Over a Billion Abortions Committed
Worldwide Since 1970: Guttmacher Institute
A new report by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, entitled
"Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress," shows that
billion abortions have been committed since 1970.
The report says that the annual number of abortions have declined over
the period from 1995 to 2003. Nevertheless, in 2003 approximately
million abortions were committed worldwide.
On average, this works out to more than one death by abortion for each
second of the year. Alternately, one might visualize the number
deaths occurring each year as a number significantly larger than the
number of people who live in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago,
Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose,
Detroit and San Francisco.
"There simply isn't anything close," said Stephen Phelan of HLI.
the many years since this has become a practice, even legalized in many
countries, you're over a billion."
"There's definitely nothing to compare," he continued. "The closest
thing you'd get to it would be the atheist, socialist dictators of the
20th century; and even they, in their gruesome efficiency, were only
able to kill somewhere between a hundred and a hundred-seventy million
people. ... There's no comparison."
The Guttmacher Institute report also mentions the "high degree of
safety" of abortions in communist China, but neglects to condemn
China's one-child policy or the forced abortions that occur
nevertheless refers to the "woman's right to make her own childbearing
decisions" and couches the report in the language of "choice."
According to the report, 8.8 million "safe" abortions occur in China
each year, approximately 1 in 5 of all abortions worldwide.
Contact: James Tillman
Date: October 16, 2009
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