About the Author

Susan Ciancio has a BA in psychology and a BA in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, with an MA in liberal studies from Indiana University. Since 2003, she has worked as a professional editor and writer, editing both fiction and nonfiction books, magazine articles, blogs, educational lessons, professional materials, and website content. Fourteen of those years have been in the pro-life sector. Currently Susan writes weekly for HLI, edits for American Life League, and is the editor of its Celebrate Life Magazine. She also serves as executive editor for the Culture of Life Studies Program, an educational nonprofit program for k-12 students.

The World Doesn’t Need Population Control; It Needs Families

By Susan Ciancio / September 14, 2023 /
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Day after day we hear the phrase “population control.” We hear laments that the planet is overcrowded and running out of resources. It seems that many people care more about the planet than the human beings who inhabit it. Among the solutions to this problem, they say, is the idea that we should limit the…

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Living an Authentic Catholic Life Means Teaching the Truth about Transgenderism

By Susan Ciancio / August 28, 2023 /
Child with rainbow painted face

“I think I was born in the wrong body” is a statement we are hearing more and more often today. Much of the time it’s uttered by youth. This greatly concerns those who care about the well-being of vulnerable children, especially as current estimates predict that about 300,000 kids between the ages of 13 and…

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Your Partner Wants You to Abort? You Have Other Options.

By Susan Ciancio / July 17, 2023 /

You recently found out that you’re expecting a baby, and though this should be a joyful time, you find that it is anything but. You have argued with your partner. You have cried. You have told him that you want the baby, but he wants you to have an abortion. You feel pulled on all…

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What Percentage of Transgender People Regret Surgery?

By Susan Ciancio / July 10, 2023 /
depressed middle aged man

A phrase we hear all too often in today’s world is “you do you.” In essence, what people imply by this is that people should do whatever they want – as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. This mentality flies in the face of love for our fellow human beings, for it doesn’t take…

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Trans Statistics and the Catholic Response to Transgenderism

By Susan Ciancio / May 5, 2023 /
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What’s the number of transgenders in the United States? What percentage of people are transgender? A 2022 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law reports that about 1.6 million people in the US over the age of 13 identify as transgender. According to the World Population Review, each of the 50 states…

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NaProTECHNOLOGY: Effective Women’s Health Science

By Susan Ciancio / May 3, 2023 /
Male gynecologist explaining young girl menstrual period

Like thousands of couples across the country, Jacinta and Mike had tried unsuccessfully to conceive a baby. When a friend told them about NaProTECHNOLOGY, they thought they’d give it a try. To their utter joy, they were successful! According to the couple, “After three cycles of accurate tracking and becoming our own fertility experts, we…

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12 Planned Parenthood Facts You Should Know

By Susan Ciancio / April 28, 2023 /

Sorting through what’s true and what’s not when it comes to Planned Parenthood can be difficult. The nation’s largest abortion provider hides behind a veneer of marketing and misinformation. But beneath the smoke and mirrors, the facts speak for themselves. And these facts say loudly and clearly that abortion is the core mission of this organization that…

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Are You Experiencing Gender Dysphoria?

By Susan Ciancio / January 20, 2023 /
Psychologist having session with her patient in office

Adolescence and young adulthood can be incredibly difficult times, especially in today’s world. If you’ve ever been to a concert or a loud sporting event, you know the feeling of having to shout to be heard, even by the person next to you. That’s what it can feel like if you’re confused about your feelings…

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Defending the Sanctity of Marriage

By Susan Ciancio / January 6, 2023 /
protestors political rally

A recent Pew Research Center headline reads, “About Six-in-Ten Americans Say Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Is Good for Society.” The article goes on to discuss the findings of a new poll that has found that 61% of Americans have a “positive view of the impact of same-sex marriage being legal, including 36% who say it…

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The Uninvolved Parenting Style

By Susan Ciancio / December 2, 2022 /
child, little boy, curly hair

Building stable and healthy families is of paramount importance, to the family itself but also to our society. In order to do that, we must raise our children to be good, moral people. This takes effort. It takes love. And it takes time and devotion. These are just some of the actions of loving and…

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