Tanzanian Government Crusades Against Contraceptives

President Magufuli is Pro-Life Since coming to office in 2015, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has given many pro-life proofs…and now is going the extra mile. Known largely for reducing spending and attacking corruption, since coming into power he was instrumental in making primary and secondary education free as a fulfillment of one of his . . . Read more

Cote d’Ivoire Sliding into Abortion on Demand?

Urgency: The most powerful west African nation after Nigeria, the Cote d’Ivoire, is considering a radical draft bill that would make the current situation – abortion only permitted when two physicians certify the woman’s health is endangered – openly available across the country. As we speak, this bill is still in the draft and consultative . . . Read more

SSI Strikes Pro-Life Gold Once Again

Following the lead of HLI founder, Fr. Paul Marx, this weekend Human Life International held what is commonly known in house as the “SSI,” or the Seminarian Summer Institute. Last year we gathered outside of Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. The SSI this year was just held in Lomé, the capital of Togo at the John Paul . . . Read more

Who are the Players?

Population Controllers Spent 120 Billion Dollars Spent in One Year Alone Most of us have heard about some of the headline-grabbing international abortion providers such as Women on Waves, the floating abortion mill that plies its grisly trade in the waters off the shores of pro-life nations.  Much larger groups such as the International Planned . . . Read more

Contraception’s High Price: A Conversion Story

Children in Tanzania are mostly taught a values-free “comprehensive sex education” that has been part of school curriculum since 1992. This “education” has had a disastrous effect on the morality of the community. In 2013 I was invited by the headmaster of  St. Pius High School to teach about 100 students a sex education lesson . . . Read more

Back from Africa – Zimbabwe’s Contraception at its Worst

“Large poor families have simply become small poor families.” In all my mission trips I have never encountered such an entrenched contraceptive mindset as in Zimbabwe. The quotes below are a sampling from nursing students at one of the government accredited Catholic nursing schools. The government has for decades, through its ministries of Health and . . . Read more

The Annunciation, Inherent Human Dignity, and Mary’s Fiat

Day of the Unborn I am writing you today from Harare, Zimbabwe where I am on mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, Mr. Emil Hagamu and HLI’s local affiliate. Our mission has been very fruitful because of your prayers and support; however, because of poor catechesis, corruption, economic hardships and decades of “colonization of the mind”, . . . Read more

Bioethics Master’s Student Visits HLI for Research

The Battle for Africa When I first began my Master’s program in Catholic bioethics, little did I know that my research would bring me all the way to Front Royal, Virginia. I am writing my Master’s thesis on the bioethical issue of ideological neo-colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa. Ideological neo-colonialism is a destructive phenomenon in which powerful . . . Read more

The Seduction of Evil

“Be on guard against the seduction of evil” The cobra knocks on John’s door and asks, “John please let me in. It is cold and damp outside. I promise I will do no harm to you or your family.” But John vigorously rejects – at first – the pleas of the cobra, knowing the imminent . . . Read more

Contraception and Challenges of False Compassion

Troubling rumors have been swirling around Rome for months now about an alleged papal commission tasked with undertaking an “historical review” of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Despite initial denials about the existence of the commission, it appears that a Vatican official has just confirmed that there is, in fact, such a commission . . . Read more