For far too long the Guttmacher Institute has been the sole go-to group for studies, policy, polls, and statistics on the life issue.
The mainstream media relies on Guttmacher as an unbiased source (NYT: “nonpartisan research organization on issues of sexual health”), when it certainly is not.
Founded in 1968 by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the organization is named after Alan Guttmacher, an ob/gyn who served as Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s first president from 1962 until his death in 1974 and also vice president of the American Eugenics Society in the 1950s (a position conveniently omitted from Guttmacher Institute’s bio of Guttmacher.) Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood maintain they parted company in 1977. But as recently as 2009 PP was still subsidizing Guttmacher.
So, now surprise, Guttmacher’s research findings always end up propping the culture of death.
But today brings good news. The Susan B. Anthony List has unveiled its new website for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, its education and research arm, which was formed in late 2011.
From SBA’s press release:
“We envision lozierinstitute.org as a crossroads for both new information and fresh analysis of policy questions that vex the modern world, centered on the value of human life and care for mothers, the children they carry, and the family,” commented Charlotte Lozier Institute president Chuck Donovan. “We will address topics from abortion, to population policy, advances in fetal medicine, health policy, and even end-of-life care. We will supplement and encourage existing organizations, as well as provide a balance to existing research organizations embedded in the abortion industry, by focusing on mid- and long-term topics where reflection and deeper examination can make lasting contributions.”
The institute is named for Charlotte Denman Lozier (1844-1870), a pro-life feminist physician who was a contemporary of Susan B. Anthony’s.
[Top graphic via TooManyAborted.com]