More Than 1 Million Babies Have Already Been Killed in Abortions Worldwide This Year

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 11, 2021   |   2:57PM   |   Washington, DC

Barely two weeks into the new year, more than 1.2 million unborn babies already have been aborted across the globe, according to the live world statistics tracker Worldometer.

An incomprehensible number, as many as 50 million abortions take place world-wide each year, according to the World Health Organization. Each represents a unique, irreplaceable human child whose life was unnecessarily destroyed.

Worldometer reported more than 1.2 million abortions in 2021 as of Monday morning, but the tally continues to grow.

Breitbart reports the estimate makes abortion the number one cause of death in the world so far in 2021, outranking heart disease and cancer.

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When contrasting the abortion numbers to deaths to cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, abortions far outnumbered every other cause – even though abortions are unnecessary and preventable.

Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and killing an unborn baby in an abortion is not “health care.” Abortions are not safe for mothers either. Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.

Each unborn baby already had their own unique DNA, making them distinct from their mother. That DNA indicated if the child was a boy or girl, their eye and hair color, their height, possible genetic disorders and disabilities, and much more. In most cases, the unborn babies’ hearts are beating when they are aborted, too.

Yet, every year, tens of millions of unborn babies continue to be killed in abortions. According to the World Health Organization, about 42.7 million abortions were done in 2020.

In America, just under 1 million babies are aborted every year. Though abortion rates have been dropping in the past decade, abortion remains the leading cause of death in the United States as well.

An estimated 62 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade in 1973. In January, pro-life advocates will gather for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to remember the anniversary of that infamous decision and call for restored protections for the unborn.