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There were 1.21 million abortions in the US in 2008 according to the Guttmacher Institute estimating 1,212,400 abortions for 2009 and 2010

Click here for an Abortion Counter (Real-time abortion counters based on the most current statistics
for the number of abortions in the US and Worldwide)

Now compare these numbers to the 15 leading causes of death in 2009 (preliminary data from the CDC) AND to the number of American war casualties (from the Navy Dept. Library and Defense Dept.)

Cause of Death 2009 Deaths
Abortion 1,212,400
Diseases of heart 598,607
Malignant neoplasms 568,668
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 137,082
Cerebrovascular diseases 128,603
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 117,176
Alzheimer’s disease 78,889
Diabetes mellitus 68,504
Influenza and pneumonia 53,582
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 48,714
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 36,547
Septicemia 35,587
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 30,444
Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease 25,651
Parkinson’s disease 20,552
Assault (homicide) 16,591
War Deaths
Abortion in 2009 alone 1,212,400
Revolutionary War 4,435
War of 1812 2,260
Mexican War 13,283
Civil War 364,511
Spanish/American 2,446
World War I 116,516
World War II 405,399
Korean War 36,574
Vietnam 58,209
Persian Gulf War 382
Operation Iraqi Freedom (as of December 2011) 4,421
Operation New Dawn (as of December 2011) 66
Operation Enduring Freedom (as of December 2011)
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