Publisher retracts 3 abortion studies; 2 were cited by federal judge in case against abortion pill

The following is from MedPage Today.

Sage Journals retracted three abortion studies — including two cited by a federal judge in a case against the abortion pill mifepristone (Mifeprex) — after an investigation revealed methodological flaws and misleading conclusions.

In the retraction notice Sage stated that an investigation following concerns raised by a reader about one article revealed that the way some data are presented “leads to an inaccurate conclusion” and that its study cohort “has problems that could affect the article’s conclusions.”

Subsequently, the journal conducted post-publication peer review of two more studies involving similar author groups that relied on the same dataset, and found “fundamental problems with the study design and methodology, unjustified or incorrect factual assumptions, material errors in the authors’ analysis of the data, and misleading presentations of the data.”

All three retracted articles had been published in the journal Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology and were led by James Studnicki, ScD, MPH, MBA, the vice president and director of data analytics at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the Arlington, Virginia-based research arm of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.

“Sage confirmed that all but one of the article’s authors had an affiliation with one or more of [the] Charlotte Lozier Institute, Elliot Institute, and American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists [AAPLOG], all pro-life advocacy organizations, despite having declared they had no conflicts of interest when they submitted the article for publication or in the article itself,” the retraction notice stated.

AAPLOG is one of the partnering organizations of the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, which is the plaintiff in the case against the FDA’s approval of mifepristone.

Two of the studies were cited by Trump-appointed Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk in his ruling that first upended the FDA’s more than 20-year approval of mifepristone (Mifeprex), which is used in medication abortion regimens. One of the studies was used to support Kacsmaryk’s argument that the plaintiff’s case had legal standing.

That case, FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, will be heard by the Supreme Court on March 26, according to the court’s schedule.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ position is that “the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence has conclusively demonstrated that mifepristone is safe and effective.”

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  1. Sharyl and Full Measure Team,
    “ Twentieth-century radical activist Saul Alinsky once
    ‘He who controls the language controls the masses.’
    Never has that thought been more relevant. Right now,
    activists are busily working to redefine select words in
    real time, manipulating meanings to accomplish social . . . “

    Above paragraph found in here :☕%EF%B8%8F+With+Sharyl+Attkisson&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter

    So, Sharyl and Full Measure Team,
    why do you use Marxists’ term,
    “ABORTION,” instead of my term :
    B A B Y C I D E, since a baby (ovum)
    is Human Life at its inception/
    conception— in here ? :☕%EF%B8%8F+With+Sharyl+Attkisson&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter

    Also, NOT “Planned Parenthood”
    but “De-Planned Parenthood,”
    since Babycide Slaughterhouses
    K I L L the beginning of the idea,

    I’ve several dozen terms used by
    conservatives which give aid/com-
    fort to Cultural Marxism advanc-
    ing in the U.S, and which P L A N
    portends the DEATH of White Civil
    Society—for imposing socialism/
    communism, and attendant B R U-
    T A L I T A R I A N I S M, inherent
    to applied Marxist ideology.

    Whites had been hoaxed/duped
    by those Sex-is-for-Fun 1960s—
    into having fewer children, via
    Paul R. Ehrlich’s MARXIAN book :
    which began a dearth in births and
    growth in IMMORALIST-capitalists‘/
    /-churches‘/-school administrators’
    S N E A K Y hook-or-by-crook
    importation of warm bodies from
    anywhere, beginning with Marxian
    Senator Ted Kennedy’s civilization-
    ending L I E (( END of Whites’
    High Culture—their Meritorious
    MORALITY-premised White Civil
    Society )) :

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) Commenting on passage of his
    Immigration Act of 1965–His (broken) P R O M I S E S to Whitey :

    “Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill
    will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants
    annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration
    remains substantially the same …

    Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset …

    Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate

    America with immigrants from any one country or area, or

    the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia.
    In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed
    measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.
    Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals,
    illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I
    noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is
    likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are
    highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out
    of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of
    our heritage.” (Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3)


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