By Dave Andrusko A year ago, NRL News Today posted a story that began, “Discernible progress is being made in New York City on the ratio of abortions to live births just released 2011 City data shows.” “While the city remained the abortion capital of America in 2011, with abortion ratios almost twice the …Continue reading "Number of abortions and abortion rate drops in New York City, nation’s “Abortion Capital”"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. A week ago today the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion think-tank, released an analysis of abortions for 2011. The major (and very encouraging) takeaway from “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011,” written by Rachel K. Jones and Jenna …Continue reading "Digging Deeper into the Data: Legislation, Education and the Latest Drop in Abortion Part 3"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research It is said that failure is an orphan but that victory has a hundred fathers. Well, there are a lot of folks taking credit for the sudden and significant decline in abortion numbers Guttmacher just reported for 2011–a drop of about 150,000 abortions …Continue reading "Digging Deeper into the Data: Considering the causes for the drop in abortion, Part 2"
By Katie Yoder Contemporary abortion advocates have moved beyond the Clinton-era “safe, legal and rare” mantra in favor of “safe, legal and accessible” – and the networks oftentimes appear to do the same. When the Guttmacher Institute published a study revealing how the U.S. abortion rate had reached its lowest level since the Roe …Continue reading "Of the Nets, Only CBS Covered Record Low Abortion Rate"
WASHINGTON – A report released today by the Guttmacher Institute found that abortion rates and ratios are continuing to decline in the United States – but downplayed the role that public debate over the rights of unborn children have played in this trend. In its “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, …Continue reading "New Guttmacher Study Ignores Impact of Public Debate Regarding Rights of Unborn on Abortion Rates"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research and Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life News Today editor Given the trends seen in recent national reports, National Right to Life now believes that there have been over 56 million abortions since 1973. One critical piece of evidence in that calculation arrived …Continue reading "Abortions top 56 million since Roe v. Wade"
By Dave Andrusko Good news: the number of abortions in New Zealand has dropped to the lowest number since 1995. In 2012, 14,745 women had abortions, the pro-abortion Abortion Supervisory Committee reported. As recently as five years ago, the figure stood at 18,382. The category of women most likely to have abortions were women …Continue reading "Number of abortions in New Zealand drops to lowest figure in nearly 20 years"
By Micaiah Bilger, education director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s abortion rate is on the decline—and that’s good news for women and their families, according to the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the state’s largest single-issue pro-life organization. “Fewer unborn children are losing their lives to abortion, and more women are being empowered to make …Continue reading "Pennsylvania Abortion Rate Down 5 Percent in 2012 – Good News for Women, Babies"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research When abortions drop, for whatever reason, that’s a big deal. Precious unborn lives have been saved and their mothers saved from making a terrible mistake. But figuring out why they may have dropped, even when the exact cause may be unclear, is important too, …Continue reading "Analyzing the 5% Drop in Abortions in the CDC’s 2009 Abortion Surveillance Report, Part Two"
By Dave Andrusko Why do those pro-lifers talk so much about women dying from legal abortion? So laments Amy Sullivan, as part of her New Republic article [mis]titled, “Pro-Life Activists Conveniently Ignore the Abortion Drop.” “That isn’t to say,” Sullivan eventually adds, “that anti-abortion activists are upset about the falling abortion rate. But many are …Continue reading "Pro-abortionist laments, why do pro-lifers talk so much about women dying from legal abortion?"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Yesterday NRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon offered an important first look at the study by Priscilla Coleman and David Reardon. www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/09/lengthy-study-of-denmark-pregnancies-shows-higher-mortality-associated-with-abortion-than-with-birth. Dr. Saunders provides additional insights today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hot on the heels of two major reports in the last week from Finland and Scotland confirming the link between abortion and preterm delivery, …Continue reading "Major new study from Denmark reveals significantly higher maternal death rates following abortion compared to normal delivery"
By Dave Andrusko The Chiaroscuro Foundation Tuesday contributed once again to its yeoman work showing how prevalent abortion is in New York City. The Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports alternatives to abortion, released a detailed breakdown of abortions by zip code, based on ten years worth of detailed data provided by the New York …Continue reading "Chiaroscuro Foundation Releases Data Showing Breakdown of Abortion by zip code in New York City"