According to the recently presented data from Worldometer, a worldwide database of health statistics, for two years in a row, abortions have been the leading cause of death all over the world, since more than three times as many people tend to lose their lives to abortion than to the second leading cause of death. As demonstrated by the last available snapshot of the Worldometer, made by the internet archive tool The Wayback Machine, approximately 42.6 million abortions were performed in 2021 all over the world. [tweet_embed] January 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] In comparison, about 13 million people passed away due to communicable diseases, which is the second-leading cause of death in 2021. Then goes cancer with 8.2 million people dying of it worldwide per year. Smoking takes almost 5 million people, while 2.5 million are killed by alcohol-related issues. About 1.7 million people die of HIV/AIDS, and more than 1.3 million people are killed in traffic accidents. Almost 1.1 million people commit suicide worldwide each year. There is also a separate set of coronavirus statistics, according to which, 3,524,139 people died with complications from COVID-19 in 2021. Overall, approximately 58.7 million people died in 2021, not including those who died from abortion. In case abortion was included as a cause of death, the number of deaths last year would be higher than 100 million. For sure, 2021 is not the first year that abortions were the leading cause of death worldwide. [tweet_embed] January 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] More than 42.6 million abortions were performed in 2020, for example, and in 2019, there were 42.4 million abortions performed. According to the data available for the time till Tuesday afternoon, which is four days into 2022, more than 400,000 abortions had been made worldwide. Notably, abortion is not only the leading cause of death globally, but in the United States as well. In accordance with the report of the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion advocacy group, 862,320 abortions were performed in the U.S. in 2017. Besides abortion, the leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2017 was heart disease that killed 647,457 people, according to the data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of deaths in the U.S. in 2017, not including abortions, was 2,813,503, while, abortions included, it would be almost 3.7 million. [tweet_embed] January 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] As reported by the CDC in 2019, 625,346 abortions were performed in the U.S. Yet, the available statistical information only includes data from 47 of the 50 states and New York City. Moreover, the number of abortions that appears in the report did not include data from California, which is the nation’s most populous state.