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: Ohio (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Ohio’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Ohio Department of Health in October 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions in Ohio continue to increase.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 20,102 […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Indiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2020. The report shows that Planned Parenthood’s share of Indiana abortions fell from 2018, although Planned Parenthood still accounts for well over half the abortions reported in the state.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

New Jersey’s 2018 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in September 2020.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2017-2018* *Trends shown here are based on incomplete abortion data. Information on Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Wyoming’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2019 report is the first public abortion report released by the state.   Because 2019 is Wyoming’s first reporting year, there are no changes from the previous year to report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Wyoming’s 2019 abortion report is […]

Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People with Essential Medical, Education and Support Services in 2019

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2020   Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 240-672-2828   Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People with Essential Medical, Education and Support Services in 2019 New Report Highlights Wellspring of Care for Women and Families Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Georgia’s 2019 abortion statistics are available in the Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS). Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2018-2019* *This graphic shows changes in Georgia resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Maine (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Maine’s 2019 abortion report was published in July 2020 by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The report indicates that abortions increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and the Need to Protect the Elderly

Hannah Howard  

*The term “resident” will be used to describe nursing home residents unless otherwise indicated.   **All data is accurate as of 10/06/2020   In early 2020 news began circulating that a life-threatening respiratory illness was sweeping across the world and had made its way to the United States. Reactions to the severity of the problem […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

South Dakota’s provisional 2019 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2020, and the final report was released in September. The final report shows that chemical abortions in South Dakota remain low.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look

Tessa Longbons  

The entire report may be viewed as a pdf: New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look   Accurate abortion reporting serves several crucial public health purposes.[1] Complete, precise data enables an accurate estimation of all pregnancy outcomes in the United States as well as the measurement and prevention of unintended pregnancy. It […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota’s abortion report for 2019 was published in June 2020. There were 20 fewer abortions in 2019 than in 2018.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota market share is not included in the report, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota.   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

South Carolina 2019 abortion statistics compiled by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control show that abortions increased from the previous year but remain low compared to earlier years.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,101 abortions reported in South Carolina in […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Arkansas’ 2019 abortion report was published by the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2020. The report shows that abortions declined from 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 2,963 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Michigan’s 2019 abortion statistics have been published on the website of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share is not included in the report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Nebraska’s 2019 abortion report was published in June 2020 by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 2,068 […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Florida was one of the first states to release 2019 abortion statistics and made its entire 2019 report available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in June 2020.   Changes in Florida Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Florida abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 71,913 […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Oklahoma’s 2019 abortion report was released in June 2020 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Oklahoma abortions declined slightly after increasing for two years.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Vermont’s 2018 abortion statistics were published by the Vermont Department of Health in May 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,204 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kentucky’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kentucky’s 2018 abortion statistics were published online by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Abortion totals remained steady between 2017 and 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,203 abortions […]

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  

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

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  

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 not publicly available.    Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 28,544 abortions […]

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  

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

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  

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

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

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   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 9,910 abortions reported in […]

“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  

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 South Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

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  

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 the website of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, while others were […]

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: 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  

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 operating in Kentucky.         Abortion Totals and Trends   Kentucky […]

Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Oregon has released preliminary data for 2018, but the final report has not yet been published   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, […]

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 Trends   In […]

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 […]