There’s Killing; And then there’s KILLING.

Number killed or missing in action in all wars in U.S. history: 1,343,812. Adding the wounded: 2,489,335.

Number killed or missing in action in U.S. wars since 1973: 12,387. Adding the wounded: 96,680.

Number of executions in U.S. history dating back to 1608: 15,269.

Number killed in the September 11 attacks: 2,977.

Number of detainees waterboarded by the CIA under President Bush: 3.

Number of abortions in the U.S. since 1973: 53,310,843 through 2010.

Number of abortions per year in the U.S. since 1973: 1,402,917.

Number of abortions per month in the U.S. since 1973: 116,910.

Number of abortions per week in the U.S. since 1973: 26,979.

Number of abortions per day in the U.S. since 1973: 3,841.

Number of abortions by Planned Parenthood in the U.S. in 2009: 332,278, more than 900 per day, or 27.6% of all abortions in the U.S.

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Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

4 thoughts on “There’s Killing; And then there’s KILLING.

  1. This is certainly eye-opening! It brought my husband and I to tears when we found out his father took a very prominent position in finance at Planned Parenthood about 10 years ago. Since then, he was let go but the emotional toll it took on our family, knowing he was involved in a company SO AWFUL was horrifying.

    Thank you for your blog and the great wisdom that you share! I am enjoying reading your posts and have much to learn from you! 🙂

    1. All we can say is, “Forgive them; They know not what they do.”

      Thanks, Rhonda, for stopping by and leaving this comment. I hope we shall become much better acquainted as time goes by!

  2. You are right, they know not what they do. Would love if you could share the source of the stats so that we can use the info in discussions with others who MIGHT then change their minds…

    1. For abortions:

      For wars:

      I don’t remember which ones I used, but these are probably fairly accurate, if not exactly equal to the ones I did quote. Statistics change according to rounding numbers, or using newer data based on historical research, etc. Sometimes even typographical errors or mistakes in analyzing figure in.

      Sorry I did not catch this comment when you posted it!!!

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