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Moira Gaul, M.P.H.

Associate Scholar

Moira Gaul is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute where she works on pregnancy center studies and women’s health-related issues.

With a background in pregnancy center work, Moira first developed a passion for the outreach in the role of client services director at an early medical pregnancy center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has also served as a volunteer and board member of a pregnancy center in Washington, D.C. More recently, she has been a center director for services located within an urban-based rescue mission clinic and at a satellite based out of a public university’s student medical services in Pennsylvania.

In addition to her tenure at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Moira’s policy and advocacy experience includes serving as fellow and director of women’s and reproductive health at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. She has authored publications on a variety of women’s and children’s health and sanctity of life topics, including having co-authored two in-depth national reports on pro-life pregnancy help centers. She has testified before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association conferees, state legislatures, and public school boards.

Moira received bachelor’s degrees in biology and dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a master’s in public health (with an emphasis in maternal and child health) from the George Washington University.

Latest Research & News

  • The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions | November 8, 2022

    This is Issue 91 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions   In an Executive Order of July 8, 2022, President Biden said his Administration would expand its effort to promote abortion as this “is essential to justice, equality, and our […]

  • ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends | November 4, 2022

    Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]

  • Lives Saved Impact at U.S. Pregnancy Help Centers | June 23, 2022

    This is Issue 83 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Lives Saved Impact at U.S. Pregnancy Help Centers   Life-affirming pregnancy help centers (PHCs) (also known as pregnancy resource centers, pregnancy care centers, or pregnancy centers) exist to provide support, education, classes, medical care and critical resources for […]

  • Servant Leader, Pro-Life Fighter | May 26, 2022

    Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) associate scholar Jeanneane Maxon was honored with a special award at the recent Heartbeat International’s 50th annual conference March 28 – April 1, the theme of which was “Onward” for the over 1,500 people in attendance.  The Servant Leader Award, named for Heartbeat International’s first president, Dr. Margaret Hartshorn, has been […]

  • Protecting Women from Coerced Abortions: The Important Role of Pregnancy Help Centers | March 21, 2022

    This is Issue 78 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Protecting Women from Coerced Abortions: The Important Role of Pregnancy Help Centers   The Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear that state governments have a powerful interest and even duty in ensuring that the decision to have […]

  • Rest in Eternal Light: Sister Paula Vandegaer | August 31, 2021

    <br/ > “Greater love hath no man than this,” says John 15:13, “that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  As with the parable of the Good Samaritan, so often that great love is lain down for those who are strangers – one’s “not yet” friends.  So it was with the Sister Paula Vandegaer, […]

  • Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Centers – Serving Women and Saving Lives (2020 Study) | July 19, 2021

    To view the fact sheet as a PDF see: Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Centers — Serving Women and Saving Lives (2020 Study)     Updated July 2021     WHAT ARE THEY?   Pro-life pregnancy centers (formerly known as crisis pregnancy centers and also as pregnancy care or resource centers) are faith-based, community-based, not-for-profit organizations which […]

  • Pro-Life Laws, Regulation, and Demonstrable Citizen Action in Missouri | October 22, 2019

    “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law” is a befitting state motto for Missouri, where in 2019 pro-life lawmakers and officials have been very busy trying to make the state a safer place for unborn children and their mothers. While many of these legislative and legal efforts have been widely publicized, a […]

  • Pregnancy Help in Ohio: States Are Stepping Up | July 26, 2019

    As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level.   The Ohio Department of Health decided […]

  • Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science | January 18, 2019

    Science displays majesty in Alexander Tsiaras’ “From Conception to Birth Visualization” shared during his 2010 TED Talk.  Through magnificent artistry and scientific genius, Tsiaras’ visualization embodies this year’s March for Life theme – Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science. The presentation depicts the indisputable science of the beginning of human life through its nine-month […]

  • A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love: Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition | September 5, 2018

    To view this summary as a PDF, see: A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love Pregnancy Center Service Report, Third Edition: Executive Summary   The full text of this publication can be found at: http://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/A-Half-Century-of-Hope-A-Legacy-of-Life-and-Love-FULL.pdf   Executive Summary   Introduction   A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love commemorates 50 […]

  • Ad Campaign Ruling Highlights Needs for Outreach and Healing | March 15, 2017

    Last December a Canadian appeals judge ruled against the appearance of a provocative pro-life ad campaign on the exterior of municipal buses in Grand Prairie, Alberta.[1] Justice C. S. Anderson stated in her decision, “Expression of this kind may lead to emotional responses from the various people who make use of public transit and other uses of the road, creating a hostile and uncomfortable environment.”

  • Sanctity of Human Life Sunday | January 17, 2016

    Three minutes. The time it takes to make toast, check your bank statement, listen to your favorite song. Three minutes. The time it takes for a pregnancy test to run.

    Today, January 17, is recognized as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) by Americans, especially Christians, across the country. The first national Sanctity of Human Life Day was designated as on January 22, 1984, via a proclamation issued by then-President Ronald Reagan.

  • More Positive Opinions and Experiences Reported for Life-affirming Pregnancy Centers Than with Abortion Providers | December 11, 2015

    By an overwhelming margin, American women and men report more favorable opinions of life-affirming pregnancy centers offering abortion alternatives, as compared to organizations providing abortions such as Planned Parenthood, according to a 2014 national poll commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI).

    One thousand American women aged 18-44 years and 300 men of the same age range were surveyed about questions related to health behaviors, specifically geared towards unexpected pregnancy decisions and care. Overall opinions and impressions about experiences were measured to contrast views towards organizations which provide abortion alternatives at the community-based level and those which offer and refer for abortion.

  • Care Net Celebrates 40 Years of “Compassion, Hope and Help” | October 6, 2015

    Last month Care Net, a network of over 1,100 life-affirming pregnancy help centers, celebrated its 40-year anniversary at its annual national conference held in San Diego. The mood was jubilant as Care Net recognized the four decades of inspired “compassion, hope and help” members groups have offered to women and men facing challenging pregnancy decisions.

  • Pregnancy Help Centers More Likely to be Welcomed into Neighborhoods Than Planned Parenthood | August 4, 2015

    Pregnancy help centers (PHCs), also known as pregnancy resource or care centers and in the past as crisis pregnancy centers, are more likely to be welcomed than Planned Parenthood facilities into communities across the country, according to a 2014 poll commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

    Survey respondents were asked, in separate questions, whether as far as they knew there was either a Planned Parenthood facility or PHC currently in their community. To measure desirability, each set of respondents who said there was no such facility was then asked a follow-up question, “Would you like one?”

  • New Resource Intends to Reach Hurting Hispanic Men, Women and Families | April 8, 2014

    Grieving from abortion is an issue that Hispanic men and women living in the U.S. face and will grapple with for generations to come. Cambiado is a needed resource to provide assistance and lead towards healing.