The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls public health “the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases.” Tragically, prominent public health organizations have betrayed that purpose by embracing abortion and assisted suicide, which not only destroy the life of individuals but have a tremendous and under-recognized impact on the health of communities. Despite ongoing public debate that would benefit from robust statistics, the United States on the whole has a poor record of tracking abortion data – a deficiency CLI urges policymakers to address and aims to improve through quality research. In addition to abortion data, our national systems for monitoring maternal health are in need of major overhaul to ensure that all pregnancy outcomes are measured and incorporated in data readily accessible to researchers everywhere.

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Tennessee’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in April 2020 The report shows that abortions in the Volunteer State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions: 2017-2018 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Colorado was one of the first states to release abortion statistics for 2019, publishing its 2019 abortion report on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in May 2020. The report shows little change in Colorado abortion totals between 2018 and 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Utah Department of Health in May 2020. According to the report, both total abortions and abortions performed on Utah residents increased from the previous year.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Alabama’s 2018 abortion report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health in March 2020, shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2017-20181   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 6,484 abortions reported in Alabama, of which 31 percent were chemical abortions (Fig. 1). […]

Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Mississippi State Department of Health provided Mississippi’s 2018 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in February 2020.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2017-2018 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 and Trends   […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Wisconsin’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in February 2020. The report shows that abortions in the Badger State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents, not all abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Alaska’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in March 2020. Alaska is one of the first states to make 2019 abortion statistics available to the public.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Idaho’s 2018 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in February 2020. The report shows that reported abortions fell slightly from 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,257 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Montana’s vital statistics report for 2018 was published by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Montana increased from 2017.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

**NEWS ALERT—March 27, 2020, Update on Coronavirus and Pregnancy**

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Two research teams in China presented details in the journal JAMA of 3 neonates who may have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in utero from mothers with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[1][2]  In a corresponding JAMA editorial, Drs. David Kimberlin and Sergio Stagno of the University of Alabama at Birmingham cautioned […]

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Illinois’ abortion report for 2018 showed that abortions increased for the second year in a row, reaching the highest annual total since 2012. The report was released in January 2020 by the Illinois Department of Public Health.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois market share is not publicly available.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Iowa’s abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Iowa reached a record low.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Keystone State increased from the previous year after several years of decline.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Missouri’s abortion report for 2018 was released in December 2019, showing a significant drop in abortions from the previous year.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Missouri market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   A record low 2,910 abortions were reported as occurring in Missouri in […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Georgia’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Georgia abortion statistics for 2018 were made available online in August 2019. Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on chemical abortions performed in Georgia and Planned Parenthood’s Georgia market share is […]

Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Delaware’s 2018 abortion report, published online by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in December 2019, shows that abortions in the state continue to decline.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,684 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Kansas published its preliminary 2018 abortion report in April 2019 and released the final report in November 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Sunflower State increased from the year before.   Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Kansas market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Ohio’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published in October 2019 by the Ohio Department of Health. The report shows that abortions fell in 2018 after increasing slightly the year before.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

North Carolina’s abortion statistics for 2018 were published on the website of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in September 2019. Abortions increased slightly from 2017 to 2018.   Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018 North Carolina resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s North Carolina market share is not publicly available. […]

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Minnesota’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that abortions in the state fell from the total reported in 2017.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2017-2018   […]

“Medicare for All” Means “Abortion for All”

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is Issue 38 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 38 Medicare for All Means Abortion for All.   Introduction   Advocates for taxpayer-funded abortion likely underestimated the backlash they would face when they attempted to include abortion funding and coverage in healthcare reform in 2010. […]

CLI Responds to Halting of Abortion Pill Trial

Katey Price, J.D.  

Scholar Says Failed Trial Only Underscores Danger of Medication Abortion   Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, issued the following statement in response to a report that researchers suspended a trial concerning the abortion pill reversal protocol:   “Pro-abortion researchers would rather continue to mislead women about the real risks […]

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

New York City’s vital statistics report for 2017 was published online by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in July 2019. The vital statistics report includes information on abortions performed in the city. New York state also publishes abortion data for the entire state.   Changes in New York City Abortions, […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Texas’ annual abortion report for 2017 was published on the website of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Lone Star State continue to fall.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Dakota’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   According to an annual abortion report published by the South Dakota Department of Health in July 2019, reported abortions in South Dakota hit a record low in 2018. The drop in abortions occurred after an increase in 2017.   Changes in […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Colorado’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortions in the state increased slightly from 2017. The report was published on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in July 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Colorado market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

New Study: Elevated Suicide Rates Among Mothers after Abortion

Hannah Howard  

In 2019, a study titled Maternal Suicide in Italy by Lega et al. was published in the journal Archives of Women’s Mental Health detailing suicide rates in Italian mothers. In the study, “maternal suicide” is defined as “women who died by suicide during pregnancy or within 1 year after giving birth, induced abortion or miscarriage.” The […]

News Release: Abortion Activist Sues FDA over Regulation of Dangerous Drugs 

Katey Price, J.D.  

Reckless Push to Expand Mail-order Abortion Pills from Overseas Jeopardizes Women’s Health and Safety   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, released the following response to a lawsuit seeking to stop U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement of the regulation of dangerous abortion […]

Lozier Institute Adds 4 New Associate Scholars

Katey Price, J.D.  

Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) is pleased to announce the addition of four new associate scholars to its roster of now 60 accomplished physicians, research scientists, statisticians, attorneys and theologians. The new associate scholars are Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D., Drs. J. Wells Logan, M.D., Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A. and Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Mississippi’s 2017 abortion report reveals that chemical abortions are on the rise. Abortion statistics have been published online only through 2012, but the Mississippi State Department of Health made reports for 2013 through 2017 available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Mississippi’s state […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Montana’s vital statistics report for 2017 shows that abortions are continuing to trend downward. Montana has been tracking abortions in the state since 1974.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,561 abortions reported in Montana in 2017, down four percent from 1,618 the previous […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Florida’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Author’s Note (September 2019): This article has been updated to reflect Florida’s legal definition of “gestation” to be equivalent to post-fertilization age.   Florida is one of the first states to publish its abortion statistics each year. Some tables are available on […]

Top 7 Quotes from Justice Stegall’s Opinion Dissenting from Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

On April 26, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court declared that the Kansas state constitution guarantees a right to abortion.   The case involves a challenge to a Kansas statute banning the practice of dismemberment abortion—i.e., “with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such […]

Science Has Failed to Study Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Lozier Institute Scholars Researching Issue Avoided by Scientific Community   Scholars from the Charlotte Lozier Institute are presenting the scientific case for greater research and discussion around abortion—something lacking from the rest of the scientific, medical and public health communities. Recent publication of both peer-reviewed studies and opinion pieces cover late-term abortion, hospital admitting privileges […]

New CLI Paper Examines Abortionists Holding Hospital Admitting Privileges

Katey Price, J.D.  

Study Looks at the Characteristics and Patterns of Holding and Using Privileges   Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) hailed the publication of a new paper entitled “Doctors Who Perform Abortions: Their Characteristics and Patterns of Holding and Using Hospital Privileges,” authored by CLI scholars and staff. This is the first published peer-reviewed study of […]

Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

New Mexico’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published as part of the annual selected health statistics report in January 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Land of Enchantment have continued to decline.     Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2016-2017     *Total abortions occurring in New Mexico. This information was provided to […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Alaska’s 2018 abortion report, published online in February of 2019, shows that abortions increased in the state for the first time in six years. Alaska is one of the first states to publish its annual abortion report every year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2017-2018   *Information on Alaska market share is not publicly available. […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s 2017 abortion report, published by the Utah Department of Health in January 2019, reveals that reported abortions in the Beehive State reached their lowest level in over 40 years. Utah has been reporting abortion data since 1974.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2016-2017 *The changes in total and chemical abortions reflect abortions performed on […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s abortion report for 2017 shows that total abortions are continuing to trend downward, while chemical abortions are rising.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.     Abortion Totals and Trends   Total reported abortions in Pennsylvania fell by almost three percent […]

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state have continued their downward trend. The report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Connecticut’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut market share […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Georgia’s abortion statistics for 2017 reveal that reported abortions in the state have declined after an increase in 2016. Rather than publishing an abortion report, the state makes abortion data available in an online portal hosted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information is for resident […]

Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Delaware’s pregnancy report for 2017 was published in February 2019 by the Delaware Department of Public Health. The report shows a sharp decline in abortions from 2016.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Delaware’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Tennessee’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in December 2018, shows that abortion in the state continues to fall. Tennessee provides no information on chemical abortion.   Change in Tennessee Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Tennessee chemical abortions, Tennessee’s state abortion rate, and Planned Parenthood’s Tennessee market share is […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Wisconsin’s state abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year as a result of a new abortion center opening in 2017. State pro-life groups predict that the increase could continue in 2018.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2016-2017   *Resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Wisconsin market […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Iowa’s abortion report for 2017, published online in October 2018 on the Iowa Department of Public Health website, shows that annual abortion totals are continuing to trend downward.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market share is not publicly available     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Idaho’s 2017 Induced Abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in December 2018. The report shows that there was little change from the number of abortions reported in 2016.     Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho market share is not publicly available.     […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Alabama’s abortion report for 2017, published in October 2018, shows that abortion totals in the state are falling. Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share has shrunk after several negative health department inspections.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information is for all abortions reported in Alabama. Information on Alabama’s state abortion rate is […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

South Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published on the website of the South Dakota Department of Health in November 2018, shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year. Some of the increase is likely attributable to a rise in chemical abortions.     Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Illinois’ 2017 abortion report shows that abortions reported in the state increased from the previous year. The report was published in December 2018 on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.     Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 39,329 abortions reported in Illinois, an […]

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

North Carolina’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published online by the State Center for Health Statistics in September 2018. The abortion report is published as part of the state’s Reported Pregnancies publication and contains information on abortions performed in North Carolina and abortions performed on North Carolina residents.   Changes in North Carolina Resident […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kentucky’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kentucky’s 2017 abortion report, which the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in August 2018, shows that almost half of all abortions reported in the state were chemical abortions. Only one abortion clinic is currently […]

Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published in September 2018 on the website of the Oregon Health Authority. During 2017, reported abortions in the state declined after increases in 2015 and 2016.     Changes in Oregon Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   A total of 8,506 abortions were reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Maine (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

    Maine’s abortion report for 2017 was published in September 2018 by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The report demonstrates that the total annual number of abortions reported in Maine continues to fluctuate, while chemical abortions are rising steadily.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Colorado’s 2017 abortion report shows that abortions have increased from the previous year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request and has since published the report online.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017 there […]

Statement in Opposition to Raised Bill No. 7070 “An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers”

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

On June 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, striking down a California law that interfered with the free speech rights of pregnancy help centers to counsel women and offer alternatives to abortion. The 5-4 decision should have quelled the efforts across the country by state and city governments to […]

Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Last updated: February 24, 2020   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. Authorities have disagreed on how the phrase should be defined, with some including any abortion performed after the 20th […]

Abortion Facility Closures Behind Delaware’s Abortion Decline

Michael J. New, Ph.D., Tessa Longbons   

Editor’s Note: Delaware’s clinic closures appear to be internally driven and due, in large part, to gross legal and medical violations surrounding multiple abortion practitioners in the state. The 2019 edition of Americans United for Life’s survey of state laws on abortion states: “Delaware maintains only minimal protections for a woman considering an abortion. ‘Loopholes’ […]

Abortion Reporting: New York (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

 New York’s state abortion statistics for 2016 were published online in August 2018. The state’s report shows that abortion rates in the Empire State are continuing to fall even as chemical abortions increase and the state attempts to expand funding for abortion.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2014-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends […]

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation.     Changes in New York City Abortions, 2015-2016 […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

New Jersey’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortions in the state have increased. However, abortion reporting in the state is not mandatory for all abortion providers, meaning that abortions in the Garden State are underreported. New Jersey does not publish its abortion report online but made it available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. […]

Irish Member of Parliament Dismissed Mental Health Impact of Abortion

Hannah Howard  

Recently Patricia Gaughran took to the internet to challenge Irish deputy Lisa Chambers TD, a member of the lower house of the Irish Parliament, on her statement that abortion regret is a “makey-uppy thing.” Chambers made the comment while railing against an amendment to the planned abortion law that would require “the relevant medical practitioner […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Author’s Note: Figure 1 has been updated.   Released in September 2018, Ohio’s 2017 abortion report is available on the Ohio Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in the state increased slightly from 2016, while chemical abortions, and complications resulting from them, rose significantly.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2016-2017   […]

Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Massachusetts’ annual abortion report, provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in July 2018, shows that chemical abortions in the state are rising. Planned Parenthood continues to perform well over half of the abortions reported in Massachusetts.     Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Montana’s 2016 abortion report, published online in September 2018 as part of the state vital statistics report, shows that abortions in the state continue to be performed at later gestational ages. The number of abortions reported in Montana was basically unchanged from the year before, but chemical abortions now make up a larger percentage of […]

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Arizona’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2018, shows that abortions in the state declined from 2016. The 2017 report is the first with information on babies born alive during abortions in Arizona.   Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and Trends […]

Q&A with the Scholars: Experiences as a Pediatric Critical Care Physician

Monique Robles, M.D.  

Monique Robles, M.D., M.S. is a board-certified pediatric critical care physician. In this interview she discusses her experience treating critically ill children, offers encouragement to parents of ill children, and discusses why she is pro-life.   Monique Robles, M.D., M.S. As a pediatric critical care physician, you have experience treating children with a range of […]

Ten Truths about Title X

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

To view this report as a PDF, see: Ten Truths about Title X   Introduction   Title X was enacted in 1970 as an addition to the Public Health Service Act (the “Act”), becoming the only federal grant program directed solely at providing individuals and families with comprehensive family planning and related reproductive health services. Title […]

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Note: In July 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health revised the 2017 abortion report to reflect the addition of abortion reporting forms that were received after the report had been published and the removal of abortion reporting forms that were incorrectly filed. There were 10,134 abortions in Minnesota in 2017, of which 4,015 were chemical […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published in August 2018 on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website, shows that abortion in the state is trending downward. Just one abortion center operates in North Dakota.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 1,155 […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

South Carolina released its 2017 abortion report in July of 2018. Previously, the state reported abortion performed on residents only, but now provides statistics for all abortions performed in the state.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,112 abortions performed in […]

Victory: Court Strikes Down Another State Law Targeting Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

CLI Report: Thousands of Pregnancy Centers Nationwide Served Nearly 2,000,000 People in 2017, Saving Communities at Least $161 Million   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – In response to news that a Hawaii law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion has been struck down in […]

A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love: Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition

Moira Gaul, M.P.H., Mai W. Bean   

To view this summary as a PDF, see: A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition: Executive Summary   The full text of this publication can be found at: http://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/A-Half-Century-of-Hope-A-Legacy-of-Life-and-Love-FULL.pdf   Executive Summary   Introduction   A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love commemorates 50 […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Correction: Oklahoma’s ultrasound requirement is not in effect due to an Oklahoma State Supreme Court decision.   Oklahoma’s 38-page abortion report, published annually by the state Department of Health, was released in June 2018. The report, which covers calendar year 2017, reveals that abortions in Oklahoma increased after several years of decline.   Changes in […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Arkansas’ abortion report for 2017 was published in June 2018 by the state Department of Health. The 13-page report shows that chemical abortions in the state have risen dramatically.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,249 abortions performed in Arkansas in 2017, up slightly from the […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Idaho’s abortion report for 2016 shows that total abortions and the abortion rate are slightly up in the state. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s annually published report is approximately 25 pages long. The report was released on the health department’s website in December 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2015-2016       […]

Pro-life Groups Submit Comments Supporting President Trump’s Protect Life Rule

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Restored Reagan-era rule disentangles taxpayers from abortion businesses without reducing family planning funding   Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner organizations the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and Life Issues Institute submitted a joint […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Published in May 2018, Michigan’s 48-page abortion report for 2017 contains a wealth of information on abortion trends in the state. The report is produced by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 26,594 abortions performed in […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Nebraska’s annual abortion report for 2017, published online by the state Department of Health and Human Services, was published ahead of schedule in April 2018. Nebraska was the fifth state to release its abortion report for 2017, further indication that prompt reporting of annual data is feasible.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2016-2017     […]

Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2015)

Tessa Longbons  

West Virginia’s abortion report for 2015, comprising five pages in the state’s annual vital statistics report, was released online in March 2018. The report is compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015       Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions continued to fall in […]

Planned Parenthood: Supply-Induced Demand — Infographic

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

This infographic is based on research by CLI Vice President and Director of Data Analytics James Studnicki, Sc.D. and by John Fisher, Ph.D., J.D., published in the peer-reviewed Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. Click here to read the paper.  

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Louisiana was the third state to publish its abortion report for 2017. The preliminary 2017 report was released online by the Louisiana Department of Health in February 2018; however, one of the tables contained errors regarding the gestational ages of the babies killed by abortion, and the corrected report was not published until April 2018. […]

Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2015)

Tessa Longbons  

The most recent statistics published by the Virginia Department of Health show that abortion in the state is falling. Virginia releases its abortion data in three separate reports: an abortion report, a report of abortions by facility, and the state vital statistics report.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015     Abortion Totals […]

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Kansas released its preliminary abortion report on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website in April 2018, becoming the fourth state to publish its report for data from 2017. The report shows that while abortion in the state is falling, Kansas continues to be a destination for out-of-state women seeking abortion.   Changes in […]

Abortion Reporting: Overview (March 2018)

Tessa Longbons  

As of March 2018, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) had produced articles reviewing the most recent annual abortion reports from 11 states. The reports were released by Alabama, Alaska (for both 2016 and 2017), Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This ongoing state series is an extension of the […]

Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

To view as PDF, see Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion   In March 2018, CLI reviewed sites on the worldwide web that offer the two-component abortion pill regimen, either as their business focus or as part of a larger online pharmacy.  We found:   At least 72 unique websites that sell […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s annual abortion report for 2016, published online by the state’s Department of Health in April 2018, shows that abortions in the state continue to fall. In 2016, Utah’s state abortion rate reached a historic low.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,008 abortions performed in […]

New Study: Maternal Mortality in Texas Rose Earlier than Previously Claimed

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2018 | Link Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073   Problematic Aspects of Influential 2016 Study Go Beyond Poor Source Data, CLI Vice President & Lead Researcher Says   Washington, D.C. – New research by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) Vice President and Director of Data Analytics James Studnicki, Sc.D. and by […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Note: Florida uses the term “gestational age” to refer to post-fertilization age. Post-fertilization age is typically two weeks less than gestational age. After this article was published, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration updated the 2017 abortion total to 69,035 abortions.   Florida’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that the abortion count in the […]

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Iowa’s 2016 vital statistics report, which includes seven pages of information on abortions performed in the state, was released on schedule this past December. Published by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the report reveals that total abortions in Iowa continue to go down, while chemical abortions are on the rise.   Changes in Iowa […]