In response to a request for abortion statistics for Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority provided statistics for the entire health region.
The statistics for the years 2005 to 2009 are as follows:
These are statistics for the ENTIRE Vancouver Coastal Health Authority!
On the website for the Health Authority, there lists the following that provide abortion services:
(As a sidenote, for any of you hyperventilating over the fact that I am “identifying” facilities that provide abortion, keep in mind all these abortion clinics have their own web pages, and have links from various pro-choice sites, including the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Plus, being the good little capitalists they are, all have yellow page listings.)
So…here is the million dollar question. Where are the abortion stats for these abortion clinics? 211 abortions performed in the entire Vancouver Coastal Health Authority?
I hardly think so.
What it means is that the abortion clinics in the Vancouver area DO NOT report their stats, even to their Health Authority.