Essure Withdrawn Everywhere but U.S.

Essure Sterilization Hurts The Essure coil is a female sterilization method manufactured by the German pharmaceutical company Bayer since 2002. Bayer has now withdrawn the device everywhere … except the United States. And U.S. is the device’s biggest market. Given the recent Essure failure, consider reading at Human Life International (HLI) about the many unfortunate . . . Read more

UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Dr. Brian Clowes and I landed yesterday in Ireland for another speaking tour in defense of life and family. True to form, our partner and good friend, HLI Ireland’s Patrick McChrystal, had us scheduled to speak the evening we arrived, and we haven’t slowed down yet. We would be grateful for your prayers–Ireland really is . . . Read more

President of Tanzania Expresses Openness to Life

“Not too early, not too late; not too many and not too close.” This is the guideline that population control groups give to many women starting their families in Tanzania. The new president, however, has signaled that his administration will push instead for policies that demonstrate openness to life. According to some reports, he has . . . Read more

Contraception: The Gateway to Moral Decay

Based on the findings of a recent Gallup poll released on May 30, Americans are becoming more accepting of a number of controversial issues. At the top of Gallup’s list of 19 issues was contraception, of which 90 percent of Americans approve, followed by divorce at 69 percent and premarital sex at 66 percent. Others . . . Read more

Reminder: The Church IS Against Birth Control

Even for many Catholics who attend Mass on a weekly basis, the Church’s teachings on birth control are often misunderstood — or completely unknown. It can be even more complicated for the faithful when high ranking clergy make confusing statements about these beautiful teachings. One of the tools Human Life International is using to set . . . Read more

A Return to the Beginning

Then the Lord God formed man out of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) As a Catholic priest of nearly twenty-one years and president of an international pro-life organization, I am very concerned with the results of two recent . . . Read more

Ideological Bias Risking the Lives of Young Women

(Zenit.org) — Scientific studies from around the world show that younger women, specifically those between the ages of 25 and 39, are increasingly being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer—which has often spread further in the body by the time of diagnosis. A study on cancer rates in Geneva, Switzerland, published in 2007 found that breast cancer . . . Read more

HLI Reply to Governor Jindal’s Pro-Contraception Article

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2012 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, on the December 13, 2012 Wall Street Journal opinion article by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. “I find Governor Jindal’s opinion piece ‘The End of Birth . . . Read more

“No Controversy?” Campaign Launches in Response to Gates Foundation’s Push for Birth Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2012 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Human life International, the world’s largest international pro-life organization, today launched the “No Controversy?” campaign in defense of women and children of the developing world, who have become the targets of a multi-billion dollar birth control . . . Read more