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Anna Higgins, J.D.

Associate Scholar

Anna Higgins is an attorney specializing in sanctity of life policy issues, ranging from conception to end of life care. Anna has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Liberty University. She has been active in the pro-life movement for many years, including serving as a volunteer counselor at two pregnancy help centers. Currently she serves on the board of a pregnancy medical center in Florida. Anna previously held the position of Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council where she wrote model legislation on life issues, testified before state legislatures, co-authored comments on Obamacare’s HHS mandate, and wrote numerous articles on issues related to human dignity. Anna has been quoted by USA Today, The Washington Times, and U.S. News and World Report, among other publications; and she has appeared on national and international television news and radio shows. Anna currently resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband Michael and son Patrick.

Latest Research & News

  • Testimony of CLI Assoc. Scholar in Support of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act | April 19, 2016

    On April 14, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HR 4924, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2016, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks. The bill would prohibit discrimination against the unborn based on the preference of sex or race alone. Charlotte Lozier Institute associate scholar Anna Higgins, J.D. testified in support of the bill, and summarized her newly published paper on sex-selection abortion.

  • Sex-Selection Abortion: The Real War on Women | April 13, 2016

    Despite advances in civil rights and the recognition by most developed nations that discrimination on the basis of sex alone is inherently unjust, a very real and pervasive form of sex discrimination is still permitted and practiced in the world today. Prenatal sex discrimination crosses cultural, ethnic, and national lines. It is practiced with impunity in many countries, including the U.S., via sex-selective abortion – choosing to abort a preborn child based solely on the child’s sex.

  • Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Legal and Medical Scholars Testify in Support of Ohio’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act | October 15, 2015

    This Tuesday, the Ohio House Committee on Community and Family Advancement held a hearing on SB 127, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) associate scholars Anna Higgins, J.D., an attorney and legal researcher, and Sheila Page, D.O., an osteopathic physician, testified in support of these bills. CLI welcomed both women as recent additions to the associate scholar team in September.

    On Wednesday, Anna Higgins also testified in support of SB 214, a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood by way of “ensur[ing] state/certain federal funds [are] not used for nontherapeutic abortions.”