Ignoring the Scientific Facts Doesn’t Make the Pain Go Away

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.  

Fetal pain, according to Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier’s statements at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives, is “pseudoscience, total baloney.”  Interestingly, though she recalled caring for extremely premature babies during her pediatric training, perhaps the congresswoman was unaware that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the medical standard of care for these […]

Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

On May 13, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This fact sheet explains the science of fetal pain.

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  

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

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  

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: New York (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

New York’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Empire State declined from the previous year.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2016-2017 Statistics are for New York residents only. Information on New York’s state […]

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Arizona’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that total abortions in the Grand Canyon State experienced little change between 2017 and 2018. However, the makeup of abortion procedures used in the state continued to show a significant increase – almost 10 percent – in the number of abortions performed by chemical means. The report was […]

Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

New Jersey’s annual abortion report for 2017 was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The state report shows a decline in abortion but includes less than half the abortions performed in the state.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on New Jersey’s state […]

“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. […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is Issue 37 in CLI’s On Point Series and update to Issue 33. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 37 Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts   Introduction   Our nation’s highest court may soon clarify or modify federal abortion jurisprudence after agreeing to hear June Medical Services v. […]

Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

Vermont’s abortion report for 2017 was published in October 2019 by the Vermont Department of Health. The report shows that abortions in the Green Mountain State declined from the previous year.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2017)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New York City’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

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 […]

New State Abortion Reporting Map: All Existing Data in One Place

Katey Price, J.D.  

Today, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, released a new, clickable online map highlighting abortion reporting data across the United States. CLI issued the following statement about this new resource:   “This groundbreaking State Abortion Reporting Map brings together Charlotte Lozier Institute’s comprehensive state abortion reports into one easy-to-use […]

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Hawaii

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

  Hawaii’s abortion reporting is 10 years out of date⁠— its last full report was completed in 2009.

Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Nevada abortion data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 was provided upon request to CLI by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, abortion totals increased after experiencing a slight dip in 2017.   Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2017-2018  Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nevada market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals […]

Indiana Abortions Rise in 2018

Katey Price, J.D.  

Both Total Abortions and Chemical Abortions Up in Latest State Report   Washington, D.C. –A new analysis of Indiana abortion data conducted by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, reversing its […]

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Indiana’s 2018 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, a change from its long-term decline.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and […]

Abortion Reporting: California

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

California does not collect or report abortion data.   The Centers for Disease Control’s 1996 abortion surveillance report was the last to include California data. In response to an inquiry from the Charlotte Lozier Institute in October 2019, the California Department of Public Health informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination […]

Abortion Reporting: Maryland

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Maryland does not collect or report abortion data.   Until 2006, the Maryland Department of Health maintained a voluntary abortion reporting system. Maryland’s reports cautioned that the “State of Maryland has a voluntary abortion reporting system, so the data contained in this report are incomplete. The number of facilities submitting data can change from year […]

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Michigan’s 2018 abortion report was published online in June 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions in the state continue to rise.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There was […]

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

South Carolina’s 2018 abortion report was released in July 2019. The report was published online by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.   Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 4,646 abortions were reported in South Carolina, down nine percent from the previous year and […]

Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortion Stats

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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. […]

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

North Dakota’s 2018 abortion report was published on the website of the North Dakota Department of Health in June 2019. Information on the types of abortion procedures performed in North Dakota was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota. […]

Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Nebraska’s 2018 abortion report shows that the number of abortions increased from 2017. The report was published by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there […]

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Louisiana’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Louisiana’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortion totals in the state have continued a decline that began in 2014. The report does not provide the number of chemical abortions performed in Louisiana.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on […]

Abortion Reporting: Maine (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Maine’s abortion report for 2018, published on the website of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019, shows that abortions in the state dropped slightly from the previous year.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

Legislative and Litigation Overview of Five-Month Abortion Laws Enacted Before or After 2010

Thomas M. Messner, J.D., Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.   

Note: This paper was updated in August 2021 and can be found at: https://lozierinstitute.org/legislative-and-litigation-overview-of-20-week-abortion-laws/   The entire paper may be viewed as a pdf here: On-Point-34_Legislative-and-Litigation-Overview-of-Five-Month-Abortion-Laws-Enacted-Before-and-After-2010_Final   This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, roughly five months or more than halfway through pregnancy. […]

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Note: abortion totals for 2014 were updated 11/8/2019.   Arkansas’ abortion report for 2018 was published on the website of the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2019. The report shows that the increase in chemical abortions that began in 2007 continued into 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas […]

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Oklahoma’s 2018 abortion report was published in May 2019 on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in Oklahoma have increased for the second year in a row after a decade of decline.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma market share is not publicly available.   […]

Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Connecticut’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that abortions in the state declined from the previous year. Because the abortion report is not published online, the Connecticut Department of Public Health provided it to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is an updated version of On Point Issue 26 and On Point Issue 29. To view this report as a PDF, see: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts   Introduction   While several states have appealed court decisions enjoining abortion restrictions to the United States Supreme Court, the Court has thus far failed to clarify or […]

Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Virginia’s health statistics report for 2016 was published on the website of the Virginia Department of Health in March 2019. Health statistics tables for 2014 and 2015 were made available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2015-2016   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2016, there were […]

Abortion Reporting: Texas (2016)

Tessa Longbons  

Texas’ abortion report for 2016 was published in May 2019. Texas abortion reporting is now handled by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2015-2016 *Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue: Questions & Answers  

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Massachusetts’ abortion report for 2018 shows that Planned Parenthood continues to perform more than half the abortions in the state. Massachusetts does not publish its annual abortion reports online, but the report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

Removal of “Sexual and Reproductive Health” Language from UN Resolution: What the Media Got Wrong

Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

Many mainstream media outlets are unfairly criticizing the Trump administration for removing the phrase “Sexual and Reproductive Health” from a United Nations resolution on sexual violence. Such a policy change was necessary to ensure that this resolution did not support legal abortion. Many organizations affiliated with the United Nations including the United Nations Population Fund […]

Massachusetts’ Draconian Abortion Proposal

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is part of CLI’s On Point Series and appears as Issue 31. To view the report as a PDF, see: Massachusetts’ Draconian Abortion Proposal.   Introduction   In the first few months of 2019, with the prospect of a Supreme Court that is more willing to defer to state judgments about abortion law, several […]

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 […]

Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion

Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.  

To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion   Last updated: March 21, 2019.   Five states have enacted legislation to prohibit the eugenic practice of Down syndrome discrimination abortion. Courts have enjoined the law in three of the states. Several additional states have […]

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 […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This is an updated version of On Point Issue 26. To view this report as a PDF, see: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts. To view the most recent version, see: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts, On Point 33   Introduction   The challenged abortion laws that may be reviewed by the United […]

Fetal EEGs: Signals from the Dawn of Life

Katrina Furth, Ph.D.  

To view this report as a PDF, see Fetal EEGs: Signals from the Dawn of Life    As a neuroscientist, and the mother of two children, I have always wanted to know how little ones’ brains work. According to some websites I had read, electrical activity had been recorded from the brain of a human fetus […]

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Path to Active Euthanasia

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

To view this report as a PDF, see Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Path to Active Euthanasia   Introduction   Groups promoting the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have worked for decades to persuade state and national medical societies to support their agenda – or to take a “neutral” stance, widely recognized by advocacy groups and news media […]

Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts

Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

This article has been updated. To view the most recent version, see: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts, On Point 33   Introduction   The challenged abortion laws that may arrive at the United States Supreme Court in the near future can be divided into three main groups: (I) Limitations on the availability 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 […]

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 […]

State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations

Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.  

To view this report as a PDF, see:  State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations   In February 2018, an article appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine (Cosmo) lauding the practice of telemedicine abortion.[1] The article described the process of meeting with a nurse for blood testing and an ultrasound at a “local health […]

Fact Sheet: Government Funding of International Abortion Organizations (2013-2015)

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.[1] IPPF […]

Oregon’s Assisted Suicides: The Up-to-Date Reality in 2017

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

To view this paper as a PDF, see: Oregon’s Assisted Suicides: The Up-to-Date Reality in 2017   In February 2018 the Oregon Health Authority released its latest annual report on legally authorized physician-assisted suicides, covering deaths that occurred in 2017.[1]  This provides a renewed opportunity to test the constantly repeated claim of the advocacy group […]

Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Help Centers – Serving Women and Saving Lives

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Fact Sheet: Adult Stem Cell Research and Transplants

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.

Adoption: The Case for the Credit

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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 […]

Fact Sheet: Responses Regarding Poor Prenatal Diagnosis

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.

Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”?

Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan, James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA   

In its most recent annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America makes two fundamental claims, both of which are directly relevant to the question involving continued government funding for its services, approximately $555 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. These claims are:

• First, that Planned Parenthood health centers are “an irreplaceable component of our country’s healthcare system”, and;
• Second, that Planned Parenthood provides “lifesaving care.”

Oregon Lawmakers Promote Abortion, Crush Civil Liberty, and Hate on Social Justice

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill that would force health benefit plans offered in the state to provide coverage for abortion and voluntary sterilization.

The bill, known as HB 3391, also would require health benefit plans to cover any contraceptive drug, device, or product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As this Lozier paper explains, some contraceptives can also cause abortions.

Backgrounder: We Need a New NIH Director

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

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.

A Reality Check on Assisted Suicide in Oregon

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

In short, despite a thoroughly inadequate reporting system designed to cover up rather than reveal problems, Oregon shows exactly the problems that critics predicted: No meaningful protection against coercion, influence by others on patients with depression and dementia, an expansion beyond imminently dying patients, and a road toward active euthanasia.

Ad Campaign Ruling Highlights Needs for Outreach and Healing

Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

Last December a Canadian appeals judge ruled against the appearance of a provocative pro-life ad campaign on the exterior of municipal buses in Grand Prairie, Alberta.[1] Justice C. S. Anderson stated in her decision, “Expression of this kind may lead to emotional responses from the various people who make use of public transit and other uses of the road, creating a hostile and uncomfortable environment.”

The Effect of Legalizing Assisted Suicide on Palliative Care and Suicide Rates: A Response to Compassion and Choices

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

The leading national organization promoting legalization of physician-assisted suicide, “Compassion & Choices” (formerly known as the Hemlock Society), has distributed a December 2016 “Medical Aid in Dying Fact Sheet” in various state legislatures around the country to persuade them to approve what they call “medical aid in dying.”

Fetal Disposition: The Abuses and The Law

Kristi Burton Brown, J.D.  

With roughly 1.06 million abortions in the nation every year, abortion facilities have a need to dispose of approximately 2,700 baby bodies every day. This paper will examine the problems that occur when laws fail to hold abortion clinics accountable and when the clinics are allowed to choose methods of disposal that most benefit their businesses. It will also suggest a variety of changes that could be made to state laws to end some of the dangerous practices of the abortion industry.

Fact Sheet: Federal Funding Restrictions on Abortion

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.

CLI Comment on NIH Proposal to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed lifting a ban on approval and funding for the creation of human-animal chimeras. CLI submitted detailed comments regarding the science and ethics of such research, opposing the NIH proposal and noting ethical and scientifically valid alternatives exist to satisfy scientific demands.

Sex Selection Abortion

Sex-Selection Abortion: The Real War on Women

Anna Higgins, J.D.  

Despite advances in civil rights and the recognition by most developed nations that discrimination on the basis of sex alone is inherently unjust, a very real and pervasive form of sex discrimination is still permitted and practiced in the world today. Prenatal sex discrimination crosses cultural, ethnic, and national lines. It is practiced with impunity in many countries, including the U.S., via sex-selective abortion – choosing to abort a preborn child based solely on the child’s sex.

Written Testimony of David A. Prentice, Ph.D.: Update on Progress of Kansas’ Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Research

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

In this testimony before multiple Kansas state Senate and House committees, Dr. David Prentice briefs legislators on the progress of the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center. The Kansas stem cell center is focused on patients, with an emphasis on therapy, dissemination of information, and comprehensive view to fulfilling its mission. The MSCTC only works with non-controversial stem cell sources—adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells; embryonic and fetal sources are not used, in keeping the focus on the patient and deliverable therapies.

Fact Sheet: Government Funding Sources for Planned Parenthood

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.

Assisted Suicide at the Polls: Risks & Rewards Associated with Voting to Legalize Assisted Suicide vs. Maintaining the Status Quo

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

By Jacqueline H. Abernathy, Ph.D.

This academic paper analyzes the significance of a legislator’s position in favor of assisted suicide. In particular, the paper looks at the risk associated with support for legalization of assisted suicide on subsequent re-election. This original work comes from the Department of Social Sciences at Tarleton State University, written by Dr. Jacqueline C. Harvey, a political science faculty member. This version of the paper is a conference abstract that was presented at the 2016 Southern Political Science Association Conference. The full version of the paper will be published in an appropriate academic journal at a later date.

Written Testimony of David A. Prentice, Ph.D. in Support of Wisconsin Bill to Prohibit Sales and Use of Fetal Body Parts from Abortion

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, the Wisconsin Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 305, which would prohibit certain sales and uses of fetal body parts “from an unborn child aborted from an induced abortion.”

Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President and Research Director, Dr. David A. Prentice, Ph.D submitted the following written testimony in support of AB 305.

World Leaders in Abortion: Top 10 Countries

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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.

“3-Parent Embryos” and “Gene-Edited Babies”: A Visual Aid

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

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.