How many babies die in abortions?

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Dear LifeNews Readers,

Last week, during Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control released its national abortion report on the number of babies who die in abortions every year across the United States.

The good news is that, although approximately 699,000 babies lost their lives in abortions in 2012, the latest year CDC has produced figures for, that represents a decline of about half since the highs of more than 1.5 million in the late 1980s. That number is also a decline from the 730,322 babies who died from abortions in 2011, according to CDC’s report last year.

In other words, 31,000 babies were saved from abortion compared to the number who died the year before.

But there is still SO much work to do. That’s because, according to those figures:
* 58,250 babies die in an abortion every month
* 13,442 babies die in an abortion every week
*1,915 babies die in an abortion EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Also, we know these numbers are much higher than the CDC reports. That report doesn’t include California, Maryland and New Hampshire. Better estimates still have the United States killing as many as 1,000,000 babies a year in abortions. That equates to over 83,000 every month, 19,230 a week and over 2,700 every single day.

But is working hard to change the abortion culture and turn these numbers around.

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