[b]Canada Releases Abortion Numbers 103,768 Babies Killed in 2003[/b]OTTAWA, March 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Statistics Canada today released information that 103,768 babies were deliberately killed in their mothers' wombs in the year 2003 in Canada. This death toll is added to the nearly three million slaughtered since 1969. There was a slight decline in abortions committed mostly among teen-aged girls, StatsCan reported."The magnitude of this atrocity appears to be lost on the average person in Canada," said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). "Canada likes to brag about its human rights record at home and abroad, while it ignores the mounting death toll that it has refused to stop," he continued."Statistics are cold numbers but each one of these precious babies before birth are human beings who were systematically dismembered by doctors and this was paid for by the taxpayers," said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of Campaign Life Coalition. "The death of each of these babies has been recorded in the Book of Life long before they were counted by StatsCan. The fact that the numbers are lower among teenage girls is encouraging, perhaps, but the final figures are staggering," she stated. Campaign Life Coalition has called on the federal government to enact legislation to protect the right to live for all Canadians from conception (fertilization) until natural death as they were directed by the Supreme Court in 1988.Among teen-aged women, the abortion rate in 2003 was 14.5 per 1,000 women under the age of 20, down from 15.7 the year before. The abortion rate for teen-aged women has declined gradually since 1997 when it was 18.4 per 1,000 women under the age of 20.The crude birth rate for teen-aged women has also continued to fall. In 1997, there were 16.8 live births per 1,000 women under 20. By 2003, this had declined to 12.1.The number of induced abortions per 100 live births decreased to 31.0 in 2003, from 32.1 in 2002.Induced abortions continue to be most common among women in their twenties, who accounted for 53% of all women who obtained an abortion in 2003. On average, 26 women out of every 1,000 in their twenties obtained an abortion.Induced abortion rates remained the same or increased for residents of most provinces and territories except for New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia, where the rates decreased. The data is of limited accuracy since there are some abortion clinics which fail to respond to the voluntary government survey of abortions and one province - Nunavit - provided no information. from: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/mar/06031507.html
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Prov 6v16, 'These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him,vs 17, ...hands that shed innocent blood.vs 18, 'A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil.Prov 28v17, 'A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit, let no one help him.Abortion has been around for so long, that most people accept it, even Christians.When did God begin to accept it?If He is the Lord, and His word says He does not change, then what He has said in His word stands,abortion is an abomination.It is murder, but it is not the unpardonable sin, it can be forgiven.But there are those who work in the slaughter houses- I mean the 'clinics' where abortions are carried out that have much to answer for to God when they stand before the judgment seat of Christ.What devilish blindness is upon people that they cannot see the evil in abortion?God help them to wake up and 'see' before it is too late for their souls.God bless.
This is really sad! Here in South Africa it is also legal. An underaged girl can have an abortion without her parent's consent, but need their permission to donate blood. Where has the world gone?May God have mercy on us!!! We need revival, world wide.Praying for you.In ChristJoe
Canada is concerned about the population dwindling and yet allow abortion to continue to flourish in this country. None of it makes any sense.
I found this an interesting development reported by William Saletan in the Washington Post.According to him, pro-life activists in the United States are making their next assault on the tragedy of mass abortions...this time through the technology of the ultrasound. In short they are seeking a law that would "require the abortionist to offer the woman an opportunity to view an ultrasound" of her fetus.For the activists, this segue is logical. For the court, it means trouble. It threatens to unravel the latest judicial compromise and, with it, Roe v. Wade. In its April 18 ruling, the court treated abortion like an obscenity -- something that could be done but not out in the open. "Partial-birth" abortions, the court reasoned, could be banned because they occur outside the woman's body. Other abortions need not be outlawed, because the womb conceals them.But ultrasound dissolves this distinction. It makes every fetus and every abortion visible. It could force the court to renounce either the partial-birth ban or the right to abortion...Critics complain that these bills seek to "bias," "coerce" and "guilt-trip" women. Come on. Women aren't too weak to face the truth. If you don't want to look at the video, you don't have to. But you should look at it, and so should the guy who got you pregnant, because the decision you're about to make is as grave as it gets.[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/27/AR2007042702040.html]Full Story[/url]MC