Pregnancy Centers Have Saved 800,000 Babies From Abortions Since 2016

National   |   Charlotte Lozier Insstitute   |   Jun 24, 2022   |   9:22AM   |   Washington, DC

A new analysis of a nationally representative dataset reveals that since 2016 more than 800,000 human lives have been saved through the community-based care of pro-life pregnancy centers, which provide local women with tangible support to address challenges related to pregnancy.

Currently, more than 2,700 pro-life pregnancy centers support pregnant women facing difficult circumstances with medical care and referrals, education, mentoring, and material support including diapers, car seats, and clothing.  Community-based support is offered through nearly 15,000 staff and almost 54,000 volunteers, which includes 10,200 licensed medical professionals (both staff and volunteers).

Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan, president of Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), said:

“Radical pro-abortion activists have violently attacked pro-life pregnancy centers in recent weeks, which Speaker Pelosi and other national leaders have failed to condemn.  Yet real-world data shows that compassion and decency are winning, with more than 800,000 precious babies saved thanks to brave volunteers and staff who willingly take the risk of helping women and their families.

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“Pro-life pregnancy centers help women fulfill their dreams by listening to their concerns and needs and building a network of community support to partner with the mother through pregnancy and beyond.  This is what the violent activists are attempting to silence.”

The new analysis from Charlotte Lozier Institute was based on a nationally representative group of more than 1,100 Care Net pregnancy centers’ de-identified data, collected and recorded each year since 2008.  The data was then weighted to create national estimates for the total number of pro-life pregnancy centers that CLI studies in the United States.

2016 173,587 2,600
2017 163,105 2,600
2018 169,547 2,600
2019 177,716 2,700
2020 144,176 2,700
Total Lives Saved 828,131


Moira Gaul, M.P.H., a CLI associate scholar and lead author of the new analysis, explained:

“More than any other group, pro-life pregnancy centers are best equipped to support women facing unintended pregnancies in a post-Roe America.  On average, pregnancy centers consistently have client satisfaction rates over 95% leading to many ‘word-of-mouth’ referrals to pro-life pregnancy centers – meaning that the 800,000 lives saved just since 2016 represent a significant number of women who received support and then told their friends and families about the compassionate and cost-free care they received.”

A previous Charlotte Lozier Institute analysis found that in 2019, more than 2,700 U.S. pro-life pregnancy centers served roughly two million women, men, and youth with nearly $270 million in services, including 1,290,079 packs of diapers, free obstetrical ultrasound services, and prenatal and parenting classes.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The 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.