Lozier Institute a Pro-Life Think Tank Challenging Guttmacher

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 18, 2012   |   3:43PM   |   Washington, DC

The Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life women’s organization, has created a pro-life think that will spit out statistical analysis and information in a way that rivals the Guttmacher Institute, which strongly supports abortion.

Guttmacher, named for a former Planned Parenthood abortion business vice president, formerly received funding from it after it spun off from the organization, and an agency that still supports unlimited abortions, is frequently seen by the media as a place for impartial information and analysis on abortion. The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List, is meant to counter that false impression.

The organization has put up a new web site, www.lozierinstitute.org, which it hopes will be a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing pro-life issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The site features commentaries, reviews and blog posts by an array of policy experts and scholars whose work covers statistics, medicine, bioethics, health care and law.

“We envision lozierinstitute.org as a crossroads for both new information and fresh analysis of policy questions that vex the modern world, centered on the value of human life and care for mothers, the children they carry, and the family,” commented Charlotte Lozier Institute president Chuck Donovan.

He continued:  “We will address topics from abortion, to population policy, advances in fetal medicine, health policy, and even end-of-life care.  We will supplement and encourage existing organizations, as well as provide a balance to existing research organizations embedded in the abortion industry, by focusing on mid- and long-term topics where reflection and deeper examination can make lasting contributions.”

The web site includes articles on such topics as eugenics restitution legislation in North Carolina, the sudden and unexplained surge in abortion in the District of Columbia, the status of Chinese human rights activist Cheng Guangcheng, and the adoption of “whole women” legislation in a number of states to prioritize family planning funding to agencies offering primary care.  Topics coming soon to the site include the quality of U.S. abortion reporting laws and the growth of perinatal hospice as a form of compassionate care for parents facing the birth of children with lethal anomalies.

Staff members of the Institute represent some of the most experienced writers and editors in the area of life issue studies.



Chuck Donovan is a four-decade veteran in Washington policy circles and has written and spoken widely on public policy issues during work at the National Right to Life Committee, in the Reagan White House, at Family Research Council and, most recently, the Heritage Foundation.  Gene Tarne, who edits lozierinstitute.org, is the founder and president of Tarne Communications.  He has 30 years of experience in public affairs, journalism, media relations, and issue advocacy, representing a variety of non-profit, international, and public policy clients.

Launched late last year, the Charlotte Lozier Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.  She was an associate of Susan B. Anthony.