Ectopic Pregnancy Poses Special, Serious Risk for Women Getting Abortion Pills by Mail

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Ectopic Pregnancy, where the developing child implants outside the uterus, occurs in some 1-2 percent of pregnancies, experts tell us. They can be particularly dangerous if not detected and addressed, as the continued growth of the child may eventually lead to the rupture of …

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Measuring the Impact of Dobbs in the Coming Years, Part Three: Will Fewer Abortions Mean More Births?

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research At first glance, the answer seems obvious. A pregnant mother who, as a result of new legislation in her state, decides not to abort her baby will in a matter of months, if nothing goes wrong with the pregnancy, give birth to that child. …

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More Evidence That Chemical Abortions are Dangerous

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Study after study has shown that chemical or “medication” abortion comes with serious risks. Yet abortion pill advocates and, more troublingly, government agencies, continue to assert that the drugs are “safe” and “effective,” arguing for expanded availability and the reduction or elimination of any remaining safeguards. …

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Measuring the Impact of Dobbs in the Coming Years: Part Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. In Part One, Dr. O’Bannon related the most recent abortion numbers and began his explanation of how and why compiling accurate abortion information is going to be a complex task in the post-Dobbs era. Today, in conclusion, he will look at one …

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Measuring the Impact of Dobbs in the Coming Years: Part One

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research To any observer, the overturning of Roe was obviously an enormously significant event in our nation’s history and a political watershed. Abortion was no longer, by the Supreme Court’s fiat, legal in all fifty states, throughout pregnancy, for any and every reason or none at all. …

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New FDA Rule Lets Pharmacies Dispense Abortion Pills – Under Certain Conditions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research The media has read all the abortion industry’s press releases and is anxious for you to know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now made abortion pills available at your local neighborhood pharmacy.   Well, sort of. And maybe sort of …

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NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Six, Conclusion: Abortion rates remain high for certain racial, ethnic groups

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research We have seen from earlier parts of this series that the abortion industry shows signs of a rebound after a quarter century of decline. Abortion has increased, particularly in some states and among some groups. Not really knowing the pain or danger that they …

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Numbers indicate challenges remain in some demographic groups

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Five By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Despite persistent undercounts and missing state abortion data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have seen over the past few days that the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, which surveys clinics directly, basically …

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State Figures Provide Important Context for National Abortion Trends

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Four By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research National abortion figures attempt to show the direction of the country as a whole, but state numbers sometimes offer a more complete or at least more nuanced view of the trends and currents.  And differences between …

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Most abortions done by High volume mega-centers

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Three By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Though recent statistics show the number of chemical or “medication” abortions rising, to the point that they now account for more than half of those performed in the U.S., those same statistics still indicate that the …

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Both CDC and Guttmacher Show Chemical Abortions Way Up in 2020

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports: Part Two By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Perhaps nothing has altered America’s abortion landscape as much as chemical abortions, changing the public’s image and women’s perceptions of abortion, the way these are performed and delivered, and significantly, their widespread availability. Loosened government regulations …

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CDC and Guttmacher Release Contradicting Abortion Numbers: Part One

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its Abortion Surveillance report for 2020. It showed what appeared to be a drop of 2% in the number of abortions performed in the U.S. The CDC recorded 620,327 abortions from state health …

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