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. Planned Parenthood […]
The idea that unborn and newborn babies cannot feel pain is obsolete, refuted by an extensive and growing body of scientific evidence.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.
To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Abortions at 15 Weeks in the United States How many abortions take place in the U.S. at 15 weeks of gestation or later? Estimating Abortions at 15+ Weeks Gestation State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) abortion data indicate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Three to seven out of every hundred women who choose […]
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, […]
To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Medical Indications for Separating a Mother and Her Unborn Child Recent Statements Many media sources have recently lamented the possibility that women may die or suffer severe harm if they are denied “medically indicated” abortions in states that have implemented elective abortion […]
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 […]
Click here to download PDF version: The Science Behind Embryonic Heartbeats – A Fact Sheet There is a functional, beating heart in every human being by 6 weeks of gestation The heart is the embryo’s first functioning organ, which starts to develop as early as 16 days after fertilization. The first heartbeat occurs approximately […]
With advancements in science, non-surgical interventions are available to women that can increase pregnancy health. A mother’s daily consumption of folic acid and immunization are important proactive steps that every mother can take to decrease the risk of disease for herself and her baby.
The following is a compilation of public stories shared by families who have been affected by a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly or very premature birth. This page is sorted by diagnosis.
View this fact sheet as a PDF Pregnancy Help Organizations (PHOs) are nonprofit organizations that hold a pro-life viewpoint and seek to provide a range of services to women and men facing unintended pregnancies. Support services range from pregnancy testing, to material assistance, to parental education, to sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education, to housing […]
To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: D.C. Statehood and Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Medicaid covers abortions only in rare cases. Since 1976, federal funding for Medicaid has been passed by Congress with an annual rider known as the Hyde Amendment, which limits federal dollars from funding abortion except in […]
Last updated: April 14, 2021 To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Do Late-Term Abortions Really Happen in the U.S.? Yes. The definition of a late-term abortion is imprecise – and shifting. The gestational age at which an unborn child can […]
See Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood’s 2019-20 Annual Report as a PDF  Planned Parenthood’s Financials In its 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood reported $1.6 billion in income and over $2.0 billion in net assets — an increase from the previous report. $510 million came from private contributions, down 14% from the previous report. Taxpayer […]
Last updated: June 30, 2020. This entire report may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortions in the States In the United States, abortion reporting at the national level is incomplete and out of date[i] with the most recent national abortion surveillance report covering data from 2016, as published by the U.S. […]
On May 23, Susan B. Anthony List and Charlotte Lozier Institute hosted a hearing for Capitol Hill staff on the state of fetal issue research. The panel consisted of Drs. David Prentice, Tara Sander Lee, and James Sherley, and was moderated by SBA List’s Autumn Christensen. These are their questions and answers, as provided to […]
The following is a compilation of public stories shared by families who were affected by a prenatal diagnosis of a lethal or non-lethal fetal anomaly or very premature birth.
The following are papers published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute in the On Point or American Reports Series on issues involving 20-week or five-month abortion laws.
To view as PDF, see Fact Sheet: Government Funding of International Abortion Organizations In March 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report examining federal government program funding of Federally Qualified Health Centers and three abortion advocacy groups, including International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International (MSI) from 2013 to 2015. IPPF […]
To view as PDF, please see: Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Help Centers – Serving Women and Saving Lives Last updated: January 17, 2018. WHAT ARE THEY? Pregnancy help centers (formerly known as crisis pregnancy centers and also as pregnancy care or resource centers) provide support services, medical care and resources to women facing difficult or unexpected […]
Adult stem cell transplants are already widely used to the benefit of over a million people. Well over 1 million patients worldwide have been treated with adult stem cells and experienced improved health, based on data gathered by December 2012.
To view this fact sheet as a pdf, see: Adoption: The Case for the Credit The adoption tax credit (ATC) as structured today was introduced more than two decades ago by Ways and Means Committee chairman Bill Archer as part of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996. It is related to the […]
This fact sheet outlines the various responses to a “poor prenatal diagnosis” for a fetal abnormality, noting especially recent medical advances well as the life-affirming option for perinatal hospice.
This map shows the states that have passed legislation limiting abortion based on the unborn child’s ability to feel pain by 20 weeks.
On April 25, 2017, Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President and Director of Research, Dr. David A. Prentice, Ph.D., was published in USA Today on the need for a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director. The backgrounder below provides summary main points and sources on the position of current NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in support of human embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and the creation of ethically-questionable human-animal chimeras.
In 2015, the Congress of the United States adopted and sent to the President legislation whose effect would have been to reallocate funds from one family planning provider, Planned Parenthood, and redirect those funds to community health centers that typically offer family planning, but do not offer abortions.
In the years leading up to and following the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion nationwide, the federal government—primarily Congress—has enacted various measures governing the availability of federal funds for abortion and related services.
Thanks to a data point in Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2013-2014, it’s public knowledge that the organization received $528.4 million in funds from all levels of government in that fiscal year. This fact sheet provides a chart of total government funding sources for Planned Parenthood from prior years, according to a 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office.
The United States is second in the world in number of abortions each year. If Planned Parenthood were included for comparison, it would rank sixth in the world in number of abortions carried out annually; and the International Planned Parenthood Federation would be fourth in the number of abortions carried out per year.
This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the history of fetal tissue research and transplants.
As both international and national debates continue over the ethics and science of “three-parent embryos” and “genetically modified embryos”, Dr. David A. Prentice, Ph.D. of the Charlotte Lozier Institute has prepared a series of visual primers for the general public, illustrating the various methods by which germline genetic engineering is used to create genetically modified human embryos.
This Q&A-style fact sheet explains the background and implications of the Supreme Court ruling on October 14, 2014 regarding challenges to abortion-related laws enacted in Texas. It answers questions regarding which abortion provisions are at issue, whether the Supreme Court ruling deals with the constitutionality of the provisions, what the key court rulings are leading up to this ruling, and what happens next.
This updated chart shows each state’s limitations on abortion funding via health insurance. *Current as of June 2014.
This chart lists each state’s abortion restriction statutes based on gestational age, whether a viability standard applies, and whether there is any pending legal action.
This fact sheet presents the skewed sex ratios of a sample of countries, demonstrating sex-selection abortion against females.
On March 21,2012 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final version of its advanced notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM) for mandatory preventive services coverage under the Affordable Care Act (77 Fed.Reg.16501); however, only a narrow set of religious organizations, mainly houses of worship, are exempted from the rule.
A growing number of legislative bodies worldwide and an increasing number of American states are adopting laws against abortions performed solely on the basis of the sex of the unborn child. This global phenomenon, nearly always carried out against female children developing in the womb, has resulted in an estimated deficit of 163,000,000 girls. This fact sheet lists imbalanced sex ratios in several countries.
A new public opinion poll released today by the Charlotte Lozier Institute
(CLI) finds that strong majorities of American adults of both sexes, in every region of the
country, and irrespective of age or race, favor enactment of legislation to make sex-selection