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  • Statement in Opposition to Raised Bill No. 7070 “An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers”

    Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

    On June 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, striking down a California law that interfered with the free speech rights of pregnancy help centers to counsel women and offer alternatives to abortion. The 5-4 decision should have quelled the efforts across the country by state and city governments to […]

  • 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   Introduction   The challenged abortion laws that may be reviewed by the United States Supreme Court in the near future can be divided into three main groups: (I) Limitations on […]

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term. Authorities have disagreed on how the phrase should be defined, with some including any abortion performed after the […]

  • Abortion Facility Closures Behind Delaware’s Abortion Decline

    Michael J. New, Ph.D., Tessa Longbons   

    Editor’s Note: Delaware’s clinic closures appear to be internally driven and due, in large part, to gross legal and medical violations surrounding multiple abortion practitioners in the state. The 2019 edition of Americans United for Life’s survey of state laws on abortion states: “Delaware maintains only minimal protections for a woman considering an abortion. ‘Loopholes’ […]

  • Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science

    Moira Gaul, M.P.H.  

    Science displays majesty in Alexander Tsiaras’ “From Conception to Birth Visualization” shared during his 2010 TED Talk.  Through magnificent artistry and scientific genius, Tsiaras’ visualization embodies this year’s March for Life theme – Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science. The presentation depicts the indisputable science of the beginning of human life through its nine-month […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New York’s state abortion statistics for 2016 were published online in August 2018. The state’s report shows that abortion rates in the Empire State are continuing to fall even as chemical abortions increase and the state attempts to expand funding for abortion.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2014-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Written Testimony of David A. Prentice, Ph.D., in Support of Ethical Alternatives to Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

    David Prentice, Ph.D.  

    On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Government Operations for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on “Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research.” The hearing was called as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services re-evaluates funding for research using tissue from […]

  • 2018: A Year of Pro-life Triumphs and Challenges

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    It’s officially a new year. In this time of reflection and anticipation, it is often helpful to spend a little time reviewing accomplishments and setbacks from the year past and preparing for what may come as we begin 2019. 2018 has been a year of triumphs and challenges for those of us in the pro-life […]

  • Reviving the Equal Rights Amendment to Keep Abortion Legal

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    By Robert Marshall   Many Americans think of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as an issue from another era in American history.  And so it is – a 22-word amendment to the Constitution first proposed in 1972, fiercely debated, but failing of ratification by the deadlines Congress established, then extended by majority vote, for it.  […]

  • Written Testimony of Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., in Support of Ethical Alternatives to Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

    Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.  

    On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Government Operations for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on “Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research.” The hearing was called as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services re-evaluates funding for research using […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation.     Changes in New York City Abortions, 2015-2016 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    New Jersey’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortions in the state have increased. However, abortion reporting in the state is not mandatory for all abortion providers, meaning that abortions in the Garden State are underreported. New Jersey does not publish its abortion report online but made it available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. […]

  • Justice Thomas to Supreme Court Justices: Don’t “consult popularity,” rely only on “the Constitution and the laws”

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    Last week Justice Clarence Thomas issued a respectful but strong admonition to his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court.   Justice Thomas’s admonition comes in his opinion dissenting from the decision of the Court to deny review in Gee v. Planned Parenthood, No. 17-1492, and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood, No. 17-1340.   As the Supreme […]

  • Irish Member of Parliament Dismissed Mental Health Impact of Abortion

    Hannah Howard  

    Recently Patricia Gaughran took to the internet to challenge Irish deputy Lisa Chambers TD, a member of the lower house of the Irish Parliament, on her statement that abortion regret is a “makey-uppy thing.” Chambers made the comment while railing against an amendment to the planned abortion law that would require “the relevant medical practitioner […]

  • 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.

  • Congress to Hear from Scientific Experts on Ethical Alternatives to Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   New StemCellResearchFacts.org Video Shows that Adult Stem Cells and Other Ethical Alternatives are Delivering Powerful Results for Patients Now Washington, D.C. – A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research” tomorrow, December 13 at […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Released in September 2018, Ohio’s 2017 abortion report is available on the Ohio Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in the state increased slightly from 2016, while chemical abortions, and complications resulting from them, rose significantly.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Massachusetts’ annual abortion report, provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in July 2018, shows that chemical abortions in the state are rising. Planned Parenthood continues to perform well over half of the abortions reported in Massachusetts.     Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • 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 […]

  • 650 Obamacare State Exchange Plans Cover Abortion on Demand in 2019 – a 23% Increase Over 2018

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2018 Contacts: Charlotte Lozier Institute: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073 Family Research Council: J.P. Duffy or Macie Malone, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397 Taxpayers Are Funding Abortion On Demand Even if Their State Opts Out   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Montana’s 2016 abortion report, published online in September 2018 as part of the state vital statistics report, shows that abortions in the state continue to be performed at later gestational ages. The number of abortions reported in Montana was basically unchanged from the year before, but chemical abortions now make up a larger percentage of […]

  • Pro-life Advocates Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Two Indiana Pro-life Laws

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073 Briefs Submitted in Support of Ban on Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortions and Humane Disposition of Fetal Remains   Washington, D.C.  – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has submitted an amicus curiae brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Arizona’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2018, shows that abortions in the state declined from 2016. The 2017 report is the first with information on babies born alive during abortions in Arizona.   Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Q&A with the Scholars: Experiences as a Pediatric Critical Care Physician

    Monique Robles, M.D.  

    Monique Robles, M.D., M.S. is a board-certified pediatric critical care physician currently serving in various pediatric intensive care units throughout the country. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In this interview she discusses her experience treating critically ill children, offers encouragement to […]

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

    Amanda Stirone, J.D.  

    To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion   Four 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 introduced similar legislation.   States that […]

  • Former Kennedy Law Clerk Argues Stare Decisis No Obstacle to Reversing Roe and Casey’s “Viability Rule”

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    To view as a PDF, see: Former Kennedy Law Clerk Argues Stare Decisis No Obstacle to Reversing Roe and Casey’s “Viability Rule”   Table of Contents   I. The “viability rule”—the “most central principle” of Roe v. Wade   II. “Stare decisis”—what it is and why abortion activists invoke it with vigor   III. The three exceptions to […]

  • 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 Reporting: Indiana (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Indiana’s annual abortion report for 2017, published on schedule in late June 2018, shows that abortions in the state have risen from the previous year. The 31-page report is published online by the Indiana State Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   The past […]

  • 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 29   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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2017 reveals that abortion in the state has risen slightly from the year before. Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share has increased by an even greater margin.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 10,177 abortions reported in Minnesota in 2017, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    North Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published in August 2018 on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website, shows that abortion in the state is trending downward. Just one abortion center operates in North Dakota.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 1,155 […]

  • Abortion Industry’s Latest Strategy Dismissed in Virginia Lawsuit

    Mary E. Harned, J.D.  

    Last week, a federal court held that a lawsuit challenging multiple pro-life laws in Virginia may proceed. However, the court rightfully dismissed the plaintiffs’ “cumulative undue burden” claim—the centerpiece of the abortion industry’s latest strategy to undermine laws written to protect unborn children and their mothers.   While it is common for abortion providers to […]

  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Last Updated December 20, 2018.        Special Websites   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org.  This website includes new videos on therapies and cures using ethical sources of stem cells, blogs on current topics, and a search engine for ethical stem cell research trials.   […]

  • Common Sense Prevails as CA Governor Brown Vetoes Abortion Drug Expansion Bill

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073 CLI President: Reckless Bill Was a Threat to Women’s Health, Safety, and Dignity and an Offense to Taxpayers Washington, D.C.  – In response to news that California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has vetoed S.B. 320, legislation that would force campus health centers at state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    South Carolina released its 2017 abortion report in July of 2018. Previously, the state reported abortion performed on residents only, but now provides statistics for all abortions performed in the state.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,112 abortions performed in […]

  • Q&A with the Scholars: Conscience and Reason in Health Care

    Steven Braatz, M.D.  

    Steven Braatz, M.D. is a board-certified Ob/Gyn physician. He retired from the Navy in 2008 where he served as Chairman of the Ob/Gyn Department at the Naval Medical Center. He is a board member of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has written op-ed pieces for newspapers, magazines, and pro-life websites. In this […]

  • Victory: Court Strikes Down Another State Law Targeting Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    CLI Report: Thousands of Pregnancy Centers Nationwide Served Nearly 2,000,000 People in 2017, Saving Communities at Least $161 Million   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – In response to news that a Hawaii law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion has been struck down in […]

  • Schindler: Euthanasia supporters tout autonomy of violence

    Bobby Schindler, M.S.  

    Attacks on autonomy and human dignity appear to be intensifying.   Autonomy, of course, refers to our ability to act as independent human beings, with an innate and inviolable human dignity inherent to each of us, regardless of our physical, medical, emotional, psychological, or financial circumstances.   It seems as if so many, however, are […]

  • Eighth Circuit on Hellerstedt: Supreme Court did not find, as a matter of law, that “abortion was inherently safe”

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an important opinion in the abortion case Comprehensive Health v. Josh Hawley (No. 17-1996).   At issue were two pro-life laws from Missouri.   The hospital relationship requirement requires all doctors who perform abortions at ambulatory surgical centers to be privileged to perform […]

  • Dr. David Prentice: U.S. Gov’t Must Stop Using Aborted Baby Parts for Research

    David Prentice, Ph.D.  

    Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Vice President and Research Director, Dr. David Prentice, joined the hosts of EWTN’s Morning Glory to discuss a letter from four dozen pro-life groups to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar calling for an end to government-sponsored research using tissue from aborted babies. Dr. Prentice explains the ethical alternatives […]

  • Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Served 2 Million People, Saved Communities $161M in 2017

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    New Report Highlights Enormous Contributions of Pregnancy Centers   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2018 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), released the findings of a robust survey of approximately 2,600 pregnancy centers (affiliated with national networks […]

  • 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 […]

  • Minnesota Court Rules in Favor of University’s Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue for Research

    Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.  

        The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled in opposition of Pro-life Action Ministries, legally represented by Thomas More Society, which filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the University of Minnesota for its unlawful use of aborted human fetal tissue in research.  Pro-life Action Ministries alleged that the University of Minnesota was procuring and […]