NIFLA Statement on New Report: “Pregnancy Centers Stand the Test of Time”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute released a report highlighting the findings of a robust study of approximately 2,700 U.S. pregnancy centers. The new report, Pregnancy Centers Stand the Test of Time,” is based on national survey data provided by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and other pregnancy center networks, including Care Net and Heartbeat International. The data in this report quantifies the tremendous impact of pregnancy centers in America.  

“Pregnancy centers and medical clinics exist to empower mothers to choose life. They provide invaluable education as well as physical, medical, emotional and financial support,” said Anne O’Connor, NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs. “This report quantifies the impact of their work on a national scale. Pregnancy centers provide these services at no cost, saving communities across the nation millions in tax dollars annually. All Americans, regardless of political orientation, can agree that pregnancy centers provide welcome essential resources during times of uncertainty.”

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Key findings in the report include: 

  • 2,700 pro-life pregnancy centers nationwide served almost two million people in 2019, at an estimated value of nearly $270 million.
  • These are some of the vital services typically provided at virtually no charge:
    • Almost 732,000 pregnancy tests
    • More than 486,000 free ultrasounds
    • 160,200 STI/STD tests
    • More than 291,000 clients attended parenting and prenatal education programs
    • More than 21,000 clients received after-abortion support
    • Nearly 1.3 million packs of diapers
    • More than two million baby outfits
  • Personnel facts:
    • 68,832 workers serve pregnancy centers, including nearly 3,800 licensed medical staff (25% of paid staff)
    • Eight in 10 (53,855) of these workers are volunteers, including more than 6,400 licensed medical volunteers (12% of total volunteers)
    • Over 10,000 licensed medical workers provide care, as staff and volunteers

About NIFLA

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates is a national nonprofit providing legal counsel, education and training for pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. Representing a network of more than 1,500 pregnancy centers across the nation, NIFLA has challenged laws targeting its members in several states — including California, Hawaii, Illinois, North Dakota and New York.

The NIFLA v. Becerra ruling in favor of the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers and all Americans was released on June 26, 2018. To book interviews with the NIFLA leadership team about the ongoing impact of NIFLA v. Becerra or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team: [email protected]