Data collated suggests abortion was the leading cause of deaths worldwide in the year 2018, with over 40 million children being terminated before birth.
According to findings by Worldometers, some 41.9 million abortions were committed throughout the world as of December 31, 2018.
Compared to other causes of death, it was revealed that deaths from abortions topped that which were caused by cancer and HIV/AIDS.
It also topped that of malaria, alcohol and traffic accidents combined.
In the course of the year, 1.7 million people died of HIV/AIDS, 8.2 million from cancer in 2018 and 5 million from smoking.
Worldometers is one of the best free reference websites, as voted by the American Library Association (ALA).
The website is noted for collating statistics in areas such as population, births, deaths, automobiles produced, books published, and CO2 emissions.
Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted.
The debate surrounding abortions has always divided opinion, especially due to its links with human right issues.
To this end, abortions are legal in some countries, but other societies, especially in Africa, see it as unbiblical.
Last year, Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, one of the last laws recognizing and protecting the right to life of unborn children, was repealed.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Health also revealed that abortions hit a 10-year high in 2017.
In the United States (US), there is a scheduled march on January 18, 2019, against abortions.
Dubbed the March for Life, is it aimed at ending abortion by “uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.”
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