Bill, it's not really a mystery. We were told of these days by the Lord, who said that in the last days just before His return, "because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold", lawlessness being the denial of God and His commandments. A million babies a year killed in this country, 40 million worldwide - we're there.
The ancient Canaanites and Moabites aborted their 'inconvenient' babies by sacrificing them to the god of abundance, Moloch. They threw them into the burning furnace that was his belly (euphemistically referred to in the Bible as "passing their children through the fire"). That was the ancient method of abortion. We are much more sophisticated about it - we rip the baby apart in the womb,