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Abortion Research sites and suggestions

State-by-state stats on abortion between 2010 and 2013

The Washington Post published some AP statistics comparing the annual numbers of abortions in each state between 2010 and 2013. Five states do not keep statistics: California, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wyoming.

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Research sites and suggestions University Faculty for Life

Beckwith website redesigned

Frank Beckwith has had his web page redesigned.  It features his writings on Law and Ethics and on Religion and Culture, as well as his contributions to reference works and his book review.

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International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family

The International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family (ICOLF) has established new web site which features “a broad range of resources and materials for a number of interested parties working on ‘Law, life, faith and family’ issues on the national, regional and international levels.” Contributors include: Helen Alvaré Ryan T. Anderson Teresa Collette Ursula Cristina […]

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ProVita coming

I am feverishing working on the July edition of the UFL ProVita Online Newsletter. Please send me any items you would like to be included to provitanews@yahoo.com. I am especially looking for upcoming opportunities for scholarship, such as calls for papers, conferences, symposia, new publications, etc. I am also looking for: News about UFL members New […]

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Abortion Conscience protection International Legislation Research sites and suggestions

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Conscientious objection

If you are researching conscientious objection, you might want to look at the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics to see the thought of those who are trying to keep conscientious objection from affecting the availability of abortion. You may want to check your institutions databases to see if you […]

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Abortion Research sites and suggestions

Indian study shows abortion/breast cancer link

A recent study in the Indian Journal of Cancer indicates that abortion correlates with a a 6.2 fold higher risk of breast cancer, according to this National Catholic Register article. The Register article also notes this meta-analysis in the Cancer Causes Control journal which shows the link between induced abortion and breast cancer among Chinese women. The […]

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Interpreting Scientific Studies

For us lay people who might be easily misled by journalists’ claims about scientific studies, here is some advice from Dr. Alex B. Berezow of the RealClearScience web page, “20 Tips for Analyzing Claims of a Scientific Study.” It is a summary of a Nature article by William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter and Mark A. Burgman called “Twenty […]

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AAPLOG position papers

The American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a page of position statements on various issues. The AAPLOG is a 2500 member strong organization of physicians, para-medical personnel, medical students, and organizations and affiliates that seek to promote the cause of life in their work and among their colleagues. Topics include: IS ABORTON […]

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Bioethics Research sites and suggestions

Secular biomedical ethics journals

I discovered this list of secular biomedical ethics journals on the NIH web page. It includes a link to this list of journals, books, and other resources on the Canadian Centre for Applied Ethics web page. If you are interested in substantial dialogue with a variety of perspectives on life issues, this would be a good place to […]

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Adoption Research sites and suggestions

Adoption Survey

The American Association of Pro Life OB/GYNs on their Facebook page mentioned a study being conducted by Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. of Bowling Green State University called “Cross-Cultural Retrospective Study of Women’s Decision Making and Mental Health Outcomes when placing a Child for Adoption.” If you’ve placed a child for adoption in Australia or the US […]