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Charlotte Lozier Institute

Phone: 202-223-8073
Fax: 571-312-0544

2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
#803
Arlington, VA 22206

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Genevieve Plaster, M.A.

Senior Editor and Director of Publications

Genevieve Plaster is Senior Editor and Director of Publications for Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), where she leads rigorous reviews to ensure CLI’s scientific and data research on life issues is able to surpass the highest levels of scrutiny.

Genevieve has reviewed hundreds of expert testimonies, research papers, and articles while previously serving as CLI Deputy Director of Policy and Administration, Senior Policy Analyst, and Research Assistant.  She now leverages that experience as she actively engages with CLI’s team of credentialed scientists, doctors, and scholars at each project level, performing critical and editorial reviews, convening appropriate stakeholders, and helping make the final product accessible to policymakers, professional journals, pro-life organizations, and the general public.

During her time at CLI, Genevieve has testified before Congress on research measuring the life-saving impact of the Hyde Amendment, before a Pennsylvania House of Representatives committee on Planned Parenthood activities, and before the Council of the District of Columbia on physician-assisted suicide.

Genevieve’s analyses of comprehensive healthcare alternatives to Planned Parenthood, state pro-life laws, and chemical abortion have appeared in National Review Online, The Daily Signal, Townhall, EWTN NewsNightly and Pro-Life Weekly, LifeNews, and other media outlets.  She also regularly contributes to CLI research on the services and impact of pro-life pregnancy centers.

Genevieve earned an M.A. in theology, graduating magna cum laude from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., in 2013.  She received her B.A. in English literature from American University in 2009.

Research Authored

On Point Series

Overview of U.S. Pro-Life Bills & Provisions Advanced in the States from January to April 2022: Preparing for the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion Laws

As of April 21, 2022, 42 states have introduced a total of 417 pro-life bills (or bills containing at least one pro-life provision) in 2022 or the current legislative session. This includes 273 bills introduced in 2022, and 144 bills introduced in 2020-2021 for the current legislative session. These bills contain a total of more than 600 pro-life provisions.

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End of Life

Connecticut State Medical Society’s “Engaged Neutrality” on Physician-Assisted Suicide Concerns Physicians

The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly may soon vote on HB 5898, a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. This past February, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) abandoned its long-held stance of opposition to physician-assisted suicide for a position they term “engaged neutrality.”

Abortion

CDC: Abortion Is Now at “Historic Lows”

In late November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that abortion in the United States has fallen to “historic lows” – with these most recent data revealing the lowest abortion rate since 1971, two years before the legalization of

Life & the Law

Assisted Suicide Considered in the Nation’s Capital

On October 5, the District of Columbia’s Committee on Health and Human Services (HHS) will mark-up and vote on a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The so-called “Death with Dignity Act” (Bill 21-0038) would permit D.C. adult residents to request and be

Life & the Law

Written Testimony of Genevieve Plaster, M.A., in Support of Making the Hyde Amendment Permanent Law

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a public hearing, “The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” which was hosted by the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil

Life & the Law

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Protect Conscience Rights of Healthcare Professionals

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304) by 245-182.

Abortion

New York’s Hidden Abortion Mandates Force Churches to Subsidize Abortion

Now half a year since the opening of the 2016 Obamacare enrollment period, new state abortion mandates are just coming to light in New York. The Catholic Diocese of Albany and 12 other entities who have deeply-held objections to abortion were recently

Abortion

Medication Abortion: FDA Guidelines and Personal Experience

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for RU-486, the “abortion pill,” allowing its use up to 70 days into pregnancy, three weeks past the previous guidelines. On the same day, Abby Johnson’s The Walls Are Talking: Former

Life & the Law

Compassion, Not Punishment, for Women Who Have Had Abortion

Yesterday, during an MSNBC townhall event with Chris Matthews, presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked if he believes in “punishment for abortion” to which he replied that there should be “some form of punishment.” When asked whether this applied to women who

Fetal Development

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day: Societal Inclusion for Prenatally Diagnosed Unborn Babies