HLI staff writers bring you stories from the mission field and the latest information on life and family issues. All HLI articles are true to Catholic teaching.

What are the Products that Use Aborted Fetuses?

By HLI Staff and William Lawyer / September 22, 2023 /

Do some products contain parts of aborted babies? The short answer is: “Yes.” However, today’s consumer products are not the soap and lampshades of “recycled” Nazi concentration camp victims that we see in museums. The new utilitarian use of “people as product” is a sophisticated enterprise that is not visible to the human eye. Perhaps…

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What Are Abortifacients?

By HLI Staff / August 7, 2023 /

An abortifacient “an agent (such as a drug) that induces abortion.” After an egg is fertilized, abortifacients kill the unborn child. However, manufactures often market these drugs under the name “contraception” to make them more appealing to consumers. Abortifacients are different from contraceptives in that they do not prevent an egg from being fertilized. Rather, they…

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How Effective Are Condoms Against Pregnancy?

By HLI Staff / July 1, 2022 /
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The use of condoms is considered normal, almost compulsory, for many people engaging in sex today, whether married or unmarried. Of course, pro-lifers and Catholics oppose this unnatural device on the moral level. It not only disrupts the mechanism of transmitting human life in the most direct way possible; it also encourages promiscuity with false promises of…

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Male and Female Sterilization

By HLI Staff / April 22, 2022 /

“Blessed are the wombs that never bore.”   The End of Generation Sterilization is, in one sense, the epitome of anti-life activities, the crowning legacy of people like Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, and other eugenicists. This is because it fully achieves the end that those activists hoped for: removal of the generative capacities of human…

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Georgina’s Marriage Rescued from Contraception

By HLI Staff / April 19, 2022 /

Now this Tanzanian family is healthy, happy, and open to life. Ladislaus and Georgina were so happy in their first few years of marriage. But after they had their second child, everything changed. A population control clinic in Tanzania told them two children was plenty. They said they would be richer and healthier with a…

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Nurse Trained by HLI Rwanda Reversed Natalie’s Abortion Just in Time

By HLI Staff / April 12, 2022 /

When Natalie was tricked into taking an abortion pill, our pro-life education program saved the day. Natalie looked her dean in the eye and told him the truth: She’d been missing classes because of morning sickness. She and her boyfriend, another student, were expecting a child. In Rwanda, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy is a disgrace. Natalie…

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Watch a Video about Pro-life Work in Miami

By HLI Staff / April 5, 2022 /
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Our missionary Adriana shares stories about her experiences counseling moms to choose life. Nine years ago, Adriana of HLI Miami got a call she never expected. “Can you help me get an abortion?” Adriana almost dropped the phone. She never thought she’d get that question working at a pro-life center! She did some quick thinking…

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Clinic Worker Quits Pushing Contraception Thanks to Pro-Life Talk in Zimbabwe

By HLI Staff / March 8, 2022 /
Viola holding her new baby

After her pro-life conversion, Viola went to work at a prenatal center and welcomed another child into her family. Before our donors changed her life, Viola was an unwitting agent of the culture of death. She was Catholic, but didn’t know contraception was wrong. She handed out condoms and injected women with Depo-Provera as part…

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Baby Attila is Alive Today Thanks to our Donors’ Support for HLI Hungary

By HLI Staff / March 1, 2022 /

When a pro-life judge took a brave risk to stop an abortion, we stepped up to help save the child. The story was all over the news in Hungary. According to the media, a local judge was forcing Judith to have a child against her will. HLI missionary Dr. Imre saw her on TV. She…

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HLI Bioethics Library Gave Fr. Joby a Magnet to Win Souls for Christ

By HLI Staff / February 8, 2022 /
Fr. Joby studying in the HLI Bioethics Library

Church teaching on life and family is a powerful evangelization tool when our donors train priests to use it. When Fr. Joby came to study in Rome, he brought a big goal: build a pro-life culture by growing the Church in India. Christians are a minority in India. To make disciples of this nation, priests…

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