Study says Coronavirus Reduced Clinic Traffic and Abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research State responses to the novel coronavirus in early 2020 – limiting medical access to those patients requiring “essential services” – had the effect of reducing visits to abortion clinics, likely resulting in fewer abortions being performed during that time frame, according to a study …

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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 Editor’s note. Our look back to what appeared in National Right to Life News Today exactly one year ago offers this first-rate overview of what the NRL Educational Trust Fund offers to students who are writing a pro-life research paper. Mark Twain once said, “The secret of …

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Evaluating false claims that it makes no difference whether pro-life laws are passed or strict constitutionalists are nominated to sit on the Supreme Court

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. & Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appears on page 7 of the October digital issue of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents of this important edition with pro-life family and friends. Every four years during a presidential election cycle, it shows up like clockwork. Some concerned pro-lifer writes …

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Why is the Industry 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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The Day the FDA Abandoned the First Principle of Medical Ethics

20th Anniversary of the Abortion Pill Mifepristone’s Approval By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research The first principle of medical ethics is “primum non nocere” – “first, do no harm.”  It is a reminder that at a patient’s most physically vulnerable moment, a doctor must take care with all his sharp tools …

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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. When NARAL undertakes its every-couple-of-months attack on Women Helping Centers [as they are doing right now], one of the arrows they shoot targets the wholly defensible conclusion that the unborn can experience pain while being torn apart. They usually side-step the reality …

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A failed attempt to defend removal of safety provisions for women undergoing chemical abortions — Part Two of Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. In Part One, Dr. O’Bannon began his critique of a series of tweets written by Daniel Grossman, a noted abortion researcher and activist from one of the abortion training academy University of California – San Francisco’s research institutes. Dr. Grossman lit into an …

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A failed attempt to defend removal of safety provisions for women undergoing chemical abortions — Part One of Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research On August 10, 2020, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Live Action’s Lila Rose published an article in National Review calling for the federal government to reinstitute safety precautions for the distribution of mifepristone, the “abortion pill.” “Women procuring abortion drugs without proper education or …

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Giant PPFA affiliate at center of storm over Margaret Sanger is a yet another product of Planned Parenthood’s relentless consolidation

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research, and Dave Andrusko, NRL News Today editor It was no more than a casual throwaway line  in some of last week’s stories. You’ll recall there was a media firestorm of sorts when Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided it was time to remove …

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One Year Later: Ouster of Leana Wen Shows Planned Parenthood’s All-Consuming Commitment to Abortion Over “Healthcare”

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note.  As we’ve discussed over the last two weeks, Planned Parenthood is in a heap of trouble. Firing Dr. Wen was not the first sign of internal turmoil but it was, and remains, the most public. As it turned out, canning Dr. Wen …

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Five ways to Tell if a Study is Just More Pseudoscientific Pro-Abortion Propaganda

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appears in the July digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 45-page-long issue and pass along stories to your pro-life family and friends. It seems to occur every month or so. Take your pick because the list seems …

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Noted abortion researcher admits pro-life laws stop abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appeared a year ago today. Dr. O’Bannon captures in great detail an admission pro-abortionists are loath to concede: pro-life laws affect behavior—for the better! For years, whenever pro-life legislation was discussed or passed, advocates of abortion told us it was a …

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