Upon reaching January 22nd, (the anniversary of Roe v. Wade) the United States has now sanctioned legalized abortion for forty-seven years throughout all fifty states. Since the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision there have been over an estimated 61,628,584 abortions that have ended the lives of innocent human beings.
A recently published analysis by the National Right to Life Committee revealed that there have been more than 61,628,584 abortions (that we know of) since the Supreme Court handed down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Since then there have virtually been unlimited abortions through the United States.
NRLC education director Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon provides the figures based on data from both the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former Planned Parenthood research arm. Guttmacher receives numbers directly from abortion centers themselves and is the prime source for more current figures because the Centers for Disease Control has never tabulated accurate numbers of abortions. The CDC relies on figures from state health departments, some of which rely on voluntary reporting — and it hasn’t had data from some states such as California and New Hampshire for more than a decade.
“Because of these different methods of data collection, GI has consistently obtained higher counts than the CDC. CDC researchers have admitted it probably undercounts the total number of abortions because reporting laws vary from state to state and some abortionists probably do not report or under-report the abortions they perform,” O’Bannon explains.
The statistics mean that 2,362 babies are killed in abortion in the United States in one single day. That computes to about 98 abortions every hour in the United States.
The number of total abortions committed in the United States is higher given the fact that states like California, New York, and Colorado legalized abortions prior to abortion being legalized nationwide through Roe v. Wade.
The good news is that abortions are on the decline, and unborn babies’ rights to life are likely improving. The annual report was released last year and revealed that abortion numbers have reached an all-time low in 2016 across the United States.
Only seven countries allow wholesale abortions after the 20 week period, among them China and North Korea. With the recent legalization of late-term abortion in New York, the United States now has more states than there are countries in the world that have legalized late-term abortion. The United States should not be setting this kind of an example. Thankfully, twenty states have passed laws restricting abortions after 18-20 weeks, but there is clearly still much work to be done.