This past January, the Statesman Journal published an article highlighting the top 11 causes of death for Oregonians in 2016. These causes and total deaths included: 

  1. Cancer 8,076,
  2. Heart disease 6,976,
  3. Unintentional injury 2,108,
  4. Chronic lower respiratory heart disease 2,081,
  5. Stroke 1,944,
  6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,786,
  7. Diabetes 1,240,
  8. Alcohol-related 829
  9. Suicide 771,
  10. High blood pressure 557,
  11. Firearms 510

While these numbers are horrific and far higher than desired, there is a secret cause of death not mentioned in the Statesman Journal’s article.

The cause of death: abortion. In 2016 the Oregon Health Authority recorded 8,942 abortions. This startling number reveals more babies were killed from abortion that year than those who died from cancer. On average over 22 babies were aborted every day in Oregon. This injustice must be stopped.

There is hope. In the past 5 years, abortion rates have been going down. Since 2012, Oregon’s average abortion numbers have gone down by 909 babies. You can be a part of that change. Help abolish abortion today by becoming an advocate ORTL.org.