economics

How Does Abortion Affect the United States?

Since 1967, when the first states legalized abortion in the U.S., there have been over 60 million abortions performed in the United States.  Eighteen percent of our nation's entire population has disappeared into the latter‑day extermination camps we know as abortion clinics. We have killed a vast number of children [...]

Does Abortion Reduce Welfare Costs?

Supporters of abortion tend to lack foresight and and misunderstand human nature.  These defects inevitably lead to many cases of the “law of unintended consequences.” An example of this lack of foresight is the claim that, when the State pays for a poor woman’s abortion, it saves a lot of [...]

By |2019-12-14T17:59:43-05:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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Storks’ Fertility Illuminates Irony of Camino’s Abandoned Villages

HLI's Joseph Meaney trailblazing the Camino to raise funds for Seminarians for Life International Following the ancient pilgrimage “Camino” to Santiago de Compostela, I was amazed at the number of storks, a traditional symbol of fertility. In fact, a common scene was storks nesting on the church towers [...]

By |2019-11-22T09:18:44-05:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , |
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A Paradigm Shift in International Development

People are not the problem. Someone from the international aid and development industry has some explaining to do. In an analysis of financial data from the decade ending in 2010, The Economist lists the world’s most populous nation, and six African nations whose total fertility rate is among the highest in the world, [...]

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Does Welfare Reduce Abortion?

1. The connection between welfare and illegitimacy is well-established: Social scientists have long documented that when women are paid to have children out of wedlock, they are more likely to do so. For example, James Q. Wilson wrote in the Fall 2005 In Character, “A third reason for single-parent families is that, at least in this country, [...]

By |2019-12-05T21:07:11-05:00July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , |
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Learning from the Panic Over Population Growth

The contrast is striking. On one side, we have those telling us that there are too many people in the world, and that for the sake of “women’s health” and “sustainability,” abortion and contraception must be basic rights—perhaps even an obligation for some—if we are to achieve sustainability in this [...]

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Singapore: Slowing Population Growth May Hurt a Great City

By almost any measure, Singapore is an impressive city. Actually, it is a city-state, and it is consistently rated as the most law-abiding nation in the world. Singapore has one of the best health care systems, resulting in the lowest infant mortality rate and longest life expectancy in the world. [...]

By |2019-12-04T21:16:45-05:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |