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March 26, 2018

Pro-lifers Debunk 'Clearly Safe' Report

Pro-life advocates are criticizing a new paper claiming that abortion is so overwhelmingly “safe” that abortion-specific regulations in many states are “unnecessary.” The paper found that all four methods were “clearly safe.” Critics point out, however, that the paper ignored the safety of the preborn baby when making this claim. Read more...

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November 29, 2017

Report Shows 'Ghastly' Clinic Conditions

In a new report called UNSAFE, Americans United for Life (AUL) gathered and analyzed government inspections from coast to coast. According to the AUL documentation, government inspectors found everything from blood on tables and chairs to a sponge being used repeatedly for a week – without being cleaned. Blood was also being used for storage in the same refrigerator as employees' lunches. Read more...

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March 08, 2012

Journal Disavows Study Touted by Pro-Lifers

A leading psychiatry journal has distanced itself from a controversial study that it published in 2009, which suggested a link between abortion and mental illness, including such severe forms as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks and drug addiction. In an unusual commentary, one of the Journal of Psychiatric Research's editors-in-chief and a co-author warned that the 2009 paper, which has been widely cited by legislators and advocates to argue that abortion raises a woman's risk of mental illness and to push for laws requiring providers to tell women that, in fact "does not support assertions that abortions led to psychopathology." Read more...

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February 09, 2012

Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates at Record Low

Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a study showed. But disparities among racial and ethnic groups continued to persist, with black and Hispanic teens experiencing pregnancy and abortion rates two to four times higher than their white peers, the Guttmacher Institute, the nonprofit sexual health research group that conducted the analysis, said. Read more...

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January 26, 2012

Illinois Abortion Rates at 37-Year Low

The number of abortions in Illinois continues to drop. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports between 2009 and 2010, abortion rates decreased by nine percent. Tom Schafer is with the agency and said he doesn't know why there are fewer procedures being done. He said his organization is in charge of collecting the numbers and not interpreting them. "You will see these numbers spun in all sorts of different direction. Everybody has their own opinion on this issue. It's very controversial," Schafer said. Read more...

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