Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, 585 U.S.___ (2018), which struck down a California law regarding pro-life pregnancy help centers, some jurisdictions continue to weigh bills that infringe on those centers’ First Amendment rights.
“For many Americans, the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine raises renewed questions about the use of cells derived from elective abortions. Many leading vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed, including the approved vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, do not use abortion-derived cell lines in their production. Unlike the majority of those candidates, Johnson & Johnson does use these cell lines in the production process.
On February 22, Susan B. Anthony List and Charlotte Lozier Institute were pleased to join in an amicus brief filed alongside 26 other organizations in a major case pending before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. The brief was filed in the case Manuela and Family v. El Salvador.
See Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2019-20 Annual Report as a PDF  Planned Parenthood’s Financials In its 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood reported $1.6 billion in income and over $2.0 billion in net assets — an increase from the previous report. $510 million came from private contributions, down 14% from the previous report. Taxpayer […]
Late Friday afternoon, Planned Parenthood released their annual report for 2019-2020. As always, this report contains glossy color photos and statements from Planned Parenthood leadership. However, the most interesting part of these annual reports is the data they include about Planned Parenthood’s services. Planned Parenthood spokespeople and their allies in the media frequently argue that abortion constitutes a small fraction of their activities. However, the data contained in their annual reports tell a much, much different story.
This paper will explore some of the major pro-life gains made in the past four years, including those made in the final days of the Trump administration and preview what may come in the days and weeks ahead.
CLI President Chuck Donovan: “Pregnancy centers exist to serve and support mothers in the courageous decision to give their children life, even under the most difficult circumstances. Each year they provide a multitude of free services, including excellent medical care, for millions of women and men.”
Opponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have long warned that there is a “slippery slope” from initially limited acceptance of the practice to a broader “right” to take the lives of the sick and elderly. PAS supporters have generally dismissed this claim as alarmist. In my home state of Washington, however, supporters are now embracing the claim, and urging lawmakers to ski down the slope.
Former vice-president Joseph Biden has made it clear that on becoming President, he hopes to advance his party’s stand on so-called “social issues” such as abortion and the LGBTQ agenda. His ability to do so will depend on whether he will be working with a Congress that shares his goals.
Vaccines Licensed for Use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Current FDA list accessed 4 January 2021 View this chart as a PDF here Use of Cell Lines for Vaccine Production 🟩 No fetal cells 🔺 fetal cells — no cell lines – bacteria grow independently Vaccine […]
Pro-life Americans Deserve Transparency in Healthcare Plans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-672-2828 Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), in partnership with Family Research Council (FRC) and The Heritage Foundation, released a new report detailing the extent […]
Last updated March 3, 2021 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 View short chart View full chart Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) has published a new chart (en español) detailing whether the eight leading […]
Comunicado de prensa INMEDIATO: 3 de diciembre de 2020. Contacto: Prudence Robertson, email@example.com, 240-672-2828 Varias líneas celulares derivadas del aborto se utilizan en pruebas; los expertos instan a todos los desarrolladores de vacunas a utilizar alternativas no controversiales Washington, D.C. – Hoy el Instituto Charlotte Lozier (CLI) ha publicado un nuevo gráfico que […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-672-2828 Several Used Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Testing; Experts Urge All Vaccine Developers to Use Noncontroversial Alternatives Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) published a new chart detailing whether the eight leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed are produced or […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, email@example.com, 240-672-2828 Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new data on abortion rates in 2018. The report generally comports with the preliminary survey of 38 individual state reports released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) in September 2020. […]
A Summary of a Recent Amicus Brief Filed by 102 Members of Congress Twenty-four U.S. senators and 78 members of the House of Representatives have filed a bicameral amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the case of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. United States Food and Drug Administration (ACOG v. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-672-2828 Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People with Essential Medical, Education and Support Services in 2019 New Report Highlights Wellspring of Care for Women and Families Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List […]
This is Issue 53 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 53: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts This is an updated version of On Point Issue 26, On Point Issue 29, On Point Issue 33. Abortion advocates contend that the United States Supreme Court […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2020 | Link Contact: Prudence Robertson, email@example.com; Nicole Stacy firstname.lastname@example.org ** Press Call Today ** Washington, D.C. – Cellular biologists and researchers with the Charlotte Lozier Institute will hold a call for press this afternoon to debunk the uninformed commentary and misleading press reports that President Donald J. […]
*The term “resident” will be used to describe nursing home residents unless otherwise indicated. **All data is accurate as of 10/06/2020 In early 2020 news began circulating that a life-threatening respiratory illness was sweeping across the world and had made its way to the United States. Reactions to the severity of the problem […]
This is Issue 17 in The American Reports Series. The paper may be viewed as a PDF here: Federal Bioethics Commissions and Bias Against the Unborn In August, the Trump administration’s new Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board reviewed requests made to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for federally funded fetal tissue […]
This is Issue 51 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 51: Medical and Social Risks Associated with Unmitigated Distribution of Mifepristone: A Primer Chemical abortions, or “medication” abortions, have become a more prevalent method of abortion in recent years in the United States. In 2000, […]
To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines Updated March 3, 2021 Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2020 | Link Contact: Prudence Robertson, email@example.com, 240-672-2828 Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), published a new report on emerging abortion trends in the United States. Ahead of the Centers for Disease […]
This is Issue 2 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Policy and Funding Evaluation Of Human Fetal Tissue Research Background The body parts of preborn babies that die through the act of elective abortion are harvested and sold to desiring scientists for experimentation. These acts are heinous, […]
This is Issue 50 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 50: FDA’s Race to Defend Women From Dangerous Drugs Abortion advocates—seeking to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to advance unfettered access to abortion-inducing drugs—found a friend in federal court. In mid-July, Judge Theodore D. Chuang issued […]
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 […]
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An addendum has been written that provides information about state policy changes regarding taxpayer funding of abortion since 2016. This addendum also includes revised calculations of the number of lives saved by the Hyde Amendment. For the full 2016 report, please see Hyde @ 40: Analyzing the Impact of the Hyde Amendment Addendum […]
At the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity annual summer conference “Bioethics in Real Life,” Dr. David Prentice and Dr. Tara Sander Lee presented a workshop entitled Designing Babies: Science, Ethics, and Policies of a Post-Genomic Era. Scientific advancements in the fields of genetics, molecular diagnosis, and genetic engineering were introduced so that participants […]
On June 29, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where they perform the abortion. Justice Breyer announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Chief Justice […]
The Supreme Court’s ruling today in the June Medical case does not answer the question whether the free-form balancing test required by the 2016 Hellerstedt decision “supplants” or “supplements” the undue burden test from Casey. Background Before Hellerstedt, it was thought that a health and safety regulation would pass muster if it was reasonably related to […]
This is Issue 48 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 48: Six States and Their Radical Approaches to Abortion Law In 2019, there was a flurry of activity around abortion laws at the state level on both sides of the abortion debate. While states such […]
This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production Updated November 2020 Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]
May 30 marked World Multiple Sclerosis Day, a day to bring together the global MS community, raise awareness, and share stories. In a new patient video released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Stem Cell Research Facts project, multiple sclerosis survivor Allison Carr shares about her journey of thriving and encouraging others six years after her […]
This is Issue 47 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 47: Will Ohio Down Syndrome Law Split the Circuit Courts, Provoke Supreme Court Review? As the Supreme Court moves toward the end of its term having heard abortion cases involving admitting privileges and legal standing, […]
Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Chart This is Issue 46 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 46: An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs This page outlines the ethical considerations involved solely in vaccine production, based on information present at the time of publication. Subsequently, publication […]
This is Issue 45 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 45 Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy In recent weeks, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has received significant media attention because of initial reports that suggest that it could be an effective treatment for the highly infectious respiratory disease, COVID-19, […]
This is Issue 44 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 44 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus In February 2019 the Trump administration finalized the Protect Life Rule, a new regulation governing Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Title X is the federal […]
Two research teams in China presented details in the journal JAMA of 3 neonates who may have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in utero from mothers with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a corresponding JAMA editorial, Drs. David Kimberlin and Sergio Stagno of the University of Alabama at Birmingham cautioned […]
by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]
This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus. Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19. During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]
Washington, D.C. – In response to news reports claiming that potential treatments for coronavirus will not be discovered unless the body parts of aborted children are used in experiments, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) issued the following comment: “Those who advocate experimentation using body parts harvested from aborted children are shamelessly exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, […]
This is Issue 42 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Impact of the Strict Scrutiny Standard of Judicial Review on Abortion Legislation Under the Kansas Supreme Court’s Decision in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt This paper is focused on a narrow matter, namely, the nature of the […]
By Shea Garrison, Ph.D., M.S. This is Issue 41 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Why the Global Protect Life Rule is Right for the U.S. and Nations Around the World The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) calls for legal protection […]
This is Issue 40 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: An Analysis of How Medicaid Expansion in Kansas Will Affect Abortion Rates. Executive Summary This month, the Kansas state legislature will consider legislation that would expand Kansas’ Medicaid program. Currently, the Kansas Medicaid program does not […]
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 […]
This is Issue 39 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 39 The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019—Ten Things You Need to Know About H.R. 2975. The views expressed in this paper are attributable to the author and do not necessarily represent the position of […]
Choose your state to view its most recent report In the United States, national abortion reports are compiled and published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). States voluntarily aggregate and share their data to be included in the CDC’s annual reports. Some states, including California, Maryland, and New Hampshire, have chosen […]
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Hawaii’s abortion reporting is 10 years out of date— its last full report was completed in 2009.
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 […]
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 California Department of Public Health informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination […]
New Hampshire does not collect or report abortion data. New Hampshire has not reported abortion data to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control since 1997. In response to an inquiry from the Charlotte Lozier Institute in November 2017, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services informed CLI, “Please be advised that there […]
Maryland does not collect or report abortion data. Until 2006, the Maryland Department of Health maintained a voluntary abortion reporting system. Maryland’s reports cautioned that the “State of Maryland has a voluntary abortion reporting system, so the data contained in this report are incomplete. The number of facilities submitting data can change from year […]
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 […]
Washington, D.C. – Following news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) will not renew a major contract with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to fund research using the body parts of aborted babies, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) […]
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.
What are stem cells and why are they so fraught with both hope and controversy? CLI’s Vice President and Research Director, Dr. David Prentice, recently joined Molly Smith, host of From the Median, to explain the science, history, and politics of stem cells — click to listen! Click to view the original post at From […]
This infographic is based on the Charlotte Lozier Institute paper, Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”?