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Tessa Longbons

Research Associate

Tessa Longbons is a research associate with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, where she writes on state and national abortion statistics, tracks abortion trends, and assists the data analytics department with research projects. Prior to joining CLI, Tessa got her start in pro-life research with the Family Research Council.

Originally from Illinois, Tessa now lives in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State University.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated December 3, 2020   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2019) | August 7, 2020

    Oklahoma’s 2019 abortion report was released in June 2020 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Oklahoma abortions declined slightly after increasing for two years.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2018-2019 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma abortion market share is not included in the abortion report.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2019, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2018) | August 6, 2020

    Vermont’s 2018 abortion statistics were published by the Vermont Department of Health in May 2020. The report shows that chemical abortions increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont abortion market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,204 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2018) | August 3, 2020

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kentucky’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kentucky’s 2018 abortion statistics were published online by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Abortion totals remained steady between 2017 and 2018.   Statistics and Changes in Kentucky Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,203 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2018) | June 23, 2020

    Tennessee’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in April 2020 The report shows that abortions in the Volunteer State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions: 2017-2018 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019) | June 18, 2020

    Colorado was one of the first states to release abortion statistics for 2019, publishing its 2019 abortion report on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in May 2020. The report shows little change in Colorado abortion totals between 2018 and 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018) | June 16, 2020

    Utah’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Utah Department of Health in May 2020. According to the report, both total abortions and abortions performed on Utah residents increased from the previous year.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2018) | June 11, 2020

    Alabama’s 2018 abortion report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health in March 2020, shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2017-20181   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 6,484 abortions reported in Alabama, of which 31 percent were chemical abortions (Fig. 1). […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2018) | May 8, 2020

    The Mississippi State Department of Health provided Mississippi’s 2018 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in February 2020.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2017-2018 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 and Trends   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2018) | April 22, 2020

    Wisconsin’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in February 2020. The report shows that abortions in the Badger State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Wisconsin residents, not all abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2019) | April 21, 2020

    Alaska’s 2019 abortion report was published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in March 2020. Alaska is one of the first states to make 2019 abortion statistics available to the public.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Alaska abortion market share.   Abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2018) | April 20, 2020

    Idaho’s 2018 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in February 2020. The report shows that reported abortions fell slightly from 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho abortion market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,257 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2018) | April 6, 2020

    Montana’s vital statistics report for 2018 was published by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Montana increased from 2017.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2017-2018 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana market share.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2018) | March 26, 2020

    Illinois’ abortion report for 2018 showed that abortions increased for the second year in a row, reaching the highest annual total since 2012. The report was released in January 2020 by the Illinois Department of Public Health.   Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Illinois market share is not publicly available.   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2018) | March 20, 2020

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Iowa’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Iowa’s abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions reported in Iowa reached a record low.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2018) | March 16, 2020

    Pennsylvania’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Keystone State increased from the previous year after several years of decline.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.   Abortion […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2018) | March 10, 2020

    Missouri’s abortion report for 2018 was released in December 2019, showing a significant drop in abortions from the previous year.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Missouri market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   A record low 2,910 abortions were reported as occurring in Missouri in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2018) | February 18, 2020

    Georgia abortion statistics for 2018 were made available online in August 2019. Abortions performed on Georgia residents increased between 2017 and 2018.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on chemical abortions performed in Georgia and Planned Parenthood’s Georgia market share is not publicly available.    Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 28,544 abortions […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2018) | February 14, 2020

    Delaware’s 2018 abortion report, published online by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in December 2019, shows that abortions in the state continue to decline.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,684 abortions reported […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2018) | February 5, 2020

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Kansas’ 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Kansas published its preliminary 2018 abortion report in April 2019 and released the final report in November 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Sunflower State increased from the year before.   Changes in Kansas Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2018) | January 27, 2020

    Ohio’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published in October 2019 by the Ohio Department of Health. The report shows that abortions fell in 2018 after increasing slightly the year before.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Ohio market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2018) | January 9, 2020

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of North Carolina’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   North Carolina’s abortion statistics for 2018 were published on the website of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in September 2019. Abortions increased slightly from 2017 to 2018.   Changes in North Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018 North Carolina resident […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2018) |

    Minnesota’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Minnesota Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that abortions in the state fell from the total reported in 2017.   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 9,910 abortions reported in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2017) | December 19, 2019

    New York’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Empire State declined from the previous year.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2016-2017 Statistics are for New York residents only. Information on New York’s state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2018) | December 12, 2019

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Arizona’s 2019 abortion report is forthcoming.   Arizona’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that total abortions in the Grand Canyon State experienced little change between 2017 and 2018. However, the makeup of abortion procedures used in the state continued to show a significant increase – almost 10 percent […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2017) |

    New Jersey’s annual abortion report for 2017 was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The state report shows a decline in abortion but includes less than half the abortions performed in the state.   Changes in New Jersey Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on New Jersey’s state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Vermont (2017) | November 19, 2019

    Vermont’s abortion report for 2017 was published in October 2019 by the Vermont Department of Health. The report shows that abortions in the Green Mountain State declined from the previous year.   Changes in Vermont Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Vermont market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2017) | November 1, 2019

    New York City’s vital statistics report for 2017 was published online by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in July 2019. The vital statistics report includes information on abortions performed in the city. New York state also publishes abortion data for the entire state.   Changes in New York City Abortions, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Texas (2017) |

    Texas’ annual abortion report for 2017 was published on the website of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in August 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Lone Star State continue to fall.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2016-2017 Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2018) | October 30, 2019

    According to an annual abortion report published by the South Dakota Department of Health in July 2019, reported abortions in South Dakota hit a record low in 2018. The drop in abortions occurred after an increase in 2017.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s South Dakota market share is not […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2018) | October 29, 2019

    Colorado’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortions in the state increased slightly from 2017. The report was published on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in July 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Colorado market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2018) | October 24, 2019

    Nevada abortion data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 was provided upon request to CLI by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. In 2018, abortion totals increased after experiencing a slight dip in 2017.   Changes in Nevada Abortions, 2017-2018  Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nevada market share is not publicly available   Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2018) | October 16, 2019

    Indiana’s 2018 abortion report was published online by the Indiana State Department of Health in July 2019. The report shows that total abortions and the abortion rate in Indiana increased for the second year in a row, a change from its long-term decline.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2018) | September 23, 2019

    Michigan’s 2018 abortion report was published online in June 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that chemical abortions in the state continue to rise.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2017-2018 Information on Planned Parenthood’s Michigan market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There was […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2018) | September 13, 2019

    South Carolina’s 2018 abortion report was released in July 2019. The report was published online by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.   Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, 4,646 abortions were reported in South Carolina, down nine percent from the previous year and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2018) | August 23, 2019

    North Dakota’s 2018 abortion report was published on the website of the North Dakota Department of Health in June 2019. Information on the types of abortion procedures performed in North Dakota was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood operates no centers in North Dakota. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2018) | August 22, 2019

    Nebraska’s 2018 abortion report shows that the number of abortions increased from 2017. The report was published by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2018) | August 16, 2019

    Louisiana’s 2018 abortion report shows that abortion totals in the state have continued a decline that began in 2014. The report does not provide the number of chemical abortions performed in Louisiana.   Statistics and Changes in Louisiana Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on chemical abortions performed in Louisiana is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Maine (2018) | August 13, 2019

    Maine’s abortion report for 2018, published on the website of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in June 2019, shows that abortions in the state dropped slightly from the previous year.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Maine market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2018) | August 1, 2019

    Note: abortion totals for 2014 were updated 11/8/2019.   Arkansas’ abortion report for 2018 was published on the website of the Arkansas Department of Health in June 2019. The report shows that the increase in chemical abortions that began in 2007 continued into 2018.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2018) | July 29, 2019

    Oklahoma’s 2018 abortion report was published in May 2019 on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in Oklahoma have increased for the second year in a row after a decade of decline.   Changes in Oklahoma Abortions, 2017-2018 *Planned Parenthood’s Oklahoma market share is not publicly available.   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018) | July 15, 2019

    Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2018)   Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2018 shows that abortions in the state declined from the previous year. Because the abortion report is not published online, the Connecticut Department of Public Health provided it to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2017-2018 *Information on Planned […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2016) | July 2, 2019

    Virginia publishes abortion statistics in three separate reports. Some 2018 Virginia abortion data is available, but 2018 data has not yet been released for all three reports.   Virginia’s health statistics report for 2016 was published on the website of the Virginia Department of Health in March 2019. Health statistics tables for 2014 and 2015 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Texas (2016) | June 12, 2019

    Texas’ abortion report for 2016 was published in May 2019. Texas abortion reporting is now handled by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Texas Abortions, 2015-2016 *Information on Texas’ state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Texas market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and Trends   There were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2018) | May 24, 2019

    Massachusetts’ abortion report for 2018 shows that Planned Parenthood continues to perform more than half the abortions in the state. Massachusetts does not publish its annual abortion reports online, but the report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2017-2018   Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion in the United States 2017: Preliminary Review and a Call for Reform | May 22, 2019

    The entire report may be viewed as a pdf: Abortion in the United States 2017. Last updated: July 3, 2019.   Compared to other United States vital statistics reporting systems, the U.S. abortion surveillance system has been consistently recognized as incomplete and out of date. For instance, in November 2018, the National Center for Health […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2017) | May 16, 2019

    Mississippi’s 2017 abortion report reveals that chemical abortions are on the rise. Abortion statistics have been published online only through 2012, but the Mississippi State Department of Health made reports for 2013 through 2017 available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request.   Changes in Mississippi Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Mississippi’s state […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2017) | May 9, 2019

    Montana’s vital statistics report for 2017 shows that abortions are continuing to trend downward. Montana has been tracking abortions in the state since 1974.   Changes in Montana Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 1,561 abortions reported in Montana in 2017, down four percent from 1,618 the previous […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2018) | April 29, 2019

    Author’s Note (September 2019): This article has been updated to reflect Florida’s legal definition of “gestation” to be equivalent to post-fertilization age.   Florida is one of the first states to publish its abortion statistics each year. Some tables are available on the website of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, while others were […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Mexico (2017) | April 15, 2019

    New Mexico’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published as part of the annual selected health statistics report in January 2019. The report shows that abortions in the Land of Enchantment have continued to decline.     Changes in New Mexico Abortions, 2016-2017     *Total abortions occurring in New Mexico. This information was provided to […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2017) |

    Missouri’s 2017 abortion report reveals that abortions in the state have fallen every year over the past decade. Since 2008, abortions performed in Missouri have dropped by 47 percent.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2016-2017     *Total abortions occurring in Missouri. Missouri also reports abortions performed on Missouri residents both inside and outside the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2018) |

    Alaska’s 2018 abortion report, published online in February of 2019, shows that abortions increased in the state for the first time in six years. Alaska is one of the first states to publish its annual abortion report every year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2017-2018   *Information on Alaska market share is not publicly available. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2017) | April 5, 2019

    Utah’s 2017 abortion report, published by the Utah Department of Health in January 2019, reveals that reported abortions in the Beehive State reached their lowest level in over 40 years. Utah has been reporting abortion data since 1974.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2016-2017 *The changes in total and chemical abortions reflect abortions performed on […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2017) | April 4, 2019

    Pennsylvania’s abortion report for 2017 shows that total abortions are continuing to trend downward, while chemical abortions are rising.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania market share is not publicly available.     Abortion Totals and Trends   Total reported abortions in Pennsylvania fell by almost three percent […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Connecticut (2017) |

    Connecticut’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state have continued their downward trend. The report was provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute by the Connecticut Department of Public Health upon request.   Changes in Connecticut Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Connecticut’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Connecticut market share […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Georgia (2017) |

    Georgia’s abortion statistics for 2017 reveal that reported abortions in the state have declined after an increase in 2016. Rather than publishing an abortion report, the state makes abortion data available in an online portal hosted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.   Changes in Georgia Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information is for resident […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Delaware (2017) | April 3, 2019

    Delaware’s pregnancy report for 2017 was published in February 2019 by the Delaware Department of Public Health. The report shows a sharp decline in abortions from 2016.   Changes in Delaware Abortions, 2016-2017     *Information on Delaware’s state abortion rate and Planned Parenthood’s Delaware market share is not publicly available.   Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2017) | April 2, 2019

    Tennessee’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in December 2018, shows that abortion in the state continues to fall. Tennessee provides no information on chemical abortion.   Change in Tennessee Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Tennessee chemical abortions, Tennessee’s state abortion rate, and Planned Parenthood’s Tennessee market share is […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2017) | March 28, 2019

    Wisconsin’s state abortion report for 2017 shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year as a result of a new abortion center opening in 2017. State pro-life groups predict that the increase could continue in 2018.   Changes in Wisconsin Abortions, 2016-2017   *Resident abortions only. Information on Planned Parenthood’s Wisconsin market […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2017) |

    Iowa’s abortion report for 2017, published online in October 2018 on the Iowa Department of Public Health website, shows that annual abortion totals are continuing to trend downward.   Changes in Iowa Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Iowa market share is not publicly available     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2017) |

    Idaho’s 2017 Induced Abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in December 2018. The report shows that there was little change from the number of abortions reported in 2016.     Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information on Planned Parenthood’s Idaho market share is not publicly available.     […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2017) | March 26, 2019

    Alabama’s abortion report for 2017, published in October 2018, shows that abortion totals in the state are falling. Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share has shrunk after several negative health department inspections.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2016-2017   *Information is for all abortions reported in Alabama. Information on Alabama’s state abortion rate is […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2017) |

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2017) |

    Illinois’ 2017 abortion report shows that abortions reported in the state increased from the previous year. The report was published in December 2018 on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.     Changes in Illinois Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 39,329 abortions reported in Illinois, an […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2017) | March 15, 2019

    North Carolina’s annual abortion report for 2017 was published online by the State Center for Health Statistics in September 2018. The abortion report is published as part of the state’s Reported Pregnancies publication and contains information on abortions performed in North Carolina and abortions performed on North Carolina residents.   Changes in North Carolina Resident […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kentucky (2017) |

    Kentucky’s 2017 abortion report, which the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in August 2018, shows that almost half of all abortions reported in the state were chemical abortions. Only one abortion clinic is currently operating in Kentucky.         Abortion Totals and Trends   Kentucky […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2017) |

    Oregon has released preliminary data for 2018, but the final report has not yet been published   Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2017 were published in September 2018 on the website of the Oregon Health Authority. During 2017, reported abortions in the state declined after increases in 2015 and 2016.     Changes in Oregon Abortions, […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Maine (2017) |

    Maine’s abortion report for 2017 was published in September 2018 by the state Department of Health and Human Services. The report demonstrates that the total annual number of abortions reported in Maine continues to fluctuate, while chemical abortions are rising steadily.   Changes in Maine Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2017) | February 27, 2019

    Colorado’s 2017 abortion report shows that abortions have increased from the previous year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request and has since published the report online.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017 there […]

  • Abortion Facility Closures Behind Delaware’s Abortion Decline | January 24, 2019

    Editor’s Note: Delaware’s clinic closures appear to be internally driven and due, in large part, to gross legal and medical violations surrounding multiple abortion practitioners in the state. The 2019 edition of Americans United for Life’s survey of state laws on abortion states: “Delaware maintains only minimal protections for a woman considering an abortion. ‘Loopholes’ […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York (2016) | January 10, 2019

     New York’s state abortion statistics for 2016 were published online in August 2018. The state’s report shows that abortion rates in the Empire State are continuing to fall even as chemical abortions increase and the state attempts to expand funding for abortion.   Changes in New York Abortions, 2014-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New York City (2016) | December 19, 2018

    New York City has included abortion data in its vital statistics report since 1962. The city’s vital statistics report for 2016 reveals that abortion in the Big Apple is continuing to decline, although the abortion rate is still high compared to the rest of the nation.     Changes in New York City Abortions, 2015-2016 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: New Jersey (2016) |

    New Jersey’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortions in the state have increased. However, abortion reporting in the state is not mandatory for all abortion providers, meaning that abortions in the Garden State are underreported. New Jersey does not publish its abortion report online but made it available to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Ohio (2017) | December 3, 2018

    Author’s Note: Figure 1 has been updated.   Released in September 2018, Ohio’s 2017 abortion report is available on the Ohio Department of Health website. The report shows that total abortions in the state increased slightly from 2016, while chemical abortions, and complications resulting from them, rose significantly.   Changes in Ohio Abortions, 2016-2017   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2017) | November 28, 2018

    Massachusetts’ annual abortion report, provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute in July 2018, shows that chemical abortions in the state are rising. Planned Parenthood continues to perform well over half of the abortions reported in Massachusetts.     Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Montana (2016) | November 19, 2018

    Montana’s 2016 abortion report, published online in September 2018 as part of the state vital statistics report, shows that abortions in the state continue to be performed at later gestational ages. The number of abortions reported in Montana was basically unchanged from the year before, but chemical abortions now make up a larger percentage of […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2017) | November 15, 2018

    Arizona’s abortion report for 2017, published online by the Arizona Department of Health Services in October 2018, shows that abortions in the state declined from 2016. The 2017 report is the first with information on babies born alive during abortions in Arizona.   Changes in Arizona Abortions, 2016-2017       Abortion Totals and Trends […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2017) | October 24, 2018

    Indiana’s annual abortion report for 2017, published on schedule in late June 2018, shows that abortions in the state have risen from the previous year. The 31-page report is published online by the Indiana State Department of Health.   Statistics and Changes in Indiana Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   The past […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017) | October 10, 2018

    Note: In July 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health revised the 2017 abortion report to reflect the addition of abortion reporting forms that were received after the report had been published and the removal of abortion reporting forms that were incorrectly filed. There were 10,134 abortions in Minnesota in 2017, of which 4,015 were chemical […]

  • Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2017) | October 8, 2018

    North Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published in August 2018 on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website, shows that abortion in the state is trending downward. Just one abortion center operates in North Dakota.   Changes in North Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 1,155 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2017) | September 24, 2018

    South Carolina released its 2017 abortion report in July of 2018. Previously, the state reported abortion performed on residents only, but now provides statistics for all abortions performed in the state.   Statistics and Changes in South Carolina Abortions, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 5,112 abortions performed in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2017) | August 30, 2018

    Correction: Oklahoma’s ultrasound requirement is not in effect due to an Oklahoma State Supreme Court decision.   Oklahoma’s 38-page abortion report, published annually by the state Department of Health, was released in June 2018. The report, which covers calendar year 2017, reveals that abortions in Oklahoma increased after several years of decline.   Changes in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017) | August 16, 2018

    Arkansas’ abortion report for 2017 was published in June 2018 by the state Department of Health. The 13-page report shows that chemical abortions in the state have risen dramatically.   Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,249 abortions performed in Arkansas in 2017, up slightly from the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2016) | August 6, 2018

    Idaho’s abortion report for 2016 shows that total abortions and the abortion rate are slightly up in the state. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s annually published report is approximately 25 pages long. The report was released on the health department’s website in December 2017.   Changes in Idaho Abortions, 2015-2016       […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2017) | July 18, 2018

    Published in May 2018, Michigan’s 48-page abortion report for 2017 contains a wealth of information on abortion trends in the state. The report is produced by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in Michigan Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2017, there were 26,594 abortions performed in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2017) | June 5, 2018

    Nebraska’s annual abortion report for 2017, published online by the state Department of Health and Human Services, was published ahead of schedule in April 2018. Nebraska was the fifth state to release its abortion report for 2017, further indication that prompt reporting of annual data is feasible.   Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2016-2017     […]