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United States Fertility Rate Hits New Low

Population control advocates say ‘Hooray’, but is there reason to celebrate? A sobering new report finds the U.S. fertility rate has hit a 40-year low. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that there were about 3.85 million births in 2017, which translates into a total fertility rate (TFR – [...]

Tragic Irony in the Death of Toys “R” Us

Life is full of irony. I am thinking of Toys “R” Us' recent announcement that it will be closing all its stores. That the toy chain has been forced to shutter due to financial pressure doesn't come as a shock. In the age of Amazon, many brick-and-mortar stores are going [...]

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 [...]

What is the Abortion Situation in South America?

South America has a strong Catholic heritage, and is relatively friendly towards preborn children.  Four small countries, representing only five percent of the population of the continent, have abortion on demand laws or many exceptions that mean the same thing in practice.  These are Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana and Uruguay.  [...]

By |2019-10-03T10:05:19-04:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , |

No Spaniards, No Spain

Guest commentary by María José Mansilla-Arcos, director of Association Spei Mater, HLI's affiliate in Spain   The Institute for Family Policy in Spain recently published a report titled Demography and Birthrate in Spain. Even though demography is not often publicly discussed in Spain, the report has been picked up by [...]

By |2019-06-25T22:42:39-04:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , |

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, [...]

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 |2019-04-17T15:28:18-04:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |