Dr Peter Saunders

27% of all human deaths in England and Wales are due to abortion

Dr Peter Saunders was, until December 2018, the Chief Executive of CMF. Prior to that he was a general surgeon in New Zealand, Kenya and the UK. He is now the CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA), a global movement uniting national Christian medical and dental organisations in over 60 countries,
The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of CMF.

A full listing of ‘all’ deaths in England and Wales in 2010 is available on the Guardian website in an interesting article titled ‘Mortality statistics: every cause of death in England and Wales, visualised’.

In all there were 493,242 deaths in England and Wales from ‘all causes’.

This includes 224 babies ‘dying before, during or after birth’. However this total of 224 does not include 189,574 human deaths in 2010 from abortion in England and Wales.

Abortion has for some years now been the leading cause of human death in Britain.

If we add the pre-born babies who died as a result of abortion in 2010 the total number of human deaths in England and Wales comes to 682,816.

In other words, 189,574 out of 682,816 deaths, or 27.76% were due to abortion.

The other main causes of human death in England and Wales in 2010 (apart from abortion) were as follows:

Circulatory diseases – 158,084 deaths
Cancers and Neoplasms – 141,446
Respiratory diseases – 67,276
Digestive diseases – 25,662
Mental disorders – 19,916
Diseases of the nervous system – 18,483
Accidents and external – 17,201
Genitourinary diseases – 12,406

Abortion is against the Hippocratic Oath, against the Declaration of Geneva, against the International Code of Medical Ethics and against the Judeo-Christian ethic on which the laws of our country were originally based.

In 1947 the British Medical Association called abortion ‘the greatest crime’.

But it is now so commonplace in Britain that we don’t even bother to mention it as a cause of human death despite the fact that every abortion stops a human heart beating.

The fact that abortion deaths are excluded from official death statistics is a symptom of how far we have fallen since abortion was effectively legalised in Britain 45 years ago this week on 27 October 1967.

There is no one in Britain more innocent, more vulnerable and killed in greater numbers than the pre-born baby.

Posted by Dr Peter Saunders
CMF Chief Executive



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