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1 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Annual Report 2005-2006 (henceforth Report), at www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/Annual_report.pdf, p. 4.
2 Report, p. 4; Randy Hall, "Planned Parenthood Reports Record Abortions, High Profits," Cybercast News Service, June 15, 2007, at www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200706/CUL20070615a.html.
3 Report, pp. 14-15.
4 Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. 52 (1976) (informed consent, parental involvement and recordkeeping); Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, 467 F.3d 716 (8th Cir. 2006), reh'g en banc granted, op. vacated (Jan. 9, 2007) (a law requiring abortion practitioners to inform women that the abortion will terminate the life of a "living human being"); Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) (brief waiting period); Planned Parenthood v. Ashcroft, 462 U.S. 476 (1983), and Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood, 546 U.S. 320 (2006) (parental involvement); Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood, 127 S.Ct. 1610 (2007) (partial-birth abortion). On PPFA's opposition to the federal Child Custody Protection Act (to stop interstate trafficking of unemancipated minors for abortions behind parents' backs), see www.plannedparenthood.org/issues-action/abortion/teenagers-abortion-6238.htm.
5 PPFA press release, Nov. 22, 2004, at www.plannedparenthood.org/newsroom/politics-policy-issues/and-act-12740.htm.
6 PPFA press release, August 24, 2007, at www.plannedparenthood.org/newsroom/politics-policy-issues/access-emergency-contraception-16427.htm.
7 PPFA press release, July 25, 2005, at www.plannedparenthood.org/newsroom/politics-policy-issues/pharmacy-refusal-10848.htm.
8 PPFA press release, Dec. 6, 2006, at www.plannedparenthood.org/issues-action/std-hiv/free-ec-10839.htm.
9 See www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/abortion/factsheetec21607.shtml.
10 See www.consumerreports.org/cro/health-fitness/health-care/condoms-and-contraception-205/ratings/.
11 PPFA press release, Sept. 22, 2005, at www.plannedparenthood.org/newsroom/politics-policy-issues/katrina-10383.htm; Art Moore, "Dial 9-11 for free abortion," World Net Daily, Jan. 18, 2002, at www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26103; ravingatheist.com/archives/2006/01/planned_parenthood_offers_free_abortions_to_miners_widows.php.
12 See www.ru486facts.org/index.cfm?page=sideeffects.
13 See www.usccb.org/prolife/publicat/lifeinsight/DecemberLifeInsight.pdf. Two other Californians, Oriane Shevin and Chanelle Bryant, died after receiving RU-486 at National Abortion Federation clinics. In general see www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/abortion/ru486factsheet.shtml.
14 M. Greene, "Fatal Infections Associated with Mifepristone-Induced Abortion," New England Journal of Medicine, Dec. 1, 2005, pp. 2317-8. This does not include RU-486 deaths from other causes (ruptured ectopic pregnancy, hemorrhage, heart attack). See www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/ru486/StopthebloodshedandpassHolly.pdf.
15 E.g. Planned Parenthood of New York City, www.ppnyc.org/services/factsheets/mifep.htm. Effectiveness drops from 92% at 49 days' gestation to 77% at 63 days, resulting in more incomplete and failed abortions and higher rates of infection and hemorrhaging (www.ru486facts.org/index.cfm?page=effectiveness).
16 Report, pp. 12-13; www.plannedparenthood.org/issues-action/global-inequality/unfpa-funding-13134.htm; IPPF, Report of the Working Group on the Promotion of Family Planning as a Basic Human Right, Nov. 1983, pp. 28-9.
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