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BY Jim Cosgrove

March 26-April 01, 2000 Issue | Posted 3/26/00 at 2:00 AM


There were 31,329 abortions in Quebec during 1998. That is a 3.6% increase from 1997, a 29% increase from 1990, and a 107% increase from 1980. The year also saw nearly two abortions for every five births in the province. In 1980, the ratio was one to five.

(Source: Montreal Gazette, Jan. 26)