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    Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

    Thank You! Your FREE report is on the way… You should receive an email within five minutes containing a download link to get your FREE copy of the 2018 Pregnancy Center Report. (If you can’t find the email, check your spam/junk folder or contact us for assistance) While you wait for your report to arrive […]

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    Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

    Charlotte Lozier Institute just released the 2018 report on U.S. pro-life pregnancy centers: A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love. Fill out the form below to receive your FREE copy of the report now: Key findings in the new report include: In 2017, pregnancy centers provided almost 2,000,000 people with free […]

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

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H., Mai W. Bean   

    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: http://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/A-Half-Century-of-Hope-A-Legacy-of-Life-and-Love-FULL.pdf   Executive Summary   Introduction   A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love commemorates 50 […]

  • More Positive Opinions and Experiences Reported for Life-affirming Pregnancy Centers Than with Abortion Providers

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

    By an overwhelming margin, American women and men report more favorable opinions of life-affirming pregnancy centers offering abortion alternatives, as compared to organizations providing abortions such as Planned Parenthood, according to a 2014 national poll commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI).

    One thousand American women aged 18-44 years and 300 men of the same age range were surveyed about questions related to health behaviors, specifically geared towards unexpected pregnancy decisions and care. Overall opinions and impressions about experiences were measured to contrast views towards organizations which provide abortion alternatives at the community-based level and those which offer and refer for abortion.

  • Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    North Carolina’s abortion statistics for 2018 were published on the website of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in September 2019. Abortions increased slightly from 2017 to 2018.   Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018 North Carolina resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s North Carolina market share is not publicly available. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that abortions in the state fell from the total reported in 2017.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 9,910 abortions reported in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Arizona’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that total abortions in the Grand Canyon State experienced little change between 2017 and 2018. However, the makeup of abortion procedures used in the state continued to show a significant increase – almost 10 percent – in the number of abortions performed by chemical means. The report was […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New Jersey’s annual abortion report for 2017 was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The state report shows a decline in abortion but includes less than half the abortions performed in the state.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on New Jersey’s state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Vermont’s abortion report for 2017 was published in October 2019 by the Vermont Department of Health. The report shows that abortions in the Green Mountain State declined from the previous year.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New York City’s vital statistics report for 2017 was published online by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in July 2019. The vital statistics report includes information on abortions performed in the city. New York state also publishes abortion data for the entire state.   Changes in New York City Abortions, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Colorado’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortions in the state increased slightly from 2017. The report was published on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in July 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Colorado market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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 decline.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: California

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    California does not collect or report abortion data.   The Centers for Disease Control’s 1996 abortion surveillance report was the last to include California data. In response to an inquiry from the Charlotte Lozier Institute in October 2019, the XX informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination of pregnancy.”   Other […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Michigan’s 2018 abortion report was published online in June 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions in the state continue to rise.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There was […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    South Carolina’s 2018 abortion report was released in July 2019. The report was published online by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.   Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 4,646 abortions were reported in South Carolina, down nine percent from the previous year and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Nebraska’s 2018 abortion report shows that the number of abortions increased from 2017. The report was published by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Louisiana’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortion totals in the state have continued a decline that began in 2014. The report does not provide the number of chemical abortions performed in Louisiana.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on chemical abortions performed in Louisiana is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Maine (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Maine’s abortion report for 2018, published on the website of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019, shows that abortions in the state dropped slightly from the previous year.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Note: abortion totals for 2014 were updated 11/8/2019.   Arkansas’ abortion report for 2018 was published on the website of the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2019. The report shows that the increase in chemical abortions that began in 2007 continued into 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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 Oklahoma Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma market share is not publicly available.   […]

  • Pregnancy Help in Ohio: States Are Stepping Up

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

    As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level.   The Ohio Department of Health decided […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018)   Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that abortions in the state declined from the previous year. Because the abortion report is not published online, the Connecticut Department of Public Health provided it to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Massachusetts’ abortion report for 2018 shows that Planned Parenthood continues to perform more than half the abortions in the state. Massachusetts does not publish its annual abortion reports online, but the report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Montana’s vital statistics report for 2017 shows that abortions are continuing to trend downward. Montana has been tracking abortions in the state since 1974.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,561 abortions reported in Montana in 2017, down four percent from 1,618 the previous […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Author’s Note (September 2019): This article has been updated to reflect Florida’s legal definition of “gestation” to be equivalent to post-fertilization age.   Florida is one of the first states to publish its abortion statistics each year. Some tables are available on the website of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, while others were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New Mexico’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published as part of the annual selected health statistics report in January 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Land of Enchantment have continued to decline.     Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2016-2017     *Total abortions occurring in New Mexico. This information was provided to […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Missouri’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Missouri’s 2017 abortion report reveals that abortions in the state have fallen every year over the past decade. Since 2008, abortions performed in Missouri have dropped by 47 percent.     Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2016-2017     *Total abortions occurring in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Utah’s 2017 abortion report, published by the Utah Department of Health in January 2019, reveals that reported abortions in the Beehive State reached their lowest level in over 40 years. Utah has been reporting abortion data since 1974.     Changes in Utah Abortions, 2016-2017     *The changes in total and chemical abortions reflect […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Pennsylvania’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Pennsylvania’s abortion report for 2017 shows that total abortions are continuing to trend downward, while chemical abortions are rising.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.     Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state have continued their downward trend. The report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Connecticut’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut market share […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Georgia’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Georgia’s abortion statistics for 2017 reveal that reported abortions in the state have declined after an increase in 2016. Rather than publishing an abortion report, the state makes abortion data available in an online portal hosted by the Georgia Department of Public […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Delaware’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Delaware’s pregnancy report for 2017 was published in February 2019 by the Delaware Department of Public Health. The report shows a sharp decline in abortions from 2016.     Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Delaware’s state abortion rate […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Wisconsin’s state abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year as a result of a new abortion center opening in 2017. State pro-life groups predict that the increase could continue in 2018.     Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2016-2017   *Resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Wisconsin […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Iowa’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Iowa’s abortion report for 2017, published online in October 2018 on the Iowa Department of Public Health website, shows that annual abortion totals are continuing to trend downward.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market share […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Idaho’s 2017 Induced Abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in December 2018. The report shows that there was little change from the number of abortions reported in 2016.     Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho market share is not publicly available.     […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

      Alabama’s abortion report for 2017, published in October 2018, shows that abortion totals in the state are falling. Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share has shrunk after several negative health department inspections.     Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information is for all abortions reported in Alabama. Information on Alabama’s state abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Illinois’ 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Illinois’ 2017 abortion report shows that abortions reported in the state increased from the previous year. The report was published in December 2018 on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.     Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Kentucky’s 2017 abortion report, which the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in August 2018, shows that almost half of all abortions reported in the state were chemical abortions. Only one abortion clinic is currently operating in Kentucky.         Abortion Totals and Trends   Kentucky […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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: Maine (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

        Maine’s abortion report for 2017 was published in September 2018 by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The report demonstrates that the total annual number of abortions reported in Maine continues to fluctuate, while chemical abortions are rising steadily.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Colorado’s 2017 abortion report shows that abortions have increased from the previous year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request and has since published the report online.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017 there […]

  • Statement in Opposition to Raised Bill No. 7070 “An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers”

    Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

    On June 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, striking down a California law that interfered with the free speech rights of pregnancy help centers to counsel women and offer alternatives to abortion. The 5-4 decision should have quelled the efforts across the country by state and city governments to […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

     New York’s state abortion statistics for 2016 were published online in August 2018. The state’s report shows that abortion rates in the Empire State are continuing to fall even as chemical abortions increase and the state attempts to expand funding for abortion.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2014-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation.     Changes in New York City Abortions, 2015-2016 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New Jersey’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortions in the state have increased. However, abortion reporting in the state is not mandatory for all abortion providers, meaning that abortions in the Garden State are underreported. New Jersey does not publish its abortion report online but made it available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Ohio’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Montana’s 2016 abortion report, published online in September 2018 as part of the state vital statistics report, shows that abortions in the state continue to be performed at later gestational ages. The number of abortions reported in Montana was basically unchanged from the year before, but chemical abortions now make up a larger percentage of […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Arizona’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2018, shows that abortions in the state declined from 2016. The 2017 report is the first with information on babies born alive during abortions in Arizona.   Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Indiana’s annual abortion report for 2017, published on schedule in late June 2018, shows that abortions in the state have risen from the previous year. The 31-page report is published online by the Indiana State Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   The past […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Note: In July 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health revised the 2017 abortion report to reflect the addition of abortion reporting forms that were received after the report had been published and the removal of abortion reporting forms that were incorrectly filed. There were 10,134 abortions in Minnesota in 2017, of which 4,015 were chemical […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    North Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published in August 2018 on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website, shows that abortion in the state is trending downward. Just one abortion center operates in North Dakota.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 1,155 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    South Carolina released its 2017 abortion report in July of 2018. Previously, the state reported abortion performed on residents only, but now provides statistics for all abortions performed in the state.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,112 abortions performed in […]

  • Victory: Court Strikes Down Another State Law Targeting Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    CLI Report: Thousands of Pregnancy Centers Nationwide Served Nearly 2,000,000 People in 2017, Saving Communities at Least $161 Million   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – In response to news that a Hawaii law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion has been struck down in […]

  • Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People, Saved Communities $161M in 2017

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    New Report Highlights Enormous Contributions of Pregnancy Centers   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), released the findings of a robust survey of approximately 2,600 pregnancy centers (affiliated with national networks […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Correction: Oklahoma’s ultrasound requirement is not in effect due to an Oklahoma State Supreme Court decision.   Oklahoma’s 38-page abortion report, published annually by the state Department of Health, was released in June 2018. The report, which covers calendar year 2017, reveals that abortions in Oklahoma increased after several years of decline.   Changes in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Idaho’s abortion report for 2016 shows that total abortions and the abortion rate are slightly up in the state. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s annually published report is approximately 25 pages long. The report was released on the health department’s website in December 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2015-2016       […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Published in May 2018, Michigan’s 48-page abortion report for 2017 contains a wealth of information on abortion trends in the state. The report is produced by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 26,594 abortions performed in […]

  • Pregnancy Centers Win Major Legal Contest at Supreme Court

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

      Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that pregnancy help centers are likely to succeed in a challenge to a California law forcing them to advertise for abortion.   The case isn’t over. It will go back to the trial court for additional fact finding and then a final ruling on the legal issues. But […]

  • Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Win Big at Supreme Court

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Court Sides with Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Supreme Court today delivered a major victory for the constitutional rights of pro-life pregnancy centers, reversing a 9th Circuit ruling upholding a California law that would force them […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Nebraska’s annual abortion report for 2017, published online by the state Department of Health and Human Services, was published ahead of schedule in April 2018. Nebraska was the fifth state to release its abortion report for 2017, further indication that prompt reporting of annual data is feasible.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2016-2017     […]

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2015)

    Tessa Longbons  

    West Virginia’s abortion report for 2015, comprising five pages in the state’s annual vital statistics report, was released online in March 2018. The report is compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015       Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions continued to fall in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Louisiana was the third state to publish its abortion report for 2017. The preliminary 2017 report was released online by the Louisiana Department of Health in February 2018; however, one of the tables contained errors regarding the gestational ages of the babies killed by abortion, and the corrected report was not published until April 2018. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Kansas has released preliminary abortion statistics for 2018. The Charlotte Lozier Institute will release a summary of Kansas’ 2018 statistics when the final report is published.   Kansas released its preliminary abortion report on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website in April 2018, becoming the fourth state to publish its report for data […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Overview (March 2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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: Florida (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Note: Florida uses the term “gestational age” to refer to post-fertilization age. Post-fertilization age is typically two weeks less than gestational age. After this article was published, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration updated the 2017 abortion total to 69,035 abortions.   Florida’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that the abortion count in the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Pennsylvania’s 2016 abortion report was published by the state Department of Health in December 2017. Additional abortion statistics for Pennsylvania residents are included in the state’s annual vital statistics report. Overall, total abortions in Pennsylvania continued to decline in 2016, while total chemical abortions increased.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals […]

  • Report from the Supreme Court: Lozier Interview with Bioethics Defense Fund Attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee on Oral Argument in NIFLA v. Becerra

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

      Earlier this year I joined attorneys Nikolas T. Nikas and Dorinda C. Bordlee as counsel on the amicus brief the Charlotte Lozier Institute submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in the pregnancy care center case, NIFLA v. Becerra. Nik is co-founder, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) and Dorinda is Vice […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    South Dakota’s 2016 abortion report reveals that abortion in the state is up from the previous year. The abortion report, published in November by the state’s Department of Health, comprises 12 pages in the annual vital statistics report.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2016, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    South Carolina’s annual abortion report for 2016 shows that abortion in the state is falling. Published online in November 2017 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the abortion report takes up four pages of the state’s vital statistics report. Additional information is published in an online database.   Changes in South […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Alaska’s 2017 annual abortion report was published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in February 2018. With this 17-page report, Alaska is the first state to release its complete 2017 abortion data, just weeks into the new year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Missouri’s annual abortion report for 2016 shows that abortion is declining in the Show-Me State, while Missouri residents continue to get abortions in neighboring states. Published online in January by the Department of Health and Senior Services, the report comprises eight pages in the state’s vital statistics report.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2015-2016   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Alabama’s annual abortion report for 2016 was published online by the state’s Department of Public Health in November 2017. The nine-page report reveals that abortions in the state have increased after a temporary drop the year before.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2016, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    This article was updated on January 24, 2019 with corrected abortion totals for 1995.    Illinois’ 2016 annual state abortion report was published on schedule in December 2017. The 15-page report reveals that abortion totals in Illinois are declining steadily, while chemical abortions are increasing rapidly. Illinois’ abortion report is published by the Illinois Department […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Nebraska’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortion totals in the state continue to fall. The 16-page report is published every May by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and made available on the health department’s website.   Changes in Nebraska abortions 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends Since 2000, the earliest reporting […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Minnesota’s 2016 abortion report provides a detailed look at abortion trends in the state. Published on-time every July by the Minnesota Department of Health, the 63-page report reveals that the state’s abortion rate increased slightly over the previous year from 8.4 to 8.6 (Fig. 1).   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2015-2016     […]

  • Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Help Center Case

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The case involves a challenge to a California law forcing pro-life pregnancy help centers to post information about public programs that provide free or low-cost access to abortion.   This lawsuit is very important. Pregnancy help centers play […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Ohio’s 2016 state abortion report shows that the state’s resident abortion rate is unchanged from 2015, consistent with the gradual downward trajectory it has maintained over the past decade (Fig. 1). The 38-page report, published every September by Ohio’s Department of Health, contains comprehensive information on abortions performed in the Buckeye State.   Changes in […]

  • Pregnancy Help Centers Win Another Legal Victory in Struggle Against Oppressive Regulations

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    Pregnancy help centers (PHCs) have won a victory in their struggle against oppressive regulations.

    At issue is a 2016 Illinois law regulating physicians and other health care personnel. Plaintiffs, including the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), challenged the law, arguing, in the words of a federal district court, that it “compels [PHCs] to tell pregnant women the names of other doctors they believe offer abortions, and compels them to tell pregnant women that abortion has ‘benefits’ and is a ‘treatment option’ for pregnancy.”

  • Federal Report Shows New Drop in Abortions

    Rebecca Gonzales  

    During the Thanksgiving holiday week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control published its annual abortion surveillance report, revealing a historic decline in the incidence of abortion across the nation since 1973.

    Lagging three years behind, this year’s report covers the national abortion data for 2012. The abortion data is analyzed from the 47 areas that voluntarily report abortion statistics to the CDC. States that do not report to the CDC include several large jurisdictions – California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. According to the Guttmacher Institute in 2011, these four were among the jurisdictions with the highest abortion rates in the nation.

  • U.S. Abortion Reporting: An Issue We Can Agree On

    Rebecca Gonzales  

    Abortion is one of the most highly debated political topics, and is almost always in the national spotlight. There were an estimated 1.1 million abortions in the United States in 2011. If historical trends continue, it is estimated that by age 45, roughly 26 percent of American women will have had an abortion. Therefore, abortion, and abortion policies impact millions of women’s lives every day. Consequently, abortion policy must be grounded on the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date statistical information and health data. Unfortunately, after 42 years and over 55 million abortions since the Roe v. Wade decision, our country still doesn’t have a timely and streamlined system to report and publish state abortion records.

  • CDC Reports Abortion Incidence at Lowest Point Since 1973

    Genevieve Plaster, M.A.  

    Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its annual Abortion Surveillance Report for 2011, revealing that abortion incidence is at its lowest level since the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade in 1973.

    According to the data, 730,322 abortions were reported in 2011, down 5% from the previous year and 13% since 2002. Of the 48 areas reporting for both 2010 and 2011 (the District of Columbia and New York City included), 41 reported a decline in the abortion rate (i.e., number of abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age). Maine experienced the greatest dip with its rate decreasing from one year to the next by almost a quarter, and its state rate holding at almost half the national rate of 13.9.

  • Abortion in the Land of Lincoln

    Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan  

    The drama now playing out on the Missouri-Illinois border has some resonance with previous questions in American history. The drama involves a bold plan by the national abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, to open a mammoth abortion facility in southwest Illinois, just 13 miles from downtown St. Louis where is found the last abortion center remaining […]

  • Pro-Life Laws, Regulation, and Demonstrable Citizen Action in Missouri

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

    “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law” is a befitting state motto for Missouri, where in 2019 pro-life lawmakers and officials have been very busy trying to make the state a safer place for unborn children and their mothers. While many of these legislative and legal efforts have been widely publicized, a […]

  • Indiana Abortions Rise in 2018

    Katey Price, J.D.  

    Both Total Abortions and Chemical Abortions Up in Latest State Report   Washington, D.C. –A new analysis of Indiana abortion data conducted by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, reversing its […]

  • New Study: Elevated Suicide Rates Among Mothers after Abortion

    Hannah Howard  

    In 2019, a study titled Maternal Suicide in Italy by Lega et al. was published in the journal Archives of Women’s Mental Health detailing suicide rates in Italian mothers. In the study, “maternal suicide” is defined as “women who died by suicide during pregnancy or within 1 year after giving birth, induced abortion or miscarriage.” The […]

  • Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortion Stats

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    This entire report may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortions in the States   In the United States, abortion reporting at the national level is incomplete and out of date[i] with the most recent national abortion surveillance report covering data from 2014, as published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

  • Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue: Questions & Answers  

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    On May 23, Susan B. Anthony List and Charlotte Lozier Institute hosted a hearing for Capitol Hill staff on the state of fetal issue research. The panel consisted of Drs. David Prentice, Tara Sander Lee, and James Sherley, and was moderated by SBA List’s Autumn Christensen. These are their questions and answers, as provided to […]

  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available from the Charlotte Lozier Institute   Last updated October 7, 2019.        Special Websites   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org.  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 […]

  • Abortion in the United States 2017: Preliminary Review and a Call for Reform

    Tessa Longbons  

    The entire report may be viewed as a pdf: Abortion in the United States 2017. Last updated: July 3, 2019.   Compared to other United States vital statistics reporting systems, the U.S. abortion surveillance system has been consistently recognized as incomplete and out of date. For instance, in November 2018, the National Center for Health […]