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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If adopted, proposed “No-Test” protocol would move dangerous DIY Chemical Abortion ever closer to reality

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research If you thought that Planned Parenthood’s webcam and Gynuity’s TelAbortion programs represented the limits as to how far the abortion industry would go in efforts to move chemical abortions out of the clinic, a recent journal article by some of the industry’s top researchers …

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Why the number of Emergency Room visits are a very misleading measure of the safety of chemical abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. With roughly 40%  (and growing) of all abortions chemically-induced, today’s story that appeared from one year ago could not be more timely. With chemical abortions [“medication” abortions, in pro-abortion parlance] continually on the rise, you would expect that pro-abortion advocacy groups would …

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Washington Post Fact Checker Flags Planned Parenthood for Inflated Abortion Numbers

PPFA President Wen Earns Four Pinocchios for Claim of Thousands of Abortions a Year Pre-Roe and 5,000 deaths By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Our look back at what appeared in NRL News Today exactly one year ago today is an evergreen story: Planned Parenthood’s foundational dishonesty. Ironically, …

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Jettisoning the term “surgical abortion,” but not the horrific practice

By Randall K. O’Bannon, NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appears in the May digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 40-page compilation of news stories, commentary, analyses, and editorial and pass them along to pro-life family and friends. If you are not receiving our Monday through …

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Fewer clinics in 2020, but Planned Parenthood performing more abortions, later abortions, than it was ten years ago.

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Planned Parenthood boasted nearly nine hundred clinics as recently as 2010. Today, they have just a little over six hundred. Yet, somehow, abortion, the “service” for which they are most widely known, hasn’t faltered. In fact, in their most recent annual report, they reported …

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