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  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Kentucky’s 2017 abortion report, which the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in August 2018, shows that almost half of all abortions reported in the state were chemical abortions. Only one abortion clinic is currently operating in Kentucky.         Abortion Totals and Trends   Kentucky […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published in September 2018 on the website of the Oregon Health Authority. During 2017, reported abortions in the state declined after increases in 2015 and 2016.     Changes in Oregon Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   A total of 8,506 abortions were reported […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Maine (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

        Maine’s abortion report for 2017 was published in September 2018 by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The report demonstrates that the total annual number of abortions reported in Maine continues to fluctuate, while chemical abortions are rising steadily.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and […]

  • CLI Scientists Respond to Letter on Genetically Modified Children: Not Enough

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C. – Yesterday 18 scientists representing seven countries published a letter calling for a “global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.” Charlotte Lozier […]

  • Feminism, Abortion, and International Women’s Day

    Amanda Stirone, J.D.  

    Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It’s “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” according to the official International Women’s Day website. It’s a day for highlighting what women have achieved so far and looking forward to what we may achieve in the future.   Twitter has been awash with […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Colorado’s 2017 abortion report shows that abortions have increased from the previous year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request and has since published the report online.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017 there […]

  • Federal Trial Court Won’t Block Missouri Admitting Privileges Requirement Pending Further Litigation

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    A federal district court has denied a motion by abortion providers to temporarily block a health and safety law in Missouri.   The case is Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains v. Randall Williams, No. 2:16-cv-04313 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The case is on remand following a […]

  • Updates on 2019 Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation

    Hannah Howard  

    On February 7 legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) advanced through the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Opponents of bill S 1072 called the hearing a “charade,” noting that of the six “highly influential” physicians slated to speak in opposition to the legislation, only two were able to speak. Further, […]

  • 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. To view the most recent version, see: Abortion Cases in the Higher Federal Courts, On Point 33   Introduction   The challenged abortion laws that may be reviewed by the United […]

  • 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  

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Ohio’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   Author’s Note: Figure 1 has been updated.   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 […]

  • 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. In this interview she discusses her experience treating critically ill children, offers encouragement to parents of ill children, and discusses why she is pro-life.   Monique Robles, M.D., M.S. As a pediatric critical care physician, you have experience treating children with a range of […]

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

  • Ten Truths about Title X

    Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.  

    To view this report as a PDF, see: Ten Truths about Title X   Introduction   Title X was enacted in 1970 as an addition to the Public Health Service Act (the “Act”), becoming the only federal grant program directed solely at providing individuals and families with comprehensive family planning and related reproductive health services. Title […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Note: In July 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health revised the 2017 abortion report to reflect the addition of abortion reporting forms that were received after the report had been published and the removal of abortion reporting forms that were incorrectly filed. There were 10,134 abortions in Minnesota in 2017, of which 4,015 were chemical […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Correction: Oklahoma’s ultrasound requirement is not in effect due to an Oklahoma State Supreme Court decision.   Oklahoma’s 38-page abortion report, published annually by the state Department of Health, was released in June 2018. The report, which covers calendar year 2017, reveals that abortions in Oklahoma increased after several years of decline.   Changes in […]

  • Q&A with the Scholars: Fetal Brain Development and Pain-Capability

    Katrina Furth, Ph.D.  

    Katrina Furth, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in neuroscience at Boston University, performing her dissertation research at the National Institutes of Health. Since graduating, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Furth enjoys educating scientists and non-scientists alike about brain development and leads seminars and talks about the neuroscience […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Arkansas’ abortion report for 2017 was published in June 2018 by the state Department of Health. The 13-page report shows that chemical abortions in the state have risen dramatically.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,249 abortions performed in Arkansas in 2017, up slightly from the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Idaho’s abortion report for 2016 shows that total abortions and the abortion rate are slightly up in the state. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s annually published report is approximately 25 pages long. The report was released on the health department’s website in December 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2015-2016       […]

  • Pro-life Groups Submit Comments Supporting President Trump’s Protect Life Rule

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Restored Reagan-era rule disentangles taxpayers from abortion businesses without reducing family planning funding   Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner organizations the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and Life Issues Institute submitted a joint […]

  • Researchers Create First Human-Chicken Hybrid Embryos

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

      Scientists at New York City’s Rockefeller University recently created the first human-chicken hybrid embryos and used them to identify the presence of a human developmental cell organizer; the creation of the hybrid embryos has caused some to question the ethical implications of grafting embryonic human cells into other species.   Organizer cells have been […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Published in May 2018, Michigan’s 48-page abortion report for 2017 contains a wealth of information on abortion trends in the state. The report is produced by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 26,594 abortions performed in […]

  • Frozen Embryos and the “Disposition Decision”

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

      “Now, they’re gone. Now, I’m never going to know what those babies are going to grow up to be or anything. That’s how it hurts me.”   Carrianne Mahoney, a woman suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome, uttered these words in March after she and other patients were notified that a system malfunction at Cleveland’s […]

  • Q&A with the Scholars: Treatment of Medically Vulnerable Patients

    Bobby Schindler, M.S.  

    Bobby Schindler is president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Bobby advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister. A full-time advocate, speaker, and writer, Bobby and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network have been instrumental in providing resources and […]

  • State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations

    Amanda Stirone, J.D.  

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

  • U.K. Court Rules Against Participating in Assisted Suicide Case

    Hannah Howard  

      On June 27, Noel Conway, a 68-year-old man suffering from a motor neurone disease, was denied assisted suicide by the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal. Conway, who uses a wheel chair and requires assistance for breathing, has reportedly described his illness as making him feel “entombed.” In October 2017, Mr. Conway requested the ability […]

  • The Hill: Supreme Court ruling may pave way for more faith-based pregnancy centers

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    BY JESSIE HELLMANN June 26, 2018 – 10:12 AM EDT   The Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday in favor of anti-abortion clinics in California will make it easier for similar facilities in other states to dissuade women from getting abortions.   The court ruled 5-4 that a California law requiring clinics known as “crisis pregnancy centers” to inform women […]

  • Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Win Big at Supreme Court

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    Court Sides with Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sbalist.org, 202-223-8073   Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Supreme Court today delivered a major victory for the constitutional rights of pro-life pregnancy centers, reversing a 9th Circuit ruling upholding a California law that would force them […]

  • Minnesota Governor Vetoes Informed Consent Bill

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

      On May 16, 2018, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) vetoed legislation that would have protected patient autonomy and shielded physicians from liability. The Minnesota Legislature passed and presented S.F. 2849 to Governor Dayton to ensure that expectant mothers may give informed consent to abortion procedures. S.F. 2849 would have codified a woman’s right to […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Nebraska’s annual abortion report for 2017, published online by the state Department of Health and Human Services, was published ahead of schedule in April 2018. Nebraska was the fifth state to release its abortion report for 2017, further indication that prompt reporting of annual data is feasible.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2016-2017     […]

  • How the Legal Status of Abortion Impacts Abortion Rates

    Michael J. New, Ph.D.  

    One argument frequently made by supporters of legal abortion is that the incidence of abortion is not affected by its legal status. As such, proponents of legal abortion maintain that legalizing abortion will not result in more abortions, but will instead improve the safety of abortions – ensuring they are done by trained medical professionals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2015)

    Tessa Longbons  

    West Virginia’s abortion report for 2015, comprising five pages in the state’s annual vital statistics report, was released online in March 2018. The report is compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015       Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions continued to fall in […]

  • Planned Parenthood: Supply-Induced Demand — Infographic

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    This infographic is based on research by CLI Vice President and Director of Data Analytics James Studnicki, Sc.D. and by John Fisher, Ph.D., J.D., published in the peer-reviewed Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. Click here to read the paper.  

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Louisiana was the third state to publish its abortion report for 2017. The preliminary 2017 report was released online by the Louisiana Department of Health in February 2018; however, one of the tables contained errors regarding the gestational ages of the babies killed by abortion, and the corrected report was not published until April 2018. […]

  • “Unresponsive Wakefulness,” Explained Simply

    Bobby Schindler, M.S., Tom Shakely   

    It’s a simple reality that many patients who are not actively dying are nonetheless described as facing “end of life” issues, often simply due to physical or cognitive disabilities.   This is particularly true for patients diagnosed with “Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome,” the terminology doctors and patient advocates increasingly prefer to the more pejorative “Persistent Vegetative […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2015)

    Tessa Longbons  

    The most recent statistics published by the Virginia Department of Health show that abortion in the state is falling. Virginia releases its abortion data in three separate reports: an abortion report, a report of abortions by facility, and the state vital statistics report.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015     Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Kansas has released preliminary abortion statistics for 2018. The Charlotte Lozier Institute will release a summary of Kansas’ 2018 statistics when the final report is published.   Kansas released its preliminary abortion report on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website in April 2018, becoming the fourth state to publish its report for data […]

  • Planned Parenthood Responsible for 3 Million+ ‘Extra’ Abortions, Study Shows

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2018 Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073   New Peer-reviewed Research Refutes Cecile Richards, Shows Planned Parenthood Propped Up Falling U.S. Abortion Rates   Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) rebutted statements by former […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Overview (March 2018)

    Tessa Longbons  

    As of March 2018, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) had produced articles reviewing the most recent annual abortion reports from 11 states. The reports were released by Alabama, Alaska (for both 2016 and 2017), Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This ongoing state series is an extension of the […]

  • Mississippi Launches Challenge to Roe v. Wade

    Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

    In March 2018 the Governor of Mississippi signed a law banning elective abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy and beyond.   The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states may not ban abortion before the unborn child reaches “viability”, i.e., before the child can potentially survive outside the womb, albeit with what the Court called […]

  • Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    To view as PDF, see Fact Sheet: Online Sales of Mifeprex and Misoprostol for Self-Abortion   In March 2018, CLI reviewed sites on the worldwide web that offer the two-component abortion pill regimen, either as their business focus or as part of a larger online pharmacy.  We found:   At least 72 unique websites that sell […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Utah’s annual abortion report for 2016, published online by the state’s Department of Health in April 2018, shows that abortions in the state continue to fall. In 2016, Utah’s state abortion rate reached a historic low.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,008 abortions performed in […]

  • New Study: Maternal Mortality in Texas Rose Earlier than Previously Claimed

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2018 | Link Contact: Nicole Stacy, nstacy@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073   Problematic Aspects of Influential 2016 Study Go Beyond Poor Source Data, CLI Vice President & Lead Researcher Says   Washington, D.C. – New research by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) Vice President and Director of Data Analytics James Studnicki, Sc.D. and by […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2017)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Note: Florida uses the term “gestational age” to refer to post-fertilization age. Post-fertilization age is typically two weeks less than gestational age. After this article was published, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration updated the 2017 abortion total to 69,035 abortions.   Florida’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that the abortion count in the […]

  • Louisiana Legislature Moves to Expand Adoption

    Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan  

    On April 4, 2018, the Louisiana House of Representatives made significant progress in the promotion of adoption as an abortion alternative. The Louisiana House Education Committee and Health and Welfare Committee each advanced pro-adoption legislation to a full House session for debate on April 11, 2018.     First, the Louisiana House Health and Welfare […]

  • Abortion Pill Reversal – Infographic

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    On April 4, 2018, Culture of Life Family Services announced the release of a study on abortion pill reversal. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Issues in Law and Medicine. Click here for more information on the study.

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Iowa’s 2016 vital statistics report, which includes seven pages of information on abortions performed in the state, was released on schedule this past December. Published by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the report reveals that total abortions in Iowa continue to go down, while chemical abortions are on the rise.   Changes in Iowa […]

  • Food for Thought: The Push to Starve Helpless Seniors

    Richard Doerflinger, M.A.  

    On March 11, The Washington Post reported on efforts to expand the “right to die” in Oregon and elsewhere.   The state has passed legislation to study changing its law on “advance directives,” by which people can decide on future care in case they lose cognitive powers. A key supporter of this effort is Bill […]

  • Nonprofit Works to Fill the Knowledge Gap on Human Embryology

    Caroline Funk  

    Human embryologists’ best-kept secret could arguably be the Carnegie Stages of Human Embryonic Development. This system was established in 1942 and classifies the first eight weeks of every human being’s life into 23 stages based on objective developmental mile markers, beginning at the first contact of egg and sperm and continuing on into the fetal […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2016)

    Tessa Longbons  

    Pennsylvania’s 2016 abortion report was published by the state Department of Health in December 2017. Additional abortion statistics for Pennsylvania residents are included in the state’s annual vital statistics report. Overall, total abortions in Pennsylvania continued to decline in 2016, while total chemical abortions increased.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals […]

  • Freedom of Speech and the Truth about Life

    Charlotte Lozier Institute  

    by Kevin Petrisek   On Tuesday, March 20, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra. The legal defense group working on the case, Alliance Defending Freedom, summarized this case well. It stated that the California law at issue forces pro-life pregnancy help centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. The […]