Crushing the Three Most Common Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case: What the Media Isn’t Telling You

By Jacqueline C. Harvey, Ph.D. Ardent misinformation abounds the regarding the U.S. Supreme Court case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Reproductive Research Audit has thoroughly researched and submitted an amicus brief this case and offers the top three myths published and perpetuated by the media: Myth #1:  The case is about birth control. Fact: Hobby Lobby pays […]

An Open Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer: Most Women Use Contraception for Contraception, Not Medical Conditions Like Mine

Reproductive Research Audit (RRA) was recently contacted by Politifact, a Pulitzer prize winning project of the Tampa Bay Times which examines the validity of political statements made public figures and organizations. As a research methodologist in public health policy, I was asked to evaluate Sen. Barbara Boxer’s statement that “Women take birth control, more than […]

New Research Shows that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Provide the Contraceptive of Choice to Over 95% of Women it Ensures, Only 330 Women Likely Not Covered for Abortion-Causing Drugs/Devices.

by Jacqueline C. Harvey, Ph.D. Reproductive Research Audit (RRA) recently submitted this amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby for which oral arguments begin today. It is often glossed-over in the media that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood provide coverage for 16 out of 20 forms of prescription contraceptives, and […]

Description, not prescription: Putting Guttmacher’s Analysis of Costs of Abortion in Uganda in Context

by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. According to a recent paper from the Guttmacher Institute, illegal and unsafe abortion is exacting a heavy economic toll on individuals and households in Uganda, as a result of the country’s laws prohibiting abortion except to save the life of the mother[1].   The report attempts to quantify the costs to women […]

U.S Abortion Rate Falls to Its Lowest Level Since 1973

This analysis by RRA Research Associate Dr. Michael J. New originally appeared at National Review Online. by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Today the Guttmacher Institute released a report based on their census of U.S. abortion providers. It contains abortion statistics up to the year 2011 — meaning this report contains the most recent data on […]

CORRECTION: Chinese Meta-Study Provides Strong Support for Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

This report by RRA Research Associate Professor Michael New originally appeared at National Review Online. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been corrected from its original version after it was brought to our attention that the graphic in the study is greatly flawed. Although the data is correct, the graphic leads the reader to believe all […]

Uh-Oh: How The Morning-After Pill Lied to the Average American Woman

By Jacqueline C. Harvey, Ph.D. There have been recent, significant developments to add to RRA’s comprehensive, ongoing investigation on the implications of emergency contraception (EC) on public health. We have previously reported that a literature review of 23 studies found no evidence that EC (also known as the morning-after pill) had any effect on pregnancy […]

Guttmacher Releases Study- Gives Bad Advice

This article by RRA Research Associate Dr. Michael New originally appeared on CatholicVote.org. By Michael J. New, Ph.D. This past summer, two Guttmacher Institute researchers published a study entitled “Exploring Men’s Birth Intentions” in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. It analyzed how likely — from the father’s perspective — that their partner’s pregnancy was […]

Planned Parenthood Releases Poll of 20 Week-Abortion Ban

This article by RRA Research Associate Michael New originally appeared at CatholicVote.org. By Michael J. New, Ph.D. Legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation has    become a top priority for pro-lifers in 2013.  In the past few years, at least 10 states have passed such bans.  The debate over a 20-week abortion ban in […]

Guttmacher Study Overstates Travel Distance to Abortion Providers

by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Supporters of legal abortion frequently make the case that there exist significant barriers to abortion access.  They argue that pro-lifers have succeeded in imposing burdensome regulations that are forcing many abortion clinics to close.  They say that these closures have forced many women seeking abortions to travel considerable distances.  Indeed, […]