Statistics reveal over 63 million babies murdered by abortion in U.S. since 1973

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


Abortion is undoubtedly a sinister black mark on American history, especially after its accessibility and legality vastly increased since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling of 1973.

Recently, the National Right to Life (NRLT), a pro-life watchdog, revealed the horrifying numbers of abortion victims since 1973. According to NRLT, the Guttmacher Institute (GI) reported that a shocking 63.5 million unborn children have been murdered in the womb in the last 49 years in America. This number, a genocide to the highest degree, is more than 10 times that of the Holocaust during World War II.

Perhaps the most egregious part of this statistic is that this is happening in America, a country that has provided freedom and safety for so many outside the womb, but fatally ignored so many within the womb. In the “land of the free and home of the brave,” over 63 million innocent children have been legally murdered under the guise of “health care” and “bodily autonomy” in under 50 years.

In a shred of good news, it does appear that the number of abortions per year has steadily decreased since the 1990s, although statistics appear contradictory in some cases. In 1990, there were a ghastly 1.4 million abortions in the nation, according to the CDC. That number has gone down in the last 30 years. According to the CDC, the average number abortions per year had appeared to plateau between 600,000 and 700,000 in the second decade of the 21st century.

However, according to GI, 1990 saw 1.6 million abortions, and the decrease in recent years has only gone down to roughly 800,000 per year.