One billion abortions in the last 100 years

Christian Institute – February 9, 2017

Since abortion was first legalised in the former Soviet Union in 1920, there have been over one billion babies killed worldwide.

The appalling figure was presented in a new report by the Global Life Campaign (GLC). The report’s authors called it “the Greatest Genocide in history”.

The report is the first to systematically track reported abortions on a global scale from as early as 1920.

Data was collated from over 100 nations, territories and regions where abortion figures are available, up to 2015.

The report’s authors, Thomas Jacobson and Dr Robert Johnston, said that the deaths represented “the greatest deliberate slaughter of human beings in history, far exceeding all wars”.

The overall figure is equal to approximately 22 per cent of the current population of those countries.