By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Planned Parenthood has long sought to pretend that abortion is just another form of reproductive “health care,” one of many such services that the $1.6 billion non-profit offers. Why, they tell the public, PPFA offers contraceptives, “cancer screenings,” treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. Abortion …Continue reading "Ouster of Leanna Wen Shows Planned Parenthood’s All-Consuming Commitment to Abortion Over “Healthcare”"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Director of Education & Research As I hope all the posts we’ve written for you make clear, the abortion industry/abortion advocates mean not only to keep abortion legal but expand its availability by replacing doctors and clinics with webcams and chemical abortifacients. In that light, consider “Safety of Medical Abortion …Continue reading "Study Continues Push of Web-Cam Chemical Abortions, Safety Concerns Ignored"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research For years, whenever pro-life legislation was discussed or passed, advocates of abortion told us it was a waste of time. They said that women would get abortions anyway, crossing state lines or taking matters into their own hands. Now a prominent abortion researcher and …Continue reading "Noted abortion researcher admits pro-life laws stop abortions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Results from a trial in which chemical abortifacients were made available via webcam and delivered by mail have been published with the authors predictably claiming that the method is “safe, efficient, and satisfactory.” But a closer look at the study numbers reveals evidence of …Continue reading "Data Contradicts Safety Claims made for Chemical Abortion delivered by Webcam and by Mail"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research With chemical abortions [“medication” abortions, in pro-abortion parlance] continually on the rise, you would expect that pro-abortion advocacy groups would go out of their way to assure the public that these abortions are very safe. And you would be correct. To take just one …Continue reading "Why the number of Emergency Room visits are a very misleading measure of the safety of chemical abortions"
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. An uncorrected version of this story first ran yesterday. My apologies. If it seems like only a couple of weeks ago we were talking …Continue reading "Washington Post Fact Checker Flags Planned Parenthood for Inflated Abortion Numbers"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Perhaps no state is as big a source of frustration to the advocates of abortion as Texas. Second only to California in population, it was for years home to some of the nation’s busiest abortion clinics, performing some 100,000 abortions a year in the …Continue reading "Washington Post Fact Checker Calls Out Congressman, New AMA Head Over Reliance on Erroneous Texas Abortion Data"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Director of Education & Research When it comes to chemical abortions (“medication” abortions, in pro-abortion parlance), rhetoric and reality have increasingly been on a collision course. Advocates have diligently argued that chemical abortions are so simple and safe that women can do them on their own (the rhetoric). But simultaneously …Continue reading "Study reveals safety concerns among abortionists over chemically-induced self-abortion"
But Abortion Still Central to America’s Largest Abortion Chain By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL Director of Education & Research NRLC provides a bumper sticker that reads, “When you think Planned Parenthood, think abortion.” Well, it must be working. Apparently, whatever people are thinking when they think of Planned Parenthood, it isn’t what Planned Parenthood …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood Tries to Reshape Its Image… Again"
2nd most number of abortions ever performed By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Planned Parenthood has gone through some big changes this past year, but its latest annual report reaffirms that its commitment to abortion is as strong as ever. Powerful, politically connected Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has stepped …Continue reading "More Abortion, Less Health Care at Planned Parenthood"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. There is always a lull—a gap —recently running three years between the year for which Guttmacher compiles abortion numbers and the actual publication date. For example, the study that appeared in 2017 dealt with abortion numbers for the year 2014. The following …Continue reading "Guttmacher study on repeat abortions at odds with cherished pro-abortion arguments"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. We’re re-running this post from last year to supplement a new post written today about “independent” abortion clinics. No doubt there have been some changes, beginning with abortion clinic closures, independent or PPFA-affiliated. But what Dr. O’Bannon’s spoke of in his October …Continue reading "The “other” abortion clinics that perform 2/3rds of all abortions"