Science has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that each human life begins at conception. From this point on, the developing being is a unique, irreplaceable member of our human family. Sound public policy must reflect this definitive scientific consensus, safeguarding the right to life for every human being at every stage of development irrespective of his or her age, health, or utility to others.

Public Health Threat: Chemical Abortion Leads to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FDA Must Consider Comprehensive Medicaid Data That Disproves Abortion Industry Claims Regarding “Safety” of Chemical Abortion   Washington, D.C. – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works toward a December 16 decision on chemical abortion safeguards, a groundbreaking new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) shows that increased access to abortion pills creates a […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota was the third state to release 2020 abortion statistics, publishing its 2020 abortion report in April 2021.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Connecticut’s 2019 abortion report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. The Connecticut Department of Public Health sent the report in March 2021.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 9,202 […]

First-of-Its-Kind Website Makes Science of Prenatal Development Understandable & Accessible

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

‘The Most Accurate, Scientific, Up-to-Date Presentation of Human Life Being Knit Together in a Mother’s Womb’   Washington, D.C. – After nearly two years of research, peer review, and development, the nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) today debuted VoyageOfLife.com, the most accurate, scientific, and up-to-date presentation of human life being knit together in a mother’s […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Alaska was one of the first states to release an abortion report for 2020. Abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,206 abortions reported in Alaska in 2020, down […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Louisiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online in March 2021. The report shows that abortions increased slightly from 2018.   Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2018-2019 The number of chemical abortions occurring in Louisiana is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 8,144 abortions reported in Louisiana in 2019, […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Georgia released its 2020 abortion statistics in its online vital statistics database in July 2021. Georgia resident abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share.    Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions reported […]

Abortion Industry Cites Outdated Science, Flawed Analysis in Dobbs Late Abortion Case

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Babies Can Experience Pain Prior to 15 Weeks, Majority of European Countries Limit Abortion No Later Than 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Using outdated research and flawed analysis, the abortion industry today ignored both modern science and basic legal facts while asking America’s highest court to overturn Mississippi’s 15-week limit on late abortions.   […]

New Report Highlights 15 Facts Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Outdated Laws and Court Precedents Should Follow the Science, Recognize Rights of ‘Amazingly Complex Human Beings’   Washington, D.C. – A new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute highlights that at 15 weeks’ gestation, an unborn baby’s heart has already beat nearly 16 million times since it first started pumping blood by the 6th week […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Oklahoma’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in June 2021. The report shows that abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,797 […]

Health Risk: State of Florida Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – Newly released State of Florida abortion data shows a dramatic increase in the number of women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which according to multiple peer-reviewed studies pose higher rates of complications.   Data […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of the Agency for Health Care Administration and was one of the first states to release 2020 abortion statistics. Its full report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) in May 2021.   Changes in Florida Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned […]

Science: At 6 Weeks, Unborn Baby’s Heart Rate is Approximately 98 Beats Per Minute

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Following the Science on Texas Heartbeat Act   Washington, D.C. – With a national debate raging over the new Texas law which protects life from the first heartbeat, what does science say about unborn babies at 6 weeks’ gestation?   “While some people falsely claim that a preborn baby at 6 weeks’ gestation is just […]

Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Mississippi State Department of Health provided 2019 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in May 2021, showing that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Mississippi abortion market share. However, Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers in Mississippi.   Abortion Totals […]

Health Risk: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Data Reveals Sharp Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Wisconsin abortion data shows a significant increase in the number of women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which according to multiple peer-reviewed studies pose higher rates of complications.   Data collected […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Alabama’s 2019 abortion report was published online in February 2021. According to the report, abortions in the state declined from 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 6,009 abortions reported in Alabama in 2019, down seven percent from the previous year (Fig. 1). Conversely, chemical […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Idaho has released partial 2020 abortion statistics. CLI will post a summary when the full 2020 report is published.   Idaho’s 2019 abortion report was released in February 2021, revealing that abortions in the state showed a marked increase between 2018 and 2019.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information […]

Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New Mexico’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   In January 2021, New Mexico released its health statistics annual report, which includes abortion statistics for 2018. Additional abortion data is available in the abortion surveillance reports published by the CDC.   Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2017-2018 The change in […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Wisconsin’s 2019 abortion report was released in January 2021, showing that abortions in the Badger State increased for the third year in a row. As of August 2021, 38 states had released 2019 abortion statistics; 21 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2018-2019 *The […]

New Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks Myth of Abortion as “Normative” for Mothers

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Analysis of Millions of Pregnancies in 17 States With Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Finds Mothers With Both Births and Abortions Are “Rare”   Washington, D.C. – A new peer-reviewed study of nearly eight million pregnancies debunks the abortion industry narrative that abortion is a normative experience for mothers, finding that mothers with both births and abortions are […]

Health Risk: Nebraska’s 2020 Abortion Report Reveals Sharp Increase in Chemical Abortions

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

International Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict Four Times More Complications Than Surgical Abortions   Washington, D.C. – Newly released Nebraska abortion data shows a significant increase in women using potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which have been found to pose higher rates of complications.   Data collected by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services […]

Scientists Ask Supreme Court to Modernize Outdated, “Cruel” U.S. Abortion Law

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Shows Unborn Babies Feel Pain Well Before 1970s-era Standard of Viability   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), together with Dr. Maureen Condic, a human embryology professor and CLI associate scholar, filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization […]

Mississippi’s 15-Week Gestational Limit on Abortion is Mainstream Compared to European Laws

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Angelina B. Nguyen, J.D.   This is Issue 63 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Mississippi’s 15-Week Gestational Limit on Abortion is Mainstream Compared to European Laws   Abstract:  In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act, limiting elective abortion to 15 weeks. Mississippi’s 15-week law was […]

New Study: Mississippi’s 15-Week Limit on Abortion in the ‘Mainstream’ of European Law

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

A comprehensive analysis of European abortion laws shows the overwhelming majority of European nations limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks gestation. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning the constitutionality of limits on abortion prior to viability. The case was prompted by a Mississippi law that protects the life of the unborn starting at 15 weeks gestation.

Fact Sheet: Fetal Survival and Risk of Pregnancy Loss  

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

With advancements in science, non-surgical interventions are available to women that can increase pregnancy health.  A mother’s daily consumption of folic acid and immunization are important proactive steps that every mother can take to decrease the risk of disease for herself and her baby.

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Nebraska’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021. Abortions in the Cornhusker State increased from 2019.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 2,378 abortions reported in Nebraska. This was an increase […]

Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided Massachusetts’ 2019 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. Abortions in the Bay State increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2018-2019 Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 18,593 abortions reported in Massachusetts, up two percent from 2018 […]

New Study: Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Most Common Among Women Who Have Abortions

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021     Medicaid Data in 17 States with Taxpayer-Funded Abortion “Consistent” with Evidence of Women Being Pressured into Unwanted Abortions   Washington, D.C. – A new peer-reviewed study of 2,162,600 Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states with state taxpayer-funded abortion shows that “rapid repeat pregnancy” (defined as a second pregnancy […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Montana published its 2019 abortion report in March 2021. In 2019, chemical abortions composed well over half of all Montana abortions.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,568 abortions reported in Montana in 2019, […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2020 abortion report in June 2021, showing that chemical abortions now make up more than half of all abortions reported in the state.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

Abortion Reporting: New York (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

New York’s abortion report for 2018 was published in January 2021. The report indicates that New York’s abortion rate declined between 2017 and 2018 but remains higher than the national rate.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2017-2018 The change in abortions and the abortion rate reflects abortions performed on New York residents only. The […]

ISSCR’s Reversal of the 14-Day Rule

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Society sits on the cusp of some of the few remaining battles threatening to permanently alter the course of bioethical history; if these battles are not engaged, the proposed changes in bioethics will make acceptable atrocities upon human dignity the magnitude of which can only be imagined.

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Human Embryos as Lab Rats

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

“At a time when Americans are increasingly urged to ‘follow the science,’ the ISSCR tarnishes the image of science by showcasing deeply unethical scientific practices,” said Dr. David Prentice, vice president and research director at CLI. 

Hyde @ 40: Analyzing the Impact of the Hyde Amendment with July 2020 Addendum

Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

This paper provides a history of the Hyde Amendment and summarizes the substantial body of academic and policy research which shows that the Hyde Amendment lowers abortion rates. It uses this research to estimate the number of lives saved by the Hyde Amendment since it was first signed into law in 1976. Our estimates indicate that as of July 2020, the Hyde Amendment has saved approximately 2,409,311 lives.

10 Legal Reasons to Reject Roe

Susan Wills, J.D., LL.M.  

Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court rarely attract much public interest. One news cycle and a few op-eds are probably the norm for even the most important and sweeping decisions. But one Supreme Court decision eclipses all others in the past century. Far from being forgotten, in the almost 50 years since Roe v. Wade announced that the “constitutional” right to privacy encompasses a woman’s decision to abort her child, including late-term abortions, its fame (or infamy) just keeps growing.

Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Virginia’s 2018 abortion statistics are available in various state and national reports, showing that abortions increased from 2017.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 16,474 abortions reported in Virginia, up seven percent from the previous year (Fig. 1). According to the Centers for […]

The Impact of Chemical Abortion by Mail

Tessa Longbons  

This article was originally published by the Society of St. Sebastian   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. abortion industry has undergone significant changes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates mifepristone, the more dangerous first drug of the two-part chemical abortion cocktail, via a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), which limits how […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s 2019 abortion report, released in January 2021, indicates that abortions in the state increased while abortion complications reached a record high. Pennsylvania also publishes information on abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in its annual vital statistics report. As of May 2021, 32 states had released 2019 abortion statistics, of which 19 reported that abortions […]

Fact Sheet: What are Pregnancy Help Organizations? (PHOs)

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

View this fact sheet as a PDF   Pregnancy Help Organizations (PHOs) are nonprofit organizations that hold a pro-life viewpoint and seek to provide a range of services to women and men facing unintended pregnancies. Support services range from pregnancy testing, to material assistance, to parental education, to sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education, to housing […]

CLI Comment: HHS Proposed Rule Fetal Tissue Regulations

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

The trafficking of aborted baby body parts for research is barbaric. The Trump administration was dedicated to ending this practice and protecting the sanctity of human life. Grave injustices were exposed that exploited unborn children for experimentation, but were not fully remedied.   Policy changes brought an immediate halt to federal contracts that trafficked organs […]

Only a Minority of Abortions Are for Unwanted Pregnancies, New Study

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

by David C. Reardon   This is Issue 57 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Only a Minority of Abortions Are for Unwanted Pregnancies, New Study   A major abortion advocacy group has recently found that only 42% of aborting women described their pregnancies as unwanted.1 Unexpectedly, 38% […]

The Hyde Amendment is Constitutional and Remains Critically Important

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

Abortion advocates have always vehemently opposed laws that limit taxpayer funding for abortion. The Hyde Amendment, which Congress has applied to the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services for nearly all of the last 45 years, draws their greatest contempt, because it prohibits the use of federal and state matching Medicaid funds for most abortions—and has likely saved 2.4 million lives. However, for many years the abortion industry grudgingly tolerated lawmakers who supported the Hyde Amendment, for principled or pragmatic reasons, as long as they remained in lockstep with the rest of their abortion agenda.

FDA Decision to Relax Chemical Abortion Rule Ignores the Science, Neglects Women, Places Them in Danger

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

“Our review of all the Adverse Events from mifepristone as an abortion drug revealed serious concerns about hemorrhage, infections, and fetal tissue left inside. There were over 500 life-threatening complications, which would have been deaths if the women had not had timely access to the Emergency Room. These women without access to an ER are exactly the women being targeted with abortions by mail, and those who are most at risk of death by patient abandonment. We know from other studies that reports from the FDA only represent a small fraction of the actual adverse events happening to women across the country.”

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Missouri’s 2019 abortion report was released in December 2020. The report shows that Missouri abortions declined in 2019, reaching the lowest number ever reported in the state.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Missouri abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Texas’ 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Texas’ annual abortion reports for 2018 and 2019 were both published in December 2020. The reports indicate that chemical abortion continues to increase in the Lone Star State.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share […]

Written Testimony of Dr. Tara Sander Lee on South Dakota’s HB 1110 to Prohibit Abortions due to Down Syndrome

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.  

Dr. Tara Sander Lee testified on HB 1110, noting her scientific and clinical experience spanning 20 years, which includes expertise in molecular genetics and diagnostic testing. Dr. Sander Lee provided information on: the incidence of Down syndrome in the United States, methods of prenatal screening and testing, the high false-positive rate of incorrect reporting in standard screening tests, limitations with newer methods of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS or NIPT), and the “perinatal revolution”

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Arizona’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Arizona’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2020. The report is the first to be published since Arizona revised its abortion reporting standards in 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2018-2019 […]

Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2019-20 Annual Report

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

See Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2019-20 Annual Report as a PDF [1]   Planned Parenthood’s Financials In its 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood reported $1.6 billion in income[2] and over $2.0 billion in net assets[3] — an increase from the previous report. $510 million came from private contributions, down 14% from the previous report.[4] Taxpayer […]

New Report Reveals Planned Parenthood Prioritizes Abortion Over Women’s Health

Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

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.

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kansas’ 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kansas published its preliminary 2019 abortion statistics in June 2020 and released the final report in October 2020. The report shows that after increasing in 2018, abortions declined in 2019.   Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Kansas abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kentucky’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kentucky’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in October 2020. The report shows that abortions increased in the state.   Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of North Carolina’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   North Carolina’s 2019 abortion statistics were published in November 2020. Abortions in the Tar Heel State increased from the previous year. Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2018-2019 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on North Carolina […]

New Obamacare Report Uncovers Massive Taxpayer Subsidies for Abortion; Continuing Violation of Hyde Amendment Principles

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pro-life Americans Deserve Transparency in Healthcare Plans   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Iowa’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Iowa’s 2019 abortion statistics were published by the Iowa Department of Public Health in October 2020. According to the report, Iowa abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa abortion market share is […]

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. […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Ohio’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Ohio’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Ohio Department of Health in October 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions in Ohio continue to increase.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Indiana’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Indiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2020. The report shows that Planned Parenthood’s share of Indiana abortions fell from 2018, although Planned Parenthood still accounts for well over half the abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

New Jersey’s 2018 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in September 2020.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2017-2018* *Trends shown here are based on incomplete abortion data. Information on Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Wyoming’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Wyoming’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2019 report is the first public abortion report released by the state.   Because 2019 is Wyoming’s first reporting year, there are no changes from the previous year […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Georgia’s 2019 abortion statistics are available in the Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS). Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2018-2019* *This graphic shows changes in Georgia resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Maine (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Maine’s 2019 abortion report was published in July 2020 by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The report indicates that abortions increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Dakota’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   South Dakota’s provisional 2019 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2020, and the final report was released in September. The final report shows that chemical abortions in South Dakota remain low.   Changes in […]

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 […]

New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look

Tessa Longbons  

The entire report may be viewed as a pdf: New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look   Accurate abortion reporting serves several crucial public health purposes.[1] Complete, precise data enables an accurate estimation of all pregnancy outcomes in the United States as well as the measurement and prevention of unintended pregnancy. It […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota’s abortion report for 2019 was published in June 2020. There were 20 fewer abortions in 2019 than in 2018.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota market share is not included in the report, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota.   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Carolina’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   South Carolina 2019 abortion statistics compiled by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control show that abortions increased from the previous year but remain low compared to earlier years.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2018-2019   […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Arkansas’ 2019 abortion report was published by the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2020. The report shows that abortions declined from 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 2,963 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Michigan’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Michigan’s 2019 abortion statistics have been published on the website of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share is […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Nebraska’s 2019 abortion report was published in June 2020 by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 2,068 […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Florida was one of the first states to release 2019 abortion statistics and made its entire 2019 report available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in June 2020.   Changes in Florida Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Florida abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 71,913 […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Oklahoma’s 2019 abortion report was released in June 2020 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Oklahoma abortions declined slightly after increasing for two years.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Vermont’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Vermont’s 2018 abortion statistics were published by the Vermont Department of Health in May 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Kentucky’s 2018 abortion statistics were published online by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Abortion totals remained steady between 2017 and 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,203 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2018, demonstrating little change from the previous year, when […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Tennessee’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Tennessee’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in April 2020 The report shows that abortions in the Volunteer State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions: 2017-2018 The change in total […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Colorado’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   Colorado was one of the first states to release abortion statistics for 2019, publishing its 2019 abortion report on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in May 2020. The report shows little change in Colorado abortion totals between 2018 […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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