By Jonathon Van Maren
n December 30, 2020, abortion was legalized in Argentina after a years-long battle in which pro-life activists mobilized in the millions and averted disaster several times before a new left-wing president ramrodded his feticide agenda through. Abortion activists everywhere hailed the fall of Argentina as a great moment and predicted that other South American countries would swiftly follow suit. On that prediction, thankfully, they were wrong.
Now, the numbers for Argentina’s first year of legal abortion have been released, and it is a bloody butcher’s bill. Over 1,200 hospitals and health centers offered so-called abortion services, performing 32,758 baby killings. Abortion pills are also proliferating widely, with 46,283 boxes of 12 pills each delivered to centers in 2021, up from 18,650 in 2020. Just as in Ireland, abortion legalization has sent the abortion rate through the roof.
In a world panicked by a pandemic and the government responses to it, many people forgot about the fate of millions of pre-born children in the womb. According to Worldometer, a reference website that tracks major world statistics, 42.6 million children were killed in the womb by noon on December 31, 2021. In contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer, 5 million from smoking, 1.7 million of HIV/AIDs, and 1 million from suicide. Abortion accounted for 42% of all deaths in 2021.
If we were to give each of these children a single moment of remembrance, we would have to be silent for over eighty years.