Tessa LongbonsSenior Research Associate
Tessa Longbons is Senior Research Associate at Charlotte Lozier Institute, where her research focuses on abortion statistics at the state and national levels and the changing landscape of abortion policy, provision, and access in the United States.
Tessa has appeared on CBN News and EWTN News Nightly and has testified before Members of Congress on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Her work has been featured by National Review Online, Newsweek, The Gospel Coalition, Fox News, The Daily Signal, and many other national media outlets. She has contributed to peer-reviewed research on women’s experiences with chemical abortion and the impact of abortion on women enrolled in Medicaid.
Originally from Illinois, Tessa earned a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. Prior to joining CLI, she got her start in pro-life research with the Family Research Council.
Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2020)
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided Massachusetts’ 2020 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. Abortions in the Bay State decreased from the previous year.
Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2020)
Virginia’s 2020 abortion facility statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request and their annual state abortion report is available online. The reports show that abortions increased ever so slightly from 2019.
Abortion Reporting: Utah (2020)
Utah’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Utah Department of Health in December 2022, showing that abortions decreased in 2020.
Whose Choice? Pressure to Abort Linked to Worsening of Subsequent Mental Health
Over 60 percent of women who had abortions report high levels of pressure to abort from one or more sources, and those same women report higher levels of subsequent mental health and quality of life issues, according to a new Lozier Institute peer-reviewed study published in the Cureus medical journal.
Effects of Pressure to Abort on Women’s Emotional Responses and Mental Health
Women who feel pressured to agree to abortion are more likely to experience negative emotional and mental health reactions. Our study aims to investigate five types of pressure women may face and a sample of effects that may be associated with unwanted abortions.
Abortion Reporting: Hawaii (2020)
Hawaii abortion reporting is delayed, but 2020 abortion statistics are available in the latest national report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2021)
Pennsylvania’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in December 2022. The report shows that abortions increased from the previous year.
Abortion Reporting: Maine (2021)
Maine’s 2021 abortion report was published simultaneously with its 2020 report by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. This report covers Maine’s most recent data, from 2021. The report indicates that abortions decreased from 2020 to 2021.
Abortion Reporting: Washington (2020)
The state statistics show that there were 16,050 resident abortions performed in Washington in 2020. However, the CDC report shows that there were 16,909 total abortions that occurred in the state in 2020, of which 16,057 were performed on state residents.
Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2021)
In 2021, there were 13,998 abortions reported in Arizona, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2020. Abortions performed on Arizona residents also increased by 5.4 percent, while chemical abortions on state residents increased by 1.5 percent.