Charles A. “Chuck” DonovanPresident
Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan is president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He served as legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee more than four decades ago, worked as a writer for President Reagan from 1981-1989, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and served as Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.
Chuck has played key roles in the development of public policy regarding public financing of abortion, compassionate alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, rights of conscience, and other life and family issues.
Donovan is the author or co-author of books and monographs on family topics. Appearances on national radio and television include CNN’s Inside Politics and ABC’s Nightline as well as programs on FOX, BBC, NPR, the Voice of America, EWTN and CBN. His articles and commentaries have been published in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, San Diego Union and National Catholic Register, and in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, The Weekly Standard, American Legion Magazine, World Magazine, American Library Journal, Crisis, and Focus on the Family’s Citizen.
Chuck has published in the peer-reviewed journals Linacre Quarterly and the Open Journal of Preventative Medicine. He has spoken to audiences across the United States, in Venezuela, and in the United Kingdom.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Donovan earned a bachelor of arts degree in English at the University of Notre Dame.
Lozier Institute President Chuck Donovan Discusses Abortion Reporting at NY Times
1/21/2013: Charlotte Lozier Institute President Chuck Donovan discusses the importance of accurate and reliable abortion reporting in the states at the New York Times.
The Adoption Tax Credit: Progress and Prospects for Expansion
Abortion Reporting Laws: Tears in the Fabric
The tragic news of the death of an expectant mother in Ireland has drawn worldwide attention in a way, it is safe to say, deaths of other expectant mothers (like Tonya Reaves, who died as a result of a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood
Pregnancy, Preventive Services and Cost Saving: An Ethical and Economic Mirage
On March 21,2012 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final version of its advanced notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM) for mandatory preventive services coverage under the Affordable Care Act (77 Fed.Reg.16501).
Chiaroscuro Foundation’s Riveting Look at New York Abortion Data
Thanks to a detailed abortion reporting policy for New York City and a riveting graphic just published by the Chiaroscuro Foundation, we know that the city’s abortion ratio is 41%, using a Guttmacher Institute formula calculated as "abortions per 100 pregnancies ending in abortion or live birth."
Conscience Lost in Vast Verbal Oceania of Obamacare
Efforts to repel the Obama Administration’s attack on liberty of conscience suffered a setback today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, but in the process kept alive an issue on which an extraordinary variety of Americans are willing to continue fighting – and with good reason. The core hubris of President Obama’s attack on conscience is his apparent belief that manipulations of language alone can defuse the controversy over his preventive services mandate and