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Choice Headlines

1/23/2014
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Speaks Out Against 72-hour Abortion Waiting Period

1/16/2014
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Testifies in the Missouri House

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Press Releases

6/28/2012
Supreme Court Ruling on Health-Reform Law is a Win for Women's Health

3/23/2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America to Romney:Sorry, Mitt, Your Anti-Choice Record is Etched in Stone

3/23/2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America to Romney:Sorry, Mitt, Your Anti-Choice Record is Etched in Stone

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Science & Women’s Health

Opposition to the right to choose has had an adverse and chilling impact on scientific research and medical advances in the United States.

In recent decades, anti-choice political activity has interfered with promising research into a host of diseases and conditions, including Parkinson's, cancer, AIDS, endometriosis, infertility, and multiple sclerosis. Research on fetal tissue played an instrumental role in the development of the polio vaccine, virtually eliminating the disease from our society. Yet those who oppose abortion still seek to halt this research at every turn.

In addition to blocking scientific advancement, anti-choice groups often turn science on its head in their effort to portray legal abortion as unsafe for American women. In reality, legal abortion is one of the safest and most common medical procedures available today. Legal abortion entails half the risk of death involved in a tonsillectomy and one-hundredth the risk of death involved in an appendectomy. The risk of death from legal abortion is even lower than that from a shot of penicillin. And although anti-choice groups often try to link abortion with the risk of developing breast cancer, the largest and most comprehensive study on the subject concluded that "induced abortions have no overall effect on the risk of breast cancer."

Anti-choice lawmakers must not be allowed to stand in the way of scientific progress. And women must be given the proven facts about abortion, not misinformation designed to frighten them and prevent them from exercising their constitutional right to choose.
Legal Analysis of H.B. 1148 (Ultrasound and fetal auscultation)
ANALYSIS OF H.B. 1148 (Hicks, Jones, English, Hurst, Wilson, Kelley (127), Muntzel, Bahr, Schatz, Gatschenberger, Schieffer, Walker, Black, Harris, McCaherty, ...
A Legislative Analysis of S.B. 766
// A LEGISLATIVE ANALYSIS OF S.B. 766 (fetal personhood/fetal endangerment via pregnant woman’s drug or alcohol use)[1]
Abortion Opponents Distort Scientific Data to Advance Their Agenda
 Despite a lack of evidence associating abortion with an increased risk of breast cancer, anti-choice groups are distorting scientific data ...

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