By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research When most people think of the abortion pill, they think of mifepristone, or RU-486, the chemical abortifacient developed by French pharmaceutical maker Roussel Uclaf back in the 1980s. Most of these people also know that because of efficacy issues, mifepristone has usually been paired …Continue reading "Abortionists are skipping Mifepristone, Mailing Misoprostol Alone for Home Abortion"
Annual Report of America’s Abortion Giant for 2020-2021 Finally Released By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Months late, without any apology or explanation, and raising nearly as many questions as it answers, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has finally released its annual report for 2020-2021. While full of …Continue reading "Record Revenues, Abortions at Planned Parenthood during Pandemic"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appeared in the August issue of National Right to Life News. Please share this, and the entire 46 page edition, with pro-life family and friends. Editor’s Note. This is adapted from Dr. O’Bannon’s June 24th speech at NRLC Convention 2022 Today, …Continue reading "Abortion Advocates Hoping to Beat Dobbs with Mail Order Abortifacients"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Beyond their public statements, legal maneuverings, and political activities, not a lot is known about what’s been going on inside Planned Parenthood clinics and offices this past couple of years. Planned Parenthood has not published an annual or service report in eighteen months, making …Continue reading "Why some details of Planned Parenthood’s last two years are a mystery."
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Anyone expecting Planned Parenthood to simply pack up and close shop when Roe fell probably just hasn’t been following the nation’s largest, richest abortion chain for very long. They closed a clinic or two before the June 24th Dobbs decision hit and have suspended …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood Post-Roe: Defending its deadly products with an intensity and aggression perhaps not seen before"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Academic Director Editor’s note. Last Friday was the conclusion to the NRLC Academy, a five and a half week educational and training course for effective pro-life work and advocacy. The Academy roster this year included Lauren Lipinski, Lauren Shovlin, and Amy Baker. The following are Dr. O’Bannon’s closing comments. You …Continue reading "Preparing the 2022 NRLC Academy class for the challenging post-Roe world"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appeared in the first post-Roe edition of the “Prolife Newspaper of Record”. Please share this story and the remainder of this issue with pro-life family and friends. This is adapted from Dr. O’Bannon’s June 24th speech at NRLC Convention 2022. Today, …Continue reading "Abortion Advocates Hoping to Beat Dobbs with Mail Order Abortifacients"
Results of Guttmacher 2020 Clinic Survey Show Abortions Up Nearly 8% By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Everyone knew that the pandemic, the shutdowns, the anxiety were likely to affect the number of abortions, but the question was how and by how much? Would keeping everyone indoors for months on …Continue reading "COVID, Years of Promotion of Abortion Pills Yield Abortion Increase"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research It seems like there’s a new study just about every week or so claiming that telemedical chemical abortions are “safe” and “effective.” They take some aspect of telemedical protocol – the estimation of gestational age, the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, the side effects like …Continue reading "New Study Claims, But Fails to Show, Physical Exams, Ultrasounds Unnecessary for “Safe” Chemical Abortions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, NRL Director of Education & Research In all likelihood you missed it, but the online pro-abortion news outlet Rewire.news decided to explain why it no longer would use the descriptive “surgical abortion.” Instead, Rewire vice president and managing editor Regina Mahone said in an editorial, these would now be called “procedural …Continue reading "Jettisoning the term “surgical abortion,” but not the horrific practice"
Advocates claim women just got abortions elsewhere By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Whenever pro-life legislation passes and goes into effect, abortion advocates are anxious to prove two things: 1) that the legislation doesn’t work; 2) that women have found a way around the law. Both claims were made in …Continue reading "Abortions Drop in Texas After Heartbeat Law"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research While the American government has removed limits on chemical abortions by telemedicine, offering blithe assurances of safety, health ministers from England have announced that come August 30, 2022, they will be reinstating limits on the abortion “pills by post” scheme they had temporarily allowed …Continue reading "English Government Ending Abortions by Mail"