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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

  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute | May 22, 2019

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available from the Charlotte Lozier Institute   Last updated October 7, 2019.        Special Websites   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org.  This website includes new videos on therapies and cures using ethical sources of stem cells, blogs on current topics, and a search engine for ethical stem cell research […]

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

    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 – in the number of abortions performed by chemical means. The report was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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) |

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Georgia’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2017) |

    South Dakota’s 2017 abortion report, published on the website of the South Dakota Department of Health in November 2018, shows that abortions in the state increased from the previous year. Some of the increase is likely attributable to a rise in chemical abortions.     Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2016-2017   Abortion Totals and […]

  • 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

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of North Carolina’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • 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’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, 2016-2017         Abortion Totals and Trends   A total of 8,506 abortions were reported […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of New York’s 2017 abortion report is forthcoming.   Click here to view reporting from New York City: 2016   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 […]

  • 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

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Ohio’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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 […]

  • 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

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Minnesota’s 2018 abortion report is forthcoming.   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. […]

  • 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     […]

  • Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2015) | May 21, 2018

    West Virginia’s abortion report for 2015, comprising five pages in the state’s annual vital statistics report, was released online in March 2018. The report is compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services.   Changes in West Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015       Abortion Totals and Trends   Abortions continued to fall in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2017) | May 16, 2018

    Louisiana was the third state to publish its abortion report for 2017. The preliminary 2017 report was released online by the Louisiana Department of Health in February 2018; however, one of the tables contained errors regarding the gestational ages of the babies killed by abortion, and the corrected report was not published until April 2018. […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2015) | May 3, 2018

    The most recent statistics published by the Virginia Department of Health show that abortion in the state is falling. Virginia releases its abortion data in three separate reports: an abortion report, a report of abortions by facility, and the state vital statistics report.   Statistics and Changes in Virginia Abortions, 2014-2015     Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2017) | May 2, 2018

    Kansas has released preliminary abortion statistics for 2018. The Charlotte Lozier Institute will release a summary of Kansas’ 2018 statistics when the final report is published.   Kansas released its preliminary abortion report on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website in April 2018, becoming the fourth state to publish its report for data […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Overview (March 2018) | April 30, 2018

    As of March 2018, the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) had produced articles reviewing the most recent annual abortion reports from 11 states. The reports were released by Alabama, Alaska (for both 2016 and 2017), Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This ongoing state series is an extension of the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Utah (2016) | April 19, 2018

    Utah’s annual abortion report for 2016, published online by the state’s Department of Health in April 2018, shows that abortions in the state continue to fall. In 2016, Utah’s state abortion rate reached a historic low.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   There were 3,008 abortions performed in […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Florida (2017) | April 11, 2018

    Note: Florida uses the term “gestational age” to refer to post-fertilization age. Post-fertilization age is typically two weeks less than gestational age. After this article was published, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration updated the 2017 abortion total to 69,035 abortions.   Florida’s annual abortion report for 2017 shows that the abortion count in the […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2016) | April 3, 2018

    Iowa’s 2016 vital statistics report, which includes seven pages of information on abortions performed in the state, was released on schedule this past December. Published by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the report reveals that total abortions in Iowa continue to go down, while chemical abortions are on the rise.   Changes in Iowa […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Pennsylvania (2016) | March 23, 2018

    Pennsylvania’s 2016 abortion report was published by the state Department of Health in December 2017. Additional abortion statistics for Pennsylvania residents are included in the state’s annual vital statistics report. Overall, total abortions in Pennsylvania continued to decline in 2016, while total chemical abortions increased.   Changes in Pennsylvania Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Dakota (2016) | March 7, 2018

    South Dakota’s 2016 abortion report reveals that abortion in the state is up from the previous year. The abortion report, published in November by the state’s Department of Health, comprises 12 pages in the annual vital statistics report.   Changes in South Dakota Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2016, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2016) | March 6, 2018

    South Carolina’s annual abortion report for 2016 shows that abortion in the state is falling. Published online in November 2017 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the abortion report takes up four pages of the state’s vital statistics report. Additional information is published in an online database.   Changes in South […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2017) | March 2, 2018

    Alaska’s 2017 annual abortion report was published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in February 2018. With this 17-page report, Alaska is the first state to release its complete 2017 abortion data, just weeks into the new year.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2016-2017     Abortion Totals and Trends   There […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Missouri (2016) | February 21, 2018

    Missouri’s annual abortion report for 2016 shows that abortion is declining in the Show-Me State, while Missouri residents continue to get abortions in neighboring states. Published online in January by the Department of Health and Senior Services, the report comprises eight pages in the state’s vital statistics report.   Changes in Missouri Abortions, 2015-2016   […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2016) | February 13, 2018

    Alabama’s annual abortion report for 2016 was published online by the state’s Department of Public Health in November 2017. The nine-page report reveals that abortions in the state have increased after a temporary drop the year before.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2016, there […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2016) | February 12, 2018

    This article was updated on January 24, 2019 with corrected abortion totals for 1995.    Illinois’ 2016 annual state abortion report was published on schedule in December 2017. The 15-page report reveals that abortion totals in Illinois are declining steadily, while chemical abortions are increasing rapidly. Illinois’ abortion report is published by the Illinois Department […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2016) | December 19, 2017

    Alaska’s annual abortion report for 2016, published in February 2017 on the state’s Department of Public Health website, reveals that abortions are down by almost six percent from the previous year. The 17-page report provides a concise summary of abortion trends in the state.   Changes in Alaska Abortions, 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Nebraska (2016) | December 1, 2017

    Nebraska’s 2016 abortion report shows that abortion totals in the state continue to fall. The 16-page report is published every May by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and made available on the health department’s website.   Changes in Nebraska abortions 2015-2016     Abortion Totals and Trends Since 2000, the earliest reporting […]

  • Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2016) | November 22, 2017

    Minnesota’s 2016 abortion report provides a detailed look at abortion trends in the state. Published on-time every July by the Minnesota Department of Health, the 63-page report reveals that the state’s abortion rate increased slightly over the previous year from 8.4 to 8.6 (Fig. 1).   Statistics and Changes in Minnesota Abortions, 2015-2016     […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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