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  • 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 […]

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    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, […]

  • 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  

    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 rate, as well as Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share, reflect all […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rockefeller Commission at 50: Pro-Life Leaders Reject ‘‘Heartless’’ Policies, Urge Respect for Human Life

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    A Declaration for a New American Future   Washington, D.C. – 50 years ago, the Rockefeller Commission on Population Growth and the American Future released a massive report calling for the United States to achieve zero population growth.   The March 27, 1972, report, requested by President Nixon and authorized by Congress, called for the […]

  • ‘The Amazon Of Baby Body Parts’

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Pro-Life Activists Say They Discovered Fetuses Stored in Paper Bags at University of Washington   Washington, D.C. – A disturbing photograph released Wednesday reportedly show human fetuses stored in paper bags inside a freezer at the University of Washington Birth Defects Research Laboratory in Seattle.  The photographs were taken by Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, Survivors of […]

  • Science to Judge Jackson: Yes, An Unborn Child Can Feel Pain

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Pro-Abortion and Pro-Life Scientists Agree That Unborn Babies Are Capable of Pain as Early as 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today answered, “I don’t know,” when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) if an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation.   According to modern, […]

  • 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  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Vermont’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2020)

    Tessa Longbons  

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

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2020)

    Tessa Longbons  

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

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2020)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of West Virginia’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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.   Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

  • 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  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Delaware’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2020)

    Tessa Longbons  

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

  • Women’s Healthcare at its Finest

    Karysse J. Trandem, D.O., FACOOG  

      Over 2,700 Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs), also known as Pregnancy Help Centers or simply Pregnancy Centers, dot the landscape across the United States today. The majority of these centers offer clinical medical services for pregnant women in need and seek to support women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. The leadership of these clinics function like any other women’s healthcare clinic, with a Physician Medical Director overseeing the services provided. What makes these PRC […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chemical Abortion: FDA Ignores ‘Inconvenient’ Science and Data Confirming Public Health Threat

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Major Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced plans to irresponsibly erode longstanding patient safeguards on the abortion pill, despite major U.S. and international research confirming that chemical abortion has led to a surge in emergency […]

  • 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: […]

  • Public Health Threat: Connecticut DPH Data Shows More Women Using Risky Abortion Method

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications   Washington, D.C. – Half of all Connecticut abortions are performed with potentially dangerous drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications.   Publicly available data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and analyzed by […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2020)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Michigan’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   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.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan […]

  • 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  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Colorado’s 2021 abortion statistics is forthcoming.   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 for 2020, of which 16 have reported that abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in […]

  • Memo for Justice Kagan: A Lot Has Changed Since Roe and Casey

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Babies Can Now Be Seen Clearly, Diagnosed, and Treated Before Birth   Washington, D.C. – Justice Elena Kagan today stated during Dobbs oral arguments that “not much has changed since Roe and Casey.”  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since 1973, including major advancements in ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, and the ability to […]

  • Justice Sotomayor Is Wrong: Fetal Pain Is Not ‘Fringe Science’

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Science Demonstrates Unborn Babies Capable of Pain at 12 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Justice Sonia Sotomayor incorrectly claimed during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that the existence of fetal pain before 24 weeks is only believed by a “small fringe of doctors,” seeming to ignore modern peer-reviewed studies that have influenced the work of Dr. […]

  • Safe Haven Laws: An Invitation to Life

    Hannah Howard  

    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     In 1999 Texas became the first U.S. state to pass an infant Safe Haven law. Today, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have enacted variations […]

  • Chief Justice Roberts Is Correct: U.S. Abortion Law Is Outside Global and European Mainstream

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    47 Out of 50 European Nations Limit Elective Abortion Prior to 15 Weeks   Washington, D.C. – Chief Justice John Roberts correctly stated during today’s Dobbs oral arguments that United States abortion law is extreme in comparison to global and European norms.   According to a comprehensive 2014 Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) analysis of abortion […]

  • Dobbs Case: What Science Reveals About 15-Week-Old Unborn Babies

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Resources for Reporters and Commentators Covering the Dobbs Case   Washington, D.C. – Science reveals that an unborn baby’s heart has already beat nearly 16 million times by the 15th week of gestation, or the point at which a contested Mississippi law limits elective abortion.   As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments […]

  • Public Health Threat: Chemical Abortion Leads to Significantly Higher Rate of ER Visits

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FDA Must Consider Comprehensive Medicaid Data That Disproves Abortion Industry Claims Regarding “Safety” of Chemical Abortion   Washington, D.C. – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works toward a December 16 decision on chemical abortion safeguards, a groundbreaking new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) shows that increased access to abortion pills creates a […]

  • 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. […]