An Open Letter to Starbucks

Mr. Kevin Johnson Chief Executive Officer Starbucks Coffee Company 2401 Utah Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134-1436 May 29, 2018 An Open Letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson from Pro-Life Coalition Leaders Dear Mr. Johnson: Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the . . . Read more

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 – the number of children a . . . Read more

The Passing of Larry Jacobs, Longtime Friend and Partner of HLI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2018 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations dpiroch@hli.org   (Front Royal, VA) – Human Life International (HLI), a longtime friend and partner of the World Congress of Families (WCF), is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Managing Director, Larry Jacobs. Larry died suddenly and unexpectedly . . . Read more

The Reasons for Planned Parenthood Day Protests

Expose Planned Parenthood; Slayer of Life and Family “[Parents] should be assisted, guided and directed in every way to eliminate the undesirable offspring, who usually contribute nothing to our civilization but use up the energy and resources of the world.” ― From Margaret Sanger’s “Seven Basic Principles of Planned Parenthood,” given at the Third International . . . Read more

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 out of business, unable to . . . Read more

Southern State Passes Earliest Abortion Limit in U.S.

Mississippi Marks International Women’s Day Front Royal, VA, March 15, 2018 – HLI lauds Mississippi for Passing Gestational Age Act Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, or Bill 1510, has now been signed by Governor Phil Bryant. The law takes effect immediately. Banning abortion after 15 weeks, it is the earliest state abortion limit in the United . . . Read more

Bioethics Master’s Student Visits HLI for Research

The Battle for Africa When I first began my Master’s program in Catholic bioethics, little did I know that my research would bring me all the way to Front Royal, Virginia. I am writing my Master’s thesis on the bioethical issue of ideological neo-colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa. Ideological neo-colonialism is a destructive phenomenon in which powerful . . . Read more

School Violence and its Origins in the Culture of Death

The Right to Life In the first two months of 2018, America is mourning mass murder in the form of school violence once again.  In January, Alex Hribal was sentenced in the 2014 stabbing of 21 people at Franklin Regional High School, near Pittsburgh.  On Valentine’s Day, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, . . . Read more

“Don’t be afraid of us . . . . We are still human beings. ”

Lucas, the First Gerber Baby with Down’s For the first time ever, Gerber has chosen a baby with Down syndrome as their official “Gerber baby.” Baby Lucas, whose infectious smile is certainly an attention grabber, was chosen from among 140,000 applicants. The position comes with a $50,000 prize, which Lucas’ parents say they intend to . . . Read more

Poland Puts the U.S. to Shame

 Taking the High Road January, “pro-life month,” was characterized by a series of highs and lows. The lowest ebb was marked by the United States Senate voting of 51-46 on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (60 votes were required). Already passed by the House, with the President’s pledge to sign it, the bill . . . Read more