Colorado was one of the first states to release abortion statistics for 2019, publishing its 2019 abortion report on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in May 2020. The report shows little change in Colorado abortion totals between 2018 and 2019. Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include […]
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of North Carolina’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming. North Carolina’s abortion statistics for 2018 were published on the website of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in September 2019. Abortions increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018 North Carolina resident […]
South Carolina’s 2018 abortion report was released in July 2019. The report was published online by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018 Abortion Totals and Trends In 2018, 4,646 abortions were reported in South Carolina, down nine percent from the previous year and […]
Last updated: June 30, 2020. This entire report may be viewed as a PDF: Fact Sheet: Late-Term Abortions in the States In the United States, abortion reporting at the national level is incomplete and out of date[i] with the most recent national abortion surveillance report covering data from 2016, as published by the U.S. […]
This is part of CLI’s On Point Series and appears as Issue 32. To view the report as a PDF, see: Massachusetts HB 3320: Sweeping Away Commonsense Protections for Women and Children Executive Summary The Massachusetts legislature is currently considering a proposal to further liberalize the law of abortion in the Bay State. HB […]
Lozier Institute Scholars Researching Issue Avoided by Scientific Community Scholars from the Charlotte Lozier Institute are presenting the scientific case for greater research and discussion around abortion—something lacking from the rest of the scientific, medical and public health communities. Recent publication of both peer-reviewed studies and opinion pieces cover late-term abortion, hospital admitting privileges […]
The following are papers published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute in the On Point or American Reports Series on issues involving 20-week or five-month abortion laws.
This map shows the states that have passed legislation limiting abortion based on the unborn child’s ability to feel pain by 20 weeks.
The issue of late-term abortion is among the most agonizing and controversial areas within the larger, contentious debate on the morality and legality of abortion. To begin with, by the 20th week or fifth month of pregnancy, the fetus is clearly recognizable as a neonate and she is routinely described on professional medical websites in terms that stress her individuality and humanity; in addition, the methods used to terminate fetal life after five months are particularly grim and are often cited by abortion practitioners themselves in ways that indicate their ethical or aesthetic revulsion.
Of interest to the medical, moral, sociological, and political issues surrounding late-term abortion is the question of why women seek abortion after twenty weeks gestation. Any data considered to answer this question must be examined carefully for limitations. However, a greater understanding of the reasons why women choose these late-term procedures is valuable to those who seek to offer alternative, compassionate options.
In an article published November 6 in Slate, columnist Joshua Keating asks the question, “How do America’s abortion laws compare to the rest of the world’s?” In light of the recent mid-term elections which saw an increase of pro-life legislators elected to Congress and the state houses, Keating’s look at international abortion limitations is timely. He relies on information from a new report released by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which favors legal abortion.
(Click here for a chart detailing all state abortion limitations: Abortion Funding Limits) In the last three years, an increasing number of states have debated and/or passed statutes limiting abortions beyond a certain point in pregnancy. Most recently, Texas legislators voted to ban abortions after five months of pregnancy and to increase the health and safety […]
Amid the firestorm in Texas politics on the legislative vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks and increase regulation of the health and safety of clinics that perform abortions (despite a failed filibuster, a successful mob takeover of the statehouse, and now a special session of the legislature), national attention has turned to these laws […]
The horrors revealed at the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell have put abortion advocates in a defensive pose. Among the charges Gosnell faces are murder in the death of a woman undergoing an abortion, murder in the deaths of four newborns, and performing late-term abortions beyond Pennsylvania’s legal limit for such procedures.
This past week the court case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell took on a new level of dreadfulness as a health inspector from the Pennsylvania Department of Health took to the witness stand. Elinor Barsony testified to the deplorable conditions she discovered upon her initial inspection of Women’s Medical Society, Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion clinic, in 2010. […]