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.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a group of cases challenging the Affordable Care Act's requirement that nonprofit employers offer healthcare coverage that includes contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization.
Over 20 years of polling data finds that less than one-fifth of voters identify as single-issue voters on the abortion issue. However, what is considerably more telling is how Americans actually vote.
A medical study fails to show significant harm from Texas's defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Late last month Newsweek ran a cover story on "America's Abortion Wars." Newsweek deserves some credit for highlighting the issue and for their great choice of a cover photo. Indeed, the graphic color photo of an unborn child in utero was eye-catching and made a compelling case for the humanity of the unborn.
Supporters of legal abortion had a tough year in 2015. However, a recent Associated Press poll appears to be giving them some optimism.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported abortion statistics for 2012. Overall, the news is good for pro-lifers.
How many women in Texas perform self-induced abortions? This week, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project released a study on this question.
Last week, the Washington Post ran a story about public opinion toward Planned Parenthood. According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the shocking videos released by the Center for Medical Progress have purportedly resulted in little change in attitudes toward the organization.
PolitiFact Said I Was 'Mostly False' About Planned Parenthood and Abortion; Here's Why They're Wrong
Using extremely tortured and bizarre logic, Texas PolitiFact rated my claims about the decline in unintended pregnancies and abortions "Mostly False."
Last Thursday Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced that he would use his executive authority to expand Alaska's state Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker's proposal would extend Medicaid eligibility to all Alaskans earning less than 133 percent of the poverty line.
Within the past couple weeks, three separate national polls have been conducted on the issue of same-sex marriage. Interestingly, each of these three polls shows a decline in support for it.
The future of marriage in the United States may look grim, but so did the pro-life cause look forty years ago.
During the past few days a number of commentators have discussed the numerous parallels between the Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
I would encourage supporters of traditional marriage to continue stay the course. The future is unpredictable and developments in politics, technology, and culture can sometimes produce unexpected changes in public opinion.
On Friday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank published a piece entitled "Antiabortion Advocates Have a Logic Problem," becoming the latest in an exceptionally long line of commentators to criticize the pro-life movement for placing too much emphasis on anti-abortion legislation, and for not being more contraceptive-friendly.
What was most interesting was the sharp increase in the percentage of people who found doctor assisted suicide "morally acceptable." In 2013, only 45 percent of Americans found doctor assisted suicide "morally acceptable."
Abortion: One Poll Result Shouldn't Distract from the Long-Term Increase in the Pro-Life Movement's Popularity
On Friday morning, Gallup released results of a survey on U.S. attitudes toward abortion. According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans identify as "pro-choice," while only 44 percent identify as "pro-life."
Late last week, Gallup released the results of a survey that showed that the percentage of Americans who have liberal views on social issues equaled the percentage of those who identify as socially conservative
Organizers of last year's Conservative Political Action Conference faced criticism due to the fact that last year's conference placed little emphasis on social issues. In fact, last year's conference failed to include any panels that specifically dealt with abortion.
This past December, the CDC released abortion numbers for the year 2011. The CDC's figures indicated that among states consistently reporting data, the number of abortions fell by 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011.