The Leading Cause of Death

The Leading Cause of Death January 14, 2020


The leading cause of death throughout the world in 2019 was not heart disease, cancer, accidents, war, or suicide.  The leading cause of death was abortion.

Worldwide last year, there were over 42 million abortions.  This compares to a total of 58.6 million deaths from all other causes.  So deaths by abortion were some 42% of the total.

So reports Right to Life U.K. in the article Abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019, ending the lives of over 42 million unborn babies:

Over 42 million abortions took place globally in 2019 according to new figures that found abortion to be the single largest cause of death.

The statistics, compiled by tracking service Worldometers, counted approximately 42.4 million abortions took place last year.

In comparison, the organisation which does not include abortion in its mortality rates found the number of deaths attributed to all other causes is approximately 58.6 million, making abortions, in our calculations, account for 42% of all deaths worldwide in 2019.

In comparison, Worldometers found the number of death attributed to all other causes – excluding abortions – was approximately 58.6 million. If abortion rates were included in these figures, it would make terminations, by our calculation, account for 42% of all deaths worldwide in 2019.

The number of deaths caused by abortion far outweighs every other cause, with death due to disease accounting for 12.9% of the total (13 million) and cancer 8.1% (8.2 million).

Additionally, Worldometers found that just under a quarter of all pregnancies (22 percent) were ended by abortion in 2019 and for every 33 live births, ten unborn babies were aborted.

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Defenders of abortion frame their arguments in terms of a woman’s right to choose.  This information focuses on what they are choosing.  It’s instructive, as we lament all of the death in the world, to consider how much of it comes from our own volition and action, how we bring our own children to death instead of life.

HT:  Christian Today


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