The Grimmest Reaper of them all

Do you know what kills most people around the world in any one year?

  • war?
  • natural disasters?
  • terrorism?

No, none of the above. The actual answer is ABORTION!

“Abortion was the number one cause of human death worldwide in 2019 by far, with over 42 million killed. (HT:

“There have been 42.4 million abortions in 2019 as of December 31st, according to Worldometers, an organization that keeps a running tally of major world statistics and was recognized as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA). Worldometers calculates abortion numbers based on the latest statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“As Worldometers notes: According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. The 42.4 million deaths from abortion in 2019 was more than twice the number of all worldwide deaths caused by cancer, smoking, alcohol, traffic accidents, malaria, and HIV/AIDS combined.”

According to the UK government’s own statistics , in the year 2018 there were 200,608 abortions for women resident in England and Wales, and 205,295 abortions including non-residents. The figure for women resident in England and Wales is an increase of 4% since 2017 and the highest number recorded. Shockingly, in my opinion, 98% of abortions in England and Wales were funded by the NHS, the same level since 2013, but an increase from 91% in 2008

In Scotland, according to SPUC, 13,286 unborn babies were aborted in 2018 – a 8.9% rise from the 2017 statistics.

In the words of Graham Kendrick,

Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the father heart of God, for the children we’ve rejected, for the lives so deeply scarred?

We have scorned the truth you gave us, we have bowed to other lords, we have sacrificed the children on the altars of our gods.

Who can stand before your anger; who can face your piercing eyes? for you love the weak and helpless, and you hear the victims’ cries.

Come and shake us into action, come and melt our hearts of stone: upon your people, upon your people, have mercy, Lord!