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Americans Pretty Much Agree About Abortion, Even if Politicians Don't 

A political science professor brings us a valuable reminder today, at what promises to be the start of a very long and deeply annoying campaign season: most Americans have pretty similar ideas about abortion. They broadly think it should be legal, especially in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at risk. No… » 5/06/15 2:30pm 5/06/15 2:30pm

Absolutely Everyone Benefits From Free Birth Control, Says Yet Another Study Conservatives Will Ignore

Access to free birth control leads to lower rates of abortions and teen births, according to a new and extensive study from Washington University in St. Louis. (Well, the study is new, but the information is older than Antonin Scalia — we'll get to that in a second.) » 10/05/12 10:50am 10/05/12 10:50am

Black and Latina Women Aborting At Much Higher Rates Than Whites

In the first comprehensive analysis » 9/23/08 9:30am 9/23/08 9:30am of abortion data since 1974, the Guttmacher Institute has found that while the overall abortion rate is down in the United States, black and Latina women are having abortions at five and three times the rate of white women, respectively, the reports. However, some health policy…

'Breaking': Erratic Contraceptive Use Can Lead To Pregnancy

If you're not interested in getting pregnant, this new study might inspire you to be more vigilant with condom use. Nonprofit sexual research organization the Guttmacher Institute claims that half of all pregnancies are unplanned and one in four American women will get preggers because of inconsistent contraceptive… » 5/13/08 9:30am 5/13/08 9:30am