Planned Parenthood 2010-2016:Fewer centers, but more abortion clinics, and later abortions

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research There have been a great many stories in NRL News, the pro-life media in general, and elsewhere about the clinic closings at Planned Parenthood, the mergers, the scandalous videos that reveal that the organs of children are harvested from late abortions. On a Monday through …

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Are abortions for cleft palate rising in the UK?

By Michael Cook Abortions for cleft palate, an easily-fixed facial deformity, have been rising in the United Kingdom, according to the latest official figures. In 2015, 11 were carried out. The comparable figure in 2012 was 4. Campaigners point the finger at new pre-natal tests which allow doctors to inform pregnant women of the defect. …

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2015 abortions fewest ever in North Dakota

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months.  This first ran August …

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People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed about abortion

By Dave Andrusko As we do most days, we’re carrying stories about a wide assortment of topics today. We believe NRL News Today is must reading every Monday through Saturday. If you are not receiving our daily blog in your email inbox, take out 30 seconds and sign up at nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/join-the-email-list/ Like many people, I …

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They would force you to pay for abortions

Well, it’s official: The Democratic party – and its standard-bearer, Hillary Clinton – want to force you to pay for abortions. They’ve long wanted this, of course. But in the just-completed Democratic National Convention, they went further. They passed a platform resolution that says: “We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws …

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State will appeal decision by federal judge gutting pro-life Ohio law

By Dave Andrusko In an unsurprising but regrettable decision, Judge Michael R. Barrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, today permanently enjoined an Ohio law he had temporarily enjoined on May 23. Passed overwhelmingly by the Ohio legislature and signed into law in February by Gov. John Kasich, the measure …

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Latest Minnesota abortion numbers are cause for both celebration and concern

By Scott Fischbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The new abortion numbers [the number of abortions in Minnesota in 2015 were the lowest since 1974 and down 2.6% from 2014] are fantastic news. Here are my main takeaways from the latest report—two positives, and then four areas of ongoing concern. A LONG-TERM DECLINE …

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Abortion numbers in decline across Minnesota—except at Planned Parenthood

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Previously we ran an initial overview of the abortions statistics in Minnesota for 2015. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) explained, “Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974, confirming the success of life-affirming laws that provide women with …

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Taxpayer funded abortion ban, abortion facility licensing measures approved by House

Amendments to HHS omnibus bill would protect women, unborn children ST. PAUL —Two initiatives strongly backed by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, were approved today on the floor of the House of Representatives. A ban on taxpayer funded abortions passed on a 76-53 vote and a requirement …

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Another Florida abortion clinic settles up over allegations it improperly performed second trimester abortions

By Dave Andrusko Perseverance pays off, especially when investigating abortion clinics who tend not to be a font of information to outside agencies. The local CBS affiliate reported today that Aastra Women’s Center agreed to pay a $3,000 fine as part of a settlement in a case brought by the state accusing the Broward County, …

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A reported increase in the number of abortions in Michigan for 2014

Two Dynamics: Chemical Abortions and Women from Other States Coming to Michigan Editor’s note. This analysis comes from Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate. Data released by the Michigan Department of Community Health showed an increase in the number of reported abortions performed in 2014. A total of 27,629 induced abortions were reported …

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South Dakota abortion numbers drop to all-time low in 2014

Over a two-thirds decline since 1982 By Dave Andrusko As far as I can tell, only two television stations reported on the very encouraging news that in 2014, South Dakota recorded its fewest abortions since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. If you go the website of the South Dakota Department of Health, you learn …

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