Abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide last year, with termination procedures accounting for some 42 million losses of life.
The latest figure was highlighted by renowned stats website “Worldometers” which keeps a tally of many different world statistics in a live format. The specific abortion number is based on the most recent figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“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,” Worldometers noted.
“In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion, there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.”
Though it is the first day of 2020, Worldometer is already listing that some 75,000 babies will have been aborted so far this year.
According to the latest figures released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some 623,471 legal abortions were carried out during the year 2016.