Buzzfeed published an interesting article recently by Ema O'Connor, entitled "No One Really Knows What Americans Think About Abortion." O'Connor provides a detailed analysis of the recent polling on life issues.
Amendment 1 was approved by voters in the Mountain State — receiving over 51 percent of the vote. Amendment 1 will add language in the West Virginia state constitution stating that "nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."
Annette Lancaster discussed how staff at her Planned Parenthood often rushed through procedures, did not give clients time to read forms, and candidly stated that the materials were not cleaned the way they should be.
Over the past month, the Guttmacher Institute released two studies on recent trends in teen sexual activity, and they appear to contradict one another.
Public support for Roe v. Wade is a very poor metric for measuring support for legal abortion. Many Americans do not know that Roe made it remarkably difficult for states to place limits on late-term abortions, and many are unaware that reversing Roe would return abortion policy to the states.
Chelsea Clinton generated a firestorm of controversy with comments at a "Rise up for Roe" rally in Manhattan about the economic impact of the Roe v. Wade decision.
Contrary to the views of many pundits, the attitudes of Millennial women toward abortion are broadly consistent with those of society at large.
The coverage of the TPPP is a classic example of media bias. Countless media outlets have been quick to criticize the Trump administration's support for sex-education programs that emphasize abstinence, but the mainstream media have shown almost no interest in analytically rigorous research raising doubts about the effectiveness of Obama-era contraception programs.
While all of these polls purportedly show strong public support for Roe v. Wade, nearly all of them are flawed in at least one of two ways.
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.
Overall, the results from the most recent poll should encourage pro-lifers, as the results seem to indicate that many Americans are willing to support greater legal protections for the preborn.
The Trump administration announced its new Protect Life Rule. Contrary to some media reports, these new regulations will not reduce funding for family planning programs.
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.
Planned Parenthood has not been defunded despite a Republican controlled Congress and a pro-life President. Why the delay?
Young adults today are supportive of incremental pro-life laws and are more likely to oppose abortion in a range of circumstances, but they remain somewhat reluctant to identify as "pro-life."
Congress should defund Planned Parenthood and pass a 20-week abortion ban, which enjoys popular support.
The percentage of teenagers that reported ever having engaged in sexual intercourse declined from 46.8 percent to 41.2 percent over a 10-year time period.
Although Planned Parenthood has not endorsed a candidate in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, they clearly have an ongoing interest in dissuading the Democratic Party from nominating pro-life candidates – even in conservative states.
Facebook and other social media sites should take a clear stance in favor of free speech and resist the urge to censor articles and editorials because of their ideological content.
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.
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.
There is a considerable amount of debate about various aspects of abortion policy. However, there is a very broad consensus that funding abortion through Medicaid results in more abortions.
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
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.
There is broad body of research which shows that cutting of funding for abortion reduces abortion rates.