Depo-Provera: Injectable Abortion

By HLI Staff / March 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Depo-Provera: Injectable Abortion
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The Depo-Provera shot is a type of hormonal anti-fertility drug that works at times as a contraceptive, but also sometimes as an abortifacient—a drug that causes abortion in some instances. Women who receive this injection must be aware of the health risks to them and to a newly created baby. Here are the 4 key…

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‘Petition on Hormonal Contraceptives’: The Real Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

By Susan Ciancio / April 21, 2020 /
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Breast cancer. Cervical cancer. Depression. Mood disorders. Suicide. Multiple sclerosis. Ulcerative colitis. Venous thromboembolism. Inflammatory bowel disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Cystitis. Crohn’s disease. Urogenital effects. Cardiovascular events. Increased chance of HIV transmission. Your doctor rattled off those words like he was calling roll in a classroom. But each one made you cringe a little more…

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Contraception’s High Price: A Conversion Story

By Emil Hagamu / June 25, 2018 /
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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…

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Abortifacient Brief: Depo-Provera

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 11, 2017 /
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The birth control Depo-Provera is an injectable contraceptive drug that sometimes has an abortifacient effect.  It also possesses a long and checkered history rife with fraud and abuse. History of Depo-Provera In 1967, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals began an extensive 11-year trial of Depo at Atlanta’s Grady Clinic in its attempts to get the drug approved for…

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When the Church Ignores Dissent…

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 18, 2017 /
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I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple minded. (Romans…

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Targeting Adolescents as “Progress”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 19, 2016 /
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“For us to make real progress as a country, our interventions must target this group.” ~ Ummy Mwalimu, Minister for Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children, speaking of the need to target adolescent girls with contraceptives, at the opening of the Family Planning 2020 “Progress Report” conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, earlier this month.…

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Contraception: An Alternative to Abortion?

By HLI Staff / June 27, 2016 /

Dr. Ligaya Acosta, Human Life International’s regional director of Asia and Oceania, gave an eye-opening talk at the tenth World Congress of Families in the Republic of Georgia in May 2016. Her presentation on contraception was accompanied by HLI resources on the subject. Dr. Acosta took her time deciding on a topic for this important…

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