The battle over abortion stats continues to get interesting. A group of Ontario researchers takes a pro-life researcher to task for her interpretation of partial statistics on abortion….partial because no one seems to know how many abortions are actually done in Ontario.
At any rate, the best quote has got to be:
We were pleased to see Ms. Bowles make the point for improved data collection. Health services researchers have long advocated for better data about all health care services. The provision of effective and efficient evidence-based health care can only thrive in an environment rich in data. To their credit, both Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Canadian Institute for Health Information have made tremendous progress in improving both the amount and quality of information, although anyone who has read the POWER Study Report will know that there is still a long way to go.
Read the entire article here.
I guess they heard that in progressive British Columbia we just censor the data. Don’t ask and certainly, don’t tell! After all, there are no cats in America….