MEDIA STATEMENTS

NEW GUTTMACHER STUDY SHOWS ABORTION NUMBERS HIT HISTORIC LOW

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute found that in 2014, for the first time since 1975, the annual number of abortions dropped below one million. The Guttmacher Institute today released the results of its latest survey of abortion performers in "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014." Using data from 1,671 abortion clinics, hospitals, and private physicians, the report found that the number of abortions being performed in the U.S. dropped to 926,190, the lowest figure in thirty years and the first time the total has dropped below million a year since 1975.

JAMA PSYCHAIATRY PUBLISHES FLAWED STUDY BY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO

December 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco today published a report in JAMA Psychiatry (“Women’s Mental Health and Well-being 5 Years After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion”) that supposedly aims to further the myth that women who have an abortion experience little psychological effects. Using data from their “Turnaway Study,” the UCSF authors have attempted to argue that state pro-life informed consent laws are detrimental to women. Now, the same data are being used to argue the non-existence of post-abortion syndrome

PRO-LIFE INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE IS "EXCELLENT CHOICE" FOR VICE PRESIDENT

July 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – The president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life affiliates, said today that pro-life Indiana Governor Mike Pence is an "excellent choice" for vice president by presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. Trump announced Pence as his running mate via Twitter this morning. A press conference is expected tomorrow morning in New York.

Rebuke to Obama Administration refusal to protect rights

July 13, 2016

U.S. House votes to protect health care providers from state-mandated abortion
WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016) – The president of National Right to Life today commended Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for winning passage of a bill to protect health care providers from the growing threat of state-government attempts to coerce participation in abortion.

Media Statement: Supreme Court Ruling Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt

June 27, 2016

While the abortion industry celebrates the Supreme Court ruling in Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, we mourn the consequences of this grave decision.

This ruling places profits and politics over the very health of women. Abortion is a dangerous procedure, and women need access to a hospital if complications arise.

Only Abortion Industry Benefits from New FDA Abortion Pill Protocols

March 30, 2016

WASHINGTON – The nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization today warned that a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow expanded use of the abortion drug RU-486 doesn’t mean an increase in safety for women using the abortion method. In response to the FDA’s action, the following statement may be attributed to National Right to Life Director of Education and Research Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.

WEST VIRGINIA BANS DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION State Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto

March 10, 2016

WASHINGTON – Both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature today voted to override Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (S.B. 10/H.B. 4004). Both chambers passed the bill last month by overwhelming margins. The Mountain State becomes the third in the nation to pass the National Right to Life model bill, which will go into effect in late May and prohibits the use of dismemberment abortions.

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