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Tessa Longbons

Senior 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.

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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2021) | November 18, 2022

    Wisconsin’s 2021 abortion report was released in October 2022, showing that abortions in Wisconsin increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2020-2021 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in Wisconsin, including those obtained by […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2021) |

    Idaho’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in September 2022. The report shows that abortions decreased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2021) | November 15, 2022

    Kentucky’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services in October 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,441 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2021, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous year (Fig. 1). Chemical abortions rose 9.1 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2021) | November 14, 2022

    Ohio’s 2021 abortion report was published in September 2022 by the Ohio State Department of Health. Ohio’s abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 21,813 abortions reported […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2021) | November 10, 2022

    North Dakota published its 2021 abortion report in October 2022. The report shows that the number of abortions in North Dakota slightly decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Texas (2021) |

    Texas’ 2021 report was released by Texas Health and Human Services in September 2022, reporting a drop in abortions from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Texas Abortions, 2020-2021 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 53,572 abortions reported, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2020) |

    Missouri’s 2020 abortion report was published online in September 2022. The report shows that Missouri’s reported abortions decreased dramatically in 2020, reaching the lowest number ever in the state, though the state notes abortions may have increased when factoring in unreported abortions. As of November 2022, 36 states had released 2020 abortion statistics, of which […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2021) | November 8, 2022

    Note: For this CLI summary, the usage of “gestation” reflects Florida’s definition of gestation in 2021, which is synonymous with post-fertilization age and is different than the definition that is commonly used based on a woman’s reproductive cycle.   Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of its Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2020) |

    * Updated with the correct version 11/21/2022   Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2020 were published in August 2022 on the state’s Induced Abortion Dashboard run by the Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics. During 2020, reported abortions in the state declined from 2018 and 2019. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) did not publish reports on […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2021) |

    Indiana’s 2021 abortion report was published in June 2022, revealing that Indiana abortions increased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 8,414 abortions reported in Indiana, up eight percent from the previous year. Chemical abortions rose by 13 percent, making up over […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2021) | November 7, 2022

    Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2021 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2022. The report shows that Minnesota’s abortion total decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2020-2021   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 10,136 abortions reported in Minnesota, a decrease of two […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2021) | November 3, 2022

    Nebraska’s 2021 abortion report was published in May 2022, and a corrected version of the report was re-released in October 2022. Abortions in Nebraska decreased from 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2020) |

    Wisconsin’s 2020 abortion report was released in May 2022, showing that abortions in the state decreased for the first time since 2015. As of November 2022, 35 states had released 2020 abortion statistics; 22 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2019-2020 The […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2021) |

    Wyoming’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Wyoming Department of Health in June 2022.   Statistics and Changes in Wyoming Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Wyoming abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends    2021 marked the second full year of reporting since Wyoming’s abortion reporting […]

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2021) | October 28, 2022

    West Virginia’s 2021 abortion statistics were published in August of 2022, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have increased since 2020.   Statistics and Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s West Virginia abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers in West Virginia. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2021) |

    Georgia released its 2021 abortion statistics in its online vital statistics database in July 2022. Georgia resident abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, there were 34,988 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2020) |

    Delaware’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. The report shows that abortions increased in 2020 from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2021) |

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published Michigan’s 2021 abortion statistics in June 2022, showing that abortions are up in the Great Lakes State.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2021, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2021) | October 21, 2022

    Oklahoma’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased in the Sooner State.   Statistics and Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share.    Abortion Totals and Trends    […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2020) | October 20, 2022

    New Jersey’s 2020 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in August 2022. The statistics given to CLI also included 2019 statistics; however, this report focuses mainly on 2020 data, with some 2019 data included in Figures 1 and 2.   Statistics and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2020) |

    Vermont’s 2020 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in July 2022. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2020) |

    Louisiana’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Louisiana Department of Health in March 2022. The report shows that abortions declined from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2019-2020   Louisiana does not report the number of chemical abortions occurring in the state.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2021) | October 19, 2022

    South Dakota’s 2021 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2022. The report shows that chemical abortion and abortions altogether sharply increased in 2021 from 2020. This is the fourth state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   The June […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2021) |

    The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2021 abortion report in June 2022, showing that chemical abortions significantly declined in Arkansas in 2021. This is the third state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2020-2021 The report does not […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2021) | October 12, 2022

    Colorado’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in May 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the second state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2020-2021 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2021) |

    Alaska was one of the first states to publish its 2021 abortion report, releasing is 2021 statistics online in April 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from 2020. This is the first state summary from Charlotte Lozier Institute covering calendar year 2021 from states that publish annual reports.   Statistics and Changes in Alaska […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2020) |

     Kansas has published preliminary 2021 statistics; CLI will post a summary when the full report is available.   Kansas’ preliminary 2020 abortion report was published online in June 2021, and the final report was published in December 2021.   Statistics and Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2020) |

    Montana’s 2020 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 February 2022. The report shows that Montana abortions increased in 2020.   Statistics and Changes in Montana Abortions, 2019-2020 This report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2020) |

    Idaho’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in January 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Idaho Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends   Idaho reported […]

  • Fact Sheet: Abortions at 15 Weeks in the United States | September 12, 2022

    To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Abortions at 15 Weeks in the United States   How many abortions take place in the U.S. at 15 weeks of gestation or later?   Estimating Abortions at 15+ Weeks Gestation   State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) abortion data indicate […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2020) | August 18, 2022

    Connecticut’s 2020 abortion report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions: 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 7,187 abortions reported in Connecticut in 2020, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2020) |

    The Illinois Department of Public Health published Illinois’ 2019 and 2020 abortion statistics online in February 2022.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Illinois released 2019 and 2020 abortion data simultaneously in February 2022. Abortion statistics […]

  • Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion | August 17, 2022

    To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Reasons for Abortion   After the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, states across the country are considering and enacting laws that limit or prohibit abortion. Frequently, these state laws make exceptions for abortions for certain reasons, such as rape […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2019) | August 5, 2022

    Utah’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Utah Department of Health in February 2022, showing that abortions decreased in 2019.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah residents, while the change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions occurring in the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2020) |

    Pennsylvania’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2021. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 32,123 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2019) |

    New York’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the New York State Department of Health in December 2021, showing that abortions performed on New York residents increased from 2018.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s New York abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2020) | June 10, 2022

    Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alabama’s 2021 abortion statistics is forthcoming   Alabama’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Alabama Department of Public Health in December 2021, showing that abortions reported in Alabama declined from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2019-2020 The changes in total abortions, chemical abortions, and the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2019) | June 7, 2022

    New York City’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online as part of the city’s vital statistics report in December 2021.   Changes in New York City Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s New York City abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   New York City released 2018 and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2020) | May 24, 2022

    Iowa’s 2020 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in November 2021.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,058 abortions reported in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2020) |

    North Carolina’s 2020 abortion statistics were published online by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in November 2021.   Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2019-2020 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on North Carolina residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in North […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2019) | April 25, 2022

    Nevada’s 2019 abortion statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services upon request. This most recent report shows that total abortions declined from the previous year, although chemical abortions went up.   Statistics and Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total and chemical abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2019) |

    New Mexico’s 2019 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published in September 2021. The report indicates that abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on the number of chemical abortions performed in New Mexico or Planned Parenthood’s New Mexico […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2020) | April 5, 2022

    Ohio’s 2020 abortion report was published in October 2021 by the Ohio State Department of Health. Ohio abortions increased from 2019.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 20,605 abortions reported in Ohio, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2020) |

    Arizona’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in November 2021.   Statistics and Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2019-2020   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 13,273 abortions reported in Arizona, an increase of one percent from 2019. Abortions performed on Arizona residents also increased by […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2020) | March 22, 2022

    Kentucky’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in September 2021. The report was the fourth to be published online.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2019-2020 Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 4,104 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2020, a 12 percent increase from the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Texas (2020) |

    Texas’ 2020 report was released by Texas Health and Human Services in September 2021, reporting a sharp drop in abortions in early 2020.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 56,358 Texas abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2019) | March 4, 2022

    Vermont’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online as part of the state’s full vital statistics report in July 2021. The report is available on the website of the Vermont Department of Health.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2020) |

    South Dakota’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021, showing a record-low abortion total.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were just 125 abortions reported in South Dakota in 2020, a drop […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2020) |

    Indiana’s 2020 abortion report was published online in July 2021, revealing that Indiana abortions increased from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2019-2020 Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 7,756 abortions reported in Indiana, up not quite two percent from the previous year. Chemical abortions jumped by 27 percent, making […]

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2020) |

    West Virginia’s 2020 abortion statistics were published in December 2021, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have declined sharply over the past two reports.   Statistics and Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s West Virginia abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2019) | February 7, 2022

    Tennessee’s 2019 abortion statistics, published in June 2021 by the Tennessee Department of Health, indicate that Tennessee abortions declined from 2018.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on the number of chemical abortions performed in Tennessee and Planned Parenthood’s […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2020) | February 2, 2022

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of South Carolina’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   South Carolina’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021, and a corrected report with an updated abortion total was released in August 2021. The report reveals that abortions increased from 2019.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2019-2020 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2019) | January 28, 2022

    Delaware’s 2019 abortion report was published online in June 2021 by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. The report shows that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 2,042 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2020) |

    Wyoming’s 2020 abortion report, published online in June 2021, shows that the majority of Wyoming abortions are chemical.   2020 is Wyoming’s first full year of complete abortion data.   Abortion Totals and Trends   2020 marked Wyoming’s first full year of abortion reporting under the state’s new abortion reporting law, which went into effect […]

  • Analysis: FDA Decision Ignores Data on Complications, Puts Women at Risk | December 16, 2021

    This is issue 72 of CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Analysis: FDA Decision Ignores Data on Complications, Puts Women at Risk   As a dangerous drug, mifepristone has been subject to regulations put in place by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000.[1] Under these regulations, called […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2020) | December 14, 2021

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published Michigan’s 2020 abortion statistics in May 2021, showing that abortions are up in the Great Lakes State.   Statistics and Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2020) | December 13, 2021

    After this summary was published, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified and removed duplicate records from its 2020 data. The revised 2020 total is 9,869 abortions.   Colorado was one of the first states to release a report with 2020 abortion data. As of December 2021, 23 states have released abortion reports […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2020) | November 5, 2021

    North Dakota was the third state to release 2020 abortion statistics, publishing its 2020 abortion report in April 2021.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota abortion market share, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2019) |

    Connecticut’s 2019 abortion report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. The Connecticut Department of Public Health sent the report in March 2021.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 9,202 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2020) | September 27, 2021

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Alaska’s 2021 abortion report is forthcoming.   Alaska was one of the first states to release an abortion report for 2020. Abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2019) | September 21, 2021

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Louisiana’s 2021 abortion reports is forthcoming. Preliminary 2021 data has been released and CLI will post a summary when the final data is released.   Louisiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online in March 2021. The report shows that abortions increased slightly from 2018.   Changes in Louisiana Abortions, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2020) | September 16, 2021

    Georgia released its 2020 abortion statistics in its online vital statistics database in July 2021. Georgia resident abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share.    Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 31,248 abortions reported […]

  • U.S. Abortion Trends: 2019 and Preliminary 2020 | September 10, 2021

    This is Issue 19 in The American Reports Series. The paper may be viewed as a PDF here: U.S. Abortion Trends: 2019 and Preliminary 2020   Although accurate abortion data is vital for multiple public health and public policy purposes, U.S. abortion reporting remains dilatory and incomplete. States set their own reporting standards, and three […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2020) | September 7, 2021

    Oklahoma’s 2020 abortion report was published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in June 2021. The report shows that abortions declined from the previous year.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,797 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2020) |

    Updated March 8, 2022   Florida publishes preliminary abortion totals on the website of the Agency for Health Care Administration and was one of the first states to release 2020 abortion statistics. Its full report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) in May 2021.   Changes in Florida Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2019) | August 26, 2021

    The Mississippi State Department of Health provided 2019 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in May 2021, showing that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Mississippi abortion market share. However, Planned Parenthood operates no abortion centers in Mississippi.   Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2019) | August 16, 2021

    Alabama’s 2019 abortion report was published online in February 2021. According to the report, abortions in the state declined from 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 6,009 abortions reported in Alabama in 2019, down seven percent from the previous year (Fig. 1). Conversely, chemical […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2019) | August 10, 2021

    Idaho’s 2019 abortion report was released in February 2021, revealing that abortions in the state showed a marked increase between 2018 and 2019.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,513 abortions reported in Idaho […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2018) | August 9, 2021

    In January 2021, New Mexico released its health statistics annual report, which includes abortion statistics for 2018. Additional abortion data is available in the abortion surveillance reports published by the CDC.   Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2017-2018 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in New Mexico. Information […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2019) |

    Wisconsin’s 2019 abortion report was released in January 2021, showing that abortions in the Badger State increased for the third year in a row. As of August 2021, 38 states had released 2019 abortion statistics; 21 of these states reported that abortions had increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2018-2019 *The […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2020) | July 15, 2021

    Nebraska’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021. Abortions in the Cornhusker State increased from 2019.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2020, there were 2,378 abortions reported in Nebraska. This was an increase […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2019) |

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided Massachusetts’ 2019 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. Abortions in the Bay State increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2018-2019 Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 18,593 abortions reported in Massachusetts, up two percent from 2018 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2019) | July 7, 2021

    Montana published its 2019 abortion report in March 2021. In 2019, chemical abortions composed well over half of all Montana abortions.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,568 abortions reported in Montana in 2019, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2020) |

    The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2020 abortion report in June 2021, showing that chemical abortions now make up more than half of all abortions reported in the state.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2018) | June 28, 2021

    New York’s abortion report for 2018 was published in January 2021. The report indicates that New York’s abortion rate declined between 2017 and 2018 but remains higher than the national rate.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2017-2018 The change in abortions and the abortion rate reflects abortions performed on New York residents only. The […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2018) | June 11, 2021

    Virginia has released preliminary 2019 and 2020 abortion statistics. CLI will publish a summary when additional statistics are available   Virginia’s 2018 abortion statistics are available in various state and national reports, showing that abortions increased from 2017.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there […]

  • The Impact of Chemical Abortion by Mail | May 26, 2021

    This article was originally published by the Society of St. Sebastian   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. abortion industry has undergone significant changes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates mifepristone, the more dangerous first drug of the two-part chemical abortion cocktail, via a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), which limits how […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2019) |

    Pennsylvania’s 2019 abortion report, released in January 2021, indicates that abortions in the state increased while abortion complications reached a record high. Pennsylvania also publishes information on abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in its annual vital statistics report. As of May 2021, 32 states had released 2019 abortion statistics, of which 19 reported that abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2019) | April 6, 2021

    Missouri’s 2019 abortion report was released in December 2020. The report shows that Missouri abortions declined in 2019, reaching the lowest number ever reported in the state.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Missouri abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Texas (2019) | March 15, 2021

    Texas’ annual abortion reports for 2018 and 2019 were both published in December 2020. The reports indicate that chemical abortion continues to increase in the Lone Star State.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Texas abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2019) | March 5, 2021

    Arizona’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2020. The report is the first to be published since Arizona revised its abortion reporting standards in 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2018-2019 The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Arizona […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2019) | February 17, 2021

    Kansas published its preliminary 2019 abortion statistics in June 2020 and released the final report in October 2020. The report shows that after increasing in 2018, abortions declined in 2019.   Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Kansas abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2019) | February 2, 2021

    Kentucky’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in October 2020. The report shows that abortions increased in the state.   Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,664 abortions reported in Kentucky in 2019, a large 14 percent increase from […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2019) | January 15, 2021

    North Carolina’s 2019 abortion statistics were published in November 2020. Abortions in the Tar Heel State increased from the previous year. Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2018-2019 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on North Carolina residents. The change in the abortion rate reflects all abortions reported in North Carolina, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2019) | December 16, 2020

    Iowa’s 2019 abortion statistics were published by the Iowa Department of Public Health in October 2020. According to the report, Iowa abortions increased from the previous year.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2019) | November 18, 2020

    Ohio’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Ohio Department of Health in October 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions in Ohio continue to increase.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 20,102 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2019) | November 5, 2020

    Indiana’s 2019 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2020. The report shows that Planned Parenthood’s share of Indiana abortions fell from 2018, although Planned Parenthood still accounts for well over half the abortions reported in the state.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2018) | November 3, 2020

    New Jersey’s 2018 abortion statistics were provided by the New Jersey Department of Health to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request in September 2020.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2017-2018* *Trends shown here are based on incomplete abortion data. Information on Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wyoming (2019) |

    Wyoming’s 2019 abortion statistics were published online by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2019 report is the first public abortion report released by the state.   Because 2019 is Wyoming’s first reporting year, there are no changes from the previous year to report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   Wyoming’s 2019 abortion report is […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2019) | October 19, 2020

    Georgia’s 2019 abortion statistics are available in the Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS). Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2018-2019* *This graphic shows changes in Georgia resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Georgia abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Maine (2019) |

    Maine’s 2019 abortion report was published in July 2020 by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The report indicates that abortions increased from 2018 to 2019.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2019) | October 16, 2020

    Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2019 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2020. The report shows that Minnesota’s abortion total changed very little from the year before.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2018-2019 Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 9,922 abortions reported in Minnesota, very […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2019) | September 29, 2020

    South Dakota’s provisional 2019 abortion report was published by the South Dakota Department of Health in June 2020, and the final report was released in September. The final report shows that chemical abortions in South Dakota remain low.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

  • New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look | September 22, 2020

    The entire report may be viewed as a pdf: New Abortion Trends in the United States: A First Look   Accurate abortion reporting serves several crucial public health purposes.[1] Complete, precise data enables an accurate estimation of all pregnancy outcomes in the United States as well as the measurement and prevention of unintended pregnancy. It […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2019) | September 1, 2020

    North Dakota’s abortion report for 2019 was published in June 2020. There were 20 fewer abortions in 2019 than in 2018.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s North Dakota market share is not included in the report, but Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2019) |

    South Carolina 2019 abortion statistics compiled by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control show that abortions increased from the previous year but remain low compared to earlier years.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2018-2019   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,101 abortions reported in South Carolina in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2019) |

    Arkansas’ 2019 abortion report was published by the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2020. The report shows that abortions declined from 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there were 2,963 abortions reported […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2019) |

    Michigan’s 2019 abortion statistics have been published on the website of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan abortion market share is not included in the report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2019) | August 27, 2020

    Nebraska’s 2019 abortion report was published in June 2020 by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions increased from 2018.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 2,068 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2019) | August 10, 2020

    Florida was one of the first states to release 2019 abortion statistics and made its entire 2019 report available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in June 2020.   Changes in Florida Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Florida abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 71,913 […]