Abortion remains by far the main cause of death worldwide

Abortion has topped several infectious diseases as the world's leading cause of death for at least the fifth year in a row, even though multiple abortion restrictions have gone into place at the state level following the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, as the Christian Post reports.


Statistics compiled by Worldometer, a database that tracks quantitative data on health, the global population and other metrics in real-time, show that more than 44.6 million abortions were performed worldwide in 2023. The last available snapshot of Worldometer from 2023, captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine by 31 Decembre shows that the number of abortions performed last year exceeds the combined number of casualties caused by the other leading causes of death listed.

The second leading cause of death worldwide, communicable diseases, took the lives of over 12.9 million people last year. Cancer was attributed to more than 8.2 million deaths, while smoking contributed to the deaths of over 4.9 million people.

More than 2.4 million people died of alcohol use, more than 1.6 million people perished because of HIV or AIDS and over 1.3 million people lost their lives in road traffic accident fatalities. Over 1 million people died by suicide.

Source: Worldometer


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