.

I don't think the drugs for abortion are covered by provincial programs, so it might be harder to count them.

If the drug is paid for out-of-pocket, and the doctor isn't actually doing a "procedure", then there is nothing to enter in health databases. The doctor could treat the visit as a regular consultation.

Thanks to Run With Life for keeping on top of the stats.