Every life deserves a chance but unfortunately some people don’t get to live to be an old man or woman.
It doesn’t always happen from a heart attack.
It doesn’t always come when they ere behind the wheel in a drunk driving accident where they had one too many and crashed their car into a tree.
It comes when they weren’t even given a chance at all.
Abortion is one of those things that when you think about it you have to wonder how someone can even consider it. In the grand scheme of things a full term pregnancy is merely nine months of someone’s life.
Nine months, that’s all. Of a person who if they are otherwise healthy will live to be well into their eighties thanks to today’s modern medicine.
There are also so many people who for one reason or another medically who cannot have children who would be more than willing to adopt someone to raise them as their own. Where do people get the nerve to throw away what so many people would be willing to have?
Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018, with more than 41 million children killed before birth, Worldometers reports.
As of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometers revealed. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.
Worldometers — voted one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA) — keeps a running tally through the year of major world statistics, including population, births, deaths, automobiles produced, books published, and CO2 emissions.
It also records the total number of abortions in the world, based on the latest statistics on abortions published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted.
There were more deaths from abortion in 2018 than all deaths from cancer, malaria, HIV/AIDS, smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents combined.
The staggering number of deaths from abortion, in fact, has led certain observers to callabortion “the social justice cause of our time,” since judging from the sheer magnitude of the problem other human rights issues pale in comparison.
The year 2018 also saw the repeal of Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, one of the last laws recognizing and protecting the right to life of unborn children.