LATEST ABORTION STATISTICS
97,764 abortions were reported in Canada in 2016, as reported by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI.) These numbers are incomplete however since there is no legislative requirement for abortions done in abortion clinics or doctors' offices to be reported. According to CIHI, Ontario had the largest number of abortions at 38,383. 29% of Canadian abortions were performed on women aged 24 and younger. 71% were performed on women aged 25 and over. The gestational age of the unborn child, reported by hospitals (excluding Quebec) only, was unknown in 18.3% of hospital abortions. Of the remainder, 13.6% of aborted unborn children were 13 weeks gestation and older. That's 1,657 of the 22,918 hospital abortions. At least 616 unborn children aborted in Canadian hospitals in 2016 were 21 weeks gestation or older. Information on the age of unborn babies aborted in clinics and in Quebec is unknown.
From CIHI: "Hospitals are mandated by their provincial/territorial ministry of health to report all hospital activity (not limited to abortions); therefore, coverage of abortions performed in Canadian hospitals can be considered complete. However, there is no such legislative requirement for clinics to report their activity (reporting is voluntary). For 2016, clinic data for New Brunswick is absent, and hospital data for Nunavut is incomplete."
Abortion numbers have dropped to an historic low in the United States. 652,639 unborn children were aborted in 2014, the latest year that the Centre for Disease Control has figures for. That is a decline of about half since the highs of more than 1.5 million abortions in the late 1980s, and down from 730,322 in 2011.
The abortion rate for 2014 was 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 186 abortions per 1,000 live births. Compared with 2013, the total number and rate of reported abortions for 2014 decreased 2%, and the ratio decreased 7%.