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2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
#803
Arlington, VA 22206

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

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 treat babies in utero prior to birth.

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December 1, 2021
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Dobbs Case: What Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

Science reveals that an unborn baby’s heart has already beat nearly 16 million times by the 15th week of gestation, or the point at which a contested Mississippi law limits elective abortion. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments Wednesday in the Dobbs second-trimester abortion case, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) is highlighting peer-reviewed, up-to-date, scientific facts about 15-week-old unborn babies.

Fetal Development

The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet

The heart is the embryo’s first functioning organ, which starts to develop as early as 16 days after fertilization.

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Written Testimony of Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., on Prohibiting Prenatal Discrimination

“We need to consider these young individuals as equally valued human lives. Eliminating young lives is not the answer to eliminating disease and disability once a risk of the disorder is identified. Destroying the patient is not curative medicine. Such acts become a modern-day form of eugenics.”

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

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 womb.

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Abortion Industry Cites Outdated Science, Flawed Analysis in Dobbs Late Abortion Case

Using outdated research and flawed analysis, the abortion industry today ignored both modern science and basic legal facts while asking America’s highest court to overturn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.

Fetal Development

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

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 of pregnancy.  Doctors can already tell if the child will be left-handed or right-handed based on which thumb it prefers to suck in utero. 

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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 the viability definition of 28 weeks in Roe, and each advancement only moves us closer to life-saving treatments earlier and earlier in the life of the unborn. But what exactly is a 15-week-gestation fetus like? We’ve put together 15 amazing facts about the 15-week-gestation fetus.

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