COVID, Years of Promotion of Abortion Pills Yield Abortion Increase

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 …

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New Study Claims, But Fails to Show, Physical Exams, Ultrasounds Unnecessary for “Safe” Chemical Abortions

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 …

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

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 …

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Abortions Drop in Texas After Heartbeat Law

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 …

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English Government Ending Abortions by Mail

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 …

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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 It seems to occur every month or so. Take your pick because the list seems endless. The media touts the latest abortion study purporting to show that chemical abortions cannot be reversed; that women can have an abortion safely with pills bought off the …

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More than Half of All U.S. Abortions Now from Abortion Pills

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research The trends have been pointing this way for years, but today the Guttmacher Institute confirmed that chemical, or “medication” abortions, now account for more than half of the abortions performed annually in the United States. In an online analysis of preliminary data from Guttmacher’s …

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How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion

Part Three: No Matter What Happens with the Law, Still Abortion By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note.  Part One addressed claims that at-home abortions would be easier and Part Two made clear that self-managed abortions will be more dangerous. In Part Three, Dr. O’Bannon will explore what role …

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How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion

Part Two: Abortion without Clinics and Greater Risk By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note In Part One Dr. O’Bannon outlined how the only one these bloody, extremely painful chemical abortions are easier for is the abortionist who only does a cursory interview, prescribes the pills and ships them …

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How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion Part One: Easier for Abortionists

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was first considering authorizing the sale of the chemical abortifacient mifepristone (also known as RU-486), reporters used to ask me all the time how I thought this would “change the abortion debate.” I tended to respond …

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FDA authorizes telemedical abortion, home use of abortion pills

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had completed a review of chemical abortion regulations launched by the Biden administration in May, determining whether the abortion pills could be shipped to women’s homes without a woman first seeing a doctor. …

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Addressing Serious Misinformation about Abortion Pill Reversal

Editor’s note. Dr. O’Bannon was asked to testify in Wisconsin back in October on requiring information about APR—abortion pill reversal—for women undergoing chemical abortions. This is the testimony he submitted, edited here for publication. I am Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, the director of research and education for National Right to Life. I have been researching and writing …

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