By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Perhaps no state is as big a source of frustration to the advocates of abortion as Texas. Second only to California in population, it was for years home to some of the nation’s busiest abortion clinics, performing some 100,000 abortions a year in the …Continue reading "Washington Post Fact Checker Calls Out Congressman, New AMA Head Over Reliance on Erroneous Texas Abortion Data"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Director of Education & Research When it comes to chemical abortions (“medication” abortions, in pro-abortion parlance), rhetoric and reality have increasingly been on a collision course. Advocates have diligently argued that chemical abortions are so simple and safe that women can do them on their own (the rhetoric). But simultaneously …Continue reading "Study reveals safety concerns among abortionists over chemically-induced self-abortion"
But Abortion Still Central to America’s Largest Abortion Chain By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL Director of Education & Research NRLC provides a bumper sticker that reads, “When you think Planned Parenthood, think abortion.” Well, it must be working. Apparently, whatever people are thinking when they think of Planned Parenthood, it isn’t what Planned Parenthood …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood Tries to Reshape Its Image… Again"
2nd most number of abortions ever performed By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Planned Parenthood has gone through some big changes this past year, but its latest annual report reaffirms that its commitment to abortion is as strong as ever. Powerful, politically connected Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has stepped …Continue reading "More Abortion, Less Health Care at Planned Parenthood"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. There is always a lull—a gap —recently running three years between the year for which Guttmacher compiles abortion numbers and the actual publication date. For example, the study that appeared in 2017 dealt with abortion numbers for the year 2014. The following …Continue reading "Guttmacher study on repeat abortions at odds with cherished pro-abortion arguments"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. We’re re-running this post from last year to supplement a new post written today about “independent” abortion clinics. No doubt there have been some changes, beginning with abortion clinic closures, independent or PPFA-affiliated. But what Dr. O’Bannon’s spoke of in his October …Continue reading "The “other” abortion clinics that perform 2/3rds of all abortions"
By Randall K O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave pro-lifers something to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving. Their latest surveillance reports that abortions, abortion rates, and abortion ratios all continued to fall for 2015, the latest year for which it has figures. …Continue reading "CDC Report shows continued decline in the number of abortions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Over the last few months there’s been, if not a surge, at least an uptick in commentary over the possibility of an artificial womb. Dr. O’Bannon wrote about this previously and it seemed a good time to provide readers a second chance …Continue reading "New Artificial Womb Technology unsettling to Abortion Advocates"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research For years, whenever pro-life legislation was discussed or passed, advocates of abortion told us it was a waste of time. They said that women would get abortions anyway, crossing state lines or taking matters into their own hands. Now a prominent abortion researcher and …Continue reading "Noted abortion researcher admits pro-life laws stop abortions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Late Wednesday afternoon, multiple news reports announced that Baltimore’s City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, has been named as the new president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion “provider.” Wen, 35, will take office in November, replacing Cecile Richards, the heavily political operative …Continue reading "In strategic move, PPFA chooses first physician in 50 years to head the nation’s largest abortion provider"
Use Materials from the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. and Joseph Landrum It seems as if you’re barely back from summer vacation and your teacher asks you to do a report or a research paper on a current event. You’re pro-life, you’d like to write a paper on …Continue reading "The secret to doing well on that Pro-Life Research Paper?"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. …Continue reading "Another Big Merger at Planned Parenthood: Heartland Affiliate Joins Minnesota and Dakotas"