What Percent of Abortions Are Medically Necessary?

By HLI Staff / October 1, 2021 /

The short answer to this question is “zero.” Medical science has progressed to the point where an abortion is never necessary to preserve the life or the health of the mother. This has been true for more than half a century. Abortions performed to preserve the life or the health of the mother are so…

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Reject Eugenics, and Instead Build a Civilization of Love

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 31, 2021 /

“Every child who a woman expects in her womb is a gift that changes a family’s history: the life of fathers and mothers, grandparents and of brothers and sisters. That child needs to be welcomed, loved and nurtured. Always!” ─ Pope Francis, World Down Syndrome Day 2021 In 2014, the famous scientist and militant atheist…

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Shouldn’t We Allow Abortions to Help Victims of Rape?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 26, 2021 /

Some people disclaim their natural heritage. I always name my origin. It didn’t hold me back and neither has my color. I was born in poverty. My father raped my mother when she was 12. Now they’ve named a park for me in Chester, Pennsylvania. — Renowned Gospel singer Ethel Waters.1 From an ethical and…

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Are Abortions Safer than Childbirth?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 21, 2021 /
3D ultrasound of a baby at about 21 weeks

In their efforts to legitimize and humanize a procedure that most people find unpalatable at best and murderous at worst, pro‑abortionists often claim that abortion is much safer than childbirth. The National Abortion Federation (a trade union for abortion mills) alleges, “Death occurs in 0.0006% of all legal surgical abortions…. In comparison, a woman’s risk…

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Why Women Abort

By HLI Staff / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Why Women Abort

Americans are appallingly ignorant on abortion statistics. One poll showed that California college students believed that abortion was illegal after the first trimester, and that there are less than 100,000 abortions done in the United States every year.1 The actual number is more than ten times as many surgical and chemical abortions ― and, of course,…

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Shouldn’t Abortion be Allowed for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 7, 2021 /

  “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Pope Saint John Paul II 1 Of the many reasons that women give for having abortions, the justification of birth defects is the most understandable, especially if the child is not expected to live. Women considering abortion for fatal or…

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The Mindset Behind Therapeutic Abortions

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 1, 2021 /

“It is true that the decision to have an abortion is often tragic and painful for the mother, insofar as the decision to rid herself of the fruit of conception is not made for purely selfish reasons or out of convenience, but out of a desire to protect certain important values such as her own…

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The Beauty of Statistics on Abortion

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 14, 2020 /
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Yale professor Edward Tufte is an information guru.  He travels the world teaching people the art of “data visualization,” or how to most effectively present the power and the beauty of evidence.  His work highlights the fact that the battle over social issues is largely one of images that activists from all sides attempt to…

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Why Are Late Abortions Performed?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 29, 2020 /
pregnant woman third trimester blue dress

As experts have known for years, unborn children begin to feel pain as early as eight weeks after fertilization, and definitely no later than 14 weeks.  In fact, University of Arkansas Professor Kanwaljeet Anand, the world’s leading authority on fetal pain, says that preborn children probably feel pain much more acutely than adults.  Their nervous…

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Shouldn’t We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 2, 2019 /

Abortion is completely legal in more than one hundred nations.  In almost every case, population controllers first drove in the ultra-thin wedge of allowing abortion when the mother’s life is in danger. This is a brilliant strategy for two reasons. First, abortionists can easily stretch any law, no matter how strict or precisely written, into…

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