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 […]

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Lives Saved Impact at U.S. Pregnancy Help Centers

Moira Gaul, M.P.H., Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.   

This is Issue 83 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Lives Saved Impact at U.S. Pregnancy Help Centers   Life-affirming pregnancy help centers (PHCs) (also known as pregnancy resource centers, pregnancy care centers, or pregnancy centers) exist to provide support, education, classes, medical care and critical resources for […]

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 […]

Servant Leader, Pro-Life Fighter

Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) associate scholar Jeanneane Maxon was honored with a special award at the recent Heartbeat International’s 50th annual conference March 28 – April 1, the theme of which was “Onward” for the over 1,500 people in attendance.  The Servant Leader Award, named for Heartbeat International’s first president, Dr. Margaret Hartshorn, has been […]

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 […]

New Radical Laws in States Hostile to Unborn Children

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is Issue 82 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: New Radical Laws in States Hostile to Unborn Children   The United States Supreme Court will soon release its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, potentially marking the dawn of a brighter future for unborn children […]

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 […]

Overview of U.S. Pro-Life Bills & Provisions Advanced in the States from January to April 2022: Preparing for the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion Laws

Genevieve Plaster, M.A.  

By Arina O. Grossu, M.A., M.S. and Genevieve Plaster, M.A.   This is issue 80 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of U.S. Pro-Life Bills & Provisions Advanced in the States from January to April 2022: Preparing for the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion […]

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 […]

Using Tax Policy to Fund Pro-Life Objectives: A Case Study in Mississippi

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Jameson Taylor, Ph.D.   This is issue 79 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Using Tax Policy to Fund Pro-Life Objectives: A Case Study in Mississippi   For decades, the pro-life movement has fought federal funding decisions that channel hundreds of millions of dollars to pro-abortion nonprofits […]

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 […]

Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.   

Updated April 28, 2022   This is Issue 8 in CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation   Introduction to the Handbook   The purpose of this handbook is to provide a useful reference guide to […]

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 […]

We the People Say No: The Democratic Demise of the ERA

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

The proposed 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”  Behind the simple words of the proposed amendment lie a series of dangerous impacts that, once unmasked, stood in the way of its ratification.

Three Fabrications of Roe

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

During oral arguments on December 1, 2021, in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization late-term abortion case, President Biden’s Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar opposed reversing the Supreme Court’s 1973 decisions legalizing abortion. Justice Samuel Alito asked if the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision upholding “separate but equal” treatment of blacks and whites was initially wrong in 1896 and should have been overruled. Prelogar’s answer undid the logic of her opposition to overturning Roe:

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 […]

Continued Attempts to Regulate Pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers Amount to “Lipstick on a Pig”

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

This is issue 73 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Continued Attempts to Regulate Pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers Amount to “Lipstick on a Pig”   Editor’s Note (6/2022): Updated to include original citations that were inadvertently not transferred from author’s final text.   On November 16, 2021, the […]

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 […]

Women’s Healthcare at its Finest

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Already, the embryo will show a preference for either her right or left hand as she moves in the womb.

Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

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[1] (28 weeks then […]

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 […]

Overlooked Dangers of Mifepristone, the FDA’s Reduced REMS, and Self-Managed Abortion Policies: Unwanted Abortions, Unnecessary Abortions, Unsafe Abortions

David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Donna Harrison, M.D., Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA   

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: […]

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. […]

Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life

Hannah Howard  

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 […]

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 […]

Dobbs Case: What Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

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 […]

This image shows a living embryo in the womb, recorded using fetoscopy. Note how the fingers are separate and the toes are all free to wiggle.

The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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[1] The heart is the embryo’s first functioning organ, which starts to develop as early as 16 days after fertilization.[2] The first heartbeat occurs approximately […]

This baby is already practicing breathing, crying and breastfeeding to prepare for his birth.

Midtrimester Abortion Epidemiology, Indications and Mortality

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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. […]

Community Impact: Texas Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Provide $33 Million in Support for Families

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Abortion Jurisprudence Primer

Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.  

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.[1] This case, […]

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 […]

A Path Forward for Men Affected by Abortion

Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H.  

“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 […]

Health Risk: Alaska DHSS 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. – 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 […]

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.   […]

U.S. Abortion Trends: 2019 and Preliminary 2020

Tessa Longbons  

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 […]

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 […]

At Different Times in Life

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

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 […]

In the Corridor of Conscience: A Doctor’s Story

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

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 […]

Pro-Life Scientists: Facts You Should Know About FDA-Approved Pfizer Vaccine

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

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 […]