Author Archives: Charlotte Lozier Institute

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Wisconsin’s 2021 abortion report was released in October 2022, showing that abortions in Wisconsin increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2020-2021 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in Wisconsin, including those obtained by […]

Immediate Physical Complications of Induced Abortion

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is Issue 11 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Immediate Physical Complications of Induced Abortions   Researchers associated with the abortion industry and their media advocates promote induced abortion by stating it is safer than Tylenol, penicillin, or Viagra.[1]  These dangerously misleading statements ignore the numerous data […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Idaho’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in September 2022. The report shows that abortions decreased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Kentucky’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services in October 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,441 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2021, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous year (Fig. 1). Chemical abortions rose 9.1 […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Ohio’s 2021 abortion report was published in September 2022 by the Ohio State Department of Health. Ohio’s abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 21,813 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Texas’ 2021 report was released by Texas Health and Human Services in September 2022, reporting a drop in abortions from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Texas Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 53,572 abortions reported, […]

Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Missouri’s 2020 abortion report was published online in September 2022. The report shows that Missouri’s reported abortions decreased dramatically in 2020, reaching the lowest number ever in the state, though the state notes abortions may have increased when factoring in unreported abortions. As of November 2022, 36 states had released 2020 abortion statistics, of which […]

The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

This is Issue 91 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions   In an Executive Order of July 8, 2022, President Biden said his Administration would expand its effort to promote abortion as this “is essential to justice, equality, and our […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Note: For this CLI summary, the usage of “gestation” reflects Florida’s definition of gestation in 2021, which is synonymous with post-fertilization age and is different than the definition that is commonly used based on a woman’s reproductive cycle.   Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of its Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). […]

Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

* Updated with the correct version 11/21/2022   Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2020 were published in August 2022 on the state’s Induced Abortion Dashboard run by the Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics. During 2020, reported abortions in the state declined from 2018 and 2019. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) did not publish reports on […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Indiana’s 2021 abortion report was published in June 2022, revealing that Indiana abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 8,414 abortions reported in Indiana, up eight percent from the previous year. Chemical abortions rose by 13 percent, making up over […]

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2021 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2022. The report shows that Minnesota’s abortion total decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 10,136 abortions reported in Minnesota, a decrease of two […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Nebraska’s 2021 abortion report was published in May 2022, and a corrected version of the report was re-released in October 2022. Abortions in Nebraska decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    In […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Wisconsin’s 2020 abortion report was released in May 2022, showing that abortions in the state decreased for the first time since 2015. As of November 2022, 35 states had released 2020 abortion statistics; 22 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2019-2020 The […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Wyoming’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Wyoming Department of Health in June 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Wyoming Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Wyoming abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    2021 marked the second full year of reporting since Wyoming’s abortion reporting […]

Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life

Hannah Howard  

This paper was originally published on December 1, 2021. This is issue 71 of CLI’s On Point series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life   Editor’s Note (10/31/2022): As of October 2022, there are now 121 Baby Boxes located in 6 states: Indiana (86), Ohio (6), […]

Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

West Virginia’s 2021 abortion statistics were published in August of 2022, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have increased since 2020.   Statistics and Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s West Virginia abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers in West Virginia. […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Georgia released its 2021 abortion statistics in its online vital statistics database in July 2022. Georgia resident abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 34,988 […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published Michigan’s 2021 abortion statistics in June 2022, showing that abortions are up in the Great Lakes State.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, […]

A Handbook of Bioethical Considerations Regarding Nascent Human Beings and Their Cells (Handbook II)

James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.   

This is Issue 10 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Handbook of Bioethical Considerations Regarding Nascent Human Beings and Their Cells (Handbook II)   This handbook is a companion to “Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation (Handbook I)“   […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Oklahoma’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased in the Sooner State.   Statistics and Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share.    Abortion Totals and Trends    […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

New Jersey’s 2020 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in August 2022. The statistics given to CLI also included 2019 statistics; however, this report focuses mainly on 2020 data, with some 2019 data included in Figures 1 and 2.   Statistics and […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Vermont’s 2020 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in July 2022. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Louisiana’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Louisiana Department of Health in March 2022. The report shows that abortions declined from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2019-2020   Louisiana does not report the number of chemical abortions occurring in the state.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

South Dakota’s 2021 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2022. The report shows that chemical abortion and abortions altogether sharply increased in 2021 from 2020. This is the fourth state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   The June […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2021 abortion report in June 2022, showing that chemical abortions significantly declined in Arkansas in 2021. This is the third state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Idaho’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in January 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho reported […]

Charlotte Lozier Institute Submits Public Comment on HHS Proposed Rule regarding Sect. 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

On October 3, 2022, Charlotte Lozier Institute submitted a public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” related to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, published by the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) in the Federal Register on August 4, 2022.   U.S. Department of […]

Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2020-2021 Annual Report

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2020-2021 Annual Report   Abortion and Non-abortion Services: Change from Last Year and Long-term Trends Planned Parenthood’s service data lags behind the rest of the information in the report – the 2020-21 report contains information on services provided in 2019-2020.[1] Planned Parenthood […]

Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

The idea that unborn and newborn babies cannot feel pain is obsolete, refuted by an extensive and growing body of scientific evidence. The myth that unborn babies cannot feel pain comes from a bygone era when newborns were strapped down for surgery without pain relief.

Adoption Tax Credits: Utilization, State Expansions, and Taxpayer Savings (2022)

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Matt Connell and Maria Donovan   This is Issue 87 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Adoption Tax Credits: Utilization, State Expansions, and Taxpayer Savings (2022)   In 2013, the Charlotte Lozier Institute published a report titled, “The Adoption Tax Credit: Progress and Prospects for Expansion.” The report both […]

Fact Sheet: Risks and Complications of Chemical Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

This fact sheet may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Risks and Complications of Chemical Abortion   Physical Risks Chemical abortion has a complication rate four times that of surgical abortion, and as many as one out of five women will suffer a complication.[1][2] Three to seven out of every hundred women who choose […]

Fact Sheet: State Alternatives to Abortion Funding

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

This fact sheet may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: State Alternatives to Abortion Funding   OVERVIEW   Fourteen (14) states authorize some form of alternatives to abortion (A2A) funding to life-affirming Pregnancy Help Organizations (PHOs), which typically include pregnancy centers, adoption agencies, maternity homes and life-affirming social service agencies. These states include Florida, […]

Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]

Using Tax Policy to Fund Pro-Life Objectives: A Case Study in Mississippi

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Jameson Taylor, Ph.D.   This is issue 79 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Using Tax Policy to Fund Pro-Life Objectives: A Case Study in Mississippi   For decades, the pro-life movement has fought federal funding decisions that channel hundreds of millions of dollars to pro-abortion nonprofits […]

Fact Sheet: What the Guttmacher Institute’s Report on Chemical Abortion Doesn’t Say

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF please see: Fact Sheet: What the Guttmacher Institute’s Report on Chemical Abortion Doesn’t Say   The Guttmacher Institute has released preliminary 2020 abortion estimates indicating that chemical abortions have continued their rapid increase in the U.S. to now make up over half of all abortions. Guttmacher heralds […]

Continued Attempts to Regulate Pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers Amount to “Lipstick on a Pig”

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

This is issue 73 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Continued Attempts to Regulate Pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers Amount to “Lipstick on a Pig”   Editor’s Note (6/2022): Updated to include original citations that were inadvertently not transferred from author’s final text.   On November 16, 2021, the […]

Women’s Healthcare at its Finest

Karysse J. Trandem, D.O., FACOOG  

  Over 2,700 Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs), also known as Pregnancy Help Centers or simply Pregnancy Centers, dot the landscape across the United States today. The majority of these centers offer clinical medical services for pregnant women in need and seek to support women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. The leadership of these clinics function like any other women’s healthcare clinic, with a Physician Medical Director overseeing the services provided. What makes these PRC […]

Already, the embryo will show a preference for either her right or left hand as she moves in the womb.

Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

This is issue 7 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence   During the Dobbs abortion case hearing, Justice Sotomayor made a number of problematic statements.  She was unfamiliar with decreases in the edge of viability since Roe was handed down[1] (28 weeks then […]

Overlooked Dangers of Mifepristone, the FDA’s Reduced REMS, and Self-Managed Abortion Policies: Unwanted Abortions, Unnecessary Abortions, Unsafe Abortions

David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Donna Harrison, M.D., Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA   

By: David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Donna J. Harrison M.D., Ingrid Skop M.D. Maka Tsulukidze, M.D., Ph.D, M.P.H.,Christina A. Cirucci, M.D., James Studnicki, Sc.D., M.P.H. M.B.A   This is issue 20 of CLI’s American Report Series. To View this Report as a PDF, see: Overlooked Dangers of Mifepristone, the FDA’s Reduced REMS, and Self-Managed Abortion Policies: […]

This image shows a living embryo in the womb, recorded using fetoscopy. Note how the fingers are separate and the toes are all free to wiggle.

The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Click here to download PDF version: The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet   There is a functional, beating heart in every human being by 6 weeks of gestation[1] The heart is the embryo’s first functioning organ, which starts to develop as early as 16 days after fertilization.[2] The first heartbeat occurs approximately […]

This baby is already practicing breathing, crying and breastfeeding to prepare for his birth.

Midtrimester Abortion Epidemiology, Indications and Mortality

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.H.A     This is issue 5 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Midtrimester Abortion Epidemiology, Indications and Mortality     Introduction. This paper will address epidemiology, complications, indications, procedures and protocols, and women’s reasons for undergoing second trimester induced abortion. […]

Abortion Jurisprudence Primer

Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.  

This is issue 70 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Abortion Jurisprudence Primer   During its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will review the Mississippi Gestational Age Act, which forbids abortions after 15 weeks’ gestational age, except in cases of medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities.[1] This case, […]

A Path Forward for Men Affected by Abortion

Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H.  

“Remembering Thomas,” an article written by Washington Post staff writer Phil McCombs and published in that newspaper on February 3, 1995 (page D5) remains strong in memory  more than 25 years later because of its raw honesty and candor.  In the article, subtitled “Responsibility, Guilt, and a Child Who Never Was,” McCombs admits to having […]

Abortion Pill Reversal: A Record of Safety and Efficacy

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

This is issue 4 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Abortion Pill Reversal: A Record of Safety and Efficacy     Introduction   Chemical abortions have been increasing over recent years to now account for 44 percent of reported abortions in the United States in 2019.[1] These percentages […]

Women’s Health Protection Act: An Analysis

  

This is issue 67 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see, Women’s Health Protection Act: An Analysis   If the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021” were to become law, it would impose abortion on demand in all 50 states by invalidating current state laws and undermining the ability […]

15 Facts at 15 Weeks

Katrina Furth, Ph.D.  

This is issue 3 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: 15 Facts at 15 Weeks     This year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which would allow Mississippi to limit abortions at 15 weeks. Medical advancements have long surpassed […]

At Different Times in Life

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

As children head back to school, many parents are snapping “first day of school” pictures. This annual event documents not only some interesting fashion trends, but also how physically different we look at different ages.  I recently found an older family album that solidified this fact. I had to take a second look to verify […]

In the Corridor of Conscience: A Doctor’s Story

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Dr. Stephen O’Neil     The first day of my obstetrics rotation as a third-year med student in 1989 started like any other first day. I arrived at the hospital and got lost.  After the requisite amount of time searching I ultimately met the other students at the operating rooms for orientation. We all […]

The ACOG Should Reconsider Fetal Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By John C. Bockmann     This is Issue 65 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The ACOG Should Reconsider Fetal Pain     Can a fetus feel something like pain before viability, perhaps even by 15 weeks’ gestation? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says […]

If it is a Baby, Is it a Person?

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

                     By Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.   This is issue 64 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, See: If it is a Baby, is it a Person?       The CNN headline touted, “The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% […]

New Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks Myth of Abortion as “Family Planning”

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2021 Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 240-672-2828   Medicaid Data in 17 States That Fund Abortion With Tax Dollars Reveal Abortion for Birth-Spacing Is “Extraordinarily Rare”   Washington, D.C.— A new peer-reviewed study authored by Charlotte Lozier Institute scholars finds that in studying nearly five million Medicaid-eligible women who had at […]

Map: Assisted Suicide in the States

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

This map shows the status of laws prohibiting or permitting assisted suicide, including physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the United States. Last updated: April 29, 2021.   To view as a PDF, see: Assisted Suicide in the States   

D.C. Statehood and Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: D.C. Statehood and Taxpayer Funding of Abortion     Medicaid covers abortions only in rare cases. Since 1976, federal funding for Medicaid has been passed by Congress with an annual rider known as the Hyde Amendment, which limits federal dollars from funding abortion except in […]

Questions and Answers on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Last updated: April 14, 2021   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors   Do Late-Term Abortions Really Happen in the U.S.?   Yes. The definition of a late-term abortion is imprecise – and shifting. The gestational age at which an unborn child can […]

Written Testimony of David A. Prentice, Ph.D. in Support of Prohibiting Prenatal Discrimination

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

On March 17, 2021, the Arizona House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 1457, a bill to prohibit prenatal discrimination. Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Vice President and Research Director David A. Prentice, Ph.D., was invited by Senator Nancy Barto to testify as an expert witness, and submitted the following testimony.   To view Dr. Prentice’s […]

CLI Responds to Misinformation Regarding President Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment

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

A statement from David Prentice, Ph.D., and Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., of the Charlotte Lozier Institute:   “Uninformed commentary has emerged this morning stating that President Trump has received a medication created with the use of human embryonic stem cells.  CLI has reviewed the published information and our conclusion is straightforward: The president was not […]

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 January 21, 2020   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 trials.   www.ObamacareAbortion.com.  […]

“Medicare for All” Means “Abortion for All”

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is Issue 38 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 38 Medicare for All Means Abortion for All.   Introduction   Advocates for taxpayer-funded abortion likely underestimated the backlash they would face when they attempted to include abortion funding and coverage in healthcare reform in 2010. […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is Issue 37 in CLI’s On Point Series and update to Issue 33. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 37 Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts   Introduction   Our nation’s highest court may soon clarify or modify federal abortion jurisprudence after agreeing to hear June Medical Services v. […]

CLI’s Tessa Longbons joins Teresa Tomeo on the Catholic Connection

Katey Price, J.D.  

Today, CLI’s Tessa Longbons joined Teresa Tomeo on the Catholic Connection to discuss CLI’s new State Abortion Reporting Map.   Listen below as Tessa talked about the need for better abortion data, why CLI created this new tool, and how pro-lifers can use the new state map to see whether abortion–including chemical abortion–is rising or […]

Guttmacher Report Shows Pro-Life Progress Continues as U.S. Abortion Rates Decline

Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

On Tuesday, the Guttmacher Institute released a report which included updated abortion data from the year 2017. This new Guttmacher data provides further evidence that America’s abortion rate continues its steady decline. Between 2011 and 2017, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent. The long-term decline is even more impressive. Since peaking in […]

Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortion Stats

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Last updated: June 30, 2020. 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 2016, as published by the U.S. […]

Lozier Institute on Gene-Editing: Focus on Helping Patients, Not Creating Designer Babies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

As the scientific community weighs the risks and rewards of CRISPR, a controversial gene-editing tool, scientists in New York City are moving forward with experiments changing DNA on human sperm. In response to these new germline (heritable) experiments and the broader conversation surrounding CRISPR, Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. […]

Advancements in Fetal Surgery for Treating Spina Bifida

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Taryn Posch   This last month, the Cleveland Clinic issued a press release announcing its first successful in utero fetal surgery for spina bifida, a congenital condition that occurs in about 1,645 babies born each year in the United States. The baby girl was nearly 23 weeks gestation when she and her mother underwent […]

Legislative and Litigation Overview of Five-Month Abortion Laws Enacted Before or After 2010

Thomas M. Messner, J.D., Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.   

Note: This paper was updated in August 2021 and can be found at: https://lozierinstitute.org/legislative-and-litigation-overview-of-20-week-abortion-laws/   The entire paper may be viewed as a pdf here: On-Point-34_Legislative-and-Litigation-Overview-of-Five-Month-Abortion-Laws-Enacted-Before-and-After-2010_Final   This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, roughly five months or more than halfway through pregnancy. […]

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 […]

AMA Affirms the Physician’s Role as Healer, Rejects Physician-Assisted Suicide

Hannah Howard  

“Physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.” On June 10 the American Medical Association (AMA) voted 360-190 to affirm Report 2 of The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA 2), a nuanced report that ultimately favors maintaining […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide, New York Could Follow

Hannah Howard  

The 2019 legislative session has been a busy time for physician-assisted suicide activists and their adversaries. In the first three and a half months of 2019 alone, 20 states introduced legislation to legalize or expand physician-assisted suicide. Of those states, 11 defeated legislation and one, New Jersey, legalized assisted suicide. Nine states still have active […]

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 […]

Top 7 Quotes from Justice Stegall’s Opinion Dissenting from Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

On April 26, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court declared that the Kansas state constitution guarantees a right to abortion.   The case involves a challenge to a Kansas statute banning the practice of dismemberment abortion—i.e., “with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such […]

Removal of “Sexual and Reproductive Health” Language from UN Resolution: What the Media Got Wrong

Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

Many mainstream media outlets are unfairly criticizing the Trump administration for removing the phrase “Sexual and Reproductive Health” from a United Nations resolution on sexual violence. Such a policy change was necessary to ensure that this resolution did not support legal abortion. Many organizations affiliated with the United Nations including the United Nations Population Fund […]

Science Has Failed to Study Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Lozier Institute Scholars Researching Issue Avoided by Scientific Community   Scholars from the Charlotte Lozier Institute are presenting the scientific case for greater research and discussion around abortion—something lacking from the rest of the scientific, medical and public health communities. Recent publication of both peer-reviewed studies and opinion pieces cover late-term abortion, hospital admitting privileges […]

Massachusetts’ Draconian Abortion Proposal

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is part of CLI’s On Point Series and appears as Issue 31. To view the report as a PDF, see: Massachusetts’ Draconian Abortion Proposal.   Introduction   In the first few months of 2019, with the prospect of a Supreme Court that is more willing to defer to state judgments about abortion law, several […]

Saving Babies, One Surgery at a Time

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.  

Recently, more news articles are reporting how mothers in the United Kingdom have undergone groundbreaking fetal surgery while pregnant to repair defects in their babies before birth.[1] The common thread in all these stories is that these babies were diagnosed prenatally with spina bifida, a severe congenital disorder in which the spinal column does not […]

Charlotte Lozier Institute Announces New Communications Director

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2019 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 703-380-6674   Washington, D.C. – Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the education and research arm of national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), announced the hiring of Katey Price, an attorney and political consultant, as the organization’s first communications director.   “We […]

Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion

Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.  

To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion   Last updated: March 21, 2019.   Five states have enacted legislation to prohibit the eugenic practice of Down syndrome discrimination abortion. Courts have enjoined the law in three of the states. Several additional states have […]

CLI Scientists Respond to Letter on Genetically Modified Children: Not Enough

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C. – Yesterday 18 scientists representing seven countries published a letter calling for a “global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.” Charlotte Lozier […]

Feminism, Abortion, and International Women’s Day

Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.  

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It’s “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” according to the official International Women’s Day website. It’s a day for highlighting what women have achieved so far and looking forward to what we may achieve in the future.   Twitter has been awash with […]

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 […]

Federal Trial Court Won’t Block Missouri Admitting Privileges Requirement Pending Further Litigation

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

A federal district court has denied a motion by abortion providers to temporarily block a health and safety law in Missouri.   The case is Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains v. Randall Williams, No. 2:16-cv-04313 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The case is on remand following a […]