MONTREAL, Jan 31 (LifeSiteNews) – Quebec has seen a marked increase in the number of abortions according to recently released 1998 statistics by the Quebec Health Department. In that year, 31,329 unborn babies were killed in that province. “That’s up 3.6% from the previous year, an astonishing 29% from 1990 and 107% from 1980,” reported the Montreal Gazette last Wednesday. “This means there are now almost two abortions for every five births.”
The thrust of the Gazette article was to discover the reasons for the increase and propose solutions. Predictably, yet tragically, Henry Aubin’s article blames the failure of sexually active people to use contraception. “The big increase is among the age group that is more experienced, wiser 18-to-29-year-olds.” Aubin turns to “sexology” professor Francine Duquet for an explanation. “One reason is that condom PR blitzes associate them with sexually- transmitted diseases rather than pregnancy prevention. They are therefore used more for one- night stands and early relationships, when lovers don’t know each other well.”
See the Gazette article.