About the Author

Brian Clowes, PhD

Dr. Brian Clowes has been HLI’s director of research since 1995 and is one of the most accomplished and respected intellectuals in the international pro-life movement. Best known as author of the most exhaustive pro-life informational resource volume The Facts of Life, and for his Pro-Life Basic Training Course, Brian is the author of nine books and over 500 scholarly and popular articles, and has traveled to 70 countries on six continents as a pro-life speaker, educator and trainer.

The Bible and Homosexuality: Does God Hate Gay People?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / December 5, 2023 /
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The explicit root-and-branch rejection of morality by gays has been real, pervasive, and baleful in its effect on both the quality of life that we create for ourselves within the [gay] community, and our P.R. [public relations] with straights…. There’s a simpler, darker reason why many gays choose to live without morality: As ideologies go,…

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Birth Control: Is the Pill an Abortifacient?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / October 24, 2023 /

What exactly is “abortifacient” birth control, and is “the Pill” an abortifacient? Contraceptives are methods of birth control that place a physical barrier between sperm and egg, such as condoms and diaphragms. By contrast, abortifacients are hormonal-based methods of birth control that often cause early abortions. In 2019, an estimated 27% of women were using…

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How Does Abortion Affect the United States?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / September 25, 2023 /

The first states legalized abortion in 1967. Since then, there have been about 63 million abortions performed in this country. One-sixth of our nation’s entire population has disappeared into the maws of the latter-day extermination camps that the corrupt media calls “reproductive care centers.” How does abortion affect society? We have killed a vast number…

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Shouldn’t We Allow “Freedom of Choice” for Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / September 7, 2023 /
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“Freedom of Choice!” Undoubtedly an ideal slogan. Freedom is the basis upon which our nation was founded and remains our fundamental guiding principle. Who but an ignorant bigot could possibly be against freedom, “choice,” and personal independence? When we hear “freedom of choice,” we imagine the stark opposite. We imagine a nation where one’s life…

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Do Aborted Babies Go To Heaven?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / July 13, 2023 /
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Most women understandably feel some degree of guilt about having an abortion. After all, abortion is a grossly unnatural act, and people who believe in God (as most aborting women do to varying degrees) have difficulty justifying the deliberate killing of a child that they know was willed into existence by Him. All of us…

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What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / July 6, 2023 /
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Pro-abortionists sometimes claim that there is nothing forbidding abortion in the Bible.  For example: Ex-priest Daniel C. Maguire says, “There has been no systematic thinking in Jewish Christian tradition on abortion.  There is nothing in the Bible on it.”1 Roy Bowen Ward, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at Miami University of Ohio, writes, “One thing…

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Does Abortion Save Lives?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / July 3, 2023 /
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Pro-abortion groups claim that legalized abortion is vital for women’s health in the United States since, as they claim, thousands died of illegal abortions every year before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Population controllers also allege that hundreds of thousands of women still die all over the world because their nations have pro-life…

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4 Non-Religious Reasons Why Euthanasia is Wrong

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / June 19, 2023 /
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You are a member of the first generation of doctors in the history of medicine to turn their backs on the oath of Hippocrates and kill millions of old useless people, unborn children, born malformed children, for the good of mankind ― and to do so without a single murmur from the august New England…

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Visualizing Abortion Statistics: Who’s Being Killed and Why?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 14, 2023 /
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No battle is richer in imagery than the struggle over abortion. We have seen everything from coat hangers to roses, ultrasound photos of preborn babies, faked photos of women killed by illegal abortions, panel trucks with giant bloody aborted-baby pictures on them, and NARAL’s “Silent No More” debacle, where weeping women described in great detail…

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The Ethics of Surrogacy

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / June 5, 2023 /
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In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…

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