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Science & Statistics for Life

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Current News

Keep up with the latest on our life-related research, public policy, and media.

  • New Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks Myth of Abortion as “Family Planning”

    “For decades abortion-supportive academics, including those at the American Public Health Association and the American College of OB-GYNs, have asserted that abortion is necessary for women to plan happy and healthy families. This peer-reviewed research confirms the exact opposite. Policymakers would do well to look at the data and dispense with the old myth that abortion helps women ‘plan parenthood.’ For too long this line has been used to excuse abortion on-demand, through birth, funded by taxpayers. These pro-abortion policies fatten the abortion industry’s bottom line at the expense of vulnerable women and their children.”

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  • Map: Assisted Suicide in the States

    This map shows the status of laws prohibiting or permitting assisted suicide, including physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the United States. Last updated: April 15, 2019.

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  • Abortion Cases in The Higher Federal Courts: Clarification Needed After June Medical

    With the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court last October, pro-life advocates are more optimistic that the Court will uphold legal protections for unborn children and their mothers. However, so far this term the Court has not taken any significant action.   

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Most COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Use Fetal Cells for Production; Several Used Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Testing; Experts Urge All Vaccine Developers to Use Noncontroversial Alternatives

State Abortion Reporting

Do you know if abortion is declining or rising in your state? What about chemical abortion? How big of a threat is Planned Parenthood in your state? Does your state even report abortion data? Visit our new state abortion reporting map to find out.

Our Leaders & Scholars

With a current network of more than three dozen Associate Scholars from a variety of disciplines, CLI provides pro-life groups and policy makers research-based information of the highest quality.

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Lisa Gilbert, MD, FAAFP
Associate Scholar
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Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan
President
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Stephen Billy
Executive Director
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Thomas M. Messner, J.D.
Senior Fellow in Legal Policy
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David Prentice, Ph.D.
Vice President and Research Director
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Eugene C. Tarne
Senior Analyst
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Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kathi Aultman, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Mai W. Bean
Associate Scholar
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Steven Braatz, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kristi Burton Brown, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA
Vice President and Director of Data Analytics
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Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FASAM, MBA
Associate Scholar
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Steve Calvin, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Samuel B. Casey, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences
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Grazie Pozo Christie, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Maureen Condic, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Scott E. Daniels, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Pia de Solenni, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Richard Doerflinger, M.A.
Associate Scholar
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G. Kevin Donovan, M.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Jeffrey M. Staab, J.C.D.
Director of the Lozier Library for Life, Science and Law
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Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Marguerite Duane, M.D., M.H.A., FAAFP
Associate Scholar
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Maria Feeney, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Reginald Finger, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Genevieve Plaster, M.A.
Deputy Director, Policy and Administration
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Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Catherine Glenn Foster, J.D., M.A.
Senior Fellow in Legal Policy
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Christina M. Francis, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Katrina Furth, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Moira Gaul, M.P.H.
Associate Scholar
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Tessa Longbons
Research Associate
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Mary E. Harned, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Donna Harrison, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Anna Higgins, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Hannah Howard
Research Associate
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Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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J. Wells Logan, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNP
Associate Scholar
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Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)
Associate Scholar
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Marie Willke Meyers, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Michael J. New, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sheila Page, D.O.
Associate Scholar
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Jeffrey J. Pauls, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Katey Price, J.D.
Associate Scholar
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Sharon Quick, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Monique Robles, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Elise Rose, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Bobby Schindler, M.S.
Associate Scholar
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Kathleen Schmainda, Ph.D., M.A., MSEEE, BSE
Associate Scholar
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James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scholar
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Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Associate Scholar
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Keiren D. Smith, M.D.
Associate Scholar
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Nora Sullivan, M.P.A
Associate Scholar
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Paul Wagle, M.A.
Associate Scholar
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Susan Wills, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Scholar
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Gracie Yu, M.H.S.
Associate Scholar

CLI Initiatives

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