Since Texas defunded Planned Parenthood in 2011 there has been an endless parade of studies arguing that the Lone Star State is facing a public-health crisis. A more nuanced look at the numbers tells a different story.
A new study attempts to show that pro-life laws adversely affect public-health outcomes. But it suffers from two significant methodological problems.
Since Texas removed Planned Parenthood's state funding in 2011, the mainstream media have been on a constant search for evidence of a resulting public-health crisis.
Unsurprisingly, the Times article does a very poor job explaining why social conservatives are seeking to undo the HHS mandate.
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.
Stories linking the Planned Parenthood cuts to increases in the maternal mortality rate appeared in a number of mainstream media outlets, including ABC News and The Huffington Post. However, a serious look at the data tells a different story.
Teen contraception programs are counterproductive. A new study shows that cutting them actually reduces pregnancies and abortions among teens.
Last month, Washington Post fact-checker Michelle Ye He Lee conducted an analysis of the link between abortion and breast cancer. To the Post's credit, Lee's analysis is fairer than most media coverage of this topic.
Most pro-life laws are based on sound science. Pro-abortion groups and much of the media want you to think otherwise.
It is unfortunate, but unsurprising, that the mainstream media chose to report the inflated claims of advocacy groups as fact — instead of taking a hard look at the actual research available on these issues.
Last month, President Donald Trump appointed two well-known pro-life activists to important positions in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Controversy is brewing among Democrats about their party's official stance on abortion and "reproductive rights."
The results of the 2016 presidential election have spurred some soul-searching among many in the Democratic party. Some analysts are even encouraging Democrats to rethink their position on abortion.
With Donald Trump's election and an incoming GOP congressional majority, Planned Parenthood's annual federal funding of over $500 million appears to be in jeopardy.
As congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood gain momentum, it is unsurprising that the group's allies would push back.
As congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood gain momentum, it is unsurprising that the abortion provider is fighting back. The group recently funded a study which makes some outlandish claims about the purported health benefits of contraception.
Last month the Guttmacher Institute released updated abortion statistics for the United States. Their latest survey of abortion facilities indicate that the number of abortions fell by approximately five percent between 2011 and 2014.
During his first days in office, President Donald Trump upheld a key promise to pro-life voters when he used an executive order to reinstate the Mexico City policy.
Much of the report argues that increased use of contraception is largely responsible for the recent decline in the incidence of abortion.
This month, the JAMA Psychiatry published the latest findings from the abortion-turnaway study.
Since the election, a number of mainstream media outlets have noted that Donald Trump trailed Hillary Clinton in the final popular-vote tally, and they have also tried to make the case that his policy positions are unpopular with the American people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released its Abortion Surveillance report for 2013, revealing that the abortion rate in the U.S. continued its steady decline from previous years.
This month, the Guttmacher Institute released a study that analyzed wait times among women seeking abortions. They surveyed over 8,000 women who obtained abortions in 2014. The results indicate that few women face significant delays.
This week, Pew Research Center released a poll of over 4,000 individuals who had attended a religious service within the past few months.
Trump puts some pro-lifers in a difficult spot, but Clinton is no answer to their dilemma.