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Charlotte Lozier Institute

Phone: 202-223-8073
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2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
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Arlington, VA 22206

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Charlotte Lozier Institute

Phone: 202-223-8073
Fax: 571-312-0544

2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
#803
Arlington, VA 22206

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Tessa Cox

Senior Research Associate

Tessa Cox 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 OnlineNewsweekThe 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.

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Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2018)

Alabama’s 2018 abortion report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health in March 2020, shows that abortions increased from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Mississippi (2018)

The Mississippi State Department of Health provided Mississippi’s 2018 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request in February 2020.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2018)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Alaska (2019)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2018)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2018)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Illinois (2018)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2018)

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.