Michigan Sees More Deaths Than Births After 1.6 Million Babies Killed in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 28, 2022   |   2:29AM   |   Lansing, Michigan

More people died than were born in Michigan in both 2020 and 2021, a statistic that pro-life advocates blame, in part, on the mass killing of unborn babies in abortions.

This is the first time more people died than were born since 1900 – nearly 120 years, according to a report from MLive journalist Taylor DesOrmeau. The statistics came from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

“Michigan has had more deaths than births only *twice* since 1900. It happens to be the two most recent years. What does that mean?” DesOrmeau asked on Twitter.

Right to Life of Michigan answered: “It means we are a dying state. Dying societies and locations can’t sustain themselves and could enter a death spiral. See Detroit. There have been an estimated 1.6 million abortions in Michigan since 1973… and counting.”

Because 1.6 million unborn babies were killed, there have been fewer children being born for decades, leading to fewer young adults who otherwise would now be parents.

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And the problem soon could become even worse. Aborting unborn babies is legal in Michigan for any reason up to viability, and about 30,000 are aborted every year. However, this winter, the state enacted a new pro-abortion constitutional amendment that could lead to unborn babies being aborted for any reason up to birth in the future.

The health statistics that DesOrmeau cited show about 117,000 deaths in 2020 and 118,000 in 2021 (excluding the deaths of unborn babies to abortion). At the same time, the number of births was at its lowest since 1940, according to the report.

Although the report attributed part of the spike in deaths to the COVID-19 pandemic, DesOrmeau said the virus is not the only reason.

“Michigan would have had a record number of deaths in 2020 and 2021 even if you ignore COVID deaths,” he wrote.

Many parts of the world are suffering from low birth rates and high death rates.

Earlier this year, a report from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office predicted that deaths will exceed births all across America by 2043 as fertility rates decline and unborn babies continue to be killed in abortions.

According to the global economics website Mish Talk, the “Demographic Outlook” report presents a troubling picture of the future in America.

Fewer children are being born because Americans choose not to have children, to have fewer children or to abort their children before birth. More than 63 million unborn babies have been aborted in the U.S. in the past 50 years – children who otherwise would have grown up, contributed to the workforce and society, and cared for their aging parents.

Declining birth rates in Europe and Asia already are leading to economic crises, and some countries have launched new efforts to encourage families to have more children. Yet few have moved to ban abortions.

Global experts also have been warning of the impending population crisis. In July, a study in The Lancet, a prestigious journal, predicted a “jaw-dropping” fertility crash within the next 80 years – one that will have devastating consequences on the whole of society.