Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2022, Killing 44 Million People

Steven Ertelt
lifenews.com
2023-01-25

More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2022.

A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 44 million abortions world-wide in 2022. The independent site collects data from governments and other organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers.

Worldometers bases its daily abortion figures on a fact sheet from the World Health Organization, which estimates an even higher figure for abortions per year than Worldometers. "Around 73 million induced abortions take place worldwide each year," the WHO says.

Abortion is also the leading cause of death in the United States.

"In the USA, where nearly 30% of pregnancies are unintended and 40% of these are terminated by abortion, there are between 1,500 to 2,500 abortions per day. Nearly 20% of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. Guttmacher Institute reports 930,160 abortions performed in 2020 in the United States, with a rate of 14.4 per 1,000 women," Worldometers reports.

When contrasting the abortion numbers to other causes of death, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, abortions far outnumbered every other cause. By contrast, an estimated 9.6 million people died from cancer in 2022, 6 million from smoking, 16 million from disease, and 2 million died of HIV/AIDS. Deaths by malaria and alcohol are also recorded.

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