Essure Withdrawn Everywhere but U.S.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 Bayer has now withdrawn the device everywhere … except the United States.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

There is No “Safe” Abortion Day

Pro-Lifers Need Not Apply Yesterday the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights widely proclaimed “International Safe Abortion Day.” There is no “safe” abortion day. Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research for Human Life International (HLI), says when we hear “’experts’ agree unanimously that abortion should be legalized worldwide, the . . . Read more

Contraception and its Deadly Consequences

“There is overwhelming evidence that contrary to what you might expect, the provision of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate.” – Fr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International Several years ago Ann Furedi, the former director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain’s largest abortion provider, made a shocking admission. . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae was prophetic…and right!

Is the Church going to “revisit” its teachings against artificial contraception? That’s what Melinda Gates – wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates – hopes. In a recent interview with the BBC, Gates said she is “optimistic” that Pope Francis and the Vatican might do just that. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is . . . Read more

The Consequences of Not Telling the Truth

Why are so many Catholics afraid to uphold the Church’s moral doctrine? Based in the Word of God and codified by the Magisterium, the truths therein are essential to living in true freedom, and are offered to all. The Church isn’t, as even many Catholics seem to assume, just some social agency with rituals. “The . . . Read more

VIDEO: Fr. Francesco Giordano: From Divorce to Transhumanism

Father Francesco Giordano, director of HLI’s Rome office, gave this talk at the Rome Life Forum 0n May 18th, 2017. Following is the abstract, or descriptive summary, of Fr. Giordano’s topic. “When we talk about rights today, we often think of individual rights because this is a concept that has seeped into our mentality since the Enlightenment, . . . Read more

Dissent is Destroying the Family

I have traveled to over 60 countries in the nearly six years since I joined the HLI family. Based on feedback I’ve received from several dozen conferences and hundreds of parish talks I’ve given, I estimate that around 90% have never heard a homily on the evil of contraception—much less a word about its abortifacient effects—and nothing about . . . 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

Bringing the Gospel of Life to Kayanga, Tanzania

Bishop Almachius Vincent Rweyongeza is committed to making the Gospel of Life a living reality in his diocese. In late April, HLI’s regional director of English-speaking Africa, Emil Hagamu, visited the diocese of Kayanga on a very successful mission trip. He was impressed by the bishop’s tireless efforts to encourage his faithful to be generous . . . Read more

Eliminating the Poor is not a Solution to Poverty

Population control groups are taking advantage of a leadership transition period in Tanzania, and are intensifying their activities in the country. Their mission is a frightening one: reducing the number of poor people in order to reduce poverty. This outrageous and backwards strategy is awkwardly promoted under the false name of women’s empowerment and choice, . . . Read more