Pro-Life Researchers Take Legal Action Against Journal After Abortion Studies Pulled: ‘Blatant Double Standards’

Pro-life researchers announced they are taking legal action against Sage Journals after the publisher pulled their abortion studies.

The move comes as Sage Journals announced on February 5 that the pro-life authors “declared no conflicts of interest” in the abortion studies, the publication has not used the same standard against studies authored by those affiliated with pro-abortion organizations.

Two of the retracted studies analyzed emergency room visits related to complications of the abortion drug mifepristone and another study pertained to doctors performing abortions.

Lead researcher and Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President James Studnicki told The College Fix that the research complied with Sage’s policies over conflicts of interest. He said the “blatant double standard is unacceptable.”

Articles authored by pro-abortion entities and did not disclose organizational affiliations were not retracted, the pro-life researchers said.

“To date, Sage has advanced no valid objection to their findings and has shown no evidence of any major errors, miscalculations, or falsehoods,” he stated.

“Our team of researchers has refuted every single critique about the research and we encourage all to read the studies to understand the reasoning behind the methodology and our rebuttals to the critiques,” Studnicki explained in an email to the outlet. “There is no legitimate reason for Sage’s retractions.”

The Charlotte Lozier Institute is now “pursuing appropriate legal action.”