Nov 302012

Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2012 ( – Pro-life advocates are calling for a federal investigation after Canada’s official statistics agency has confirmed that 491 babies died after they were born alive during abortions between 2000 and 2009.

Statistics Canada confirmed the information in an e-mail to LifeSiteNews Tuesday. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney first discovered the data about the abortions in the federal agency’s online database.

Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer for Campaign Life Coalition, called the revelation “outrageous.”

“The federal government needs to do whatever it can to investigate this data,” she added. “It’s bad enough that babies are being killed in the womb, but now we learn that even those protected under Canadian law are apparently being left to die.”

Douglas recalled that pro-lifers heard about babies being born after botched abortions in Kingston in the 1980s. “Babies were found struggling for life in a basin and nurses were told to leave them alone because they were aborted,” she said.

Andre Schutten, legal counsel for the Association for Reformed Political Action, pointed out that Canada recognizes the baby as a human being as soon as it emerges alive from its mother, and questioned why there have been no homicide investigations into the live births.

“Why have there been no criminal prosecutions? Why no outcry? And why are the provinces funding this explicitly criminal activity?” he asked. 

Pro-life activists have long known that babies are often born alive after failed abortions, but until now, it was not known how frequently this occurred in Canada.

Jill Stanek, a former nurse in Chicago turned pro-life blogger, has described witnessing babies being born alive after failed abortions, then being brought to a “soiled utility room” and left to die. Her testimony sparked the state’s Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

“My experience was that they [the babies] survive as short as a few minutes, to once, almost as long as an eight hour shift,” she said in 2008.

In one instance, she said she heard that a child was being left, and she “couldn’t bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone.” “And so I cradled and rocked him for the forty-five minutes that he lived.”

In another grisly case, last year abortionist Kermit Gosnell was arrested after allegedly slitting the spinal chords of hundreds of newborn babies who were born alive in the process of an attempted abortion.

The 491 deaths reported to StatsCan are listed in CANSIM table 102-0536, under code P96.4, which is titled “Termination of pregnancy, affecting fetus and newborn.”

In an e-mail, StatsCan’s Owen Phillips explained that this code indicates the cause of the born child’s death was an abortion. He said these are not stillbirths, which have a different table.

“These are included in national cause of death statistics because when the aborted fetus is born alive and subsequently dies, each event must be registered,” he wrote in an e-mail. “If the aborted fetus is born dead but meets the provincial requirement (birth weight and/or gestational age) it must be registered as a stillbirth.”

“Live birth,” according to StatsCan, applies when, after proceeding from his mother’s womb, the child “breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.”

An example of the type of case that would be classified among these 491 deaths is offered by the Canadian Institute for Health Information in its Coding Standards.

It describes “a patient presented at 20 weeks gestation, requesting a therapeutic abortion. She was started on misoprostol, intravenously. The fetus was successfully expelled. A heart beat and respirations were detected at birth.”

“The outcome of the intended termination was delivery of a liveborn fetus,” it states.

According to Canada’s Criminal Code, a child is guaranteed legal protection when he “has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother.” asked StatsCan what they did with the data when it was reported and if they had alerted Canada’s Justice Minister, but did not hear back by press time. also raised the issue with federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, but again did not hear back by press time.


  One Response to “LifeSiteNews: 491 Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions, Left to Die: Statistics Canada Confirms”

  1. 491 Canadian babies born alive left to die after failed Abortions,according to Statistics Canada.

    We have a political commitment to the children of democratic Canada for a healthy education and prosperous righteous life.
    Our Physicians,Politicians and Supreme Court Justices ought to be healers of innocent fragile citizens and babies not killers. The House Of Commons and Supreme Court Of Canada Legalized Abortion has set precedents for legalized Euthanasia, and the killing of anyone Our Secular Democratic Government,and Supreme Court classifies Z and considers unworthy. Secular morality and justice by Government decree, and Supreme Court enforcement since it’s inception in 1962 has become as we see tyranny.
    The Dutch experience ought to be enough to demonstrate the danger of granting our physicians the right to kill their patients. The continued legalized killing of our innocent people would further change the nature of Our Democratic Western Civilization and the Medical profession itself. Physicians would be cast in the role of killers rather than healers.The Hippocratic Oath was written to place our Medical Profession on the foundation of healing not killing their patients. For 2,400 years patients have had the assurance that doctors would follow an oath to heal them not kill them.The doctor-patient relationship would further change with Legalized Abortion and Euthanasia. Medical care would be affected. Physicians would ration health care so that the elderly, and disabled patients would not be receiving the same quality of care as everyone else.Legalized Abortion and Euthanasia also results in less care for the dying rather than better care. Legalized Abortion and Euthanasia further opens the door to anyone wanting the right to kill themselves,as a so-called human right and social justice. Soon various Court precedents begin to broaden the application of the right to die to other groups in society like the disabled or the clinically depressed etc.The Canadian Human Rights Act makes this legalized slaughter yet another so-called human right, and social justice to be normalized by adults to schoolchildren.
    My Father visited The Netherlands and told us the horrors that his friends faced not knowing how their children, government and courts will classify them,by what they call the “Dutch Experience”, but of course Canadian Politicians and Supreme Court Justices can be trusted not to have us killed, or can they ? Legalized Abortion has set Supreme Court precedents to kill more innocent people such as, according to Statistics Canada the 491 babies born alive after failed abortions who were left to die. Secular Morality and Justice; by Government decree and Supreme Court enforcement has brainwashed our society through our education establishments; to be led by those in power in any direction. Through our Secular Education Establishments, socially engineered Western Society starting from Kindergarten can be easily fooled all the time. Secular BS about being neutral is just that, but many of the brainwashed majority cannot comprehend this. Once evil is legalized by Politicians,and Supreme Court Justices, The Canadian Human Right Act then considers it a so-called Human Right, thus evil prospers by Government and Court decree.These are some of the many consequences of Democratic Secular Morality ,Justice and Worldview by Government decree and Court enforcement.
    Remember that after The Second World War ,The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal indicted ten Nazi Leader’s for the crimes against humanity of encouraging, and compelling abortions for this very reason.The Nazi Government and Supreme Court passed also passed laws legalizing their policies,just as our Secular Government and Supreme Court legalizes Secular morality and law. Legalizing Abortion sets precedents for even more legalized murder. The Lord’s Prayer was said and meant by the majority in Western Schools including Canada every morning, and The Ten Commandments were on Canadian Courtroom and Schoolroom walls;until 1962 when our Government and Supreme Court decided Secular Morality by decree was superior.
    A reminder that in a democracy the citizen is politically responsible for The Government, Laws, and Worldview and therefore the morality of our land.
    Merry Christmas and New Year’s Blessings .

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