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Phone: 202-223-8073
Fax: 571-312-0544

2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
#803
Arlington, VA 22206

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CDC Report Shows Abortion Decrease, Reinforces Need for Improved Abortion Reporting
Maternal & Public Health

CDC Report Shows Abortion Decrease, Reinforces Need for Improved Abortion Reporting

On November 29, the day after Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 2010 Abortion Surveillance report to the public.  The annual report is composed of statistical data and analysis documenting induced abortions in the States.  The report revealed that there was a total of 765,651 abortions in 2010 - a 3% decrease from the figure CDC reported in 2009. This number also represents the lowest abortion total reported by the CDC since 2001.

Federal Exchange Plans Still Obscure Abortion Information
Life & the Law

Federal Exchange Plans Still Obscure Abortion Information

On December 11, 2013, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, in response to a question from Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), testified on Capitol Hill that abortion coverage information in insurance plans is “available for every customer,” and that “it is on the website.”  After the testimony the Charlotte Lozier Institute undertook to research a variety of plan documents for health insurance plans on the federal exchange to discern which ones do and do not cover abortion.  Here is a list of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage documents CLI has gathered from a survey of states whose marketplaces are operated by the federal government.  Most do not reveal any information on whether the plan covers abortion.

Elective Abortion Coverage Information Still Elusive
Life & the Law

Elective Abortion Coverage Information Still Elusive

From the beginning of the rollout of the federal and state websites displaying health insurance plans eligible for premium subsidies, the ability to identify key elements of the plans, compare and contrast them, and understand the scope of coverage and other issues has been limited at best.  In most cases, it was necessary at the outset of healthcare.gov (the federal exchange web site) on October 1, 2013 for an individual to register for a plan before finding out what it contained and what it excluded.  That situation prevailed even for the most controversial of coverage topics – elective abortion – despite the prominence of the abortion issue in the final passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Belgium Expands Euthanasia Law to Include Children
End of Life

Belgium Expands Euthanasia Law to Include Children

On Thursday, the Belgian Parliament voted by a significant majority to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill children.  The new legislation will extend the existing euthanasia law in Belgium which decriminalized the practice for adults. The law will also legalize the practice to adults suffering from dementia.

European Parliament Again Rejects Abortion as a Human Right
Life & the Law

European Parliament Again Rejects Abortion as a Human Right

This Tuesday, December 10, which is interestingly enough Human Rights Day, the European Parliament once again voted on the controversial Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, which would classify abortion as a fundamental human right.  Despite the intense lobbying of the proposed legislation’s supporters, the measure was once again rejected by Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s).

Britain’s Missing Girls
Life & the Law

Britain’s Missing Girls

A new report out of the United Kingdom reveals that illegal, sex-selective abortions have potentially reduced the female population of the UK by between 1,500 to 4,700 girls.

Supreme Court Will Review Abortion Drug Cases
Life & the Law

Supreme Court Will Review Abortion Drug Cases

Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review two cases where the government is trying to force Christian-owned businesses to provide health care coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs.

Twenty-Week Bans Raise Issue of Disability Discrimination Abortion
Life & the Law

Twenty-Week Bans Raise Issue of Disability Discrimination Abortion

This paper examines how laws limiting abortion after twenty weeks can have the effect of prohibiting disability discrimination in the womb.

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