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.

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  

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 rate, as well as Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share, reflect all […]

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.   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 in West […]

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  

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 Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 5,468 abortions reported in South […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Wyoming’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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 Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Michigan’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Colorado’s 2021 abortion statistics is forthcoming.   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 for 2020, of which 16 have reported that abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in […]

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 […]

Justice Sotomayor Is Wrong: Fetal Pain Is Not ‘Fringe Science’

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Capable of Pain at 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Justice Sonia Sotomayor incorrectly claimed during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that the existence of fetal pain before 24 weeks is only believed by a “small fringe of doctors,” seeming to ignore modern peer-reviewed studies that have influenced the work of Dr. […]

Chief Justice Roberts Is Correct: U.S. Abortion Law Is Outside Global and European Mainstream

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

47 Out of 50 European Nations Limit Elective Abortion Prior to 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Chief Justice John Roberts correctly stated during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that United States abortion law is extreme in comparison to global and European norms.   According to a comprehensive 2014 Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) analysis of abortion […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alaska’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Louisiana’s 2020 and 2021 abortion reports is forthcoming   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. […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Oklahoma’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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  

Updated March 8, 2022   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 […]

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  

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 total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in New Mexico. Information […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Wisconsin’s 2020 abortion statistics is forthcoming.   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 […]

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  

In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act, limiting elective abortion to 15 weeks. Mississippi’s 15-week law was invalidated by the lower federal courts and will be considered by the United States Supreme Court during their next term, which begins in October 2021. A comparative analysis between Mississippi and European abortion laws finds gestational limits on elective abortion—terminations performed without restriction as to reason—prior to 15 weeks, and more often at 12 weeks, are common and the norm for the majority of European countries. This comparison found 47 out of 50 European countries analyzed in this report either do not allow elective abortion (8) or limit elective abortion to 15 weeks or earlier (39), whereas, other than Texas, no state in the U.S. limits elective abortion to 15 weeks.

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Montana’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New York’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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 has released preliminary 2019 and 2020 abortion statistics. CLI will publish a summary when additional statistics are available   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 […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Pennsylvania’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   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, […]

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  

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 is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

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  

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 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Arizona […]