Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2022 was...
Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2022, killing 44 million people
More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2022.
Worldometers statistics for 2022 reveal that there were over 44 million abortions world-wide. The independent site collects data from governments and other organisations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers.
However, the WHO (World health Organisation) official head-count for those killed by abortion is much higher: “Around 73 million induced abortions take place worldwide each year,” according to the WHO website.
More than 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in abortion in England and Wales
The statistics released by the Department for Health and Social Care show the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales, with 214,869 taking place in 2021, an increase of 4,009 from 2020.
The 2021 abortion figures show that there were 91,313 repeat abortions in England and Wales meaning 42.5% of the women who aborted their babies in 2021 had already aborted at least one baby already, for some this was their third or fourth abortion.
Abortion is also the leading cause of death in the United States.
In America, just under 1 million babies are aborted every year.
“In the USA, where nearly 30% of pregnancies are unintended and 40% of these are terminated by abortion, there are between 1,500 to 2,500 abortions per day. Nearly 20% of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. Guttmacher Institute reports 930,160 abortions performed in 2020 in the United States, with a rate of 14.4 per 1,000 women,” Worldometers reports.
When contrasting the abortion numbers to other causes of death, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, abortions far outnumbered every other cause. By contrast, an estimated 9.6 million people died from cancer in 2022, 6 million from smoking, 16 million from disease, and 2 million died of HIV/AIDS. Deaths by malaria and alcohol are also recorded.
With 67.1 million people dying last year from a cause other than abortion and 111 million people dying in total from abortion and all causes, that means abortions accounted for almost 40% of every death around the world last year.
If the WHO statistics are correct and the number of abortions was in fact 73 million, that means that more people were killed by abortion than every other cause of death combined.