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The Sisters of Life Aim to Give Pregnant Women a Choice

Amelia Martyn Hemphill | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York
Amelia Martyn Hemphill

The latest department of health figures show that 40 percent of all New York pregnancies end in termination. Among African American women, the abortion rate stands at 60 percent. These are statistics that a group of young nuns named the Sisters of Life, are working to change.

How Accurate Are Recent Reports About Black Teens And Abortion?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

While the debate over New York City's wildly criticized teen pregnancy prevention campaign rages on, a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher Instit...

Survey: Latinos Have More Liberal Views On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices

A majority of Latino voters -- 74 percent -- agree that a woman has a right to make her own personal decisions about abortion without the interference...

Study: Abortion Rates Are Higher In Countries Where Procedure Is Illegal

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Abortion rates are higher in countries where the procedure is illegal and nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, with the vast m...

Abortions Soaring Among Young Women In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

XI'AN, China — The leaf-strewn median on Eternal Peace Road hides a grim secret: Numerous tiny fetuses lie in unmarked graves dug by women from ...

A Question of Values: The Real Abortion Debate

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Abortion, as we know from the health care debate, is about having the right values. Contraception is about women's real needs. It is time we change the subject back.

U.S. Abortions at Lowest Rate Since 1974

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The number of abortions in the United States fell to 1.2 million in 2005, down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 19...

Abortions At A 30-Year Low

Chicago Tribune | Judy Peres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abortion rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 1974, the first full year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the proce...

Study: Even When Illegal, Abortion Rates Similar Across Countries -- Just More Dangerous

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A comprehensive global study of abortion has concluded that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is legal and those where it is not, sugge...