The leading cause of death worldwide for 2021 was abortion, which accounted for 42 of each 100 deaths from all causes, a report says.
Decision magazine explained, “The total of all deaths worldwide from causes other than abortion came in at 58.7 million, which means that abortions accounted for just over 42% of all human deaths in 2021.”
By the numbers, there were 42.6 million deaths by abortion during 2021, the report said.
That makes three years in a row that the leading cause of death worldwide is abortion, according to Worldometer, a database that compiles global statistics on a variety of topics.
“As of noon Dec. 31, 42.6 million abortions had been performed during 2021. By comparison, 13 million people had died from communicable diseases; 8.2 million from cancer; 5 million from smoking; 2.5 million from alcohol and 1.7 million from HIV/AIDS,” the report said.
Also, there were 393,000 from malaria, one million suicides, and 1.3 million road accident fatalities.
Additionally, deaths from the coronavirus in 2021 totaled around 3.5 million globally, according to the World Health Organization.
“Once again, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2021,” March for Life noted on social media. “This is the greatest human rights abuse of our time, and it is our responsibility to stand up and say ‘no more.'”
Lila Rose, founder and president of the pro-life organization Live Action, urged Americans to take notice, according to the Decision report.
“Abortion is a uniquely serious and urgent crisis. It’s the legalized killing of the most vulnerable. It’s the leading cause of death in America. It is responsible for more bloodshed than anything else. Stopping the incessant bloodshed should be our top political and social focus.”
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