The Abortion Hard Cases

Most people believe access to abortion should be limited. But how limited? Is abortion okay to save the mother, or after rape or incest, or in cases of severe fetal deformities?   #1. Is abortion okay to save the life or health of the mother? Because of advances in medicine, there are currently no maternal medical . . . Read more

Why Women Get Abortions

Many people believe that the reasons women get abortions are to save their lives or physical health, or in cases of rape and incest, or to avoid birth defects. This is a fallacy that pro-abortion groups continue to cultivate because it helps them spread abortion in nations with pro-life laws and helps them retain abortion-on-demand once they have achieved it.   0.69% of . . . Read more

A First Birthday for the Girl Who Shouldn’t Be Alive

Guest author: Nereida Brumat-Decker, Esq. In late 2014, Paraguay was shaken by the news that an eleven-year old girl was pregnant. She had been raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In media reports the anonymous young girl was called “Maynumbi” in order to protect her identity. Maynumbi is the Paraguayan Guarani indigenous word for “hummingbird.” The . . . Read more

Should Catholic Hospitals Use the Morning-After Pill for Rape Victims?

Even with all of the different contraceptives and abortifacients on the market today, women forget to use their birth control, think their birth control method might have failed, or were coerced into sex. Many of these women resort to “emergency contraception,” a term that covers several drugs or devices that are used after intercourse (instead . . . Read more

Recognizing Human Dignity in Difficult Circumstances

In every country, at this very moment, women who have become pregnant — either because of decisions they made or as victims of assault through no fault of their own — are faced with making the choice of life or death for their child. Some of these women are financially stable, some are in financial . . . Read more

El Salvador Supreme Court Upholds Life in Beatriz Case

HLI President applauds decision The Supreme Court of El Salvador ruled 4-1 on Wednesday to uphold the country’s life-protecting laws and denied a petition to allow doctors to perform an abortion on a 22-year-old woman known only as Beatriz. In its decision, the court noted (contrary to the claims of those using Beatriz’s difficult situation . . . Read more