Author Archives: Charlotte Lozier Institute

Slight Increase in Abortion Rate Largely Due to Surge in Chemical Abortion Nationwide

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2020   Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 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. […]

Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People with Essential Medical, Education and Support Services in 2019

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2020   Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.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 […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

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 […]

Scientists, Scholars Debunk Misinformation, False Claims about President Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2020 | Link Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org; Nicole Stacy nstacy@sbalist.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. […]

COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and the Need to Protect the Elderly

Hannah Howard  

*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 […]

Federal Bioethics Commissions and Bias Against the Unborn

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

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 […]

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated November 11, 2020   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 […]

New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2020 | Link Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 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 […]

FDA’s Race to Defend Women From Dangerous Drugs

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

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 […]

Designing Babies: Science, Ethics, and Policies of a Post-Genomic Era

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., David Prentice, Ph.D.   

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 […]

After June Medical ruling, meaning of Hellerstedt legal standard remains open question

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

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 […]

Video: Multiple Sclerosis Survivor Thriving Six Years after Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

**NEWS ALERT—March 27, 2020, Update on Coronavirus and Pregnancy**

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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).[1][2]  In a corresponding JAMA editorial, Drs. David Kimberlin and Sergio Stagno of the University of Alabama at Birmingham cautioned […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Charlotte Lozier Institute Responds to Claim that Aborted Baby Parts Are Needed to Develop COVID-19 Treatment

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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, […]

Impact of the Strict Scrutiny Standard of Judicial Review on Abortion Legislation Under the Kansas Supreme Court’s Decision in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt

Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.  

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 […]

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

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

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 […]

State Abortion Reporting

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Hawaii

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

  Hawaii’s abortion reporting is 10 years out of date⁠— its last full report was completed in 2009.

Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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: 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 California Department of Public Health informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination […]

Abortion Reporting: New Hampshire

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Maryland

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

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 […]

Major Pro-life Victory: HHS Cancels Huge Contract for Taxpayer-Funded Experimentation with Body Parts of Aborted Babies, Announces New Approach

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

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) […]

Abortion Pill Reversal – Infographic

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.