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.
Montana’s 2021 vital statistics report, which contains the state’s abortion data, was published on the website of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in July 2023. The report shows that Montana abortions increased in 2021.
Colorado’s 2022 abortion report was provided to Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in July 2023. The report shows that abortions increased from 2021.
Missouri’s 2021 abortion report was published online in July 2023, showing that Missouri’s reported abortions continued to decrease from 2020, reaching the lowest number ever recorded in the state.
South Dakota’s 2022 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2023. The report shows that total abortions (including chemical abortions) decreased from 2021.
Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2022 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2023. The report shows that Minnesota’s abortion total increased from 2021.