U.S. Abortions Hit Highest Level in Decade

The overturn of Roe v. Wade has done little to stop the murder of the unborn. After the Supreme Court reversed its landmark 1973 ruling, only 14 states banned abortion. Women who want an abortion can simply go to states where it is legal.

  • The Guttmacher Institute published a report on March 19 showing that an estimated 1,026,690 abortions occurred in the United States in 2023, the first full calendar year after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
  • That is 15.7 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age.
  • This represents a 10 percent increase since 2020.

Chemical abortions: The number of abortions in the U.S. peaked at 1.6 million in 1990, but then fell until 2017, when 885,000 babies were aborted.

This long-term decline ended around the time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted the in-person requirement to obtain chemical abortion pills. This ruling allowed Walgreens, cvs Pharmacy and similar stores to dispense abortion pills through the mail, making abortions easier than ever to obtain.

The Bible view: The biblical view is that the life of an unborn child is equal to that of an adult (Exodus 21:22-23). If a person’s actions caused an unborn child to die, God judged him the same as a person who had killed an adult. This means that abortion is murder.

Anciently, the people of Judah sacrificed their children to Molech. As punishment, God delivered them “into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence” (Jeremiah 32:35-36). God warns in numerous end-time prophecies throughout the Bible that this generation also faces captivity for its sins.

Learn more: Read “The Missing Dimension in the Abortion Issue.”