Research shows unborn child able to experience pain much earlier than customarily assumed

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Yesterday we wrote about an intriguing post that appeared in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics that challenged the “consensus” that the unborn child cannot experience pain until (at least) the 24th week. Making it even more fascinating is that one of …

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2018-2019 Planned Parenthood Annual Report: More Abortions Than Ever

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Planned Parenthood may have closed a few clinics, experienced a major upheaval in top management, and even seen its revenues dip ever so slightly. But that hasn’t stopped the abortion giant from performing a record number of abortions and continuing to grab an ever …

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Media, Medical Associations Mischaracterize Study of Abortion Reversal Treatment: Chemical Abortion, Not Abortion Pill Reversal, is Dangerous

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Read just the headline, or read the entire article, and you’d surely be convinced that a recent study of abortion pill reversal (APR) showed the process to be dangerous to women. For example, the Washington Post’s Christmas Eve headline read, quite directly, that “Some …

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Advocates want Democratic presidential candidates to support making chemical abortions available aver the counter

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research While a lot of folks are sharing their Christmas wish lists, abortion advocates are already telling us what they want for next November – a president who will support over-the-counter access to abortion pills. On the heels of a study that inadvertently exposed safety …

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A deeper look at the CDC abortion numbers: Part Three

By Dave Andrusko By the time you finish this post, I trust it will be clear why this is the third of what we four stories about the latest abortion figures from the Centers for Disease Control. For reasons known only to the CDC, it always releases its latest abortion analysis right around Thanksgiving—in this …

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What new CDC numbers tell us about Abortion in America

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Over the Thanksgiving holidays, the government released its latest report on abortion in America, confirming a welcomed long term downward trend in the numbers of abortions. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of abortions fell 2% from 2015 to …

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When writing that pro-Life research paper be sure to use materials from the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. and Joseph Landrum Mark Twain once said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” If you’re pro-life and you want to write a paper on some aspect of the abortion issue, this is surely good advice. But that begs the question how do you get started and what signposts …

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Study profiling American Women Seeking Abortion Pills Online

Is More a Marketing Report Than a Study Part Two of Two By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editors note. In Part One, Dr. O’Bannon outlined the background of the researchers who produced “Demand for Self-Managed Abortion Through an Online Telemedicine Service in the United States” published in the American …

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Study profiling American Women Seeking Abortion Pills Online

Is More a Marketing Report Than a Study Part One of Two By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research It comes as no secret to readers of NRL News Today that abortion advocates are aggressively pushing to have the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize abortion pills to be prescribed …

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Why is the Industry is Building Big Abortion Clinics Just Across State Borders?

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Laws have been passed. Clinics have closed. Abortions have dropped to levels not seen since the earliest days of Roe. This does not mean the abortion industry has gone into hibernation. Far from it. In response they are building new, gigantic, high volume mega-clinics …

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How much of the decline in the number of abortions is explained by DIY abortions?

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL Director of Education & Research In the report released Wednesday, the Guttmacher Institute reported the welcome news that the number of abortions in 2017 was 862,320, a 7% drop from 2014. The abortion rates and abortion ratios also declined. This has also been an era in which the number …

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New Numbers from Guttmacher Show Continued Abortion Drop

Abortion Rate Lowest Since Roe By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Today the Guttmacher Institute released a report showing there were 862,320 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2017. This signals a decrease of almost 64,000 a year from the 926,190 Guttmacher reported just three years prior in 2014, and …

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