VANCOUVER, Aug 27 (LSN) – Yesterday British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis ordered Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) to release its abortion statistics to Ted Gerk, former president of the BC Pro-Life Society. Gerk had followed freedom of information request guidelines in applying for the statistics on abortion for the years 1997 and 1998, yet VGH has thus far refused to honour the request. In an interview with LifeSite, Gerk said that he had made the request for information since after the Foothills genetic abortion scandal it was apparent that hospitals and even health authorities were lying about the number of abortions, specifically late-term abortions they commit. Gerk noted that VGH is undergoing a “public relations nightmare” since the revelations of the criminal investigation into the Ximena Renaerts case where VGH staffers purposely abandoned a live-born baby (the result of a botched abortion), intending to let her die. When pro-lifers began handing out information on the Renaerts case outside VGH the hospital unsuccessfully requested a bubble zone restriction.