“Catastrophic”: 42.6 million abortions worldwide in 2021

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

42.6 million abortions took place in 2021 around the world, according to the website Worldometer, using data from the World Health Organisation. Abortion is still the leading cause of death worldwide.

Abortion is yet again the root cause of death worldwide, accounting for 42.6 million deaths. It is estimated that 13 million died from diseases and 8.2 million from cancer. There were also nearly 1.1 million suicides.

According to available data, 125,000 unborn babies die every day as a direct result of abortion.

Factoring in the current rate of abortion, since Tuesday, more than 600,000 babies have been killed by abortion around the world.

In 2021, it was also revealed that 210,860 unborn children were killed by abortion in 2020 – the highest number of abortions since the 1967 Abortion Act, as reported by SPUC.

That figure is likely to be the same, or even worse, for 2022.

Abortion is the main cause of death in the UK.

SPUC comment

A SPUC spokesperson said

“2021 was another horrifying year for the unborn. 42.6 million lives lost to abortion is a catastrophic death toll.

“This heartbreaking figure puts much in perspective. The task ahead for pro-lifers is staggering and more urgent than ever. We must not be deterred, however.

“Women and babies deserve more than abortion. They need us. These numbers are a huge loss for society and have a disastrous effect on the well-being of mothers.

“In 2022, SPUC will be launching several pro-life initiatives that aim to shift the balance in favour of the unborn in the UK.”