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: District of Columbia (2020)
Abortion data for the District of Columbia is available in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s 2020 abortion surveillance report. D.C. continues to have one of the highest abortion rates in the country.
Abortion Reporting: Rhode Island (2020)
Rhode Island’s 2020 abortion statistics have not yet been published by the state but are available in the latest abortion surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The national report shows that between 2019 (2,099 abortions) and 2020 (2,611), abortions reported in Rhode Island increased by 24.4 percent and chemical abortion use increased by 49.1 percent.
Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2020)
Nevada’s 2020 abortion statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services upon request. The report shows that total abortions as well as the total number of chemical abortions that occurred in the state increased from 2019.
Fact Sheet: Abortions at 15 Weeks in the United States
Despite claims made by many in the abortion industry, abortions do occur after 15 weeks gestation, when babies can feel pain. Research shows that abortions after 15 weeks are most frequently performed for the same reasons as earlier abortions.
Abortion Reporting: Kansas (2021)
There were 7,849 Kansas abortions reported in 2021, an increase of four percent from 2020.
Abortion Reporting: Wisconsin (2021)
Wisconsin’s 2021 abortion report was released in October 2022, showing that abortions in Wisconsin increased from 2020.
Abortion Reporting: South Carolina (2021)
South Carolina’s 2021 abortion report was published in June 2022. The report revealed that abortion increased in 2021 from 2020.
Abortion Reporting: Oregon (2021)
Oregon’s abortion statistics for 2021 were published in October 2022 on the state’s Induced Abortion Dashboard run by the Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics. During 2021, reported abortions in the state increased from 2020.
Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2021)
Alabama’s 2021 abortion report was published online by the Alabama Department of Public Health in October 2022, showing that abortions reported in Alabama increased from 2020.
Abortion Reporting: Idaho (2021)
Idaho’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in September 2022. The report shows that abortions decreased from the previous year.