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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: Connecticut (2021)

There were 10,146 abortions reported in Connecticut in 2021, up 41 percent from 2020.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: New York City (2020)

New York City’s 2020 abortion statistics showed a decline in the number of abortions occurring in New York City from 2019 to 2020, with 37,523 abortions reported in the city in 2020, a decrease of 25 percent from 2019.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Iowa (2021)

Iowa’s 2021 vital statistics report, which includes the state’s abortion statistics, was published online by the Iowa Department of Public Health in April 2023.

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Maternal & Public Health

Study: Many Women Who Had Abortions Felt Pressured by Others

Abortion pressure and coercion constitute one of the most widespread hidden epidemics in America, and one of the least covered by the media. Our latest research shows that these insidious influences are tragically far more common than most people realize.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2020)

In 2020, there were 11,243 abortions reported in Tennessee, an increase of 15.7 percent from the previous year.

Maternal & Public Health

Abortion Reporting: New York (2020)

In 2020, there were 59,344 abortions reported to have been performed in New York on state residents, down 20 percent from the previous year.

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.