Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2009«

DEFINITIONS & SEMANTICS : LATE-TERM D&E ABORTIONS ARE NOT 3RD-TRIMESTER

October 29, 2009

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Over 95% of Late-Term Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) Abortions of potentially survivable infants are performed on 21- to 26-weeks’-gestation (LMP)  infants in the womb. D&E Dilation & Evacuation procedure (dismemberment in the uterus and suction and curettage of “fetal parts”) is referred to as “the classic late-term abortion method” by the medical profession. The (former) […]

Why No Alternative Research Institute to Guttmacher?

October 25, 2009

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There are 22 articles on this cccf blog site, comprising research over the past year on annual legal abortions in the United States, and in particular the identification of that element which are extremely-late-term D&E abortions of potentially viable infants (21-weeks-and later gestation LMP). There is only one source in the U.S. that identifies abortions […]

Letter to Editor of New York Magazine

October 25, 2009

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In your August 10, 2009 New York Magazine piece by Gale Scott re “High Abortion Rate Worries NY Experts”, let me add some additional facts. In 2005, the CDC Annual Abortion Surveillance Report lists New York State as having 124, 849 legal abortions, with New York City at 88,891. Your article’s figure of 90,157 is […]

U.S. NICHD Neonatal Research Network Study Corroborates UK EPICure Studies’ Data

October 18, 2009

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Between 1998 and 2003, researchers at the National Research Network (funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services) conducted a study of Extremely Preterm Birth infants at 17 major university hospitals in the U.S.  The rates of survivability for this three-to-five year sample of 4,446 U.S. preterm infants born […]

Revisiting Aspects of the D&X (Partial Birth Abortion) Ban Act

October 16, 2009

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It took over 12 years to get a Federal Ban enacted on the Late-Term procedure called Partial Birth Abortion (D&X, which stands for “dilation and extraction”, applicable primarily to potentially viable babies in the post-21-weeks’ gestational stage).  The first Bill (approved by House & Senate) to Ban D&X was presented to President Clinton in June […]

A Beautiful, yet Awful Statement

October 8, 2009

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Awful in the sense of awe-full. Mother Theresa of Calcutta, now Blessed, said these words (possibly in the company of then-President Clinton and his wife, at an annual Washington Prayer Breakfast):  “There can be no peace in this world as long as we make war against the unborn child…the most vulnerable…” We too, in America, […]

California’s Abortion Record

October 7, 2009

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The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states in its annual report on Abortion Surveillance in America that, at the time California stopped reporting its state-wide abortion data to the CDC (i.e. 1997), California accounted for some 23% of ALL abortions (1.335 million) performed in the U.S..  That would put California’s total abortions at about 310,000/yr. […]