The Leading Cause of Death in the United States Will Shock You

September 14 is a national day of remembrance for all the innocents whose lives are taken every single day — a noted evangelical leader weighs in on this tragedy

Just a few days from now — September 14 — is the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

This day of remembrance — the 7th annual such day in our nation — calls on pro-life Americans to honor the gravesites of aborted children.

“Pro-lifers are also encouraged to carry on the spiritual mission of the Day of Remembrance throughout the year by visiting a gravesite of aborted children or other memorial site to offer prayers of mourning for the victims of abortion,” say those behind the effort.

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On Twitter recently, I saw a heartwarming video posted by Fox News’ Janice Dean.

It showed a sweet, precious baby girl who receives her first glasses — then sees her mother for the first time, recognizing her by her voice.

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What a beautiful, precious scene it was.

Here is the baby getting her new glasses and laying eyes on her mother for the first time:

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And then right after I saw that wonderful video, I came across some sickening statistics.

They broke my heart.

I read about the average number of deaths per day in the U.S. by various causes.

This is grim news indeed.

Here it is:

  • Rifles – 1 death per day
  • Teen texting and driving – 8 deaths per day
  • Underage drinking – 11 per day
  • Drunk driving – 28 per day
  • Opioids – 115 per day
  • Suicide – 128 per day
  • Flu – 150 per day
  • Diabetes – 228 per day
  • Alzheimer’s – 332 per day
  • Stroke – 401 per day
  • Accidents – 401 per day
  • Medical error – 685 per day
  • Cancer – 1,641 per day
  • Heart disease – 1,773 per day
  • Abortion – 2,408 per day

That’s right.

The leading cause of death in America every day is the abortion of unborn babies in the womb.

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The mother’s womb is now the most dangerous place an American will ever be.

See the below tweet for the shocking statistics presented in a different order — as well as the sourcing for the numbers.

Look at that abortion number.

That’s about 100 babies an hour who lose their lives every single day — and we wonder why God judges us as a nation.

When we practice this level of child sacrifice, how can we expect anything but judgment?

Please join me in praying that our country will repent of this carnage — and stop the killing of the innocent unborn.

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Dr. Richard Land is an evangelical leader and president of Southern Evangelical Seminary. He serves on President Donald Trump’s faith advisory board. He also served previously as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention and was appointed a senior research fellow of the ERLC’s Research Institute. Dr. Land is featured in his nationally syndicated daily radio commentary, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” which airs on nearly 800 stations nationwide.

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