By Karysse Trandem, D.O., FACOOG Over 2,700 Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs), also known as Pregnancy Help Centers or simply Pregnancy Centers, dot the landscape across the United States today. The majority of these centers offer clinical medical services for pregnant women in need and seek to support women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. The leadership of these clinics function like any other women’s healthcare clinic, with a Physician Medical Director overseeing the services […]
This is issue 7 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence During the Dobbs abortion case hearing, Justice Sotomayor made a number of problematic statements. She was unfamiliar with decreases in the edge of viability since Roe was handed down (28 weeks then […]
This is issue 72 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Analysis: FDA Decision Ignores Data on Complications, Puts Women at Risk As a dangerous drug, mifepristone has been subject to regulations put in place by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Under these regulations, called […]
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 […]
By: David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Donna J. Harrison M.D., Ingrid Skop M.D. Maka Tsulukidze, M.D., Ph.D, M.P.H.,Christina A. Cirucci, M.D., James Studnicki, Sc.D., M.P.H. M.B.A This is issue 20 of CLI’s American Report Series. To View this Report as a PDF, see: Overlooked Dangers of Mifepristone, the FDA’s Reduced REMS, and Self-Managed Abortion Policies: […]
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 […]
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 abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends In 2020, there were […]
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 […]
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 Colorado Abortions, 2019-2020 The abortion report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]
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 […]
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. […]
This is issue 71 of CLI’s On Point series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life In 1999 Texas became the first U.S. state to pass an infant Safe Haven law. Today, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have enacted variations […]
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 […]
Resources for Reporters and Commentators Covering the Dobbs Case Washington, D.C. – 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 […]
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 […]
This is issue 6 in CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Closing the Slippery Slope from a 14-Day Rule to an N-day Rule Introduction A common point of contention in bioethics discourse is whether a metaphorical “slippery slope” exists for human experimentation that is allowed despite […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click here to download PDF version: The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet There is a functional, beating heart in every human being by 6 weeks of gestation The heart is the embryo’s first functioning organ, which starts to develop as early as 16 days after fertilization. The first heartbeat occurs approximately […]
By Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.H.A This is issue 5 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Midtrimester Abortion Epidemiology, Indications and Mortality Introduction. This paper will address epidemiology, complications, indications, procedures and protocols, and women’s reasons for undergoing second trimester induced abortion. […]
New Report Highlights Grassroots Support for Texas Mothers Washington, D.C. – Pro-life pregnancy centers provided nearly $33 million in total services, materials, and support at virtually no cost to Texas women and families in 2019, according to a new report from the nonprofit Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) produced in partnership with the Care Net […]
This is issue 70 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Abortion Jurisprudence Primer During its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will review the Mississippi Gestational Age Act, which forbids abortions after 15 weeks’ gestational age, except in cases of medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities. This case, […]
In October 2021, Dr. Tara Sander Lee, Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, testified in front of the Wisconsin Legislature, in both the House and Senate, on Assembly Bill 595 and Senate Bill 593 concerning prohibiting abortion solely based on the “race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of […]
This is issue 69 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Women’s Health Protection Act The “Women’s Health Protection Act” (WHPA) has been circulating in Congress since 2013. That is the year Planned Parenthood announced it was moving away from the slogan […]
‘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 […]
“Remembering Thomas,” an article written by Washington Post staff writer Phil McCombs and published in that newspaper on February 3, 1995 (page D5) remains strong in memory more than 25 years later because of its raw honesty and candor. In the article, subtitled “Responsibility, Guilt, and a Child Who Never Was,” McCombs admits to having […]
This is issue 68 of CLI’s On Point series. To view this report as a PDF see: Does Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks Make Any Sense? Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act—banning almost all abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation—raises the question: “Why 15 weeks?” A person with pro-life convictions could reason that an abortion […]
European and American Studies Show Chemical Abortions Inflict a Complication Rate Four Times That of Surgical Abortions Washington, D.C. – The most recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 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 […]
Alaska was one of the first states to release an abortion report for 2020. Abortions declined from the previous year. Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends There were 1,206 abortions reported in Alaska in 2020, down […]
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. These percentages […]
Louisiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online in March 2021. The report shows that abortions increased slightly from 2018. Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2018-2019 The number of chemical abortions occurring in Louisiana is not included in the abortion report. Abortion Totals and Trends There were 8,144 abortions reported in Louisiana in 2019, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
This is issue 66 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Legislative and Litigation Overview of 20-Week Abortion Laws This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Summary Since January 2010, twenty-three states have enacted […]
This is Issue 19 in The American Reports Series. The paper may be viewed as a PDF here: U.S. Abortion Trends: 2019 and Preliminary 2020 Although accurate abortion data is vital for multiple public health and public policy purposes, U.S. abortion reporting remains dilatory and incomplete. States set their own reporting standards, and three […]
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 […]
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 […]
Oklahoma’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in June 2021. The report shows that abortions declined from the previous year. Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends There were 3,797 […]
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 […]
Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of the Agency for Health Care Administration and was one of the first states to release 2020 abortion statistics. Its full report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) in May 2021. Changes in Florida Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned […]
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 […]
As children head back to school, many parents are snapping “first day of school” pictures. This annual event documents not only some interesting fashion trends, but also how physically different we look at different ages. I recently found an older family album that solidified this fact. I had to take a second look to verify […]
<br/ > “Greater love hath no man than this,” says John 15:13, “that a man lay down his life for his friends.” As with the parable of the Good Samaritan, so often that great love is lain down for those who are strangers – one’s “not yet” friends. So it was with the Sister Paula Vandegaer, […]
By Dr. Stephen O’Neil The first day of my obstetrics rotation as a third-year med student in 1989 started like any other first day. I arrived at the hospital and got lost. After the requisite amount of time searching I ultimately met the other students at the operating rooms for orientation. We all […]
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 […]
Abortion-Derived Cell Lines NOT Used for Production, Some Use in Laboratory Tests Washington, D.C. – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists and researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) have been studying the Pfizer vaccine from a pro-life perspective since March 2020. “The […]
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 […]
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alabama’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming. 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 […]
Reproductive loss impacts many women across the United States and around the world every day and can cause years of unresolved grief. The Mayo Clinic estimates that 10-20% of “known” pregnancies end in miscarriage.i In 2014, the latest year published, 24,000 stillbirths were reported in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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 […]
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New Mexico’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming. In January 2021, New Mexico released its health statistics annual report, which includes abortion statistics for 2018. Additional abortion data is available in the abortion surveillance reports published by the CDC. Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2017-2018 The change in […]
Wisconsin’s 2019 abortion report was released in January 2021, showing that abortions in the Badger State increased for the third year in a row. As of August 2021, 38 states had released 2019 abortion statistics; 21 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year. Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2018-2019 *The […]
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 […]
By John C. Bockmann This is Issue 65 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The ACOG Should Reconsider Fetal Pain Can a fetus feel something like pain before viability, perhaps even by 15 weeks’ gestation? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says […]
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 […]
By Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A. This is issue 64 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, See: If it is a Baby, is it a Person? The CNN headline touted, “The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% […]
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 […]
By Angelina B. Nguyen, J.D. This is Issue 63 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Mississippi’s 15-Week Gestational Limit on Abortion is Mainstream Compared to European Laws Abstract: In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act, limiting elective abortion to 15 weeks. Mississippi’s 15-week law was […]
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.
To view the fact sheet as a PDF see: Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Centers — Serving Women and Saving Lives (2020 Study) Updated July 2021 WHAT ARE THEY? Pro-life pregnancy centers (formerly known as crisis pregnancy centers and also as pregnancy care or resource centers) are faith-based, community-based, not-for-profit organizations which […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Montana published its 2019 abortion report in March 2021. In 2019, chemical abortions composed well over half of all Montana abortions. Changes in Montana Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends There were 1,568 abortions reported in Montana in 2019, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Virginia’s 2018 abortion statistics are available in various state and national reports, showing that abortions increased from 2017. Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2017-2018 Abortion Totals and Trends In 2018, there were 16,474 abortions reported in Virginia, up seven percent from the previous year (Fig. 1). According to the Centers for […]
The following is a compilation of public stories shared by families who have been affected by a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly or very premature birth. This page is sorted by diagnosis.
With the Biden administration reversing numerous life-affirming policies, it is clear there is an aggressive abortion agenda in Washington D.C. It is also clear the pro-abortion sentiment in the nation’s capital is not aligned with the views of Americans at the state level.
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 […]
Pennsylvania’s 2019 abortion report, released in January 2021, indicates that abortions in the state increased while abortion complications reached a record high. Pennsylvania also publishes information on abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in its annual vital statistics report. As of May 2021, 32 states had released 2019 abortion statistics, of which 19 reported that abortions […]
“Viability as understood in 1973 is a relic – with today’s technology, premature babies are increasingly able to survive at 22 weeks or even earlier with active care. We hope the Court will take this opportunity to catch up to science and reconsider Roe’s arbitrary and unscientific standard for the protection of unborn human life.”
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2021 Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-672-2828 Medicaid Data in 17 States That Fund Abortion With Tax Dollars Reveal Abortion for Birth-Spacing Is “Extraordinarily Rare” Washington, D.C.— A new peer-reviewed study authored by Charlotte Lozier Institute scholars finds that in studying nearly five million Medicaid-eligible women who had at […]
This map shows the status of laws prohibiting or permitting assisted suicide, including physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the United States. Last updated: April 29, 2021. To view as a PDF, see: Assisted Suicide in the States
With the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court last October, pro-life advocates are more optimistic that the Court will uphold legal protections for unborn children and their mothers. However, so far this term the Court has not taken any significant action.
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 […]
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% […]
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.
“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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Human embryos should not be grown for research, manipulated like mice in a lab, or used instrumentally at all. Those who care about the sanctity of life support a zero-day limit that will preserve respect for every human life and refrain from exploitation of or injury to human subjects.
On March 17, 2021, the Arizona House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 1457, a bill to prohibit prenatal discrimination. Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Vice President and Research Director David A. Prentice, Ph.D., was invited by Senator Nancy Barto to testify as an expert witness, and submitted the following testimony. To view Dr. Prentice’s […]
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Texas’ 2020 abortion report is forthcoming. Texas’ annual abortion reports for 2018 and 2019 were both published in December 2020. The reports indicate that chemical abortion continues to increase in the Lone Star State. Changes in Texas Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share […]
Prior to joining CLI, Mr. Billy worked in the Trump administration from 2017-2020, serving as senior advisor at the White House Office of Management and Budget, deputy chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management, and deputy chief of staff at the Bureau of Industry and Security. Billy also served as chief of staff to a North Carolina pro-life congressman.
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”
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, 585 U.S.___ (2018), which struck down a California law regarding pro-life pregnancy help centers, some jurisdictions continue to weigh bills that infringe on those centers’ First Amendment rights.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Arizona’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming. Arizona’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2020. The report is the first to be published since Arizona revised its abortion reporting standards in 2018. Statistics and Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2018-2019 […]
“For many Americans, the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine raises renewed questions about the use of cells derived from elective abortions. Many leading vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed, including the approved vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, do not use abortion-derived cell lines in their production. Unlike the majority of those candidates, Johnson & Johnson does use these cell lines in the production process.
On February 22, Susan B. Anthony List and Charlotte Lozier Institute were pleased to join in an amicus brief filed alongside 26 other organizations in a major case pending before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. The brief was filed in the case Manuela and Family v. El Salvador.
See Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2019-20 Annual Report as a PDF  Planned Parenthood’s Financials In its 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood reported $1.6 billion in income and over $2.0 billion in net assets — an increase from the previous report. $510 million came from private contributions, down 14% from the previous report. Taxpayer […]
Late Friday afternoon, Planned Parenthood released their annual report for 2019-2020. As always, this report contains glossy color photos and statements from Planned Parenthood leadership. However, the most interesting part of these annual reports is the data they include about Planned Parenthood’s services. Planned Parenthood spokespeople and their allies in the media frequently argue that abortion constitutes a small fraction of their activities. However, the data contained in their annual reports tell a much, much different story.