A new website is keeping count of every unborn baby’s life lost to abortion this year, allowing people to watch the deadly impact of abortion on the world.
As of Wednesday morning, the Worldometer abortion counter reported more than 1.08 million unborn babies died in abortions so far this year. People can watch in real time as the total grows.
The website bases its numbers on statistics from the World Health Organization, which estimates between 40 million and 50 million abortions world-wide every year, according to Breitbart. Some estimate the number to be much lower, but no one knows exactly how many babies are aborted each year across the world.
Abortion statistics in the United States, though limited, are reliable. Approximately 3,000 unborn babies are aborted every day in America and close to 1 million every year. Abortion numbers and rates have been declining steadily in the U.S., but abortion remains the No. 1 cause of death in our country, especially in the black community, according to the report.
Internationally, China and India have some of the highest abortion numbers in the world. From stories out of the two countries, it is evident that abortion often is an abuse against women as well as unborn children. Women frequently are coerced or forced to abort their unborn babies, sometimes just because they are carrying a girl. Mothers who refuse sometimes endure horrific abuses in their attempts to protect their unborn babies.
The Worldometer abortion counter is unsettling to watch. Every second, the total increases, and each number represents another unique, living unborn baby who was killed.
Some of these babies’ lives were destroyed against their mothers’ or fathers’ wills, others merely for convenience. No matter what the circumstances, these babies were valuable human beings who deserved to live.
American pro-life advocates soon will travel to Washington, D.C. to mourn the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which allowed abortion on demand up to birth in 1973. In the past 45 years, the legalization of abortion in America has led to approximately 60 million unborn babies’ deaths.
These are children who were denied the chance to grow and live, to dream, attend school, find the love of their life, and make their mark on the world. As long as abortions continue, whether 50 million a year or five, pro-life advocates will continue to work hard to make sure that every life is protected and valued from the moment of conception.