Michael J. New

CP Guest Contributor

Recent Polls Overstate Public Support for Roe v. Wade

Supporters of legal abortion and their allies in the mainstream media are working tirelessly to generate opposition to a constitutionalist nominee who might vote to weaken or overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. A flurry of polls released in recent days all purportedly find that over 60 percent of respondents support Roe v. Wade. These polls are all misleading for several reasons.

How the Legal Status of Abortion Impacts Abortion Rates

Proponents of legal abortion maintain that legalizing abortion will not result in more abortions, but will instead improve the safety of abortions. However, an extremely broad body of economic and public health research clearly indicates that various legal protections of unborn children reduce the incidence of abortion.

Will Trump Policies Increase Abortion?

Last month, two analysts from the think tank Third Way published an opinion piece in U.S. News and World Report claiming that new Trump-administration policies would cause a surge in the abortion rate.

Trump Has Science on His Side in Birth Control Debate

The Trump administration's decision to respect the conscience rights of employers who do not wish to include contraceptives or abortion-inducing drugs in their insurance plans has generated a firestorm of controversy. The principle of religious freedom has been criticized, and the research behind this decision has been sharply, albeit unpersuasively, attacked.

3,800 Innocent Lives Depend on Gov. Rauner Amid Abortion Debate

The eyes of Illinois and the entire country are on Governor Bruce Rauner this week. Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature passed the controversial HB 40, insuring that abortion remains legal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned. More importantly, HB 40 would also require taxpayer funding of abortion

'Telemed' Abortions Pose Health Risks

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 expand abortion access.

New York Times Article Misses the Story on Teen-Pregnancy Decline

Aaron Carroll eagerly criticizes abstinence-based programs without evaluating the effects of other types of teen-pregnancy-prevention curricula. He claims that the Obama-era programs were responsible for the recent decline in the teen-pregnancy rate, but those rates in the U.S. have been falling since the early 1990s

Democrats' Abortion Catch-22

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the pro-life position made some impressive gains in the court of public opinion, but over the last eight years, there has been a veritable public-opinion stalemate on this issue.