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

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

By Their Fruits (and Their Names) You Shall Know Them

Sometimes a name really is revealing. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, is one organization whose name says a great deal about its true concern. It was, well, born during the overpopulation panic codified in the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” in the late 1960s, but before the widespread abuses of population . . . Read more

A Better Solution to Third-World Poverty

For many countries across the world, poverty and the ills associated with poverty remain the primary social concern. The streets are chaotic, both in terms of traffic and in the busyness of families trying to make a living. Often, children are abandoned by their families, left to fend for themselves and left vulnerable to any . . . Read more

Get the Human Person Right, Get Development Right

If you had a plumber who, after decades of being called to fix your pipes, could not stop them from leaking, would you keep paying him? I can hear your answer: “Decades? I would have replaced him immediately.” Sure. But what if he was the only one available? “I would find a way to do . . . Read more

Targeting Adolescents as “Progress”

“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. . . . Read more

HLI’s Position on Reports of CRS and Contraceptives in the DRC

Openness to life is at the center of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Lepanto Institute’s Latest CRS Report

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — October 17, 2016. Media contact: Stephen Phelan | sphelan@hli.org A report published today by the Lepanto Institute shows “that in a federally-funded program conducted between 2006 and 2010, CatholicRelief Services received and facilitated the delivery of 2.25 million units of contraception in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … The documents further . . . Read more