Chemical Abortions: With and Without Medical Supervision

Chemical abortions, otherwise known as “medication-induced” abortions, were approved by the FDA in September 2000, and now account for over 50% of abortions in the United States. Women are being encouraged to order and carry out their own abortion, without in-person supervision by health care professionals, contributing to increased risks of complications.

Practice Guideline 5: The Association between Surgical Abortion and Preterm Birth: An Overview

Evidence in peer-reviewed literature from 168 studies over fifty years points to a causal, dose-response relationship between surgical abortion and subsequent preterm birth. This document provides an overview of this literature, discusses mechanisms for this effect, demonstrates the strength of evidence for causality, and offers guidance for informed consent prior to surgical abortion.

What is NOT an Abortion?

This article examines the question of when termination of a pregnancy is not an “abortion” under post-Roe criminal laws. It is important to understand that medical diagnosis, and furthermore prognosis, is imprecise. Patients and physicians have a range of views regarding how much risk to patient life and health is acceptable.

Fatherlessness Begins Prenatally: A Scoping Review

Men are not superfluous to the abortion process. In fact, a father’s roles and responsibilities start before the act leading to conception and continue through the pregnancy, birth, and through their children’s lives. This paper seeks to review evidence that these roles play an important part in a child’s overall development. Additionally, this paper seeks to suggest direct approaches physicians may take to encourage constructive engagement and responsibility in fathers.