Abortion is still one of the most ongoing controversial debates that is torn between human ethics or right and wrong on one hand and a woman’s choice of freedom on the other. While many parts of the world such as Poland, Soviet Union, Iceland to name a few have legalised abortion, many counties are still coming to terms with it. 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. In the midst of all the conundrums of whether abortion right and wrong, many women in many parts of the world undergo the arduous and painful termination of the unplanned baby. In fact, an estimate of 2018 by the statistics tracking service Worldometers estimates a staggering 41 million deaths in 2018 alone.
Worldometers tracks and estimates statistics in real time on a wide variety of subjects, based on data from sources such as the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and more. And according to their statistics, the total deaths by abortion surpass even that of the deadliest diseases such as cancer, AIDS or smoking-related illnesses.
As of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometers revealed. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.
In comparison, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS. This confounding number of deaths from abortion, in fact, has led certain observers to call abortion the social justice cause of our time, since judging from the sheer magnitude of the problem other human rights issues pale in comparison.
Given this alarming number of deaths, 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 mentioned purpose of the march is to end abortion by 'uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.'