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: 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 […]

Lozier Institute Statement on Abortion Pill Lawsuit Filed by Alliance Defending Freedom

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Medicaid Data Shows Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Visits Have Spiked by More Than 500%   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute, which in 2021 revealed a dramatic surge in abortion pill-related emergency room visits, today applauded Alliance Defending Freedom for challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) erroneous and highly-politicized approval of the abortion […]

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: North Dakota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

North Dakota published its 2021 abortion report in October 2022. The report shows that the number of abortions in North Dakota slightly decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in […]

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 […]

ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

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 […]

Medicaid Data: Decision to Abort First Pregnancy Carries Lifetime Risks of Adverse Events

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Researchers Find Women Whose First Pregnancy Ends in Abortion Have Four Times More Abortions Over Reproductive Lifetime   Washington, D.C. – Researchers analyzing 17 years of comprehensive Medicaid claims data have discovered that women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are likely to have more pregnancies, more abortions, and more miscarriages than women whose first […]

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: Delaware (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

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

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, […]

More Than Half of Colorado Abortions Use Drugs Linked to Higher Rates of Complications

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

National Medicaid Data Shows 500% Increase in Rate of Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Utilization   Washington, D.C. – The most recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that abortion pills are now used in over 60 percent of Colorado abortions.   The use of abortion pills (sometimes referred to as […]

STATE DATA: ‘Dismemberment’ Used to Complete 10% of Alaska Abortions

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – According to the most recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, 10% of all induced abortions in Alaska are completed using dismemberment procedures, in which the unborn baby is literally torn apart inside the mother’s womb.   Also known as […]

FACT CHECK: Governor DeSantis is Correct; Babies at 15 Weeks Can Feel Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain, Have Heartbeats, and Suck Thumbs at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis correctly stated during Monday’s gubernatorial debate that unborn babies can feel pain at 15 weeks gestation.  He also correctly stated that unborn babies at 15 weeks gestation have a heartbeat.   Dr. Robin […]

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 […]

FACT CHECK: S.C. Chief Justice Beatty is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

‘Semantic Gymnastics’ Doesn’t Change the Scientific Consensus That a Baby’s First Heartbeat Occurs at 6 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty today incorrectly claimed that a six-week gestation baby does not have a heartbeat, stating in a South Carolina Supreme Court hearing that, “it’s really not a heartbeat.  It’s […]

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: Colorado (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Colorado’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the second state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2020-2021 […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Alaska was one of the first states to publish its 2021 abortion report, releasing is 2021 statistics online in April 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the first state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Alaska […]

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

 Kansas has published preliminary 2021 statistics; CLI will post a summary when the full report is available.   Kansas’ preliminary 2020 abortion report was published online in June 2021, and the final report was published in December 2021.   Statistics and Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Montana’s 2020 vital statistics report, which contains the state’s abortion data, was published on the website of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in February 2022. The report shows that Montana abortions increased in 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Montana Abortions, 2019-2020 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

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 […]

Induced Abortion with Misoprostol Alone

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is Issue 9 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Induced Abortion with Misoprostol Alone   As abortion limits have been implemented in many states in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, some perplexing recommendations have been advanced by abortion advocates and their media allies.  Due […]

Here for a Reason: Planned Parenthood Performs Almost 200 Abortions for Every One Adoption Referral

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Annual Report Shows Abortions Are Nearly 100% of Planned Parenthood’s Pregnancy Resolution Activities   Washington, D.C. – Planned Parenthood performed 383,460 abortions in 2019-2020 according to their latest annual report, performing almost 200 abortions for every one adoption referral.   Nichole C. Wilson, executive director of Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), said:   “Planned Parenthood’s annual […]

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.

Karine Jean-Pierre Is Wrong: Texas Pro-Life Law Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

White House Press Secretary Ignores Actual Text of Texas Law   Washington, D.C. – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre incorrectly claimed on Wednesday that a new Texas pro-life law will “block medical providers from providing life-saving and health-preserving care”.  She further claimed that “women may die as a result.”   Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., […]

Fact Check: Texas Pro-Life “Trigger Law” Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Board-Certified Physician Compares Actual Text of Texas Law to Standard Medical Guidance Provided to OB/GYNs   Washington, D.C. – Published reports indicate that some Texas doctors have denied women the current national standard of medical care due to apparent confusion over the Texas Heartbeat Act (2021) and the Texas Human Life Protection Act, which takes […]

Public Health Threat: New York Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent New York State Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications than surgical abortions.   […]

Experienced OB/GYN on Idaho Pro-Life Law: Standard Obstetric Treatment Offers Women Better Outcomes Than Abortion for Pregnancy Complications

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Federal Judge in Idaho Asks Lawyers Hypothetical Questions Regarding Medical Treatment Under Idaho Pro-Life Law   Washington, D.C. – A federal judge on Monday asked lawyers representing the State of Idaho two hypothetical questions regarding real-world application of Idaho’s pro-life “trigger law,” which is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 25th.   In one […]

Interview Opportunity: Veteran Texas OB/GYN Provides Clarity on Texas Pro-Life “Trigger” Law Which Takes Effect August 25th

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Board-Certified OB/GYN Says “Plain Reading” of Texas Law Easily Refutes Claims of Confusion by Pro-Abortion Activists   Washington, D.C. – Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Texas over the past 25 years, says that misinformation from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion activists regarding the upcoming Texas […]

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Connecticut’s 2020 abortion report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 7,187 abortions reported in Connecticut in 2020, […]

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

The Illinois Department of Public Health published Illinois’ 2019 and 2020 abortion statistics online in February 2022.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Illinois released 2019 and 2020 abortion data simultaneously in February 2022. Abortion statistics […]

Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion

Tessa Longbons  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion   After the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, states across the country are considering and enacting laws that limit or prohibit abortion. Frequently, these state laws make exceptions for abortions for certain reasons, such as rape […]

Public Health Threat: Pennsylvania Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Pennsylvania Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Abortion pills (sometimes referred to […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Utah Department of Health in February 2022, showing that abortions decreased in 2019.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah residents, while the change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions occurring in the […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2021. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 32,123 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: New York (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

New York’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the New York State Department of Health in December 2021, showing that abortions performed on New York residents increased from 2018.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s New York abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and […]

Fact Check: State Pro-Life Laws Explicitly Protect Lives of Pregnant Women

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Despite Pro-Abortion Misinformation, Plain Reading of Actual Laws Shows Necessary Medical Care is Protected   Washington, D.C. – A new Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to […]

Sperm and Egg Fetal Development Stages Illustration

Science to Kentucky Judge Mitch Perry: Human Life Begins at Fertilization

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Kentucky Circuit Judge Confuses Basic Scientific Facts for Religious Belief in Decision to Block State Pro-Life Laws   Washington, D.C. – Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry incorrectly claimed on Friday that two Kentucky pro-life laws were based on a “distinctly Christian doctrine of the beginning of life … unduly interfering with the free exercise of […]

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 […]

New Analysis Finds Planned Parenthood Facilities Outnumbered 14 to 1

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Community-Based Health Clinics and Pregnancy Centers Offer Women More Options and Real Choices    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2022 | Contact:  Mallory Carroll, mcarroll@sbaprolife.org   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) finds 14 community-based health clinics and pregnancy centers for every one Planned Parenthood facility in the United States, […]

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, […]

Fact Check: Dobbs Will Not Impact Life-Saving Medical Care for High Risk or Ectopic Pregnancies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Common Abortion Procedures and Pills Don’t Treat Ectopic Pregnancies   Washington, D.C. – Pro-abortion politicians and pundits are dangerously spreading misinformation that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs will prevent pregnant women from receiving necessary medical care in the event of life-threatening complications.   For example, Daily Beast columnist and former CNN commentator Wajahat Ali […]

Justice Sotomayor is Wrong: Women Are Not Fourteen Times More Likely to Die from Pregnancy

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Include Debunked Statistic in Dissent   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan included a thoroughly debunked statistic in their dissent of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe, claiming that “an American woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having […]

Justice Breyer is Wrong: Modern Advances in Ultrasound and Fetal Surgery Anything But “Slim”

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Ignore 50 Years of Science   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan incorrectly described modern developments in our scientific understanding of unborn babies as “slim” in their dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since Roe […]

President Biden is Wrong: Abortion Pills Lead to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Biden Administration Continues ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Report No Data on Evil’ Mindset While Ignoring Science   Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed today that the abortion pill is safe and announced his Administration would work to increase access to the abortion pill, which real-world science demonstrates will only put more […]

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Real-World Data: More Than 800,000 Lives Saved via Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Since 2016

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Community-Based Support for Women Includes More Than 10,000 Licensed Medical Professionals   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of a nationally representative dataset reveals that since 2016 more than 800,000 human lives have been saved through the community-based care of pro-life pregnancy centers, which provide local women with tangible support to address challenges related to […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alabama’s 2021 abortion statistics is forthcoming   Alabama’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Alabama Department of Public Health in December 2021, showing that abortions reported in Alabama declined from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2019-2020 The changes in total abortions, chemical abortions, and the […]

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

New York City’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online as part of the city’s vital statistics report in December 2021.   Changes in New York City Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s New York City abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   New York City released 2018 and […]

Dangerous Deception: Not Telling Your Doctor About Abortion Pill Use Increases Health Risks

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Hospital Admissions for Surgery Double When Abortion Pill Complications Are Miscoded As Natural Miscarriage   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of 423,000 confirmed abortions debunks the common abortion industry narrative that “there’s no medical reason to tell a doctor about an abortion.”   According to the new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), if […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Iowa’s 2020 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in November 2021.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,058 abortions reported in […]

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

North Carolina’s 2020 abortion statistics were published online by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in November 2021.   Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2019-2020 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on North Carolina residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in North […]

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 […]

Memo to Speaker Pelosi: Science Has Changed Significantly Since 1973

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pelosi Appears Unaware of Advancements in Ultrasound, Fetal Diagnosis, Fetal Pain, and Prenatal Surgery Since Roe   Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incorrectly claimed on Sunday’s Face the Nation that “science hasn’t changed” while discussing her political views on abortion and the Dobbs late-term abortion case currently before the Supreme Court.   Dr. […]

No-Test Chemical Abortion Provision: Can it be Justified?

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is issue 81 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: No-Test Chemical Abortion Provision: Can it be Justified?   Despite their verbal commitment to safe abortion provision, abortion advocates are advancing a dangerous strategy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for in-person medical evaluation prior to […]

Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Nevada’s 2019 abortion statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services upon request. This most recent report shows that total abortions declined from the previous year, although chemical abortions went up.   Statistics and Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total and chemical abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

New Mexico’s 2019 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published in September 2021. The report indicates that abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on the number of chemical abortions performed in New Mexico or Planned Parenthood’s New Mexico […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Ohio’s 2020 abortion report was published in October 2021 by the Ohio State Department of Health. Ohio abortions increased from 2019.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 20,605 abortions reported in Ohio, […]

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Arizona’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in November 2021.   Statistics and Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2019-2020   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 13,273 abortions reported in Arizona, an increase of one percent from 2019. Abortions performed on Arizona residents also increased by […]

Rockefeller Commission at 50: Pro-Life Leaders Reject ‘‘Heartless’’ Policies, Urge Respect for Human Life

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

A Declaration for a New American Future   Washington, D.C. – 50 years ago, the Rockefeller Commission on Population Growth and the American Future released a massive report calling for the United States to achieve zero population growth.   The March 27, 1972, report, requested by President Nixon and authorized by Congress, called for the […]

‘The Amazon Of Baby Body Parts’

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pro-Life Activists Say They Discovered Fetuses Stored in Paper Bags at University of Washington   Washington, D.C. – A disturbing photograph released Wednesday reportedly show human fetuses stored in paper bags inside a freezer at the University of Washington Birth Defects Research Laboratory in Seattle.  The photographs were taken by Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, Survivors of […]

Science to Judge Jackson: Yes, An Unborn Child Can Feel Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Pro-Abortion and Pro-Life Scientists Agree That Unborn Babies Are Capable of Pain as Early as 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today answered, “I don’t know,” when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) if an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation.   According to modern, […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Kentucky’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in September 2021. The report was the fourth to be published online.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2019-2020 Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,104 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2020, a 12 percent increase from the […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Texas’ 2020 report was released by Texas Health and Human Services in September 2021, reporting a sharp drop in abortions in early 2020.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 56,358 Texas abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Vermont’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in July 2021. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

South Dakota’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021, showing a record-low abortion total.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were just 125 abortions reported in South Dakota in 2020, a drop […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Indiana’s 2020 abortion report was published online in July 2021, revealing that Indiana abortions increased from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2019-2020 Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 7,756 abortions reported in Indiana, up not quite two percent from the previous year. Chemical abortions jumped by 27 percent, making […]

Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

West Virginia’s 2020 abortion statistics were published in December 2021, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have declined sharply over the past two reports.   Statistics and Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s West Virginia abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers […]

The Evolution of “Self-Managed” Abortion: Does the Safety of Women Seeking Abortion Even Matter Anymore?

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is Issue 77 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Evolution of “Self-Managed” Abortion: Does the Safety of Women Seeking Abortion Even Matter Anymore?   A particularly malignant form of “misinformation” is being spread to women today.  Flawed information regarding “self-managed” abortion has the potential to seriously […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Tennessee’s 2019 abortion statistics, published in June 2021 by the Tennessee Department of Health, indicate that Tennessee abortions declined from 2018.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on the number of chemical abortions performed in Tennessee and Planned Parenthood’s […]

Public Health Threat: Delaware DHSS Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Delaware Health and Social Services data shows a dramatic increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   The public data, analyzed […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Carolina’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   South Carolina’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021, and a corrected report with an updated abortion total was released in August 2021. The report reveals that abortions increased from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2019-2020 […]

Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Delaware’s 2019 abortion report was published online in June 2021 by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. The report shows that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 2,042 […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Wyoming’s 2020 abortion report, published online in June 2021, shows that the majority of Wyoming abortions are chemical.   2020 is Wyoming’s first full year of complete abortion data.   Abortion Totals and Trends   2020 marked Wyoming’s first full year of abortion reporting under the state’s new abortion reporting law, which went into effect […]

Chemical Abortion: FDA Ignores ‘Inconvenient’ Science and Data Confirming Public Health Threat

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Major Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced plans to irresponsibly erode longstanding patient safeguards on the abortion pill, despite major U.S. and international research confirming that chemical abortion has led to a surge in emergency […]

Public Health Threat: Connecticut DPH Data Shows More Women Using Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – Half of all Connecticut abortions are performed with potentially dangerous drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Publicly available data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and analyzed by […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published Michigan’s 2020 abortion statistics in May 2021, showing that abortions are up in the Great Lakes State.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, […]

Public Health Threat: Colorado DPHE Data Reveals Dramatic Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent State of Colorado abortion data shows a dramatic increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Public data collected by the […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

After this summary was published, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified and removed duplicate records from its 2020 data. The revised 2020 total is 9,869 abortions.   Colorado was one of the first states to release a report with 2020 abortion data. As of December 2021, 23 states have released abortion reports […]

Memo for Justice Kagan: A Lot Has Changed Since Roe and Casey

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Babies Can Now Be Seen Clearly, Diagnosed, and Treated Before Birth   Washington, D.C. – Justice Elena Kagan today stated during Dobbs oral arguments that “not much has changed since Roe and Casey.”  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since 1973, including major advancements in ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, and the ability to […]