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.
Last week, the Pew Research Center released an interesting survey on the 2016 presidential election. It looks at how religious views and religiosity are affecting voting behavior. Many surveys ask people about their religious affiliation.
A significant body of polling data dating back to the 1970s finds that young adults are less likely than their older counterparts to identify as "pro-life." The mainstream media often gives these surveys plenty of attention.
Pro-lifers have every reason to be disappointed with the Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial, Texas took the lead in enacting legislation to protect both women and their unborn children.
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the Department of State Health Services in Texas of purposely withholding state abortion statistics for 2014.
A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution programs in the early 1990s saw significant increases in the teen-fertility rate.
While Trump's standing in many public opinion polls has improved, another recent Gallup poll indicates that Trump still has considerable room for improvement with a key Republican constituency – pro-life voters.
While such research can inform the policy debate over legalized abortion, it is regrettable that media coverage of the Lancet study has been so politicized.
One area of concern for pro-lifers is that an increasing percentage of abortions are being paid for by Medicaid.
There has been relatively little research by either journalists or academics on the history of pro-life activism in the United States.