HLI Statement on the Death of Savita Halappanavar

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 15, 2012 /
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2012 – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – The following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman who was allegedly refused an abortion from a Catholic hospital in Ireland: “The staff and pro-life missionaries of Human…

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Planned Parenthood Deceives Women About Medical Emergencies

By Adam Cassandra / October 24, 2012 /

In a new video released today, workers at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in seven states are heard deceiving undercover investigators with Live Action Advocate when asked specifically about woman being previously injured in any way after undergoing an abortion procedure at their clinics. All of the clinics called experienced medical emergencies where women had been…

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Women’s Health? WCD Sponsors Participate in a Cover-Up

By Arland K. Nichols / September 26, 2012 /
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Advocates of abortion and birth control often speak of “empowering women” with unbiased and vital information about “reproductive health.” Their silence following regular warnings about the negative side effects of contraceptives, however, calls into question the nature of their concern for women’s health. On September 26, 2011, the FDA announced that it “remains concerned by…

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Contracepting the World’s Youth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 21, 2012 /
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For the past several years, a coalition of international organizations has sponsored World Contraception Day (WCD) on September 26. The goal of the organizers, which include the largest abortion providers in the world and the American taxpayer-funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is to target young people (including teenagers) with “unbiased information about…

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Medical Symposium: Abortion Not Needed to Save Mother’s Life

By Committee for Excellence in Maternal Healthcare and the Life House / September 11, 2012 /

Leading medical experts speaking at a major International Symposium on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare held in Dublin have concluded that “direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a mother.” Professor Eamon O’Dwyer, speaking for the Committee of the Symposium, said that the outcome of the conference “provided clarity and confirmation to…

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Learning from the Panic Over Population Growth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 31, 2012 /
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The contrast is striking. On one side, we have those telling us that there are too many people in the world, and that for the sake of “women’s health” and “sustainability,” abortion and contraception must be basic rights—perhaps even an obligation for some—if we are to achieve sustainability in this world. On the other side…

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Uzbek Government Confronted on Forced Sterilization

By Adam Cassandra / April 13, 2012 /

Uzbek government officials said in a written statement to BBC News released this week that Uzbekistan’s record in protecting mothers and babies is “excellent and could be considered a model for countries around the world” when questioned about a secret campaign to forcibly sterilize women. “[T]he Uzbek government said the allegations of a forced sterilisation…

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Calling Bigotry by its Name

By Fr. Peter West / March 16, 2012 /
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(The following is written in response to the advertisement placed in the New York Times on March 9, entitled “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church,” by Annie Laurie Gaylor. This morning we learned that the Times rejected an almost identical ad entitled “It’s Time to Quit Islam.” This cowardly hypocrisy on the part of…

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