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Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.

Associate Scholar

Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D., received an AB cum laude from Princeton University (2003) in public policy. In 2011 she received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she was recognized in 2009 by being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She has served as Fellow with the Program for Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2011-2016) and as Adjunct Professor of Biology at Bethel University in Minnesota (2013-15).  Her publications include (with co-authors) “Religious Freedom and the War on Terror,” and “The Flickering of a Heartbeat.”

Latest Research & News

  • Executive Summaries of CLI Papers involving Twenty-Week Abortion | May 13, 2015

    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.

  • The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures | January 20, 2015

    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.

  • Webinar Discusses Relationship between Abortion and Pre-Term Birth | July 3, 2013

    In a fascinating new webinar sponsored by Heartbeat International and the Charlotte Lozier Institute, CLI adjunct scholar Dr. Elizabeth Johnson gave a fascinating presentation on induced abortion and the subsequent risk of pre-term birth.  In her talk, Dr. Johnson describes the serious public health concerns of pre-term birth and discusses the growing body of research […]

  • Unsafe Abortion: More Information Needed for True Informed Consent | March 4, 2013

    The Maryland Office of Health Care Quality is investigating the tragic death of 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli, who died after a suspected late-term abortion procedure performed at a controversial abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland.  They are right to do so.  However, a more comprehensive response is warranted from the wider obstetrical and medical community.  Americans should be outraged […]

  • Induced Abortion and Risk of Subsequent Preterm Birth | December 1, 2012

    This report examines the growing body of large, population-based studies which have shown elective pregnancy terminations in the first and second trimesters to be associated with an increased risk of subsequent spontaneous preterm birth.