January 12, 2022

63,459,781 Babies Killed by Abortion Since Roe v. Wade

An estimated 63,459,781 babies have been killed by abortion since 1973, the year that Roe v. Wade was decided.

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) Director of Education and Research Dr. Randall K O'Bannon created a fact sheet showing estimated abortion totals. He used statistics from the CDC and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.

O'Bannon pointed out in a press release that the CDC found an abortion rate of 11.4 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. Additionally, the CDC found a ratio of 195 abortions per 1,000 live births. The CDC does not include statistics from California, New Hampshire, and Maryland. They do not report their abortion data to the federal government.

Between 2010 and 2019, aborition rate decreased by nearly 18%. Despite this, NRLC estimates that over 880,000 abortions currently occur in the United States each year.