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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 Longbons

Senior 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 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

Hidden Epidemic: Nearly 70% of Abortions Are Coerced, Unwanted or Inconsistent With Women’s Preferences

Nearly 70% of women with a history of abortion describe their abortions as inconsistent with their own values and preferences, with one in four describing their abortions as unwanted or coerced, according to the study published in the medical journal Cureus.

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Maternal & Public Health

The Effects of Abortion Decision Rightness and Decision Type on Women’s Satisfaction and Mental Health

Perceived pressure to abort is strongly associated with women attributing more negative mental health outcomes to their abortions. The one-third of women for whom abortion is wanted and consistent with their values and preferences are most likely over-represented in studies initiated at abortion clinics.

Since Dobbs, Pro-Life Laws Have Already Saved 10,000 Unborn Lives And Counting

While the WeCount data can’t be independently verified, it’s surprising to see the abortion industry finally acknowledge, however grudgingly, that pro-life state laws save lives. The abortion industry often seeks to obscure, deny, or ignore research that challenges its position.

Decision to Abort First Pregnancy Carries Lifetime Risks of Adverse Events

Researchers analyzing 17 years of comprehensive Medicaid claims data have discovered that women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are likely to have more pregnancies, more abortions, and more miscarriages than women whose first pregnancy ends in a live birth.

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Life & the Law

Five Things We Don’t Know about Abortion in the U.S. (but Could with Better Reporting)

Here are five things that everyone should know about abortion in the United States – but cannot because of the poor state of abortion reporting.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Massachusetts (2020)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided Massachusetts’ 2020 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. Abortions in the Bay State decreased from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Virginia (2020)

Virginia’s 2020 abortion facility statistics were provided to the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) upon request and their annual state abortion report is available online. The reports show that abortions increased ever so slightly from 2019.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2020)

Utah’s 2020 abortion report was published online by the Utah Department of Health in December 2022, showing that abortions decreased in 2020.

Maternal & Public Health

Whose Choice? Pressure to Abort Linked to Worsening of Subsequent Mental Health

Over 60 percent of women who had abortions report high levels of pressure to abort from one or more sources, and those same women report higher levels of subsequent mental health and quality of life issues, according to a new Lozier Institute peer-reviewed study published in the Cureus medical journal.

Maternal & Public Health

Effects of Pressure to Abort on Women’s Emotional Responses and Mental Health

Women who feel pressured to agree to abortion are more likely to experience negative emotional and mental health reactions. Our study aims to investigate five types of pressure women may face and a sample of effects that may be associated with unwanted abortions.