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Tessa Longbons

Research Associate

Tessa Longbons is a Research Associate with Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI). Her responsibilities include assisting the Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Data Analytics Department with research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and writing articles for the Institute.

Immediately before joining the Charlotte Lozier Institute as a staff member, Tessa was a CLI summer intern, focusing on abortion reporting issues. Previously, she worked as a lab tech at a veterinary cytogenetics lab, identifying genetic abnormalities. She also interned with Family Research Council, assisting the Communications, Government Affairs, and Events departments.

Tessa earned a B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Latest Research & News

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2016) | November 7, 2017

    Ohio’s 2016 state abortion report shows that the state’s resident abortion rate is unchanged from 2015, consistent with the gradual downward trajectory it has maintained over the past decade (Fig. 1). The 38-page report, published every September by Ohio’s Department of Health, contains comprehensive information on abortions performed in the Buckeye State.   Changes in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2016) | October 19, 2017

    Wisconsin’s 2016 abortion report reveals that the abortion rate in the state is maintaining its slow but steady decline (Fig. 1). Published annually by the state’s Department of Health Services, the 24-page report includes information on all the abortions occurring in the state and on abortions performed on Wisconsin residents specifically. The report is normally […]

  • Connecticut’s Annual Abortion Report Leaves Ample Room for Improvement | September 14, 2017

    Connecticut’s 2016 abortion report provides a useful, yet lacking, snapshot of abortion in the state. Though not published online, the annual abortion report is made available to individuals upon request by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The one-page report contains data on women who seek abortions, the abortion procedures that occur in Connecticut, and the children that are killed by abortion.

  • Virginia’s Annual Abortion Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Growing Market Share | July 7, 2017

    State abortion reporting provides a valuable perspective on abortion trends throughout the country. In particular, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most recent report of abortion by facility, released by the Virginia Department of Health with data for 2015, offers a helpful overview of the numbers of abortions performed by each facility in the state. As Planned Parenthood fights for continued federal funding by insisting that abortion plays only a small part in its total health care services, Virginia’s information is especially relevant.  

  • Oklahoma’s Annual Abortion Report A Top Model For State Reporting | July 6, 2017

    Oklahoma’s annual abortion report serves as proof that state abortion reports can be both comprehensive and timely. Out of the 43 states that publish annual abortion reports, Oklahoma is one of only nine to have published its 2016 annual report by June of 2017. At the same time, Oklahoma’s 40-page report on abortion remains one of the most exhaustive in the nation.