HLI Statement on the Lepanto Institute’s Latest CRS Report

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FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — October 17, 2016. Media contact: Stephen Phelan | sphelan@hli.org A report published today by the Lepanto Institute shows “that in a federally-funded program conducted between 2006 and 2010, CatholicRelief Services received and facilitated the delivery of 2.25 million units of contraception in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … The documents further…

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What Can We Do?

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Only an hour ago we had been lamenting yet another incredibly bad road. Here in the Ugandan outback, it is as pointless to complain about the roads as it is to complain about politicians in America, but railing against the unchangeable can lighten the mood. But on the way out of a small village in…

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A Paradigm Shift in International Development

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People are not the problem. Someone from the international aid and development industry has some explaining to do. In an analysis of financial data from the decade ending in 2010, The Economist lists the world’s most populous nation, and six African nations whose total fertility rate is among the highest in the world, as being among the ten…

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Gates Foundation Stops Funding Abortion*

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Melinda Gates’ June 2nd claim that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has “decided not to fund abortion” has been taken by many as a positive change in the Foundation’s policy. In truth, however, the longstanding Gates Foundation policy of lucrative funding for abortion companies remains unchanged. We know that this policy has not really…

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The March for Life: Once We Get Moving

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“Look at all these marchers, and they’re so young! We’re winning!” “Look at the abortions still occurring, now paid for by hidden surcharges in insurance that most of us are going to have to pay for! We’re not winning, we’re losing!” “Look at the polls, most people are pro-life now! We’re winning!” “Analyze the polls.…

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What Hungary and Poland Can Teach Us about a Post-Roe World


No democratic nation has ever voted in the majority to legalize abortion as such. Not one. Legalized abortion is always imposed by totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, or by elites who manufacture court cases designed to reverse duly created laws that actually protect innocent human beings. As the death toll rises in those nations that have…

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The Clarification on Civil Unions and “Anti-Homosexual” Laws

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the clarification by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia with regard to how some of his recent comments as reported by Catholic News Service…

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‘After Tiller,’ Le Deluge of Propaganda


This is one of those stories where it helps to take a deep breath and remember that because of the lies surrounding abortion, many people simply don’t realize what they are defending. Abortion supporters think they are on a moral crusade, one which they would say is about defending women’s rights. That being said, however,…

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World Down Syndrome Day Reminds Us That Every Life Is Sacred

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Targeting Babies with Down Syndrome “Like Nazi Eugenics Project” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2012 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Human Life International President Father Shenan J. Boquet called on all persons of goodwill to recognize the inherent rights and dignity of all men and women on…

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