Data from Worldometers has indicated that more people died in 2018 from abortions than any other cause of death worldwide, putting this at 42 million.
This data, when compared to the number of babies born in 2018, suggest that nearly a quarter of all pregnancies worldwide (23 per cent) ended in abortion, thus for every 33 live births last year, 10 babies were aborted.
Worldometers is a highly accredited site that collects official data from governments, scientific journals, and other reputable groups like the World Health Organisation.
Although global death toll of 2018 was 59 million, the report said this does not include the nearly 42 million lives that were lost last year due to pregnancy termination.
With deaths from abortion exceeding those from cancer, HIV/AIDS, suicide, malaria, and car accidents combined, several pro-life activist groups are calling it “the social justice cause of our time.”
Although abortion rates in the U.S. are reportedly on the decline, it is still one of the leading causes of death, robbing the lives of an estimated 1 million U.S, babies annually.
A report from the UK Department of Health revealed that in 2017, the most recent year on record for which the department has revised abortion statistics, the number of abortions in the UK hit a 10-year high.