What Is Pronatalism?

By Susan Ciancio / January 20, 2021 /
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In 2014 in Fourni, Greece, not one single baby was born. The same was true in 2015. In 2012, only one child was born in the town of Lestijärvi, Finland. What is happening in these countries is not an anomaly. Countries throughout Europe are seeing population declines that their governments are trying desperately to reverse.…

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Is Nazi Euthanasia Resurfacing in the U.S.?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 24, 2020 /
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The Hippocratic Oath … is an honorable historical document, which, however, does not altogether fit present times. If it is to be applied today, the wording has to be changed very extensively, and in these reformulations a series of new oaths have been drawn up which have only a vague relationship to the ancient Hippocratic…

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The Early History of the Eugenics Movement

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 30, 2020 /

The eugenic movement, therefore, cannot be a short campaign like many political or social movements. It is, rather, like the founding and development of Christianity, something to be handed on from age to age. ~”Report of the President of the American Eugenics Society, Inc.,” 1926.   As this short history of the eugenics movement shows,…

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Anderson Cooper, Abandoned Ukraine Babies, and the Problem with Surrogacy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 24, 2020 /

Earlier this month, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper made a surprise on-air announcement: “On Monday, I became a father,” announced a visibly moved Cooper. Every new life is a miracle and a gift. Wyatt Morgan Cooper (the newborn baby) is a miracle and a gift. His life is a thing to be celebrated. But celebrating Wyatt’s…

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Vincent Lambert Killed by Dehydration and Starvation in France

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / July 11, 2019 /
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Another tragedy struck France on July 11, 2019. In a case strikingly similar to that of Terri Schiavo, a brain damaged person has been dehydrated and starved to death at the request of their spouse. Vincent Lambert had suffered cranial trauma in a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his doctors and wife sought to have…

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The Symbolic Burning of Notre Dame

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 22, 2019 /

The State of the Faith in Europe and Easter Hope It is almost impossible not to find a dire symbolism in the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on the first day of Holy Week, the day after – as Ross Douthat points out – Catholics worldwide listened to a Gospel in which St.…

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Why We Should be Concerned about French President Emmanuel Macron

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2018 /
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Throughout his papacy Pope Francis has repeatedly denounced “ideological colonization.” In brief, ideological colonization can be defined as the arrogant imposition of foreign values and practices by wealthy countries on less developed nations. This is often accomplished through financial coercion, by offering monetary aid on the condition that the recipient country agrees to adopt new…

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HLI Marches for Life…Around the World

By Joannes Bucher / June 15, 2018 /
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From East to West, North to South Every year Human Life International (HLI) walks aside other pro-lifers in marches for Life around the world, Belgium in Europe to Soroti, Uganda. The worldwide march for life movement is growing. One of the most impressive ones recently was in Argentina, where HLI-Argentina President, Dr. Oscar Botta, participated.…

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St. John Paul II’s Prophesy for Ireland’s Future

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 4, 2018 /

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” ~ Pope St. John Paul II In 1979, Pope John Paul II gazed out over a sea of some 300,000 youth at a Mass for the Youth in Galway, Ireland. “When I look at you,” he said, “I see the Ireland of the future. Tomorrow, you will be the…

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HLI Laments Irish Vote Repealing the 8th Amendment

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 26, 2018 /

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2018 Irish Contact: Lisa O’Hare, HLI Ireland Media Liaison –  lisa@humanlife.ie USA Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations – dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA and Knock, Ireland) – Human Life International joins with pro-lifers in Ireland and all over the world in mourning the “yes” vote in yesterday’s referendum, which has overturned the Eighth Amendment, allowing legislation to legalize abortion,…

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