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OTTAWA, March 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Statistics Canada today released information that 106,418 babies were deliberately killed in their mothers’ wombs in the year 2001 in Canada. The numbers do not include chemical abortions by the abortion pill or the abortifacient morning-after pill or abortions by abortifacient ‘contraceptives’. The reported death toll is added to the more than two million killed since 1969. The statistics reveal that almost one-quarter of all Canadian pregnancies end in abortion, or, for every three babies born, one is killed.  Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews.com that “This is an alarming figure,” especially when the fact that abortions resulting from chemical means such as the birth control and the morning-after pill have not been taken into consideration. The trend “should alarm all Canadians if it continues,” Hughes said.  The surgical abortion numbers represent a 1% shift upwards from the previous year’s 105,427 abortions. The rate of abortion has also increased from 15.4 abortions per 1,000 women in 2000 to 15.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2001.  View the Statistics Canada report at:  https://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/040331/d040331c.htm

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