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Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

May 10, 2017

Flawed “study” calls for supporting abortionists instead of protecting women

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The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today said that a new “study” issued by the Guttmacher Institute (originally founded as a special research arm of Planned Parenthood) was flawed and misleading and cautioned journalists to avoid accepting Guttmacher’s work at face value.

“There’s really not a lot that is new here,” said Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., National Right to Life director of education & research. “In this report, Guttmacher simply assembles a lot of its tired old, flawed research to trot out against the latest pro-life legislation that they claim to be ‘ineffective’ but yet has clearly frustrated their friends in the abortion industry. This research, some as much as 35 years old, not only has basic design and sampling problems, but also reaches conclusions that are not entirely consistent with their own data.”

Throughout its report, Guttmacher attacks state laws protecting pain-capable unborn children from abortion, prohibiting the use of webcams as a means to prescribe dangerous chemical abortion pills, and requiring abortionists and abortion clinics to meet basic minimum standards to operate.

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