Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Ontario 2021-2022 abortion statistics – medical and fetal reduction abortions on the rise

by Patricia Maloney

Below are the latest abortion numbers from Ontario based on doctor’s billing codes for 2021-2022 fiscal year. I’ve also included the numbers for the previous two years for comparison purposes. Source is the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

2021-2022 total abortions are 42,021 (Hospitals 9,486 + doctor’s offices and clinics 32,535. Notice that there are another 7 abortions for which we do not know their categories, some of which are in the fetal reduction category.)

2020-2021 total abortions 41,750 (Hospitals 10,016 + Doctor’s offices and clinics 31,734)

2019-2020 total abortions 46,189 (Hospitals 10,887 + Doctor’s offices and clinics 35,302)

Notice that the horrific fetal reduction abortions are on the increase (126 in 2020-2021 compared to 170 + in 2021-2022). When there are multiple fetuses, one of more of them are aborted. The child who is born will find out one day that their sisters or brothers never made it into this world.

Also notice that A920A and P001A codes are both used for medical abortions, of which there were 23,657 in 2021-2022. There were 6,489 medical abortions in 2015-2016). The number of medical abortions increase every year. And remember that CIHI doesn’t capture medical abortions, so CIHI’s numbers will just continue to be under-reported with the advent of the abortion pill. CIHI also doesn’t capture fetal reduction abortions.

Republished with permission. Patricia obtains her data through Access to Freedom of Information requests she makes to governmental agencies.