The Canadian Institute for Health Information has finally, after almost 3 year, released abortion statistics for Canada for the year 2009.
Once again British Columbia is the laughingstock of Canada.
Why? Well it seems the CIHI cannot publish “accurate” (whatever that means) abortion statistics for the entire nation, because, well, because the data for British Columbia is “incomplete”.
The reason? Naturally, British Columbia’s “private” abortion clinics are under no obligation to report ANY of their statistics. Not complication rates, ages of women, deaths, repeat abortion rates, under age abortion…nothing. Those 3-thousand or so “medical” abortions in BC? No one even seems to know anything about them!
We will have more to say about this later….but I wonder what it will take to make British Columbia health officials to take the recording of health statistics, even from private clinics, a priority.
Until then, can you say “regulatory failure”?