High Court to Hear Challenge to Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear a case on the constitutionality of a federal law prohibiting partial birth abortion. The high court will likely have to decide whether or not to uphold a previous decision that struck down a Nebraska ban on partial birth abortion because the law did not contain an exception for the health of the mother. Read

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Congressional Letter Calls on NIH to Address Abortion, Depression Link

A recent letter from a House subcommittee to the National Institutes of Health reveals a new strategy in the fight to get the scientific community to address the question of abortion and depression. The letter presents the findings of a recent study out of New Zealand recently reported in Culture & Cosmos that shows a strong link between abortion and poor mental health and asks the director of the NIH to address the study's findings with US research. Read

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RU-486: Killer Pills

The FDA broke its own rules in the fast-track approval of the “abortion pill.” Sadly, women are paying with their lives. Most people assume that advances made in medicine and science are helpful—and save lives. Regrettably, that is not always true. In the case of the abortion pill, RU-486, women are not helped—and lives are certainly not saved. Yet in September of 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved RU-486, or Mifeprex, for sale in the United States—a drug whose only purpose is to kill human beings. Read

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