New report: One BILLION babies killed by abortion in 100 years
9 February 2017
The report found that one billion abortions have been reported in the last century.
Since abortion was first legalised in the former Soviet Union in 1920, there have been over one billion babies killed worldwide, according to a new report by the Global Life Campaign.
The "Abortion worldwide report: 100 countries, 1 century, 1 billion babies" was launched at an event held by the Family Research Council, and co-sponsored by Human Life International, the National Right to Life Committee and Regent University.
100 nations, 1 century, 1 billion babies
The FRC gave background to the report's launch, saying "The Abortion Worldwide Report is the first to systematically track reported abortions in 100 nations, territories and regions, from as early as 1920 through 2015. The Report contains 4,915 country years of data, major findings, country abortion graphs showing the impact of authorisation, world maps, and a policy table for 196 nations. The principal authors are Wm. Robert Johnston, Ph.D., and Thomas W. Jacobson, M.A., who compiled the data and information in the Report over the last 32 and 14 years respectively."
"Greatest deliberate slaughter of human beings in history"
The report's authors said that the deaths represented "the greatest deliberate slaughter of human beings in history, far exceeding all wars".
One of the other major findings of the report was that when governments legislate for abortion, the number increases exponentially.
SPUC's communications officer Alithea Williams said: "This report goes some way to illustrating the almost unimaginable scale of the lives lost to abortion in the last century. As the report only tracks reported abortions, and does not include estimates for those caused by abortifacients, the true number could be several times higher than this. However, the fact that one billion babies have been killed legally shows how ridiculous it is to claim that legalisation reduces abortion, and how crucial it is for governments to enact just laws to protect mothers and babies."
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