Lost generations: Over 48 million Millennial and Gen Z babies have been killed by abortion


Abortion has violently ended the lives of over 48 million Millennial (24.5 million) and Generation Z (24 million) babies combined, according to data published by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate” and research arm, the Guttmacher Institute. Tragically, since the 1973 Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision forced abortion upon the nation, a staggering 60 to 62 million preborn babies have been killed.

Guttmacher data from 2017 revealed that the lives of 2,363 preborn babies are violently ended every day by abortion in the United States.

Abortion at 8 weeks (Image credit: AbortionNo.org)

Abortion at 8 weeks (Image credit: AbortionNo.org)

Using age definitions for the various generation groups published by Pew Research, along with reported abortion data published over the years by Guttmacher (note: the data has varied year to year due to estimations), Live Action News documented the following losses among the generations since Roe v. Wade:

Generation X = 8.7 million preborn lives lost to abortion 

Between 1973 and 1980, there were an estimated 8,736,000 preborn lives lost to abortion among Generation X, identified by Pew as those born between 1965-1980. This is more than the entire population of the state of Virginia, and exceeds populations in all but 11 states in the US, according to 2019 population data estimates.

Millennials = 24.5 million preborn lives lost to abortion

Millennials are identified by Pew as those born between 1981 and 1996. In that generation, there were an estimated 24,514,400 Millennial preborn lives lost to abortion. Data by state published at infoplease.com for 2019 indicates that this would amount to more than the population of the state of Florida, and would exceed populations in all but two US states.

Generation Z = 24 million preborn lives lost to abortion 

Pew Research defines Generation Z as those born after 1996. Between 1997 and 2017 (the last published report from Guttmacher), there have so far been an estimated 24,028,920 preborn babies from Generation Z lost to abortion. This, like those in the Millennial generation, also amounts to more people than the entire population of Florida in 2019, and would exceed populations in all but two US states.

The preborn lives lost to abortion among Millennials (24.5 million) and Generation Z (24 million) each outnumber the populations of a multitude of countries, according to a 2021 estimate published by WorldMeters.info. These include Niger, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Romania, Chile, Guatemala, Syria and Cuba, among others. Collectively (48 million) they outnumber the populations of Spain, Uganda, Argentina, Algeria, Sudan, Ukraine and Iraq among many others.

Abortions by decade 

Using data published by Guttmacher, we can also see the impact abortion has had in America by decade:

  • 1973 to 1979: nearly 7.2 million
  • 1980 to 1989: nearly 16 million
  • 1990 to 1999: 14.3 million
  • 2000 to 2009: 12.4 million
  • 2010 to 2017 (last published year): nearly 7.7 million

Between 1973 and 2017 (the latest data published by Guttmacher), there were approximately 60 million abortions reported. Tragically, by end of 2020, the number of lives lost by abortion are now estimated to be as high as 62.5 million, according to National Right to Life.

As we enter the 48th year since Roe v. Wade, let us recommit to ending this horrific genocide of innocent children, so no more American generations will suffer loss from abortion.

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