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Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.

Associate Scholar

Amanda Stirone Mansfield is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and a pro-life feminist whose research focuses on the inherent human dignity of both mother and child. She is also a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Before beginning law school, Amanda worked in a variety of posts in New Jersey state government and politics. She interned with Feminists for Life of America doing policy and legal research, and worked as a law clerk in the Catholic University Office of General Counsel. During law school, Amanda served on the executive boards of the Federalist Society, the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) and worked as a production editor for Journal of Law and Technology.

Latest Research & News

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    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 […]

  • Alternatives to Abortion Programs: Support for Mothers and Families | February 14, 2022

    On the verge of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization over the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limitations, which could result in the dismantling of Roe v. Wade, there has been a steady drumbeat by the abortion industry forecasting catastrophe for mothers across the nation.

  • Legislative and Litigation Overview of 20-Week Abortion Laws | September 10, 2021

    This is issue 66 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Legislative and Litigation Overview of 20-Week Abortion Laws     This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy.   Summary Since January 2010, twenty-three states have enacted […]

  • Legislative and Litigation Overview of Five-Month Abortion Laws Enacted Before or After 2010 | August 13, 2019

    Note: This paper was updated in August 2021 and can be found at: https://lozierinstitute.org/legislative-and-litigation-overview-of-20-week-abortion-laws/   The entire paper may be viewed as a pdf here: On-Point-34_Legislative-and-Litigation-Overview-of-Five-Month-Abortion-Laws-Enacted-Before-and-After-2010_Final   This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, roughly five months or more than halfway through pregnancy. […]

  • Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion | March 21, 2019

    To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion   Last updated: March 21, 2019.   Five 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 […]

  • Feminism, Abortion, and International Women’s Day | March 9, 2019

    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 […]

  • State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations | July 3, 2018

    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 […]