Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOGVice President and Director of Medical Affairs
Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOG, is Vice President and Director of Medical Affairs for Charlotte Lozier Institute, leveraging more than 25 years’ experience as a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist to support research and policies that respect the dignity of every human life.
Dr. Skop received her Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University and her medical doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Skop is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, where she uses science and statistics to counter pro-abortion agendas, and is a lifetime member of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Prior to joining Charlotte Lozier Institute, Dr. Skop served for over 25 years in private practice in San Antonio, where she delivered more than 5,000 babies and personally cared for many women who had been harmed, physically and emotionally, from complications due to abortion. She has served as board member and medical director for pregnancy resource centers in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston.
Dr. Skop’s research on maternal mortality, abortion, and women’s health has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, she has provided expert testimony at both the state and federal levels on legislation related to abortion, including standing firm against prominent pro-abortion politicians who choose not to follow the science regarding fetal heartbeat and development.
Dr. Skop is married to a physician and is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter.
Response to Media Allegations that Abortion Restrictions Cause Maternal Mortality and Female Suicides
Each concern regarding abortion restrictions and maternal health is addressed below from an evidence-based perspective, followed by a rebuttal to the most recent claims in the media.
Pro-Life Laws Protect Mom and Baby: Pregnant Women’s Lives are Protected in All States
In the 23 states with one or more strong abortion bans that were unenforceable before the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, state officials are now either enforcing a ban or are working towards beginning enforcement. Each of these states permits abortion in those rare and heartbreaking circumstances when it is necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Texas Lawsuit Seeks to Take at-Home Abortion Pills Off the Market Nationwide
"This is a very difficult process for women, they bleed a lot, they essentially, it's like labor, they have a lot of pain," said Skop. "Often when they deliver the pregnancy they will see their unborn or their child in the toilet and he's about at 8 weeks, he's about the size and shape of a gummy bear, he's clearly identifiable as a human being."
What Science Says About the Nebraska Heartbeat Act
Dr. Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., and Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., join Nebraska's Spirit Catholic Radio to discuss what science says about the proposed Nebraska Heartbeat Act.
Fact Sheet: Rh D Isoimmunization
Determination of Rh D status is critically important, as it may initiate interventions to prevent severe pregnancy complications in future pregnancies.
Handbook of Maternal Mortality: Addressing the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis, Looking Beyond Ideology
After years of failure to obtain accurate statistics on maternal mortality, researchers noted a sharp increase in the United States’ maternal mortality with widening racial disparities. Much discussion has followed about possible etiologies of the rise, but the existence of severe deficiencies in data collection and analysis is agreed upon by all.
Immediate Physical Complications of Induced Abortion
To reach accurate conclusions regarding physical complications following abortion, an observer must view the abortion industry’s claims with skepticism and seek additional information to find the truth. Any abortion can result in complications, particularly if performed by a poorly skilled or otherwise compromised abortionist.
Induced Abortion with Misoprostol Alone
As abortion limits have been implemented in many states in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, some perplexing recommendations have been advanced by abortion advocates and their media allies.
Chemical Abortion: Risks Posed by Changes in Supervision
Although U.S. chemical abortion complication data is difficult to obtain due to voluntary reporting and other known deficiencies in data collection, better quality international data indicates that complications occur relatively frequently, with 3-8% of women requiring surgical completion.
A Post Hoc Exploratory Analysis: Induced Abortion Complications Mistaken for Miscarriage in the Emergency Room are a Risk Factor for Hospitalization
Previous research indicates that an increasing number of women who go to an emergency room for complications following an induced abortion are treated for a miscarriage, meaning their abortion is miscoded or concealed.