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GOP-commissioned report: Abortion is incredibly safe, already highly regulated

In May, Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee requested thousands of pages of documentation on how all 50 states monitor and regulation abortion providers.

But while politicians like Trent Franks launched the inquiry expecting to uncover the "dangers" of abortion in the United States, the evidence, provided by state attorney generals and health departments, proved (yet again) exactly the opposite: Abortion is an incredibly safe medical procedure, and providers are already highly regulated.

A roundup of some of the results of the investigation, as reported by reproductive rights website RH Reality Check:

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