CLI Responds to Halting of Abortion Pill Trial

  • CLI Responds to Halting of Abortion Pill Trial

    Scholar Says Failed Trial Only Underscores Danger of Medication Abortion   Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, issued the following statement in response to a report that researchers suspended a trial concerning the abortion pill reversal protocol:   “Pro-abortion researchers would rather continue to mislead women about the real risks […]

  • Abortion Pill Reversal: A Second Chance at Choice

    A new and groundbreaking study has thrown the U.S. abortion establishment into a tizzy, and it’s easy to understand why.   For years, proponents of medication abortion (or chemical abortion, as some call it) have criticized a protocol aimed at reversing drug-induced abortions on the primary ground that the number of cases where such reversals […]

  • Abortion Pill Reversal – Infographic

    On April 4, 2018, Culture of Life Family Services announced the release of a study on abortion pill reversal. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Issues in Law and Medicine. Click here for more information on the study.

  • Dangerous Abortion Pills: Another Woman Drugged and Loses Child

      In May of 2017, Brook Fiske made the trip from her home in Rochester, New York to Arlington, Virginia to visit Sikander Imran and discuss with him how they planned to raise their child that she was carrying. The two were medical professionals that had dated in Rochester, and Fiske was 17 weeks pregnant. […]

  • Science of Abortion Pill Reversal: Too Hard a Pill for Planned Parenthood to Swallow?

    When a woman regrets her original choice for abortion, she deserves information on other science-based options, writes Associate Scholar Kristi Burton Brown: When Amy Mendoza had a change of heart the day after she swallowed an abortion pill, a word she’d seen on Facebook flashed through her mind: “reversal.” She recalled a story she’d read on social […]

  • Written Testimony of George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., in Support of Colorado Abortion Pill Reversal Bill

    On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee held a hearing regarding House Bill 1086 (HB 1086), the Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act. HB 1086 provides that prior to initiating a chemical abortion, a physician must alert the woman to the fact that it may be possible to reverse the abortion should she change her mind and that information on the possibility of reversal is available in state-prepared materials.

  • A Second Chance at Life: Reversing the Abortion Pill

    On February 23, the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists (AAPLOG) co-hosted a press conference with Priests for Life at the National Press Club to increase awareness about a relatively new medical protocol for reversing medication abortion and to unveil a new Abortion Pill Reversal Kit now available to doctors.

    Abortion Rill Reversal (APR) is a program that seeks to provide medical support to women who have taken mifepristone, the first of two drugs in the RU-486 abortion regimen, and then changed their minds, wanting to continue their pregnancy and save their baby’s life. APR connects with these women through its website ( and a 24/7 emergency hotline (877-558-0333) staffed by nurses and an international network of doctors and pregnancy medical clinic (PMC) hubs.

  • Reckless Push for Dangerous At-Home Pill Abortions Follows Yet Another Flawed Study

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2017 Contact: Nicole Stacy,, 202-223-8073   Experts Criticize Study and Reporting, Citing Numerous Flaws that Put Women’s Safety at Risk   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute experts today criticized a recent study purporting to demonstrate the safety of mail-order abortion pills manufactured overseas, as well as coverage of […]

  • Flawed Study on Pill Abortions Endangers Women’s Health & Safety

    Experts Call for Unbiased National Reporting and Strict Regulation of Dangerous Abortion Drugs   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute experts criticized a new study on the purported safety of self-administered, self-reported abortions, calling it dangerously flawed.   Two of the authors of the study, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, were affiliated with […]

  • The “No-Test Medication Abortion” Protocol: Experimenting with Women’s Health

    This is Issue 49 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 49: The “No-Test Medication Abortion” Protocol: Experimenting with Women’s Health   A trend of mounting concern is occurring in abortion provision.  When elective induced abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973, one oft-cited motivation […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018)

    Utah’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Utah Department of Health in May 2020. According to the report, both total abortions and abortions performed on Utah residents increased from the previous year.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2018)

    Wisconsin’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in February 2020. The report shows that abortions in the Badger State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents, not all abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2018)

    Idaho’s 2018 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in February 2020. The report shows that reported abortions fell slightly from 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,257 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2018)

    Montana’s vital statistics report for 2018 was published by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Montana increased from 2017.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2018)

    Kansas has released its preliminary 2019 report. CLI will post a summary when the final 2019 report is published.   Kansas published its preliminary 2018 abortion report in April 2019 and released the final report in November 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Sunflower State increased from the year before.   Changes in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2018)

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Dakota’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   According to an annual abortion report published by the South Dakota Department of Health in July 2019, reported abortions in South Dakota hit a record low in 2018. The drop in abortions occurred after an increase in 2017.   Changes in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2018)

    Nevada abortion data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 was provided upon request to CLI by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, abortion totals increased after experiencing a slight dip in 2017.   Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2017-2018  Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nevada market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2018)

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Indiana’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Indiana’s 2018 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, a change from its long-term […]

  • CLI Responds to New Guttmacher Report showing Decline in Abortion Rate & Number of Abortions

      In response to the latest Guttmacher Institute report released today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute issued the following comment:      “We welcome the new report showing the decline in both the abortion rate and the overall number of abortions from 2011 to 2017. There are several reasons for this positive news, including factors that […]

  • News Release: Abortion Activist Sues FDA over Regulation of Dangerous Drugs 

    Reckless Push to Expand Mail-order Abortion Pills from Overseas Jeopardizes Women’s Health and Safety   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, released the following response to a lawsuit seeking to stop U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement of the regulation of dangerous abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2018)

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of North Dakota’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   North Dakota’s 2018 abortion report was published on the website of the North Dakota Department of Health in June 2019. Information on the types of abortion procedures performed in North Dakota was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request.   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2018)

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Oklahoma’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Oklahoma’s 2018 abortion report was published in May 2019 on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in Oklahoma have increased for the second year in a row after a decade of decline.   Changes in […]

  • SCOTUS Upholds Indiana Fetal Remains Law, Denies Cert on Discriminatory Abortion Ban

    SBA List & CLI both Submitted Briefs Urging the Court to Uphold Indiana’s Pro-Life Policies   Washington, D.C.  – Today the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling and upheld an Indiana law, signed by then-Governor Mike Pence, requiring the humane and dignified disposition of human fetal remains. In the same opinion, without expressing […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017)

    Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published in September 2018 on the website of the Oregon Health Authority. During 2017, reported abortions in the state declined after increases in 2015 and 2016.     Changes in Oregon Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   A total of 8,506 abortions were reported […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2017)

    Author’s Note: Figure 1 has been updated.   Released in September 2018, Ohio’s 2017 abortion report is available on the Ohio Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in the state increased slightly from 2016, while chemical abortions, and complications resulting from them, rose significantly.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2016-2017   […]

  • Common Sense Prevails as CA Governor Brown Vetoes Abortion Drug Expansion Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy,, 202-223-8073 CLI President: Reckless Bill Was a Threat to Women’s Health, Safety, and Dignity and an Offense to Taxpayers Washington, D.C.  – In response to news that California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has vetoed S.B. 320, legislation that would force campus health centers at state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017)

    Arkansas’ abortion report for 2017 was published in June 2018 by the state Department of Health. The 13-page report shows that chemical abortions in the state have risen dramatically.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,249 abortions performed in Arkansas in 2017, up slightly from the […]

  • State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations

    To view this report as a PDF, see:  State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations   In February 2018, an article appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine (Cosmo) lauding the practice of telemedicine abortion.[1] The article described the process of meeting with a nurse for blood testing and an ultrasound at a “local health […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Overview (March 2018)

    As of March 2018, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) had produced articles reviewing the most recent annual abortion reports from 11 states. The reports were released by Alabama, Alaska (for both 2016 and 2017), Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This ongoing state series is an extension of the […]

  • Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion

    To view as PDF, see Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion   In March 2018, CLI reviewed sites on the worldwide web that offer the two-component abortion pill regimen, either as their business focus or as part of a larger online pharmacy.  We found:   At least 72 unique websites that sell […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2016)

    Utah’s annual abortion report for 2016, published online by the state’s Department of Health in April 2018, shows that abortions in the state continue to fall. In 2016, Utah’s state abortion rate reached a historic low.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,008 abortions performed in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2016)

    Iowa’s 2016 vital statistics report, which includes seven pages of information on abortions performed in the state, was released on schedule this past December. Published by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the report reveals that total abortions in Iowa continue to go down, while chemical abortions are on the rise.   Changes in Iowa […]

  •  Q&A with the Scholars: From Nursing to Abortion Research

    After 25+ years serving on the front lines of health care as a Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sharon J. MacKinnon completed her doctoral work in Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. MacKinnon recently joined the Charlotte Lozier Institute as an Associate Scholar, and in […]

  • Utah Considers Ban on Telemedicine Abortions

    A bill prohibiting doctors from issuing prescriptions for drugs to cause abortion via remote video or telephone conference passed Utah’s House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Standing Committee on January 30.

  • Medication Abortion: FDA Guidelines and Personal Experience

    Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for RU-486, the “abortion pill,” allowing its use up to 70 days into pregnancy, three weeks past the previous guidelines. On the same day, Abby Johnson’s The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories, was officially released. One chapter in particular stood out as especially timely in regards to the news: “Medication Abortion.”

  • Former Abortionist Describes Abortion Procedures in New Website

    Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino has partnered with Live Action to create a series of informational videos with detailed illustrations of dilation and evacuation, aspiration, and medication abortions. The videos are featured on a new website, just released at

    Dr. Levatino is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist who has performed as many as 1,200 abortions. After the death of his daughter he stopped performing abortions. He is now a committed opponent of abortion who has testified before the U.S. Congress on behalf of pro-life legislation.

  • New Studies Show All Emergency Contraceptives Can Cause Early Abortion

    In this paper, CLI scholar Susan Wills compiles evidence which shows that emergency contraceptives can operate as abortion inducing drugs. Wills examines the latest scientific studies and explains how emergency contraception has been shown to prevent newly created embryos from implanting in the uterine wall, thus facilitating early abortion.

  • Suspension of Telemed Abortion Ban Puts Iowa Women at Risk

    Last week an Iowa district court agreed to temporarily suspend the ban on tele-med abortions, allowing abortion mega-provider Planned Parenthood to continue to distribute abortion inducing drugs while the organization challenges the ban on the practice in court.

  • Rise of Repeat Abortions in the UK a Cause for Concern

    Recently a set of statistics released in the United Kingdom has created quite the unexpected firestorm.  According to the Telegraph, information from the National Health Service (NHS) shows a significant jump in the number of repeat abortions occurring in England and Wales.  According to the NHS, 36% of all abortions performed in 2011 were performed on women who had […]

  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available from the Charlotte Lozier Institute   Last updated January 21, 2020   Special Websites  This website includes new videos on therapies and cures using ethical sources of stem cells, blogs on current topics, and a search engine for ethical stem cell research trials.  […]

  • Funding Pregnancy Help Centers is a Win-Win for Citizens, Clients, and Communities

    This is Issue 35 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On-Point 35 Funding Pregnancy Win    In most communities across the United States, women facing an unintended pregnancy have two basic options for specialized assistance: a local Planned Parenthood or a local Pregnancy Help Center (PHC). PHCs include […]

  • A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love: Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition

    To view this summary as a PDF, see: A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition: Executive Summary   The full text of this publication can be found at:   Executive Summary   Introduction   A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love commemorates 50 […]

  • Supreme Court Denies Planned Parenthood Request for Review

    On May 29, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed earlier this year by Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma.   Planned Parenthood had asked the Supreme Court to review the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in a case involving the […]

  • Rewire’s Reckless Push for Mail-Order Mifeprex

    To view this paper as a PDF, see: Rewire’s Reckless Push for Mail-Order Mifeprex   In pursuit of the possibility that abortion drugs could be distributed via pharmacies or mail order shipment for at-home use, researchers from a group called Gynuity Health Projects sought RU-486 online from 20 websites and had them tested for their potency […]

  • George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

    Dr. George Delgado is the medical director of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) and of Culture of Life Family Health Care. Dr. Delgado published the first peer-reviewed article in the medical literature describing the reversal of mifepristone (RU 486) using progesterone. He then established Abortion Pill Reversal, a program that connects women who have changed their […]

  • Issues in Law and Medicine Spring 2017 Summaries

    Issues in Law and Medicine is a peer-reviewed professional journal that has been published twice a year since 1985. It is currently cosponsored by the Watson Bowes Research Institute and the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. The new issue (spring 2017) includes a fine article by CLI associate scholar Nora Sullivan, M.P.A., cowritten with Dr. Eoghan de Faoite., an Irish physician committed to the sanctity of human life. This edition of the journal includes many other articles of current significance. We summarize them here. Further information about the journal and how to access current and past articles can be found at We highly recommend ILM.

  • 2018: A Year of Pro-life Triumphs and Challenges

    It’s officially a new year. In this time of reflection and anticipation, it is often helpful to spend a little time reviewing accomplishments and setbacks from the year past and preparing for what may come as we begin 2019. 2018 has been a year of triumphs and challenges for those of us in the pro-life […]

  • Planned Parenthood: Denying the Medical Science of Fertility Awareness

    To view this report as a PDF, see: Planned Parenthood: Denying the Medical Science of Fertility Awareness   Planned Parenthood data analyzed by the Charlotte Lozier Institute reveal that, over its past five years of annual reports, Planned Parenthood’s client numbers have declined by 20 percent  – from 3 million to 2.4 million.[i] This decline stands […]

  • Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”?

    In its most recent annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America makes two fundamental claims, both of which are directly relevant to the question involving continued government funding for its services, approximately $555 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. These claims are:

    • First, that Planned Parenthood health centers are “an irreplaceable component of our country’s healthcare system”, and;
    • Second, that Planned Parenthood provides “lifesaving care.”

  • A Time for Choosing in Colorado

    Voters in Colorado will determine whether physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is to be legalized in their state when they head to the polls this November. California, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont are the only other states that have voted to allow physicians to assist their patients in committing suicide. In Montana, the practice was legalized via a state court decision.

  • Bicameral Congressional Letter Demands Transparency from FDA

    Yesterday 75 members of Congress, led by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration demanding answers to questions about the FDA’s surprise approval of relaxed protocols for the distribution of the abortion-inducing drug regimen known as Mifeprex. The changes, announced on March 30, significantly increase the duration of pregnancy at which the drug regimen may be administered, raising it from 49 days (7 weeks) from the last menstrual period (LMP) to 70 days (10 weeks) post-LMP.

  • Royal College Punishes Doctors’ Conscience

    Recent updates to official medical guidelines in the United Kingdom regarding specialization in sexual and reproductive health now bar doctors and nurses, with religious or moral objections to proscribing abortion inducing drugs such as the morning after pill, from receiving specialist professional qualifications.

  • Plan B: Abortifacient and Other Risks

    The Food and Drug Administration announced on April 30 that it has approved a drug maker’s application to make Plan B One-Step available over the counter, without a prescription, to girls age 15 and over.  This decision marks a retreat from the previous policy, endorsed by senior Obama Administration officials and President Obama himself, to continue requiring minor […]

  • 12th Anniversary of RU-486, a Somber Commemoration

    Last week marked the 12th anniversary of the approval for use in the United States of the abortion drug RU- 486. However, unlike other notable moments in medical history such as the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and the development of the polio vaccine in 1955, RU-486, or mifepristone, calls for a far more sobering memorial. Besides the lives purposely ended as a result of the drug, RU-486 has caused the deaths of more than a dozen women and left thousands of women with complications as a direct consequence of taking the drug.

  • Pregnancy, Preventive Services and Cost Saving: An Ethical and Economic Mirage

    On March 21,2012 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final version of its advanced notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM) for mandatory preventive services coverage under the Affordable Care Act (77 Fed.Reg.16501); however, only a narrow set of religious organizations, mainly houses of worship, are exempted from the rule.