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Hannah Howard

Research Associate

Hannah Howard is a research associate with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Prior to joining the CLI team, Hannah was a fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal where her latest research focused on the relationship between culture, technology, and end-of-life care. Additionally, Hannah interned and worked as a research assistant in the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation; her research at Heritage focused on policy and ethics in end-of-life care, as well as bioethical issues, legislation, and health policy.

Hannah holds an MS in bioethics from the University of Mary, a graduate certificate in health care ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and a BA in liberal arts from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. Hannah is originally from Boise, Idaho but currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated June 2, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]

  • Study on Reproductive Loss Shows Need for Advanced Grief Screening in Mothers  | August 12, 2021

    Reproductive loss impacts many women across the United States and around the world every day and can cause years of unresolved grief. The Mayo Clinic estimates that 10-20% of “known” pregnancies end in miscarriage.i In 2014, the latest year published, 24,000 stillbirths were reported in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and the Need to Protect the Elderly | October 7, 2020

    *The term “resident” will be used to describe nursing home residents unless otherwise indicated.   **All data is accurate as of 10/06/2020   In early 2020 news began circulating that a life-threatening respiratory illness was sweeping across the world and had made its way to the United States. Reactions to the severity of the problem […]

  • Medical and Social Risks Associated with Unmitigated Distribution of Mifepristone: A Primer | October 1, 2020

    This is Issue 51 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 51: Medical and Social Risks Associated with Unmitigated Distribution of Mifepristone: A Primer   Chemical abortions, or “medication” abortions, have become a more prevalent method of abortion in recent years in the United States. In 2000, […]

  • New Study: Elevated Suicide Rates Among Mothers after Abortion | September 10, 2019

    In 2019, a study titled Maternal Suicide in Italy by Lega et al. was published in the journal Archives of Women’s Mental Health detailing suicide rates in Italian mothers. In the study, “maternal suicide” is defined as “women who died by suicide during pregnancy or within 1 year after giving birth, induced abortion or miscarriage.” The […]

  • AMA Affirms the Physician’s Role as Healer, Rejects Physician-Assisted Suicide | June 11, 2019

    “Physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.” On June 10 the American Medical Association (AMA) voted 360-190 to affirm Report 2 of The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA 2), a nuanced report that ultimately favors maintaining […]

  • New Jersey Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide, New York Could Follow | May 13, 2019

    The 2019 legislative session has been a busy time for physician-assisted suicide activists and their adversaries. In the first three and a half months of 2019 alone, 20 states introduced legislation to legalize or expand physician-assisted suicide. Of those states, 11 defeated legislation and one, New Jersey, legalized assisted suicide. Nine states still have active […]

  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation Heads to the Maryland Senate | March 26, 2019

    A committee of the Maryland Senate voted 8-3 on March 22 to send an assisted suicide bill to the floor of the Senate for a vote.  If approved by the Senate, the legislation, called the End-of-Life Option Act, would make it legal for adults to end their lives via a lethal dose of prescription drugs […]

  • Updates on 2019 Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation | February 21, 2019

    On February 7 legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) advanced through the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Opponents of bill S 1072 called the hearing a “charade,” noting that of the six “highly influential” physicians slated to speak in opposition to the legislation, only two were able to speak. Further, […]

  • Irish Member of Parliament Dismissed Mental Health Impact of Abortion | December 18, 2018

    Recently Patricia Gaughran took to the internet to challenge Irish deputy Lisa Chambers TD, a member of the lower house of the Irish Parliament, on her statement that abortion regret is a “makey-uppy thing.” Chambers made the comment while railing against an amendment to the planned abortion law that would require “the relevant medical practitioner […]

  • U.K. Court Rules Against Participating in Assisted Suicide Case | July 2, 2018

      On June 27, Noel Conway, a 68-year-old man suffering from a motor neurone disease, was denied assisted suicide by the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal. Conway, who uses a wheel chair and requires assistance for breathing, has reportedly described his illness as making him feel “entombed.” In October 2017, Mr. Conway requested the ability […]