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.
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."