- Number of abortions per year: approximately 46million
- Number of abortions per day: approximately 126,000
- About 26 million women obtain legal abortions each year, while an additional 20 million abortions are obtained in countries where it is restricted or prohibited by law.
- Worldwide, the lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman.
Did you catch that last statistic? When averaged out, every woman on earth has had an abortion. Obviously, that is not true. Millions have never had one, but huge numbers have had 2, 3 or more, and that brings the average to one per every woman on earth!
The disdain for human life begins with a disdain for life in the womb. On this most somber of anniversaries, Christians must continue to stand for what is right. We must continue to preach that life begins at conception. We must continue to teach that every life, even in womb, is valuable. We must continue to preach that every one–even the unborn–has a soul.
And, if you are blessed like I am, to have a precious little one (born AND unborn), be thankful. Every time I see a story or read a statistic about abortion, a tear comes to my eye. Leah and I are thankful daily that Mary Carol had a mother who knew it wasn’t right, and who wanted to give this little one a chance.
Say a prayer that abortions will stop. Abortion is a terrible stain on our culture, and it deprives children of their most basic rights: to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”