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.

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 […]

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. […]

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  

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 South Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

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  

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 Totals and Trends   There were 5,101 abortions reported in South Carolina in […]

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  

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 not included in the report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

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  

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 market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,204 abortions […]

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  

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 abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

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 and 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Alabama’s 2018 abortion report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health in March 2020, shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2017-20181   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 6,484 abortions reported in Alabama, of which 31 percent were chemical abortions (Fig. 1). […]

Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Mississippi State Department of Health provided Mississippi’s 2018 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in February 2020.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2017-2018 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 and Trends   […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Wisconsin’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in February 2020. The report shows that abortions in the Badger State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents, not all abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Alaska’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in March 2020. Alaska is one of the first states to make 2019 abortion statistics available to the public.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Idaho’s 2018 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in February 2020. The report shows that reported abortions fell slightly from 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,257 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Montana’s vital statistics report for 2018 was published by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Montana increased from 2017.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Illinois’ abortion report for 2018 showed that abortions increased for the second year in a row, reaching the highest annual total since 2012. The report was released in January 2020 by the Illinois Department of Public Health.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois market share is not publicly available.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Iowa’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Iowa’s abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Iowa reached a record low.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market […]

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, […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Keystone State increased from the previous year after several years of decline.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Missouri’s abortion report for 2018 was released in December 2019, showing a significant drop in abortions from the previous year.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Missouri market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   A record low 2,910 abortions were reported as occurring in Missouri in […]

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 […]

Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

On May 13, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This fact sheet explains the science of fetal pain.

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Georgia abortion statistics for 2018 were made available online in August 2019. Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on chemical abortions performed in Georgia and Planned Parenthood’s Georgia market share is not publicly available.    Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 28,544 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Delaware’s 2018 abortion report, published online by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in December 2019, shows that abortions in the state continue to decline.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,684 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Kansas has released its preliminary 2019 report. CLI will post a summary when the final 2019 report is published.   Kansas published its preliminary 2018 abortion report in April 2019 and released the final report in November 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Sunflower State increased from the year before.   Changes in […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Ohio’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Ohio’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published in October 2019 by the Ohio Department of Health. The report shows that abortions fell in 2018 after increasing slightly the year before.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio […]

New Study Shows Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 12 Weeks

Katey Price, J.D.  

“Science Again Points to the Humanity of the Unborn.”   Washington, D.C.  – A new study “Reconsidering Fetal Pain” confirms that babies in the womb can feel pain as early as 12 weeks old. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Stuart W.G. Derbyshire and John C. Bockmann state: “Overall, the evidence, and a balanced reading of the evidence, points towards an immediate […]

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: New York (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

New York’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Empire State declined from the previous year.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2016-2017 Statistics are for New York residents only. Information on New York’s state […]

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Arizona’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Arizona’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that total abortions in the Grand Canyon State experienced little change between 2017 and 2018. However, the makeup of abortion procedures used in the state continued to show a significant increase – almost 10 percent […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New Jersey’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   New Jersey’s annual abortion report for 2017 was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The state report shows a decline in abortion but includes less than half the abortions performed in […]

CLI Responds to Halting of Abortion Pill Trial

Katey Price, J.D.  

Scholar Says Failed Trial Only Underscores Danger of Medication Abortion   Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, issued the following statement in response to a report that researchers suspended a trial concerning the abortion pill reversal protocol:   “Pro-abortion researchers would rather continue to mislead women about the real risks […]

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. […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

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

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Texas’ annual abortion report for 2017 was published on the website of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Lone Star State continue to fall.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

According to an annual abortion report published by the South Dakota Department of Health in July 2019, reported abortions in South Dakota hit a record low in 2018. The drop in abortions occurred after an increase in 2017.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

Abortion in the Land of Lincoln

Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan  

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

New State Abortion Reporting Map: All Existing Data in One Place

Katey Price, J.D.  

Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, released a new, clickable online map highlighting abortion reporting data across the United States. CLI issued the following statement about this new resource:   “This groundbreaking State Abortion Reporting Map brings together Charlotte Lozier Institute’s comprehensive state abortion reports into one easy-to-use […]

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: Colorado (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: 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 […]

Indiana Abortions Rise in 2018

Katey Price, J.D.  

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

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Indiana’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Indiana’s 2018 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, a change from its long-term […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Wyoming’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Before 2020, Wyoming did not publish any abortion reports. In March 2019, Wyoming revised its abortion reporting requirements by enacting HB 103, which requires the Office of Vital Records to issue a public report by June 30 of each year.   By […]

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: 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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

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 […]

CLI Responds to New Guttmacher Report showing Decline in Abortion Rate & Number of Abortions

Katey Price, J.D.  

  In response to the latest Guttmacher Institute report released today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute issued the following comment:      “We welcome the new report showing the decline in both the abortion rate and the overall number of abortions from 2011 to 2017. There are several reasons for this positive news, including factors that […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

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 […]

News Release: Abortion Activist Sues FDA over Regulation of Dangerous Drugs 

Katey Price, J.D.  

Reckless Push to Expand Mail-order Abortion Pills from Overseas Jeopardizes Women’s Health and Safety   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, released the following response to a lawsuit seeking to stop U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement of the regulation of dangerous abortion […]

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. […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota’s 2018 abortion report was published on the website of the North Dakota Department of Health in June 2019. Information on the types of abortion procedures performed in North Dakota was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota. […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: Maine (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

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

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

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.   Summary   Since January 2010, twenty-one states have enacted statutes prohibiting abortion at 20 […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Oklahoma’s 2018 abortion report was published in May 2019 on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in Oklahoma have increased for the second year in a row after a decade of decline.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma market share is not publicly available.   […]

Pregnancy Help in Ohio: States Are Stepping Up

Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

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

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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

Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Virginia publishes abortion statistics in three separate reports. Some 2018 Virginia abortion data is available, but 2018 data has not yet been released for all three reports.   Virginia’s health statistics report for 2016 was published on the website of the Virginia Department of Health in March 2019. Health statistics tables for 2014 and 2015 […]