Social Problems and the Eugenics Debate: Is Eugenics Ethical?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 29, 2024 /
The Eugenic Record Office's 1912 Field Worker's Conference

If any single age really attains, by eugenics and scientific education, the power to make its descendants what it pleases, all men who live after are the patients of that power, slaves to the dead hand of the great planners and conditioners. If man chooses to treat himself as raw material, raw material he will…

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Abortifacient Brief: Why Was Depo Provera Banned?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 29, 2024 /
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The birth control shot, Depo-Provera (DP), is an injectable contraceptive drug that sometimes has an abortifacient effect. While the intention behind using it is simply to prevent pregnancy, it also possesses a long list of shocking risks and side effects. Related: Abortifacients vs Contraceptives: Do Contraceptives Cause Abortion?   A Brief History of Abusing Poor…

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Three Prayers for Babies in Danger of Abortion

By Susan Ciancio / January 29, 2024 /

Abortion—the taking of a baby’s life before he has a chance to be born—is one of the most horrific things a human being can do to another. In just the first ten months of 2023 alone, there were 878,000 abortions in the US. But because that number does not include data from every state—as some…

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Abortion Exceptions: Should Abortion Ever Be Legal?

By HLI Staff / January 23, 2024 /
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Most people believe access to abortion should be limited. But how limited? Are abortion exceptions permissible to save the mother, or after rape or incest, or in cases of severe fetal deformities? The “Health of the Mother” Exception Because of advances in medicine, there are currently no maternal medical conditions for which abortion is the…

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Should We Support Abortion to Preserve the Woman’s Mental Health?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 23, 2024 /
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Nothing exposes the dishonesty and corruption of the abortion industry more than the “mental health” exception for abortion. Abortionists routinely abuse this exception, no matter how carefully and precisely lawmakers draft it. This kind of deception has been going on as long as there have been laws against abortion.   Abuse of the “Mental Health”…

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Novena for Pregnancy and Motherhood

By Susan Ciancio / January 23, 2024 /
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Pregnancy is a joyous time of preparation, wonder, and abundant changes. But for a new mother it can also be a scary time. There’s so much to worry about as that tiny, vulnerable baby grows each and every day. That is why we invoke the help of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Gerard. We…

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Shouldn’t We Allow Abortions to Help Victims of Incest?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 19, 2024 /

Abortion for incest wreaks more violence upon the victim, rarely leads to genuine healing, and may lead others to believe that the “problem” caused by the violent crime has largely been solved. In cases of incest, abortion often eliminates the only evidence of the crime. The solution to incest is not abortion, but prosecution of…

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Permissive Parenting

By Susan Ciancio / January 19, 2024 /
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They say that children don’t come with a handbook. And that’s true. But if they did, it would hold amazing insight from a woman named Diana Baumrind. Baumrind was a developmental psychologist at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s. After studying the behavior of preschool children, she found that there is a…

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What’s the Lifespan of a Gay Friend?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 11, 2024 /
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Despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, pro-homosexual group tend to insist that living the active homosexual “lifestyle” is just as healthy as heterosexuality. Some of the claims made by pro-homosexual groups are ridiculous on their face. For example, in its comically misnamed Intelligence Report, the Southern Poverty Law Center claimed: MYTH #4: LGBT people…

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How Many Planned Parenthood Clinics Offer Prenatal Care?

By Emily Capps / January 11, 2024 /

Planned Parenthood’s website claims, “Only a small number of Planned Parenthood health centers offer the full range of prenatal care services,” though they do offer referrals. The truth is: Planned Parenthood rarely offers prenatal services—and certainly not a “full range” of them. A select few Planned Parenthood clinics offer limited prenatal services, but most only…

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