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  • An Analysis of How Medicaid Expansion in Kansas Will Affect Abortion Rates

    This month, the Kansas state legislature will consider legislation that would expand Kansas’ Medicaid program. Currently, the Kansas Medicaid program does not fund elective abortions. However, in April 2019 in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that access to abortion is a “fundamental right” under the state's Bill of Rights.

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  • Ignoring the Scientific Facts Doesn’t Make the Pain Go Away

    Fetal pain, according to Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier’s statements at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives, is “pseudoscience, total baloney.”  Interestingly, though she recalled caring for extremely premature babies during her pediatric training, perhaps the congresswoman was unaware that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the medical standard of care for these little ones is to prevent pain, “not only because it is ethical but also because repeated painful exposures have the potential for deleterious consequences.”

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  • Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

    The old, uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The published scientific literature shows that unborn babies can experience pain at 20 weeks gestational age (20 weeks LMP, since Last Menstrual Period, the fetal age estimate used by most obstetricians) or earlier.

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State Abortion Reporting

Do you know if abortion is declining or rising in your state? What about chemical abortion? How big of a threat is Planned Parenthood in your state? Does your state even report abortion data? Visit our new state abortion reporting map to find out.

Our Leaders & Scholars

With a current network of more than three dozen Associate Scholars from a variety of disciplines, CLI provides pro-life groups and policy makers research-based information of the highest quality.

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Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan
President
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David Prentice, Ph.D.
Vice President and Research Director
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James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA
Vice President and Director of Data Analytics
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Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences
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Genevieve Plaster, M.A.
Deputy Director, Policy and Administration
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Tessa Longbons
Research Associate
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Hannah Howard
Research Associate
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Thomas M. Messner, J.D.
Senior Fellow in Legal Policy
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Eugene C. Tarne
Senior Analyst
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Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kathi Aultman, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Mai W. Bean
Associate Scholar
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Steven Braatz, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kristi Burton Brown, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FASAM, MBA
Associate Scholar
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Steve Calvin, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Samuel B. Casey, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Grazie Pozo Christie, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Maureen Condic, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Scott E. Daniels, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Pia de Solenni, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Richard Doerflinger, M.A.
Associate Scholar
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G. Kevin Donovan, M.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Marguerite Duane, M.D., M.H.A., FAAFP
Associate Scholar
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Maria Feeney, Ph.D.
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Reginald Finger, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Catherine Glenn Foster, J.D., M.A.
Senior Fellow in Legal Policy
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Christina M. Francis, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Katrina Furth, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Moira Gaul, M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Dawn Eden Goldstein
Associate Scholar
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Mary E. Harned, J.D.
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Donna Harrison, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D.
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Anna Higgins, J.D.
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Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.
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Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.
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Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.
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J. Wells Logan, M.D.
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Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNP
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Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.
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Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)
Associate Scholar
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Marie Willke Meyers, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Michael J. New, Ph.D.
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Sheila Page, D.O.
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Jeffrey J. Pauls, Ph.D.
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Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D.
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Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.
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Katey Price, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sharon Quick, M.D.
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Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A.
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Monique Robles, M.D.
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Elise Rose, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Bobby Schindler, M.S.
Associate Scholar
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Kathleen Schmainda, Ph.D., M.A., MSEEE, BSE
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James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.
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Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
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Keiren D. Smith, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Nora Sullivan, M.P.A
Associate Scholar
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Paul Wagle, M.A.
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Susan Wills, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Scholar
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Gracie Yu, M.H.S.
Associate Scholar

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