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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.

Research Authored

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Michigan (2022)

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services published its 2022 abortion statistics in June 2022, showing that abortions had increased from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Louisiana (2021)

Louisiana’s 2021 abortion report was published by the Louisiana Department of Health in June 2023. The data published on the Department’s website is marked as preliminary, but CLI was able to confirm via email correspondence with Department officials that the data is final. The report shows that abortions slightly decreased from 2020.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: West Virginia (2022)

West Virginia’s 2022 abortion statistics were published in June 2023 via their Induced Termination of Pregnancy (ITOP) report, showing that abortions in the Mountain State have decreased dramatically since 2021.

Maternal & Public Health

2021 Abortion Trends and Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

As of June 14, 2023, there were 31 states that had released abortion statistics for both 2020 and 2021. Twenty-two states reported an increase in abortions from 2020, while nine states reported that abortions declined.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Florida (2022)

Nearly 82,600 abortions were reported in Florida in 2022, an increase of three percent from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Arkansas (2022)

The Arkansas Department of Health released its annual abortion report in June 2023, showing that both the total number of abortions and chemical abortions specifically significantly declined in 2022.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Oklahoma (2022)

The first state to publish its full 2022 abortion report online is Oklahoma. Its 2022 report was published on the website of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in May 2023. The report shows that abortions decreased significantly.

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Maternal & Public Health

A Cohort Study of Mental Health Services Utilization Following a First Pregnancy Abortion or Birth

A first pregnancy abortion, compared to a birth, is associated with significantly higher subsequent mental health services utilization following the first pregnancy outcome. The risk attributable to abortion is notably higher for inpatient than outpatient mental health services.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Nevada (2021)

In 2021, there were 8,751 abortions reported in Nevada, an increase of 1.4 percent from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: North Carolina (2021)

In 2021, there were 32,454 abortions reported in North Carolina, an increase of 8.2 percent from 2020.