Fetal pain, according to Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier’s statements at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives, is “pseudoscience, total baloney.” Interestingly, though she recalled caring for extremely premature babies during her pediatric training, perhaps the congresswoman was unaware that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the medical standard of care for these […]
“Science Again Points to the Humanity of the Unborn.” Washington, D.C. – A new study “Reconsidering Fetal Pain” confirms that babies in the womb can feel pain as early as 12 weeks old. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Stuart W.G. Derbyshire and John C. Bockmann state: “Overall, the evidence, and a balanced reading of the evidence, points towards an immediate […]
This is Issue 38 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 38 Medicare for All Means Abortion for All. Introduction Advocates for taxpayer-funded abortion likely underestimated the backlash they would face when they attempted to include abortion funding and coverage in healthcare reform in 2010. […]
Scholar Says Failed Trial Only Underscores Danger of Medication Abortion Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, issued the following statement in response to a report that researchers suspended a trial concerning the abortion pill reversal protocol: “Pro-abortion researchers would rather continue to mislead women about the real risks […]
Choose your state to view its most recent report In the United States, national abortion reports are compiled and published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). States voluntarily aggregate and share their data to be included in the CDC’s annual reports. Some states, including California, Maryland, and New Hampshire, have chosen […]
Hawaii’s abortion reporting is 10 years out of date— its last full report was completed in 2009.
Nevada abortion data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 was provided upon request to CLI by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, abortion totals increased after experiencing a slight dip in 2017. Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nevada market share is not publicly available Abortion Totals […]
California does not collect or report abortion data. The Centers for Disease Control’s 1996 abortion surveillance report was the last to include California data. In response to an inquiry from the Charlotte Lozier Institute in October 2019, the California Department of Public Health informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination […]
Maryland does not collect or report abortion data. Until 2006, the Maryland Department of Health maintained a voluntary abortion reporting system. Maryland’s reports cautioned that the “State of Maryland has a voluntary abortion reporting system, so the data contained in this report are incomplete. The number of facilities submitting data can change from year […]
This is Issue 35 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On-Point 35 Funding Pregnancy Win In most communities across the United States, women facing an unintended pregnancy have two basic options for specialized assistance: a local Planned Parenthood or a local Pregnancy Help Center (PHC). PHCs include […]
On Tuesday, the Guttmacher Institute released a report which included updated abortion data from the year 2017. This new Guttmacher data provides further evidence that America’s abortion rate continues its steady decline. Between 2011 and 2017, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent. The long-term decline is even more impressive. Since peaking in […]
In response to the latest Guttmacher Institute report released today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute issued the following comment: “We welcome the new report showing the decline in both the abortion rate and the overall number of abortions from 2011 to 2017. There are several reasons for this positive news, including factors that […]
Reckless Push to Expand Mail-order Abortion Pills from Overseas Jeopardizes Women’s Health and Safety Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, released the following response to a lawsuit seeking to stop U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement of the regulation of dangerous abortion […]
Today, August 19, 2019, the Protect Life Rule, which is designed to re-establish the original bright-line separation between abortion and the use of Title X funding, is set to go into effect. Planned Parenthood receives approximately $60 million in federal Title X funding annually. In a recent letter to the U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals, […]
*This map is current as of August 2019.
The entire paper may be viewed as a pdf here: On-Point-34_Legislative-and-Litigation-Overview-of-Five-Month-Abortion-Laws-Enacted-Before-and-After-2010_Final This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, roughly five months or more than halfway through pregnancy. Summary Since January 2010, twenty-one states have enacted statutes prohibiting abortion at 20 […]
As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level. The Ohio Department of Health decided […]
Virginia publishes abortion statistics in three separate reports. Some 2018 Virginia abortion data is available, but 2018 data has not yet been released for all three reports. Virginia’s health statistics report for 2016 was published on the website of the Virginia Department of Health in March 2019. Health statistics tables for 2014 and 2015 […]
This is part of CLI’s On Point Series and appears as Issue 32. To view the report as a PDF, see: Massachusetts HB 3320: Sweeping Away Commonsense Protections for Women and Children Executive Summary The Massachusetts legislature is currently considering a proposal to further liberalize the law of abortion in the Bay State. HB […]
Texas’ abortion report for 2016 was published in May 2019. Texas abortion reporting is now handled by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Changes in Texas Abortions, 2015-2016 *Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is not publicly available. Abortion Totals and Trends There were […]
On May 28, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated ruling in an abortion case from Indiana involving disposition of fetal remains and whether a state may prohibit abortions performed because of the child’s race, sex, or diagnosis of Down syndrome or other disability. The lower courts had struck down both policies. The […]
On May 23, Susan B. Anthony List and Charlotte Lozier Institute hosted a hearing for Capitol Hill staff on the state of fetal issue research. The panel consisted of Drs. David Prentice, Tara Sander Lee, and James Sherley, and was moderated by SBA List’s Autumn Christensen. These are their questions and answers, as provided to […]
SBA List & CLI both Submitted Briefs Urging the Court to Uphold Indiana’s Pro-Life Policies Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling and upheld an Indiana law, signed by then-Governor Mike Pence, requiring the humane and dignified disposition of human fetal remains. In the same opinion, without expressing […]
Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) is pleased to announce the addition of four new associate scholars to its roster of now 60 accomplished physicians, research scientists, statisticians, attorneys and theologians. The new associate scholars are Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D., Drs. J. Wells Logan, M.D., Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A. and Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D. […]
Mississippi’s 2017 abortion report reveals that chemical abortions are on the rise. Abortion statistics have been published online only through 2012, but the Mississippi State Department of Health made reports for 2013 through 2017 available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request. Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Mississippi’s state […]
Montana’s vital statistics report for 2017 shows that abortions are continuing to trend downward. Montana has been tracking abortions in the state since 1974. Changes in Montana Abortions, 2016-2017 Abortion Totals and Trends There were 1,561 abortions reported in Montana in 2017, down four percent from 1,618 the previous […]
On April 4, 2019 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld Kentucky’s “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act,” also known as House Bill 2 (“H.B. 2”). The opinion draws heavily from the 2018 Supreme Court ruling in the NIFLA v. Becerra pregnancy help center case. In upholding Kentucky’s ultrasound informed consent law, the Sixth […]
Author’s Note (September 2019): This article has been updated to reflect Florida’s legal definition of “gestation” to be equivalent to post-fertilization age. Florida is one of the first states to publish its abortion statistics each year. Some tables are available on the website of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, while others were […]
On April 26, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court declared that the Kansas state constitution guarantees a right to abortion. The case involves a challenge to a Kansas statute banning the practice of dismemberment abortion—i.e., “with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such […]
Many mainstream media outlets are unfairly criticizing the Trump administration for removing the phrase “Sexual and Reproductive Health” from a United Nations resolution on sexual violence. Such a policy change was necessary to ensure that this resolution did not support legal abortion. Many organizations affiliated with the United Nations including the United Nations Population Fund […]
This is part of CLI’s On Point Series and appears as Issue 31. To view the report as a PDF, see: Massachusetts’ Draconian Abortion Proposal. Introduction In the first few months of 2019, with the prospect of a Supreme Court that is more willing to defer to state judgments about abortion law, several […]
Study Looks at the Characteristics and Patterns of Holding and Using Privileges Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) hailed the publication of a new paper entitled “Doctors Who Perform Abortions: Their Characteristics and Patterns of Holding and Using Hospital Privileges,” authored by CLI scholars and staff. This is the first published peer-reviewed study of […]
Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the education and research arm of national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), announced that associate scholar Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. will transition to a larger role as CLI’s Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences. CLI president Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan, said: “During […]
New Mexico’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published as part of the annual selected health statistics report in January 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Land of Enchantment have continued to decline. Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2016-2017 *Total abortions occurring in New Mexico. This information was provided to […]
Missouri’s 2017 abortion report reveals that abortions in the state have fallen every year over the past decade. Since 2008, abortions performed in Missouri have dropped by 47 percent. Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2016-2017 *Total abortions occurring in Missouri. Missouri also reports abortions performed on Missouri residents both inside and outside the […]
Alaska’s 2018 abortion report, published online in February of 2019, shows that abortions increased in the state for the first time in six years. Alaska is one of the first states to publish its annual abortion report every year. Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Alaska market share is not publicly available. […]
The eyes of Maine and the entire country are on the Maine state legislature this week. On Tuesday, the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services in the State House approved L.D. 820 by a 7-5 vote. This bill, sponsored by Democratic Representative Joyce McCreight and supported by Maine Governor Janet Mills, has over […]
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) hailed the publication of a new paper entitled “The Perinatal Revolution,” coauthored by two CLI associate scholars, which looks at new developments in medically treating a mother’s unborn child while still in the womb. CLI president Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan, said: “With advanced imaging, innovative medical in utero […]
Utah’s 2017 abortion report, published by the Utah Department of Health in January 2019, reveals that reported abortions in the Beehive State reached their lowest level in over 40 years. Utah has been reporting abortion data since 1974. Changes in Utah Abortions, 2016-2017 *The changes in total and chemical abortions reflect abortions performed on […]
Pennsylvania’s abortion report for 2017 shows that total abortions are continuing to trend downward, while chemical abortions are rising. Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available. Abortion Totals and Trends Total reported abortions in Pennsylvania fell by almost three percent […]
Georgia’s abortion statistics for 2017 reveal that reported abortions in the state have declined after an increase in 2016. Rather than publishing an abortion report, the state makes abortion data available in an online portal hosted by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information is for resident […]
Delaware’s pregnancy report for 2017 was published in February 2019 by the Delaware Department of Public Health. The report shows a sharp decline in abortions from 2016. Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Delaware’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available. Abortion Totals and […]
Tennessee’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in December 2018, shows that abortion in the state continues to fall. Tennessee provides no information on chemical abortion. Change in Tennessee Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Tennessee chemical abortions, Tennessee’s state abortion rate, and Planned Parenthood’s Tennessee market share is […]
Wisconsin’s state abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year as a result of a new abortion center opening in 2017. State pro-life groups predict that the increase could continue in 2018. Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2016-2017 *Resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Wisconsin market […]
Iowa’s abortion report for 2017, published online in October 2018 on the Iowa Department of Public Health website, shows that annual abortion totals are continuing to trend downward. Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market share is not publicly available Abortion Totals and Trends In 2017, […]
Idaho’s 2017 Induced Abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in December 2018. The report shows that there was little change from the number of abortions reported in 2016. Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho market share is not publicly available. […]
Alabama’s abortion report for 2017, published in October 2018, shows that abortion totals in the state are falling. Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share has shrunk after several negative health department inspections. Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2016-2017 *Information is for all abortions reported in Alabama. Information on Alabama’s state abortion rate is […]
Illinois’ 2017 abortion report shows that abortions reported in the state increased from the previous year. The report was published in December 2018 on the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2016-2017 Abortion Totals and Trends In 2017, there were 39,329 abortions reported in Illinois, an […]
North Carolina’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published online by the State Center for Health Statistics in September 2018. The abortion report is published as part of the state’s Reported Pregnancies publication and contains information on abortions performed in North Carolina and abortions performed on North Carolina residents. Changes in North Carolina Resident […]
Kentucky’s 2017 abortion report, which the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in August 2018, shows that almost half of all abortions reported in the state were chemical abortions. Only one abortion clinic is currently operating in Kentucky. Abortion Totals and Trends Kentucky […]
Oregon has released preliminary data for 2018, but the final report has not yet been published Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published in September 2018 on the website of the Oregon Health Authority. During 2017, reported abortions in the state declined after increases in 2015 and 2016. Changes in Oregon Abortions, […]
Maine’s abortion report for 2017 was published in September 2018 by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The report demonstrates that the total annual number of abortions reported in Maine continues to fluctuate, while chemical abortions are rising steadily. Changes in Maine Abortions, 2016-2017 Abortion Totals and Trends In […]
By Robert Marshall Many Americans think of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as an issue from another era in American history. And so it is – a 22-word amendment to the Constitution first proposed in 1972, fiercely debated, but failing of ratification by the deadlines Congress established, then extended by majority vote, for it. […]
New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation. Changes in New York City Abortions, 2015-2016 […]
New Jersey’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortions in the state have increased. However, abortion reporting in the state is not mandatory for all abortion providers, meaning that abortions in the Garden State are underreported. New Jersey does not publish its abortion report online but made it available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. […]
Wisconsin’s 2016 abortion report reveals that the abortion rate in the state is maintaining its slow but steady decline (Fig. 1). Published annually by the state’s Department of Health Services, the 24-page report includes information on all the abortions occurring in the state and on abortions performed on Wisconsin residents specifically. The report is normally […]
A Kansas abortionist has had his license suspended for 90 days for violating the Kansas Child Rape Protection Act. The final order suspending the license of Allen S. Palmer, D.O. to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery was issued on September 13, 2017 by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
When a woman regrets her original choice for abortion, she deserves information on other science-based options, writes Associate Scholar Kristi Burton Brown: When Amy Mendoza had a change of heart the day after she swallowed an abortion pill, a word she’d seen on Facebook flashed through her mind: “reversal.” She recalled a story she’d read on social […]
In August 2017 the Charlotte Lozier Institute submitted an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief describes the risks to mothers and children from gestational surrogacy.
If we want to reduce the abortion rate, we must stop funding Planned Parenthood with tax dollars, writes Dr. Michael New: Last week, ten pro-life leaders signed an open letter to Congress urging them to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Time is of the essence. Through the reconciliation process, simple majorities in both the U.S. […]
Connecticut’s 2016 abortion report provides a useful, yet lacking, snapshot of abortion in the state. Though not published online, the annual abortion report is made available to individuals upon request by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The one-page report contains data on women who seek abortions, the abortion procedures that occur in Connecticut, and the children that are killed by abortion.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities endanger women with risky, unsupervised chemical abortions, writes Dr. Michael New at National Review: The number of abortion facilities in the United States has been declining, and many midwestern and southern states have few abortion clinics left. In response, supporters of legal abortion have advanced some medically risky proposals to […]
Contrary to the purported findings of a misleading Planned Parenthood-commissioned poll, a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, writes Dr. Michael New at the New Boston Post: This summer, a coalition of center-right groups launched a signature drive to try to make it possible to stop taxpayer funding of abortion in Massachusetts. In response, the Planned […]
In a recent op-ed at The Daily Signal, CLI President Chuck Donovan responded to tragic news about the disappearance of children with Down Syndrome from Iceland due to genetic screening and abortion: This week, the CBS News program “On Assignment” included a long feature on what it described as the near eradication of Down syndrome in Iceland. […]
After 25+ years serving on the front lines of health care as a Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sharon J. MacKinnon completed her doctoral work in Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. MacKinnon recently joined the Charlotte Lozier Institute as an Associate Scholar, and in […]
In its most recent annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America makes two fundamental claims, both of which are directly relevant to the question involving continued government funding for its services, approximately $555 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. These claims are:
• First, that Planned Parenthood health centers are “an irreplaceable component of our country’s healthcare system”, and;
• Second, that Planned Parenthood provides “lifesaving care.”
On July 20, 2017, The Heritage Foundation published the fourth installment of its annual Index of Culture and Opportunity (“Index”). The Index is an exercise in civil society that tracks and analyzes data that affects freedom and opportunity. Heritage writers explore three indicators: (1) cultural indicators, (2) poverty and dependence indicators, and (3) general opportunity indicators. Among the cultural indicators, Heritage analyzes America’s abortion rate.
Pregnancy help centers (PHCs) have won a victory in their struggle against oppressive regulations.
At issue is a 2016 Illinois law regulating physicians and other health care personnel. Plaintiffs, including the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), challenged the law, arguing, in the words of a federal district court, that it “compels [PHCs] to tell pregnant women the names of other doctors they believe offer abortions, and compels them to tell pregnant women that abortion has ‘benefits’ and is a ‘treatment option’ for pregnancy.”
Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill that would force health benefit plans offered in the state to provide coverage for abortion and voluntary sterilization.
The bill, known as HB 3391, also would require health benefit plans to cover any contraceptive drug, device, or product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As this Lozier paper explains, some contraceptives can also cause abortions.
State abortion reporting provides a valuable perspective on abortion trends throughout the country. In particular, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most recent report of abortion by facility, released by the Virginia Department of Health with data for 2015, offers a helpful overview of the numbers of abortions performed by each facility in the state. As Planned Parenthood fights for continued federal funding by insisting that abortion plays only a small part in its total health care services, Virginia’s information is especially relevant.
Oklahoma’s annual abortion report serves as proof that state abortion reports can be both comprehensive and timely. Out of the 43 states that publish annual abortion reports, Oklahoma is one of only nine to have published its 2016 annual report by June of 2017. At the same time, Oklahoma’s 40-page report on abortion remains one of the most exhaustive in the nation.
Issues in Law and Medicine is a peer-reviewed professional journal that has been published twice a year since 1985. It is currently cosponsored by the Watson Bowes Research Institute and the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. The new issue (spring 2017) includes a fine article by CLI associate scholar Nora Sullivan, M.P.A., cowritten with Dr. Eoghan de Faoite., an Irish physician committed to the sanctity of human life. This edition of the journal includes many other articles of current significance. We summarize them here. Further information about the journal and how to access current and past articles can be found at http://issuesinlawandmedicine.com/. We highly recommend ILM.
Experts Call for Unbiased National Reporting and Strict Regulation of Dangerous Abortion Drugs Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute experts criticized a new study on the purported safety of self-administered, self-reported abortions, calling it dangerously flawed. Two of the authors of the study, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, were affiliated with […]
Politifact-checks are almost never the last word, and the latest one from Politifact Georgia criticizing Congressman Barry Loudermilk for his assessment of women’s real healthcare alternatives to Planned Parenthood is a case in point.
Charlotte Lozier Institute submitted a “friend of the court” brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20 in support of pregnancy help centers (PHCs). The PHCs have challenged a California law, arguing that it forces them to post contact information for a county office that refers for abortion and burdens their ability to advertise their services.
Margaret H. “Peggy” Hartshorn, Ph.D., served as President of Heartbeat International from 1993 to 2016 and is now the group’s chairman of the board. Under Peggy’s leadership, Heartbeat has grown to become the most expansive network of pregnancy help ministries in the world, with over 2,000 affiliated pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, adoption agencies, and abortion recovery programs located in 48 countries on six continents. In this interview, she discusses her lengthy experience operating and managing a network of life-affirming pregnancy help centers both in the United States and abroad.
People of all backgrounds and political perspectives, including on the underlying question of legal abortion, appreciate what pregnancy help centers accomplish. Giving these entities room to work should be a given as our nation continues its long debate over what is best for women and the unborn.
Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., is a Molecular and Cell Biologist with over 15 years of experience in academic research and healthcare. In this interview, she discusses genetic testing for diagnosis and treatment of children and the ethical and scientific issues surrounding the use of fetal tissue procured from abortion for research.
March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day. Fitting, then, that on the same day Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed its Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017.
Kristi Burton Brown, J.D., is an attorney focusing on First Amendment and sanctity of life issues. In this interview, she discusses the legal defensibility and value of pain-capable abortion prohibitions, as well as fetal disposition and laws governing that practice.
Missouri HB 908 would prohibit abortions after the point at which unborn children are capable of feeling pain. Kristi Burton Brown, J.D., submitted the following written testimony in support of HB 908.
Missouri HB 194 would regulate the disposition of fetal remains from abortion and ensure greater transparency and accountability on the part of abortion facilities. Kristi Burton Brown, J.D., submitted the following written testimony in support of HB 194.
Last December a Canadian appeals judge ruled against the appearance of a provocative pro-life ad campaign on the exterior of municipal buses in Grand Prairie, Alberta. Justice C. S. Anderson stated in her decision, “Expression of this kind may lead to emotional responses from the various people who make use of public transit and other uses of the road, creating a hostile and uncomfortable environment.”
Paul Wagle, M.A., is the Director of Life Science Development for the lead economic agency in the state of Kansas. Mr. Wagle was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 10, and after a four-year battle including an adult stem cell transplant, he has been cured for over 10 years.
In 2015, the Congress of the United States adopted and sent to the President legislation whose effect would have been to reallocate funds from one family planning provider, Planned Parenthood, and redirect those funds to community health centers that typically offer family planning, but do not offer abortions.
Few people have ever heard of Ana Rosa Rodriguez. But that is not the fault of Nat Hentoff, the renowned jazz critic, author, and syndicated columnist who died in Manhattan on January 7 at 91. You see, Mr. Hentoff was also a superb investigative reporter, one who was relentless at digging out the truth and fearless in telling it.
A bill prohibiting doctors from issuing prescriptions for drugs to cause abortion via remote video or telephone conference passed Utah’s House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Standing Committee on January 30.
Samuel B. Casey, J.D., is a public interest lawyer well-known for his defense of the sanctity of human life. In this interview, he discusses the history and current state of abortion law in the United States.
Women in the United States have possessed a broad legal right to abortion since Roe v. Wade and its companion case were handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973. Outside of the abortion context, though, the unborn child possesses broad legal rights in American property, torts, and criminal law.
I believe that the decision to abort is responsible for far more sadness and family difficulties than the acceptance of a child with Down syndrome who truly does bring a family’s capacity for love to a whole new level.
Kimberly Stinnett learned from her obstetrician on May 9, 2012, that she was pregnant. Stinnett called her doctor’s answering service just two days later when she experienced fever and abdominal cramps. Karla Kennedy, M.D., called back and told Stinnett to report to the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Kennedy was not Stinnett’s regular obstetrician, but was sharing calls with him that weekend.
A group of pro-life doctors and pregnancy help centers in Illinois was granted temporary relief on December 20 from the conscience-compromising aspects of an amended state law that took effect on January 1.
This report outlines Charlotte Lozier Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom’s research in identifying waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers, particularly with respect to federal and state Title XIX-Medicaid reimbursements.
Jessica Duran underwent an abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), an abortion center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 2012. Last week she filed a lawsuit against the abortion center and its licensed physicians in Second Judicial District Court for the County of Bernalillo.
In late November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that abortion in the United States has fallen to “historic lows” – with these most recent data revealing the lowest abortion rate since 1971, two years before the legalization of abortion nationwide via Roe v. Wade.
On June 25, 2014, France’s Superior Council of Audiovisual Content reprimanded four television channels for airing a 30-second version of Dear Future Mom during commercial breaks. Created for World Down Syndrome Day, the video features 15 young people diagnosed with Down syndrome. In the video, the young men and women respond to a concerned mother who has just learned her unborn child faces the same diagnosis.
With roughly 1.06 million abortions in the nation every year, abortion facilities have a need to dispose of approximately 2,700 baby bodies every day. This paper will examine the problems that occur when laws fail to hold abortion clinics accountable and when the clinics are allowed to choose methods of disposal that most benefit their businesses. It will also suggest a variety of changes that could be made to state laws to end some of the dangerous practices of the abortion industry.
A legislator in Indiana has announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban abortion in that state when its legislature convenes in January. In Texas, lawmakers introduced several pro-life measures on November 14, including a proposed amendment to the state constitution prohibiting abortion to the extent permitted by federal law.
A federal judge heard arguments on November 9 on Planned Parenthood’s challenge to an Indiana law requiring that an ultrasound be performed on a woman seeking an abortion at least 18 hours before the abortion is scheduled to take place.