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2010-09-25 02:02:11

A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion. The study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and University of California, San Francisco, is the first to use both depression and low self-esteem as outcomes with a nationally representative sample of adolescents. The researchers found that young women in the study who had an abortion were no...

2010-08-24 23:01:00

Internet search patterns may provide efficient and timely measures of health policy impact BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Demonstrating the potential power of Internet search trends in measuring the impact of health policies, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston report a strong correlation between Google searches for "abortion" and local abortion policies and rates. The researchers analyzed one year's worth of summary search statistics for the 50 U.S. states and 37...

2010-07-12 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council today released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) that a fetus is not able to feel pain before 24 weeks of development. RCOG's study is being used to uphold Britain's current legalization of abortions up to 24 weeks. Pro-abortion activists in the United States could also try to use this study to argue against Nebraska's new law that states...

2010-07-01 08:59:00

TUCSON, Ariz., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In her confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan stated that women's rights and health need to be protected. By that, she apparently means their unrestricted right to abortion until their baby has completely emerged from the womb. While a Clinton White House appointee, Kagan authored the statement on partial birth abortion (intact D&X) that was the biggest hurdle to the ban on this barbarous procedure, according...

2010-06-23 09:18:00

DENVER, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Right To Life Action, the political 527 group which claims a role in derailing Mitt Romney's presidential hopes, is now publishing a critical profile of the National Right To Life Committee. American RTL's anticipated dossier of its rival arrives simultaneously with National RTL's annual convention this weekend in Pittsburgh. ProlifeProfiles.com, created by a nationwide research team working for American RTL, documents that National RTL...

2010-06-16 09:00:00

Urges Congress to Move Taxpayer Funding Away from Abortion Industry WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning at a Capitol Hill news conference, Family Research Council joined members of Congress including Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) as well as other pro-life leaders to discuss the Government Accountability Office's first ever report on federal funding for abortion advocates. The report was requested by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and other key members...

2010-04-22 14:36:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website http://abortion.procon.org to explore the core question "Should abortion be legal?" In the Jan. 22, 1973 case Roe v. Wade the US Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that abortion was a "fundamental right." From that date through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have been performed. One out of five pregnancies...

2010-02-05 14:48:00

'The Tim Tebow ad will be 'pro-choice;' child killers have nothing to fear.' ''Choose life' is a 'pro-choice' message; it presumes it is ethically and legally legitimate to choose murder. We want to take the 'choice' of murder away.' - Randall Terry 'The goal of the pro-life movement is the criminalization of murder (abortion) from conception until birth; the Tebow ad will not address this in any way.' WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Randall Terry, founder of Operation...

2010-01-12 06:45:00

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With Congress addressing the question of abortion funding in the recent health care bills and some Catholic Bishops recently reaffirming the denial of communion to Pro-Choice legislators such as Congressman Patrick Kennedy, the debate over legal abortion has once again been brought to the forefront of public consciousness. In his new book, "Is Being Pro-Choice a Sin?" (published by iUniverse), author, retired lawyer and pro-choice Catholic Leonard...

2009-12-02 10:20:00

Ad in Today's Washington Post Highlights Dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the Catholic bishops have their way, many medical treatments and preventative measures we take for granted may be under threat. The pressure that the US bishops have brought to bear on the debate over healthcare reform has been widely reported. An ad in this morning's Washington Post warns of the likely impact if that pressure to influence healthcare policy is not curtailed. Jon O'Brien,...


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