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Keep up with the latest on our life-related research, public policy, and media.

  • Only a Minority of Abortions Are for Unwanted Pregnancies, New Study

    A major abortion advocacy group has recently found that only 42% of aborting women described their pregnancies as unwanted. Unexpectedly, 38% described their pregnancies as wanted or wanted but mistimed.  The remaining 19% were unsure how to describe the wantedness of their pregnancies, indicating ambivalence or at least some attachment to their pregnancies.  Previous research has indicated that about 20% of abortions are of wanted pregnancies.

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  • FDA Decision to Relax Chemical Abortion Rule Ignores the Science, Neglects Women, Places Them in Danger

    "Our review of all the Adverse Events from mifepristone as an abortion drug revealed serious concerns about hemorrhage, infections, and fetal tissue left inside. There were over 500 life-threatening complications, which would have been deaths if the women had not had timely access to the Emergency Room. These women without access to an ER are exactly the women being targeted with abortions by mail, and those who are most at risk of death by patient abandonment. We know from other studies that reports from the FDA only represent a small fraction of the actual adverse events happening to women across the country."

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  • D.C. Statehood and Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    Medicaid covers abortions only in rare cases. Since 1976, federal funding for Medicaid has been passed by Congress with an annual rider known as the Hyde Amendment, which limits federal dollars from funding abortion except in instances of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother. Some states have chosen to use their own state funds to pay for the abortions of women enrolled in Medicaid, but under the Hyde Amendment, this funding must be maintained separately from the federal Medicaid program.

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Most COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Use Fetal Cells for Production; Several Used Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Testing; Experts Urge All Vaccine Developers to Use Noncontroversial Alternatives

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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Lisa Gilbert, MD, FAAFP
Associate Scholar
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Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan
President
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Stephen Billy
Executive Director
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Thomas M. Messner, J.D.
Senior Fellow in Legal Policy
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David Prentice, Ph.D.
Vice President and Research Director
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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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James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA
Vice President and Director of Data Analytics
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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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Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences
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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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Jeffrey M. Staab, J.C.D.
Director of the Lozier Library for Life, Science and Law
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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.
Associate Scholar
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Reginald Finger, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Genevieve Plaster, M.A.
Deputy Director, Policy and Administration
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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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Tessa Longbons
Research Associate
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Mary E. Harned, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Donna Harrison, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Anna Higgins, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Hannah Howard
Research Associate
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Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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J. Wells Logan, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNP
Associate Scholar
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Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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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.
Associate Scholar
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Sheila Page, D.O.
Associate Scholar
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Jeffrey J. Pauls, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Katey Price, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sharon Quick, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Monique Robles, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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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
Associate Scholar
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James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Associate Scholar
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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.
Associate Scholar
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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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