HomePolitical NewsAbortion the Leading Cause of Death in the World - Over 41 Million Children Killed Before Birth Mike Vance March 4, 2019 According to a report from Worldometers, abortion was the leading cause of death in the world, with over 41 million children killed before birth. By December 31, 2018 there had been 41.9 abortions throughout the course of the year. For a comparison, 1.7 million people died from HIV/AIDS and 5 million died from smoking. Worldometers has credibility as it was voted one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association. It keeps track of yearly world statistics such as births, deaths, population, automobiles produced, books published and CO2 emissions. On a global scale, 23% of all pregnancies ended in abortion in 2018. That's nearly a quarter of all pregnancies. You can combine deaths from cancer, malaria, HIV/Aids, alcohol, smoking and traffic accidents and it still is less than the total deaths from abortion. Per Breitbart News: 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. Last week, the UK Department of Health revealed that in 2017 — the last year for which it has revised abortion statistics — the number of UK abortions hit a 10-year high. The figures were released just before the Christian celebration of the Feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28, commemorating the decree by King Herod that all male children in Israel under the age of two were to be killed. The annual March for Life in the United States will take place in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2019 with the theme “Unique from Day One.” The stated purpose of the march is to end abortion by “uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.” On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court made the decision in Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal in all 50 states and invalidated 50 state laws that stated otherwise. As a result abortion was made legal and on demand in the entire country.