HLI Pro-Life Resources

Condoms: Little-Known Scientific Facts

1. Condoms fail for regular users: The condom is the most commonly used barrier method of contraception in the world. Yet according to mainstream scientific sources, its efficacy has been grossly overstated by its promoters. After the use of just 10 condoms, the probability of at least one failure is 52%, according to the authoritative Contraceptive . . . Read more

Exceptions: Is Abortion Ever Permissible?

1. Hard cases make bad law: An old legal saying goes “Hard cases make bad law,” because a good lawyer can justify the overturning of any principle when circumstances are difficult enough.  Pro-abortion groups have used the “hard cases” to negate the American tradition of valuing individual life, and have succeeded in imposing abortion on demand on . . . Read more

Why Women Abort

1. Very few abortions are due to health reasons, rape, incest, or abnormalities: Many people think that women obtain most abortions to save their lives or physical health, for rape and incest, or to avoid birth defects. This is a fallacy that pro-abortion groups continue to cultivate because it helps them spread abortion in nations with pro-life laws and helps . . . Read more

Pro-Abortion Violence: Setting the Record Straight

1. The Media Narrative for “Pro-Life” Violence is Seriously Distorted. Pro-abortionists and the media talk a lot about “anti-choice violence” and an alleged “organized campaign of terror and intimidation against reproductive health centers.” Such charges were again being thrown about in the wake of the cowardly murder of abortionist George Tiller in late May 2009. While . . . Read more

Planned Parenthood Targets U.S. Hispanics

1. Hispanics: The Fastest Growing Minority in the U.S. “The Hispanic population in the U.S. is estimated at 52.0 million, or about 17% of the total population.1 Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the country: Their projected population for 2050 is 127 million, at which point they will constitute 29% of the nation’s population.”2 . . . Read more

Negative Effects of the Pill

1. Hormonal contraceptives have severe side effects: Though noted media and feminist groups typically present hormonal contraceptives as a boon for women, they overlook the serious side effects reported in mainstream scientific literature. Regularly taking powerful steroids, which are what hormonal contraceptives from the Pill to injectable Depo-Provera are, has tremendous impacts on the human body. It should . . . Read more

Men & Abortion

1. Men suffer in the aftermath of abortion as well as women: Though not nearly as much research has been done on abortion’s effects on men as on women, considerable evidence shows that abortion often negatively affects men’s mental health and that a large proportion of men regret their partner’s abortion later on. A March 1989 poll . . . Read more

Is a Baby Human from the Beginning?

1. A new human being is created at conception: From the instant the male gamete (sperm) fuses with the female gamete (egg), a unique human being with his or her own DNA, different from those of his or her mother and father, is present. After fertilization, there are 46 chromosomes (or 47 in the case of Down syndrome), . . . Read more

Female Sterilization

1. Deliberate disruption of healthy organs. The only medical procedures intended to destroy or inhibit healthy organs are those aimed at the male and female reproductive systems. The second most common medical procedure in the world is male and female sexual sterilization (the most common procedure is abortion). This is the strange state of reproductive medicine . . . Read more

Does Welfare Reduce Abortion?

1. The connection between welfare and illegitimacy is well-established: Social scientists have long documented that when women are paid to have children out of wedlock, they are more likely to do so. For example, James Q. Wilson wrote in the Fall 2005 In Character, “A third reason for single-parent families is that, at least in this country, welfare payments have enabled poor . . . Read more