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.

Should the Pro-Life Movement Follow a “No Exceptions” or “Pragmatic” Strategy?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 19, 2020 /
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Pro-life groups generally emphasize one of two pro-life strategies: the “pragmatic” and the “no exceptions” approaches.   The “Pragmatic” Strategy “Pragmatic” pro-lifers work for protective laws while taking into consideration local political conditions. In a liberal state, the best one may be able to manage is to pass a parental notification law, work for stricter…

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What May We Do about Pain?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 18, 2020 /
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As we or our loved ones get older and begin to consider advance medical directives, we should also think about the question of pain and how we intend to deal with it. Those who diligently practice their Catholic faith commonly ask three questions regarding the ethics of pain management drugs near the end of life:…

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Why Are Homosexual Activists So Afraid of “Ex-Gays”?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 14, 2020 /
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The 19th century writer Oscar Wilde is revered by many in the gay and lesbian community but, believe me, if he were alive now, he’d be totally exasperated with the whining, hysterical malcontents who dominate today’s gay lobby. ~John McKellar of Homosexuals against Pride Extremism (HOPE).1 Homophile propagandists jealously protect a very important secret —…

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“But I’m Only One Person ― What Can I Do?”

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 13, 2020 /
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Every January, hundreds of thousands of Americans converge in Washington, D.C. for the National March for Life, the largest annual protest in the world. We continue to commemorate and mourn an incredible 55 million abortions, which have destroyed one-sixth of the population of the United States and which have caused irreparable harm to society, human…

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Transhumanism: The Final Frontier

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 11, 2020 /
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“And when everyone’s super—no one will be!” ~The villain “Syndrome” in The Incredibles   What Is Transhumanism? In 2009, the World Transhumanist Association’s website posted the Transhumanist Declaration. It summarized the goals of transhumanism in saying, “Humanity stands to be profoundly affected by science and technology in the future. We envision the possibility of broadening human…

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Why Do So Many “Pro-Choice” Groups Support Forced Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 7, 2020 /
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When they founded NARAL in the 1960s, reformed abortionist Bernard Nathanson and his colleague Larry Lader dreamed up the label “pro-choice.”1 Of all the slogans they produced, it has turned out to be the biggest lie of all. From its beginning, leading elements of the so-called “pro-choice” movement have vocally supported forced abortion and contraception ―…

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The Homosexual Activists’ American Psychological Association Coup

By Brian Clowes, PhD / August 4, 2020 /
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Homosexual activists often mention that the medical profession—specifically psychiatrists and psychologists—believe that homosexuality is a “normal human sexual response.” In support of this assertion, they talk about how the American Psychological Association officially removed homosexuality from its list of “mental disorders” in 1973, and that the American Psychiatric Association also classifies homosexuality as normal.  …

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Is Nazi Euthanasia Resurfacing in the U.S.?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 24, 2020 /
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The Hippocratic Oath… is an honorable historical document, which, however, does not altogether fit present times. If it is to be applied today, the wording has to be changed very extensively, and in these reformulations a series of new oaths have been drawn up which have only a vague relationship to the ancient Hippocratic Oath….…

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What Is the Christian Consensus on Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 22, 2020 /
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Until about 1950, every major Protestant denomination vigorously opposed abortion, and church leaders condemned it in the strongest possible terms. Ministers were unfazed by pro-abortion criticism because their teachings were solidly based upon the theology of their original founders. John Calvin said: If it seems more disgraceful that a man be killed in his own…

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The Racism of Eugenics

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 21, 2020 /

At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be…

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