Behind the Abortion Industry’s Obsession with At-Home Chemical Abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research You might have expected the abortion industry to celebrate when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the abortion pill mifepristone (“RU-486”) for sale in the U.S. in September of 2000. Chemical abortions were high, high on their list of objectives. But they complained.  …

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Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education &Research Editor’s note. This appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this editorial—and all of the remainder of the content in this 42-page issue with your family and friends. If they are not currently receiving  the monthly NRL News and/or …

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Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education &Research “Medicine’s double standard of acknowledging pain capability in wanted premature babies while denying it in unwanted unborn babies of the same gestational age is unconscionable”–Conclusion of American College of Pediatricians statement Science has been uncovering more and more evidence of the ability of unborn children …

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Planned Parenthood records another record number of abortions

 Planned Parenthood performed 354,871 abortions in 2019 By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Director of Education & Research Last December, when new president Alexis McGill Johnson told the Washington Post that Planned Parenthood was through marginalizing abortion, declaring “We are a proud abortion provider,” she wasn’t kidding. Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report for 2019-2020 has just …

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Grossman Refutes Grossman on Safety of Self-Managed Chemical Abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Who is Daniel Grossman and why is he important?  Dr. Grossman is one of the nation’s leading abortion researchers and activists, currently heading the University of California San Francisco’s premier reproductive health research group, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH).   For the past …

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Latest “Turnaway Study” on Post-Abortion Emotions Badly Flawed: National Right to Life’s In-Depth Analysis

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This important analysis that appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is as on the mark and significant was it was in 2020. The fine folk from the University of California -San Francisco (UCSF) – long known as America’s Abortion Training …

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Roe’s Legacy: More than 62.5 Million Lives Lost

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research As you see in the accompanying chart that we have linked to, we have made substantial progress in reducing the number of abortions and lowering the abortion rate over the past thirty years. At the same time, though, as long as abortion is legal, …

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“The Pro-Life Pregnancy Help Movement” is a scholarly analysis of the work and history of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers — Part Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. On Thursday, Dr. O’Bannon shared his excitement over “The Pro-Life Pregnancy Help Movement,” a new book on the work of pregnancy resource centers written by Laura S. Hussey. Today he continues his review with Prof. Hussey’s assessment of these centers’ effectiveness. Information how …

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“The Pro-Life Pregnancy Help Movement” is a scholarly analysis of the work and history of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Part One

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research It is understandable that with all that was going on, you may have missed that an excellent book on pregnancy care centers was published last year by a scholar well known to the pro-life movement. Laura S. Hussey, Ph.D., an assistant professor from the …

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Study offers dubious claim that 7% of Women Attempt Self-Abortion in their Lifetimes

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research With a new year and possibly a whole new team heading the nation’s healthcare agencies, a team of all-star abortion researchers has published a study claiming that 7% of women attempt a “self-managed” or do-it-yourself [DIY] abortion at some point in their lives.  There …

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Planned Parenthood Pushes, Provides Abortion During COVID

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Education & Research Many health care workers have acted heroic during the pandemic, bravely putting their own welfare and safety on the line to save the lives of others. Planned Parenthood bills itself as one of those noble “health care providers,” but while others were focused on saving lives during …

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Many Independent Abortion Clinics Are Closing, report documents

Overwhelmingly perform most of the country’s late term abortions By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research As everyone knows, Planned Parenthood receives all the media attention, but lost in that single-minded focus is that while PPFA is indeed the biggest abortion chain, running some 37% of abortion clinics in the United …

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