Learn from Life First Nurse Manager and Senior Research Associate at Charlotte Lozier institute about what chemical abortion is, the dangerous new developments, and what you can do to help stop the trauma of abortion.
Tessa Longbons 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 Online, Newsweek, The 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.
Linda Kisha, BSN, RN is the nurse manager of First Care Women’s Health (FCWH) where she has worked for 8 years. She is responsible for managing a medical team that consists of six licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMSs) that all practice under the orders of a licensed, Board-certified OB/Gyn. A nurse sonographer, Linda also provides medical pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and medical counseling for FCWH patients. Linda gives each patient the care and respect they deserve. She is thorough, loving, compassionate, and committed to expert care for each woman. Linda also works to build relationships with healthcare organizations and other community partners so that we can build a community where each woman knows of all of the resources available to her to help her choose life for her baby.
Prior to coming to First Care, Linda worked at UVA Health Prince William Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care unit for over 26 years. She has also been a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor for physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists for 30 years. Before working at Prince William, Linda was the assistant nurse manager for labor and delivery at Wayne General Hospital in Northern New Jersey for 5 years.
Originally from NJ, Linda earned her BSN from Messiah University. She resides in Manassas with her husband, Mike, and their dog. She enjoys singing, playing the piano, and visiting her daughter, son-in-law, and two-year-old grandson in New York State.