Author Archive for Rebecca Oas Ph.D.

Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion
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Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion

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In June of this past year, photos of a Chinese woman and her dead child flooded the Internet, accompanied by the account of how Feng Jianmei was abducted from her home and forced to undergo a late-term abortion by local family-planning officials.  Mrs. Feng’s story spread across international news headlines and provoked outrage by national […]

Attempt to Equate Pro-Life Position With Forced Abortion Redefines “Coercion”
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Attempt to Equate Pro-Life Position With Forced Abortion Redefines “Coercion”

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According to a new Guttmacher Institute article, women’s reproductive capacity is subjected to governmental coercion “either to have or to not have children for the greater good of those other than themselves,” and cites forced abortions in China alongside abortion restrictions in the US as examples of this. When photos of a woman in rural China […]

For Guttmacher, It's Not Enough for Children to Be “Wanted” By Their Parents
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For Guttmacher, It’s Not Enough for Children to Be “Wanted” By Their Parents

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A new study by researchers at Yale found that at least 50% of young couples expecting a child actually desired the pregnancy.  From a sample of 296 couples in which the female was 14-21, 49% of female participants and 53% of males reported wanting the pregnancy.  Furthermore, another 18% of females and 24% of males reported being […]

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Misdiagnosed Causes and Misleading Solutions: Facts Guttmacher Won’t Give You

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The Guttmacher Institute released a new video today (the transcript can be found here) making their case for worldwide abortion access.  A large part of their argument hinges on the contribution of abortion complications to maternal mortality. The  World Health Organization (WHO) reports that about 13% of maternal deaths occur as a result of unsafe […]

New Study Reignites Abortion Drug Controversy
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New Study Reignites Abortion Drug Controversy

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A new study critiquing a drug’s effectiveness in childbirth sparked a vicious backlash from the abortion lobby this week, deepening concerns over the politicization of international maternal health research. A study published in the prestigious journal of the Royal Society of Medicine investigated how well the drug misoprostol prevents life-threatening bleeding in women who have […]

What the Pill Is Doing to Our Water Supply
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What the Pill Is Doing to Our Water Supply

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In 1960, the combined oral contraceptive pill was first approved for use in the United States. Seven years later, “the Pill” was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, illustrating its enormous societal impact[1]. Roughly two generations later, statistics from the United Nations show that, within more developed nations worldwide, just under 16% of “partnered” women […]

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