Tessa LongbonsSenior Research Associate
Tessa Longbons is Senior Research Associate at Charlotte Lozier Institute, where her research focuses on abortion statistics at the state and national levels and the changing landscape of abortion policy, provision, and access in the United States.
Tessa has appeared on CBN News and EWTN News Nightly and has testified before Members of Congress on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Her work has been featured by National Review Online, Newsweek, The Gospel Coalition, Fox News, The Daily Signal, and many other national media outlets. She has contributed to peer-reviewed research on women’s experiences with chemical abortion and the impact of abortion on women enrolled in Medicaid.
Originally from Illinois, Tessa earned a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. Prior to joining CLI, she got her start in pro-life research with the Family Research Council.
Understanding Women’s Communication with Their Providers During Medication Abortion and Abortion Pill Reversal: An Exploratory Analysis
The purpose of this exploratory analysis is to understand women's medication abortion and abortion pill reversal decision-making experiences, with a particular focus on their communication with their medical providers.
Medication Abortion and Abortion Pill Reversal: An Exploratory Analysis on the Influence of Others in Women’s Decision-Making
As medication abortion accounts for a growing share of abortions in the United States, an increasing number of women are seeking abortion pill reversal (APR). These decisions are typically not made in isolation. However, little research exists on women’s APR decision-making and the role played by people close to them.
Iowa’s 2022 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in October 2023.
Alabama’s 2022 abortion report was published online by the Alabama Department of Public Health in October 2023, showing that abortions decreased significantly from 2021.
Vermont’s 2021 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in September 2023. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.
Louisiana’s 2022 abortion report was published by the Louisiana Department of Health in June 2023. Parish and clinic data were provided to Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Department of Health upon request. The report shows that abortions decreased markedly from 2021.