The #1 Cause of Death Worldwide

Pro-Life advocates have widely reported shockingly high abortion statistics recently released from New York City.  But, how does abortion compare to leading causes of death in America?  How does it compare to mass murder campaigns throughout history?  In all areas, the data prove that the mother’s womb is indeed the most dangerous place in the world.

Live Action, a group that has gained national prominence with their undercover videos exposing illegal activity within Planned Parenthood, reported that New Yorkers had 52% more abortions than died from all other causes combined in 2008[1].

 NYC causes of death

This insight led me to investigate further: how does abortion compare to leading causes of death in America?  We hear a lot about heart disease being at the top of that list, especially when big-government politicians call for legislation protecting us from known risk factors in popular foods.  As it turns out, the abortion rate in our country is nearly twice as high as the death rate from heart disease[2].

USA causes of death

Now, let’s take the next logical step and compare the number of babies killed in America since Roe vs. Wade to the top five multicides (which includes genocide and any other mass murder campaigns) throughout history.

top 5 multicides

We can see that the number of abortions in America secures our place as being more murderous than all the regimes we invoke to compare against our political enemies du jour[3].  Yet, this rate is still fairly low when matched up with the rest of the world.  Global abortions in 2003 were at a whopping rate of 41.6 million annually, down from 45.6 million in 1995[4].  At that rate, there would be over one billion babies murdered in the span of 25 years.  By a wide margin, the pro-life mantra: “The most dangerous place in the world is the mother’s womb” rings true.

So, what are we to do?  Protest at abortion clinics?  Lobby state and national legislatures?  Appoint pro-life judges?  All of these things help to varying degrees but ignore the root of our problem: SIN.  You see, I’ve left out the most important statistic of all: 100% of all deaths result from Original Sin. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” Rom 5:12

We as individuals and as a nation must repent – turn from our wickedness – to escape God’s certain judgement.  Jeremiah 18:8 outlines our only hope for saving our country: “If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.”  Our best weapons against the evil of abortion are not the courts or the voting booth.  It is the Sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17).  I pray God through his humble and obedient servants will send this Spirit to all peoples, tribes, and nations to deliver us from death and Hell before our time runs out.

[2] Abortion data from

Causes of death from

*Excludes deaths from medical errors which likely fall somewhere within the top 10 (estimates vary widely)


[3] Abortion data from

Multicide data from

*Estimates vary widely