Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Wisconsin’s 2021 abortion report was released in October 2022, showing that abortions in Wisconsin increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2020-2021 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in Wisconsin, including those obtained by […]

Immediate Physical Complications of Induced Abortion

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is Issue 11 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Immediate Physical Complications of Induced Abortions   Researchers associated with the abortion industry and their media advocates promote induced abortion by stating it is safer than Tylenol, penicillin, or Viagra.[1]  These dangerously misleading statements ignore the numerous data […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Idaho’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in September 2022. The report shows that abortions decreased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho […]

Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Kentucky’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services in October 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,441 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2021, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous year (Fig. 1). Chemical abortions rose 9.1 […]

Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Ohio’s 2021 abortion report was published in September 2022 by the Ohio State Department of Health. Ohio’s abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 21,813 abortions reported […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

North Dakota published its 2021 abortion report in October 2022. The report shows that the number of abortions in North Dakota slightly decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Texas’ 2021 report was released by Texas Health and Human Services in September 2022, reporting a drop in abortions from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Texas Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 53,572 abortions reported, […]

Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Missouri’s 2020 abortion report was published online in September 2022. The report shows that Missouri’s reported abortions decreased dramatically in 2020, reaching the lowest number ever in the state, though the state notes abortions may have increased when factoring in unreported abortions. As of November 2022, 36 states had released 2020 abortion statistics, of which […]

The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

This is Issue 91 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions   In an Executive Order of July 8, 2022, President Biden said his Administration would expand its effort to promote abortion as this “is essential to justice, equality, and our […]

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Note: For this CLI summary, the usage of “gestation” reflects Florida’s definition of gestation in 2021, which is synonymous with post-fertilization age and is different than the definition that is commonly used based on a woman’s reproductive cycle.   Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of its Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). […]

Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

* Updated with the correct version 11/21/2022   Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2020 were published in August 2022 on the state’s Induced Abortion Dashboard run by the Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics. During 2020, reported abortions in the state declined from 2018 and 2019. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) did not publish reports on […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Indiana’s 2021 abortion report was published in June 2022, revealing that Indiana abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 8,414 abortions reported in Indiana, up eight percent from the previous year. Chemical abortions rose by 13 percent, making up over […]

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2021 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2022. The report shows that Minnesota’s abortion total decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 10,136 abortions reported in Minnesota, a decrease of two […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Nebraska’s 2021 abortion report was published in May 2022, and a corrected version of the report was re-released in October 2022. Abortions in Nebraska decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    In […]

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Wisconsin’s 2020 abortion report was released in May 2022, showing that abortions in the state decreased for the first time since 2015. As of November 2022, 35 states had released 2020 abortion statistics; 22 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2019-2020 The […]

Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Wyoming’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Wyoming Department of Health in June 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Wyoming Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Wyoming abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    2021 marked the second full year of reporting since Wyoming’s abortion reporting […]

Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life

Hannah Howard  

This paper was originally published on December 1, 2021. 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   Editor’s Note (10/31/2022): As of October 2022, there are now 121 Baby Boxes located in 6 states: Indiana (86), Ohio (6), […]

Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

West Virginia’s 2021 abortion statistics were published in August of 2022, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have increased since 2020.   Statistics and Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s West Virginia abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers in West Virginia. […]

Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Georgia released its 2021 abortion statistics in its online vital statistics database in July 2022. Georgia resident abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 34,988 […]

Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

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

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published Michigan’s 2021 abortion statistics in June 2022, showing that abortions are up in the Great Lakes State.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, […]

A Handbook of Bioethical Considerations Regarding Nascent Human Beings and Their Cells (Handbook II)

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

This is Issue 10 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Handbook of Bioethical Considerations Regarding Nascent Human Beings and Their Cells (Handbook II)   This handbook is a companion to “Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation (Handbook I)“   […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Oklahoma’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased in the Sooner State.   Statistics and Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share.    Abortion Totals and Trends    […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

New Jersey’s 2020 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in August 2022. The statistics given to CLI also included 2019 statistics; however, this report focuses mainly on 2020 data, with some 2019 data included in Figures 1 and 2.   Statistics and […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2020)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

Vermont’s 2020 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in July 2022. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion […]

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Louisiana’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Louisiana Department of Health in March 2022. The report shows that abortions declined from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2019-2020   Louisiana does not report the number of chemical abortions occurring in the state.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were […]

Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

South Dakota’s 2021 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2022. The report shows that chemical abortion and abortions altogether sharply increased in 2021 from 2020. This is the fourth state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   The June […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2021)

Mia Steupert, M.A., Tessa Longbons   

The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2021 abortion report in June 2022, showing that chemical abortions significantly declined in Arkansas in 2021. This is the third state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Colorado’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the second state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2020-2021 […]

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2021)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Alaska was one of the first states to publish its 2021 abortion report, releasing is 2021 statistics online in April 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the first state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Alaska […]

Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

 Kansas has published preliminary 2021 statistics; CLI will post a summary when the full report is available.   Kansas’ preliminary 2020 abortion report was published online in June 2021, and the final report was published in December 2021.   Statistics and Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Montana’s 2020 vital statistics report, which contains the state’s abortion data, was published on the website of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in February 2022. The report shows that Montana abortions increased in 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Montana Abortions, 2019-2020 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2020)

Tessa Longbons, Mia Steupert, M.A.   

Idaho’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in January 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho reported […]

Induced Abortion with Misoprostol Alone

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  

This is Issue 9 in CLI’s On Science Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Induced Abortion with Misoprostol Alone   As abortion limits have been implemented in many states in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, some perplexing recommendations have been advanced by abortion advocates and their media allies.  Due […]

Politifact and Fiction on Abortion

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

This is Issue 89 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Politifact and Fiction on Abortion   The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey has led abortion supporters to propose sweeping legislation, and to mislead Americans about pro-life legislation.   One example […]

Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2020-2021 Annual Report

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2020-2021 Annual Report   Abortion and Non-abortion Services: Change from Last Year and Long-term Trends Planned Parenthood’s service data lags behind the rest of the information in the report – the 2020-21 report contains information on services provided in 2019-2020.[1] Planned Parenthood […]

Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

The idea that unborn and newborn babies cannot feel pain is obsolete, refuted by an extensive and growing body of scientific evidence. The myth that unborn babies cannot feel pain comes from a bygone era when newborns were strapped down for surgery without pain relief.

A Primer on the Standing with Moms Act

Mia Steupert, M.A.  

This is Issue 88 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Primer on the Standing with Moms Act    With the recent Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and states across the country enacting strong laws to protect life, it is now more important […]

Public Health Threat: New York Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent New York State Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs, which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications than surgical abortions.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Connecticut’s 2020 abortion report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 7,187 abortions reported in Connecticut in 2020, […]

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

The Illinois Department of Public Health published Illinois’ 2019 and 2020 abortion statistics online in February 2022.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Illinois released 2019 and 2020 abortion data simultaneously in February 2022. Abortion statistics […]

Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion

Tessa Longbons  

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion   After the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, states across the country are considering and enacting laws that limit or prohibit abortion. Frequently, these state laws make exceptions for abortions for certain reasons, such as rape […]

Public Health Threat: Pennsylvania Data Shows Significant Increase in Risky Abortion Method

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Multiple Studies Link Abortion Pills to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The most recent Pennsylvania Department of Health data shows a significant increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Abortion pills (sometimes referred to […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Utah Department of Health in February 2022, showing that abortions decreased in 2019.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah residents, while the change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions occurring in the […]

Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

Pennsylvania’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2021. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 32,123 abortions […]

Abortion Reporting: New York (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

New York’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the New York State Department of Health in December 2021, showing that abortions performed on New York residents increased from 2018.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s New York abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and […]

Adoption Tax Credits: Utilization, State Expansions, and Taxpayer Savings (2022)

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Matt Connell and Maria Donovan   This is Issue 87 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Adoption Tax Credits: Utilization, State Expansions, and Taxpayer Savings (2022)   In 2013, the Charlotte Lozier Institute published a report titled, “The Adoption Tax Credit: Progress and Prospects for Expansion.” The report both […]

Fact Sheet: The Growth of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Fetal Care Centers in the United States

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., Mia Steupert, M.A.   

To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: The Growth of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Fetal Care Centers in the United States   Advancements in science and medicine over the past 50 years have paved the way for the “Perinatal Revolution”—recognizing the unborn child as a separate patient and offering life-saving care before […]

The Role of Adoption in Dobbs-Era Pro-Life Policy

Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.  

This is Issue 85 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Role of Adoption in Dobbs-Era Pro-Life Policy   In discussions about the Dobbs era for America, adoption is mentioned often by those across the ideological spectrum. On the pro-life side, adoption is promoted as a life-giving alternative […]

Fact Sheet: Risks and Complications of Chemical Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

This fact sheet may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Risks and Complications of Chemical Abortion   Physical Risks Chemical abortion has a complication rate four times that of surgical abortion, and as many as one out of five women will suffer a complication.[1][2] Three to seven out of every hundred women who choose […]

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.   

Originally published February 25, 2022 and updated July 7, 2022 to include companion Table 1   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. To view the companion paper, please see: “Handbook […]

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, […]

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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  

Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alabama’s 2021 abortion statistics is forthcoming   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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   Statistics and 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 […]

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 […]

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  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Carolina’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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  

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 abortion reporting under the state’s new abortion reporting law, which went into effect […]

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 […]

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: […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2020)

Tessa Longbons  

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.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, […]

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  

After this summary was published, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified and removed duplicate records from its 2020 data. The revised 2020 total is 9,869 abortions.   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 […]

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. […]

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, […]