I Googled ‘55 Million.’ Here’s What I Found.

When the Drudge Report linked Kristen Hawkins’ piece about being “overwhelmed” by the 55 million deaths of unborn children since Roe v. Wade became law in 1973, it had the intended effect. For me, anyway.

55 million

It’s hard to believe: 55 million people who should be here, aren’t. So I Googled “55 million.” Here’s what I found.


Facebook status

There were 55 million status updates per day on Facebook in 2013.

paper clips

Americans use nearly 55 million paper clips a day.


55 million meals are served in Disneyland parks each year.

royal wedding

55 million Americans watched Prince Charles wed Lady Diana on television in 1981.


55 million is 10% of children under the age of 5 worldwide today.


55 million is the population of Italy.


55 million people died from 1939-45 in World War II, including the holocaust and Chinese revolution.


In 2011, an estimated 55 million people died worldwide.


And since 1973, 55 million people have been legally killed in America because the Supreme Court decided they have no right to life.

This is why we March, no matter what the weather.


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Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.