By Dave Andrusko The formal separation of the Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood took place in 2007, according to GI’s webpage. Prior to that, beginning in 1968 GI was “housed within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)” and from 1977 until 2007 it carried the designation “special affiliate.” I mention this …Continue reading "Guttmacher Institute: former PPFA “special affiliate,” still carries water for Planned Parenthood"
Guttmacher Institute cites themselves to attack pro-life state laws designed to protect mothers and their unborn children WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today said that a new “study” issued by the Guttmacher Institute (originally founded as a special research arm of Planned Parenthood) was flawed and misleading and cautioned journalists to …Continue reading "Flawed “study” calls for supporting abortionists instead of protecting women"
By Dave Andrusko A new study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, released today, is a study in artifice. How do you maintain the myth that “punitive” abortion laws are causing lengthy delays when your own study proves otherwise? To begin with, we are told the authors—Rachel K. Jones and Jenna Jerman—“relied on data from a …Continue reading "Guttmacher’s own study demonstrates state waiting periods have little impact on how long it takes women to secure abortions"
By Dave Andrusko I just came across this report from the Guttmacher Institute, released today, so this post will be short with a more in-depth follow up tomorrow. The headline is hugely encouraging, and in line with other data both from Guttmacher and from the Centers for Disease Control: “U.S. Teen Pregnancy, Birth and Abortion …Continue reading "Guttmacher report finds teen abortion rate in 2011 lowest since abortion legalized"
By Rebecca Oas Ph.D. June 25, 2015 (C-Fam) — For half a century, the Guttmacher Institute has been attempting the “Epic Split” of attempting to frame itself as both an impartial source of facts about human sexuality and reproduction and an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting “a comprehensive view of sexual and reproductive health” including …Continue reading "Guttmacher: Only those who approve of abortion should monitor it"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research There were many profoundly encouraging results in Guttmacher’s latest abortion report for 2011– 1.06 million abortions, a drop of 13% since 2008 and 550,000 fewer abortions than the high water mark of 1.6 million in 1990, along with abortion rates and abortion ratios …Continue reading "Digging Deeper into the Data: Chemical Abortifacients Cloud the Picture of Big Abortion Drop, Conclusion"
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 Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research By now, you’ve seen the major outlines of the latest abortion report from the Guttmacher Institute – 1.06 million abortions, down 13% from 2008 to 2011, with abortion rates and ratios lower than they’ve been in any year since abortion became legal over …Continue reading "Digging Deeper into the Data: Analyzing the decrease in the number of abortions, Part 1"
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 This just popped up on my search engine, but in-depth analysis will have to wait until next week when our experts on Planned Parenthood and its former research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, have a chance to read the study. The study, “Women’s Emotions One Week After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion …Continue reading "Another pro-abortion study that reinforces their own preconceptions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Educational & Research Part 4 of 5: Research Team with an Agenda Editor’s note: As noted previously, researchers the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) conducted a five year “prospective longitudinal” study beginning in 2008 looking at the repercussions of a woman being “turned away” from …Continue reading "Takeaways from the UCSF Abortion “Turnaway” Study"