Abortion was the leading cause of death in 2019 and resulted in more deaths than the combined total caused by cancer, disease, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents, smoking, and alcohol.
Statistics compiled by Worldometers indicated that more than 42.3 million babies were killed world-wide in 2019 through abortion. In contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer during the same period, 13 million from disease, and 1.7 from HIV/AIDS.
Worldometers’ website states:
According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion, there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.
According to Life News, “Worldometers estimates about 58.6 million deaths world-wide in 2019, but that number does not include unborn babies’ abortion deaths.”
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