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  • 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 […]

  • Lozier Institute Statement on Abortion Pill Lawsuit Filed by Alliance Defending Freedom

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Medicaid Data Shows Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Visits Have Spiked by More Than 500%   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute, which in 2021 revealed a dramatic surge in abortion pill-related emergency room visits, today applauded Alliance Defending Freedom for challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) erroneous and highly-politicized approval of the abortion […]

  • 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 […]

  • ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

  • 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 […]

  • Medicaid Data: Decision to Abort First Pregnancy Carries Lifetime Risks of Adverse Events

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Researchers Find Women Whose First Pregnancy Ends in Abortion Have Four Times More Abortions Over Reproductive Lifetime   Washington, D.C. – Researchers analyzing 17 years of comprehensive Medicaid claims data have discovered that women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are likely to have more pregnancies, more abortions, and more miscarriages than women whose first […]

  • 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, […]

  • More Than Half of Colorado Abortions Use Drugs Linked to Higher Rates of Complications

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    National Medicaid Data Shows 500% Increase in Rate of Abortion Pill-Related Emergency Room Utilization   Washington, D.C. – The most recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that abortion pills are now used in over 60 percent of Colorado abortions.   The use of abortion pills (sometimes referred to as […]

  • STATE DATA: ‘Dismemberment’ Used to Complete 10% of Alaska Abortions

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – According to the most recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, 10% of all induced abortions in Alaska are completed using dismemberment procedures, in which the unborn baby is literally torn apart inside the mother’s womb.   Also known as […]

  • 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)“   […]

  • FACT CHECK: Governor DeSantis is Correct; Babies at 15 Weeks Can Feel Pain

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Feel Pain, Have Heartbeats, and Suck Thumbs at 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis correctly stated during Monday’s gubernatorial debate that unborn babies can feel pain at 15 weeks gestation.  He also correctly stated that unborn babies at 15 weeks gestation have a heartbeat.   Dr. Robin […]

  • 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 […]

  • FACT CHECK: S.C. Chief Justice Beatty is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    ‘Semantic Gymnastics’ Doesn’t Change the Scientific Consensus That a Baby’s First Heartbeat Occurs at 6 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty today incorrectly claimed that a six-week gestation baby does not have a heartbeat, stating in a South Carolina Supreme Court hearing that, “it’s really not a heartbeat.  It’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Charlotte Lozier Institute Submits Public Comment on HHS Proposed Rule regarding Sect. 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    On October 3, 2022, Charlotte Lozier Institute submitted a public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” related to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, published by the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) in the Federal Register on August 4, 2022.   U.S. Department of […]

  • 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 […]

  • FACT CHECK: Stacey Abrams is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Scientific Consensus Shows First Heartbeat Occurs 22 Days After Fertilization, Embryonic Heart Vital for Oxygen and Nutrient Distribution   Washington, D.C. – Stacey Abrams incorrectly claimed earlier this week that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” seeming to ignore scientific consensus based on published, validated, objective, biological investigation.   Dr. […]

  • Here for a Reason: Planned Parenthood Performs Almost 200 Abortions for Every One Adoption Referral

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Annual Report Shows Abortions Are Nearly 100% of Planned Parenthood’s Pregnancy Resolution Activities   Washington, D.C. – Planned Parenthood performed 383,460 abortions in 2019-2020 according to their latest annual report, performing almost 200 abortions for every one adoption referral.   Nichole C. Wilson, executive director of Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), said:   “Planned Parenthood’s annual […]

  • 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 […]

  • Karine Jean-Pierre Is Wrong: Texas Pro-Life Law Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    White House Press Secretary Ignores Actual Text of Texas Law   Washington, D.C. – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre incorrectly claimed on Wednesday that a new Texas pro-life law will “block medical providers from providing life-saving and health-preserving care”.  She further claimed that “women may die as a result.”   Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., […]

  • Fact Check: Texas Pro-Life “Trigger Law” Allows Doctors to Provide Life-Saving Care to Women

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Board-Certified Physician Compares Actual Text of Texas Law to Standard Medical Guidance Provided to OB/GYNs   Washington, D.C. – Published reports indicate that some Texas doctors have denied women the current national standard of medical care due to apparent confusion over the Texas Heartbeat Act (2021) and the Texas Human Life Protection Act, which takes […]

  • 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.   […]

  • Experienced OB/GYN on Idaho Pro-Life Law: Standard Obstetric Treatment Offers Women Better Outcomes Than Abortion for Pregnancy Complications

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Federal Judge in Idaho Asks Lawyers Hypothetical Questions Regarding Medical Treatment Under Idaho Pro-Life Law   Washington, D.C. – A federal judge on Monday asked lawyers representing the State of Idaho two hypothetical questions regarding real-world application of Idaho’s pro-life “trigger law,” which is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 25th.   In one […]

  • Interview Opportunity: Veteran Texas OB/GYN Provides Clarity on Texas Pro-Life “Trigger” Law Which Takes Effect August 25th

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Board-Certified OB/GYN Says “Plain Reading” of Texas Law Easily Refutes Claims of Confusion by Pro-Abortion Activists   Washington, D.C. – Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Texas over the past 25 years, says that misinformation from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion activists regarding the upcoming Texas […]

  • 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 […]

  • Testimony of Dr. Christina Francis before the U.S. House of Rep. Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

    Christina M. Francis, M.D.  

    On July 19, 2022, the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Roe Reversal: The Impacts of Taking Away the Constitutional Right to an Abortion.” Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) Associate Scholar, board-certified Ob/Gyn, and board member and CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians 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 […]

  • Charlotte Lozier Institute Hires Nichole Wilson As Executive Director

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Former Counsel to Sen. Tim Scott and Sec. Ben Carson Will Lead Dobbs-Era Science and Data Research, Combat Pro-Abortion Misinformation   Washington, D.C. – Charlotte Lozier Institute, America’s premier scientific institute for pro-life issues, is pleased to announce that Nichole C. Wilson has joined the organization as executive director, replacing Stephen M. Billy, who now […]

  • Fact Check: State Pro-Life Laws Explicitly Protect Lives of Pregnant Women

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Despite Pro-Abortion Misinformation, Plain Reading of Actual Laws Shows Necessary Medical Care is Protected   Washington, D.C. – A new Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to […]

  • Sperm and Egg Fetal Development Stages Illustration

    Science to Kentucky Judge Mitch Perry: Human Life Begins at Fertilization

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Kentucky Circuit Judge Confuses Basic Scientific Facts for Religious Belief in Decision to Block State Pro-Life Laws   Washington, D.C. – Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry incorrectly claimed on Friday that two Kentucky pro-life laws were based on a “distinctly Christian doctrine of the beginning of life … unduly interfering with the free exercise of […]

  • 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 […]

  • FACT SHEET: Planned Parenthood Facilities Outnumbered 14 to 1

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Last updated: July 11, 2022. This entire report may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Planned Parenthood Facilities Outnumbered 14 to 1   Community-Based Health Clinics & Pregnancy Centers vs. Planned Parenthood There are 14 community-based health clinics offering comprehensive women’s care and pro-life pregnancy centers offering holistic pregnancy support for every Planned Parenthood […]

  • New Analysis Finds Planned Parenthood Facilities Outnumbered 14 to 1

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Community-Based Health Clinics and Pregnancy Centers Offer Women More Options and Real Choices    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2022 | Contact:  Mallory Carroll, mcarroll@sbaprolife.org   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) finds 14 community-based health clinics and pregnancy centers for every one Planned Parenthood facility in the United States, […]

  • 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, […]

  • Fact Check: Dobbs Will Not Impact Life-Saving Medical Care for High Risk or Ectopic Pregnancies

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Common Abortion Procedures and Pills Don’t Treat Ectopic Pregnancies   Washington, D.C. – Pro-abortion politicians and pundits are dangerously spreading misinformation that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs will prevent pregnant women from receiving necessary medical care in the event of life-threatening complications.   For example, Daily Beast columnist and former CNN commentator Wajahat Ali […]

  • Justice Sotomayor is Wrong: Women Are Not Fourteen Times More Likely to Die from Pregnancy

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Include Debunked Statistic in Dissent   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan included a thoroughly debunked statistic in their dissent of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe, claiming that “an American woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having […]

  • Justice Breyer is Wrong: Modern Advances in Ultrasound and Fetal Surgery Anything But “Slim”

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan Ignore 50 Years of Science   Washington, D.C. – Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan incorrectly described modern developments in our scientific understanding of unborn babies as “slim” in their dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since Roe […]

  • President Biden is Wrong: Abortion Pills Lead to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Biden Administration Continues ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Report No Data on Evil’ Mindset While Ignoring Science   Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed today that the abortion pill is safe and announced his Administration would work to increase access to the abortion pill, which real-world science demonstrates will only put more […]

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    Real-World Data: More Than 800,000 Lives Saved via Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Since 2016

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Community-Based Support for Women Includes More Than 10,000 Licensed Medical Professionals   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of a nationally representative dataset reveals that since 2016 more than 800,000 human lives have been saved through the community-based care of pro-life pregnancy centers, which provide local women with tangible support to address challenges related to […]

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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 […]

  • Servant Leader, Pro-Life Fighter

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

    Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) associate scholar Jeanneane Maxon was honored with a special award at the recent Heartbeat International’s 50th annual conference March 28 – April 1, the theme of which was “Onward” for the over 1,500 people in attendance.  The Servant Leader Award, named for Heartbeat International’s first president, Dr. Margaret Hartshorn, has been […]

  • Dangerous Deception: Not Telling Your Doctor About Abortion Pill Use Increases Health Risks

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Hospital Admissions for Surgery Double When Abortion Pill Complications Are Miscoded As Natural Miscarriage   Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of 423,000 confirmed abortions debunks the common abortion industry narrative that “there’s no medical reason to tell a doctor about an abortion.”   According to the new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), if […]

  • 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 […]

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   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, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]

  • Memo to Speaker Pelosi: Science Has Changed Significantly Since 1973

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Pelosi Appears Unaware of Advancements in Ultrasound, Fetal Diagnosis, Fetal Pain, and Prenatal Surgery Since Roe   Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incorrectly claimed on Sunday’s Face the Nation that “science hasn’t changed” while discussing her political views on abortion and the Dobbs late-term abortion case currently before the Supreme Court.   Dr. […]

  • 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 […]