News and Commentary

2 Treaties Threaten to Mandate Abortion Internationally

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 27, 2023 /

Pro-life experts are raising the alarm about two major international treaties, which they say could be used to force the United States and many other nations to recognize abortion-on-demand as late as 40 weeks. The first of these documents is a proposed “pandemic treaty,” which is being championed by the stridently pro-abortion World Health Organization.…

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Breaking the Bubble of Transgender Groupthink

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 20, 2023 /
image of a girl with gender dysphoria looking in the mirror

There is something about the transgender movement that has struck many people as fundamentally cultish. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about cults: “Specific factors in cult behavior are said to include manipulative and authoritarian mind control over members, communal and totalistic organization, aggressive proselytizing, systematic programs of indoctrination, and perpetuation in middle-class communities.” One…

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Indi Gregory: An Innocent Child Dies

By Marisa Cantu / November 16, 2023 /
Indi Gregory baptism. Photo Credit: Christian Concern

The UK has a health law in place that has caused unspeakable pain. In the UK, parents and guardians generally have a say over their child’s medical treatments. However, the law states that when a doctor believes that the parents’ or guardians’ wishes are not in the best interest of the child, the case goes…

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Ohio Abortion Amendment Is a Wake-up Call

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 13, 2023 /
Constitution displaying "we the people" on a wooden table

Last Tuesday, Ohio voters voted 57 to 43 percent to add a “right” to abortion to the state Constitution. What this means is that in Ohio abortion is now permitted without restriction up to the point of viability. Tragically, the passage of this amendment makes it all but certain that Ohio’s 6-week abortion ban—signed into…

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Abortion in Russia: Where It Stands Today

By Marisa Cantu / November 9, 2023 /
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Abortion in Russia has a complicated history. Russia is the country with the highest numbers of abortions. Abortion was illegal in the Russian Empire, when Tsar Nicholas II was in power, and when he and his family were executed in 1918. In 1920, the Bolshevik regime legalized abortion, only to have it banned again in…

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Cardinal Sarah on Freedom and Transgenderism

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 6, 2023 /

The confluence of the age of social media, and the meteoric rise of transgender ideology, has produced a wave of deeply distressing images and video content. One need not look far on social media sites like TikTok or Instagram to find young transgender “influencers” documenting their “gender transition” journeys. At other times, it is so-called…

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Idaho Abortion Case: Rachael and Kadyn Swainston

By Marisa Cantu / November 1, 2023 /
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Idaho mother and son, Rachael and Kadyn Swainston, are being charged with second-degree kidnapping after they allegedly took an underaged girl to Oregon to obtain an abortion. An Idaho abortion would have been complicated. Idaho has abortion bans in place, as well as a law that prohibits taking minors across state lines for an abortion…

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HLI’s Mission Work Helps Ugandan Girls

By Marisa Cantu / October 31, 2023 /
Father Opio, country director for HLI Uganda

HLI has helped save teenage girls in Uganda. The teenage pregnancy rate in Uganda is high. About a quarter of Ugandan girls aged 15-19 are pregnant, or are already mothers, according to a UNICEF survey. To combat this, a policy was proposed to the Ugandan government to distribute birth control to teenage girls. Yet this…

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Britney Spears Brings the Brutal Reality of Abortion Into the Light

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 30, 2023 /
The shadow of a sad woman sitting on balcony alone

So long as abortion activists can keep the public discussion of abortion restricted to their chosen language and talking points, they are safe. Who, after all, could disagree with such things as a woman’s “right to choose” or oppose her “reproductive rights”? These sanitized, positive-sounding slogans are the secret weapon in the pro-abortion activists’ arsenal.…

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Malawi Planned Parenthood Chased Out of School

By Marisa Cantu / October 25, 2023 /

Malawi high school students chased Malawi Planned Parenthood out of their school in September. Human Life International’s missionaries had been to the Natola high school before for chastity training and information on contraception and abortion. Since HLI’s trainings, there have been no pregnancies in the school – a fact that the Natola teacher attributes to…

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