By Dave Andrusko The Guttmacher Institute is the abortion movement’s in-house think tank, which is what you would expect from the former “special affiliate” of Planned Parenthood. Last week we posted about “How a preeminent pro-abortion think-tank views 2015 (Hint: they are not happy).” That was based on a reported titled, “Laws Affecting Reproductive Health …Continue reading "Guttmacher says 27% of all “abortion restrictions” passed in last five years"
By Dave Andrusko The Guttmacher Institute, the former PPFA “special affiliate,” wields enormous influence in framing how the abortion issue is covered. Pro-abortion to its institutional gills, Guttmacher occupies a special niche in that without exception, the “mainstream media” accepts its every report as if it came down carved on stone tablets from Mt. Sinai. …Continue reading "How a preeminent pro-abortion think-tank views 2015 (Hint: they are not happy)"
By Dave Andrusko With the Supreme Court back in session, a pivotal Texas abortion law being addressed today by an appeals court panel, and the start of the legislative session in many states already underway or near at hand, it came as zero surprise that on Monday the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute would issue its …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute warns of growing “hostility to abortion rights”"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. Editor’s note. This appeared in the May issue of National Right to Life News, which can be read in its entirety at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2014.pdf. The June issue comes online this Friday. NEW YORK (C-FAM)–The Guttmacher Institute announced its new president in early May: an abortion advocate who argued against transparency with …Continue reading "New Guttmacher Chief Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Advocacy"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. NEW YORK, May 9 (C-FAM) The Guttmacher Institute announced its new president this week: an abortion advocate who argued against transparency with health statistics, preferring to “lock all the academics in a black box” until they agree to “a consensus set of numbers.” Ann Starrs, who co-founded the abortion-promoting Family …Continue reading "New Guttmacher Chief Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Advocacy"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research When we published an estimate of the number of abortions earlier this year, we noted that it was provisional, awaiting the expected publication of new abortion data from the Guttmacher Institute. Our original calculations had assumed the status quo for the years from …Continue reading "An explanation of how NRLC calculated the total number of abortions since 1973 along with new factsheet on abortion statistics"
By Dave Andrusko Beyond the obvious—that it’s very important to know whether the death toll from abortion is rising or falling—why would National Right to Life News Today be running what will turn out to be probably 8-10 articles on Guttmacher’s latest abortion numbers–“Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011”–that appeared …Continue reading "The Pro-Life Explanation for why the number of abortion is dropping"
By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life has already produced an outstanding analysis of the new abortion numbers provided by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. (See “New Guttmacher Study Ignores Impact of Public Debate Regarding Rights of Unborn on Abortion Rates“) Tomorrow, Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC’s director of education, will provide NRL News Today …Continue reading "Guttmacher finds abortion numbers dropped for 2011, unwilling to give pro-life legislation any credit"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research Abortion numbers, rates, and ratios for 2009 have been released by the government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC), indicating significantly fewer abortions than found in the previous year’s report. And while the decrease is most welcomed, the abortion industry likes to act as if …Continue reading "CDC Shows Large Drop in Abortions for 2009, Part One"
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. On Tuesday, NLRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon wrote about the efforts of pro-abortionists to debunk an important study. Yesterday, Mr. Stark offered an additional elaboration of why the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute’s rebuttal, even if one accepts their suspect data, was so feeble. Both pieces are based on a point-by-point analysis …Continue reading "Why Guttmacher is wrong about maternal mortality and abortion"