Abortion the Leading Cause of Death in 2019

In 2019 there were over 42.3 million abortions world-wide, making it the leading cause of death. This averages to 80 innocent lives lost every minute.

From the Worldometers website:

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 [1] , there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

Abortion is devastating. It ends the life of one person and scars the life of another. There is always another option.

If you are hurting after an abortion there is help and healing available for you. Head to www.LifeChoice.org.au/Postabortion for more information.


World Health Organization (WHO) – Statistics by the World Health Organization

[1] Finer LB and Henshaw SK, Disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States, 1994 and 2001, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2006, 38(2):90–96.

[2] Jones RK et al., Abortion in the United States: incidence and access to services, 2005, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, 40(1):6–16

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