In today's abortion debate, myths too often trump reality. The consequences for public policy - and for women and families - can be dire.
Over the last two years, measures restricting access to abortion have been enacted in record numbers at the state level. Many of these laws are based on lies and junk science, like the claims that abortion causes breast cancer and depression.
An informed abortion debate requires facts, not disinformation and scare tactics.
The Guttmacher Institute has been the leading source for facts and analysis on abortion for more than four decades. During this difficult time, we need your help more than ever to get our message out.
Help us ensure that the policymakers and other key stakeholders are held accountable to the facts. Women in the United States deserve reproductive health policies that are based on evidence, not ideology.
Access to abortion is declining rapidly in many parts of the country, thanks in large part to the distortion and misinformation that increasingly dominates our public conversation.
When politicians make decisions about abortion based on misleading rhetoric and ideology, they do women a major disservice and jeopardize public health. That is why we are fighting to keep evidence at the forefront of the debate.
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