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Charlotte Lozier Institute

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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: Massachusetts (2017)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Montana (2016)

Montana’s 2016 abortion 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 the total.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Arizona (2017)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Indiana (2017)

The past year saw a rise in abortions in Indiana, with abortions in the state increasing by seven percent...

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Minnesota (2017)

Minnesota’s annual abortion reports serve as proof that state reporting can be efficient, low-cost, and thorough. In 2017, Minnesota’s report once again cost only $4,000 to produce, including printing costs.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: North Dakota (2017)

North Dakota’s 2017 abortion report shows that abortion in the state is trending downward. Just one abortion center operates in North Dakota.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2017)

In 2016, CLI ranked South Carolina at 28th place out of the 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia for the quality of its abortion reporting. Since then, South Carolina has made progress, now reporting all abortions performed in the state and including information on the types of abortion procedures used.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2017)

In a Charlotte Lozier Institute study of abortion reporting across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City, Oklahoma’s reports were ranked at first place. Oklahoma’s reports are detailed and comprehensive, and the state releases them in a timely manner. However, Oklahoma could make its reports even more valuable...

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2017)

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.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2016)

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.