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Charlotte Lozier Institute

Phone: 202-223-8073
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2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
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Arlington, VA 22206

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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.

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End of Life

Oregon Health Report: Assisted Suicide Deaths at an All-Time High in 2015

According to the annual report from Oregon’s Public Health Division released in February, 132 people died from assisted suicide in the state – more people than in any of the 17 previous years and at a 26 percent increase from 2014. Most individuals who died by assisted suicide were 65 years or older, either had no insurance or government insurance, and were not currently married.

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Fetal Tissue, Stem Cells & Bioethics

Nature Journal on Embryo Gene Manipulation: “It’s Time to Give Patients a Voice”

As the international debate continues on the use of CRISPR gene-manipulating technology on human embryos, Nature journal last week gave serious consideration to concerns about its societal consequences.

End of Life

States Consider Assisted Suicide in 2016 as New JAMA Study Raises Concerns

Already this year, at least eight states are considering bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Of these, Colorado, Maryland, and Utah have renamed their bills, formerly titled “Death with Dignity,” as “End of Life Options” bills – the name under which California legalized assisted suicide last October. Yet, the deceptive title, which now eliminates all reference to death, seemingly seeks both to legalize and normalize assisted suicide as “just another medical option.” A new study published last week in JAMA Psychiatry, however, raises afresh ongoing concerns with assisted suicide, especially as it relates to those with mental illness or distress.

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Life & the Law

China’s Two-Child Policy Would Continue Crimes against Women and Children

"First the [Chinese Communist Party] would kill any baby after one. Now they will kill any baby after two.” – Chen Guangcheng, Chinese human rights advocate (Oct. 29, 2015)

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Maternal & Public Health

Obamacare Year 3: Abortion Coverage Still Hidden

“Do your health plans on the exchange cover elective abortion?” Since the first Obamacare Open Enrollment Period in November 2013, the Charlotte Lozier Institute has asked this simple question of insurance companies, only to find mostly confusion, an inability to share relevant plan documents, and few companies able to give a direct answer to our simple question.

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Maternal & Public Health

Access to Care: A Mission for Community Health Centers

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End of Life

California Assisted Suicide Bill Passes Assembly during National Suicide Prevention Week

September 6 to 12 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and yet almost as if in a cruel joke, the California legislature has fast-tracked a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the state. Just yesterday, the “End of Life Options Act” (AB X2-15) passed the State Assembly by a vote of 44-35.

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End of Life

California’s Assisted Suicide Bill Revived in Special Session

In mid-August, California lawmakers announced a second attempt to legalize assisted suicide this year. In July, a nearly identical bill, SB 128, died in the Health Committee. The proposed legislation, now revived as Assembly Bill X2-15 (the End of Life Option Act), was introduced during a special legislative session on healthcare financing, which will allow it to bypass the previous committee in which it stalled.

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End of Life

California’s Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in 2015

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Maternal & Public Health

Abortion and Preterm Birth: Educational Campaign Recognizes the Well-Documented Link

Prevent Preterm (PreventPreterm.org) was launched this June to educate the public on three known risk factors for preterm, or premature, births: tobacco use, lack of prenatal care, and prior abortion. Despite a large body of medical research showing that abortion increases the risk of a subsequent preterm birth, information on this link is not nearly as accessible to the general public as that of smoking and prenatal care. PreventPreterm.org fills this need by providing a user-friendly, comprehensive chart summarizing more than 100 peer-reviewed published studies that identify abortion as a risk factor for preterm birth.