Clowes, Brian
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Brian Clowes, Ph.D.
Human Life International
Front Royal, VA


New! The Strange World of Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review: Part II

It is interesting now that as the extreme pro-abortion crowd has become politically empowered, they now demand that abortion be considered good, and no longer claim that they want it to be rare. Some have actually said that they want more, not fewer, abortions, and the hundreds of women who have been killed by negligent and incompetent abortionists show that the self-described feminists certainly do not care about the safety and health of women.

Date posted: 2019-09-14

New! The Strange World of Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review: Part I

Most pro-lifers have a vague feeling that Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American Birth Control League (later Planned Parenthood), is somehow "bad," but they really have no idea. The malignant influence of Sanger and similar thinkers not only has ruined the West to the point that it is dying, but seems Hell-bent on corrupting the rest of the world as well.

Date posted: 2019-09-14

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

From an ethical and logical standpoint, a baby conceived through violence is as blameless and innocent as one conceived in marriage, and is therefore deserving of the same protection. Either all preborn babies are worth saving, or none of them are.

Date posted: 2019-08-31

Isn't Abortion Protected by the Constitution?

Abortion is not a constitutional right according to the strict text of the Constitution, but it has been justified as a constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment's protection of privacy. In short, the constitutional right to abortion is found not in the Constitution itself, but in a loose reading of it.

Date posted: 2019-07-21

Does Legalizing Abortion Stop Filthy, Back-Alley Abortions?

Pro-abortion activists had a problem before Roe v. Wade. They could not make the abortion procedure itself palatable to the public, and statistics did not back up their various arguments for legalization. So they resorted to a variety of emotional appeals to make their case.

Date posted: 2019-06-29

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

Due to the principle of the "double effect," surgical procedures that save the mother's life while causing the undesired and unintended death of the preborn child are permissible, so an abortion exception to save the life of the mother is actually unnecessary. Pro-lifers must vigorously oppose the "mother's life" abortion exception because of the inherent dishonesty of abortionists who expand it to mean abortion on demand. Additionally, if surgical procedures intended to save the life of the mother are labeled "abortions" in those many countries that still have pro-life laws, people will get used to the idea of killing preborn children much more easily, paving the way for a rapid expansion of exceptions and eventual abortion on demand.

Date posted: 2019-05-20

Planned Parenthood's 100th: Cause for Celebration or Sorrow?

The fact that Planned Parenthood is turning 100 is an indictment against our nation, not cause for celebration. Though babies, minorities, and women have been targeted most directly by its unrelenting assault on life, we have all been harmed by its being allowed to grow its grisly business funded by our tax dollars and allowed by our indifference.

Date posted: 2016-10-26

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 of before) to avoid pregnancy. EC can take several forms. The most common are the morning-after pill (MAP); doubling up on birth control pills; and insertion of the Copper-T, or ParaGard intrauterine device. The abortion drug mifepristone (RU-486) can also be used as emergency contraception.

Date posted: 2015-02-17

The Scientific Case against Homosexual "Marriage"

The debate over homosexual "marriage" is radically different from the discussions surrounding abortion, pornography and euthanasia. To begin with, the arguments regarding same-sex "marriage" appear at first to be very ill-defined. This means that most people do not know how to research the issue and quietly go along with the pro-gay slogans repeated endlessly by the media.

Date posted: 2014-12-17

How Special are "Gay Rights"?

When pro-family people claim that homophile groups are pushing a "special rights" agenda, they are roundly condemned and ridiculed by homosexual leaders, the media, and the glitterati. "Gay rights" organizations assert that they are not asking for special rights, but only for the same rights that everyone else enjoys. This language is carefully designed to be soothing and nonthreatening, distracting attention from the real special rights agenda as it rolls ahead almost unimpeded. Homosexuals frequently employ these tools, endlessly ridiculing the idea that there is a "gay agenda" at all. This, of course, allows those who are pushing the agenda to avoid discussion and simply mock those who allege its existence.

Date posted: 2014-12-12

Homosexuality and the Church Crisis

This paper demonstrates that there is indeed a very strong link between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse. It also shows that there is a similar or higher rate of child sexual abuse among other very large groups of adult males (e.g., Protestant clergy, who are usually married), thus proving that celibacy is not the root of the problem - homosexuality is.

Date posted: 2014-11-20

Can We Support Stem Cell Research?

Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let's begin with some definitions.

Date posted: 2013-05-19

Opening the Gates wide to population control abuse

In July 1912, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes and other leaders in the early race-cleansing eugenics movement held their first international conference in London. Among the leading topics of discussion were how to stop poor and "unfit" African women from breeding. Exactly 100 years later, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British Government sponsored the Summit on Family Planning in the same city. This is most likely a coincidence, but the irony is stunning. The objective of the Summit on Family Planning was to raise enough money to "provide 120 million women in the world's poorest countries with access to contraceptives by 2020," with a heavy emphasis on Africa. Atop the list of the Gates Foundation's partners were - you guessed it - International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International, the two largest abortion providers in the world, back to finish the work their founders had started a century before.

Date posted: 2012-10-20

Population Control Activists Target Eastern African Nations

The sights in Africa are beautiful and exotic. Think Tanzania, with its snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro; plains and waters populated by zebras, wildebeest and hippos; and with the Milky Way splashed over unimaginably dark skies at night. But the best part of Africa has always been her people. Unfortunately, the population control cartel is immune to such logic.

Date posted: 2012-09-24

The Homophile Agenda and the Attack on Free Speech

Anyone who is concerned about the influence of the homosexual agenda on reshaping traditional values must become intimately familiar with the major tactics that homophiles commonly employ in order to anticipate them and respond in charity and truth. Homophile strategists are very adept at manipulating public opinion with an arsenal of six tactics that are based upon deceptions and half-truths...

Date posted: 2012-08-30

The Asian Tiger - Japan - is in danger of extinction

Do you know any Japanese people? If you do, you had better look fast, because they're an endangered species. According to the United Nations, every hour of the day and night there are thirty less Japanese in the world. By the end of this year, there will be 200,000 less, and by the year 2050, Japan will have lost nearly a quarter of its population. The problem is simple: Japanese women have virtually stopped having babies.

Date posted: 2012-05-25

Singapore Sling: How slowing population growth may hurt one of the world's great cities

The real problem is immediately evident to any child-oriented person who visits Singapore: There are very few children visible anywhere, even on the weekends. For a developed nation to replace its population, every woman must have 2.1 children. Singaporean women have not achieved this replacement total fertility rate (TFR) since 1976. They have only 1.1 children on the average, making theirs the third-lowest TFR in the world. If this trend continues, the TFR will be a disastrously low 0.70 within a couple of decades.

Date posted: 2012-05-08

The Teaching of the Catholic Church on Sexual Sterilization.

Sexual sterilization is sometimes referred to as "Catholic birth control" or "permanent contraception." These terms, and the misguided assertions of a number of well-known dissenters, have led to confusion regarding the Catholic Church's teaching on sterilization. For the simple reason that it closes off the marital act to the transmission of human life, sterilization is condemned on the same grounds as other methods of contraception.

Date posted: 2012-04-21

Exposing the Global Population Control Agenda

Although the United States government has issued hundreds of policy papers dealing with various aspects of American national security since 1974, NSSM-200 continues to be the foundational document on population control issued by the United States government. It therefore continues to represent official United States policy on population control. The primary purpose of U.S.-funded population control efforts is to maintain access to the mineral resources of less-developed countries.

Date posted: 2011-11-22

Ugandan Model Shows Contraceptives Not the Answer to HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The fatal danger of relentlessly pushing contraceptives on Uganda and other African countries was laid bare recently in an alarming new report showing that the most popular contraceptive in Eastern and Southern Africa may actually double the risk of contracting HIV. After experiencing success in combating HIV/AIDS in Uganda through an anti-contraception initiative, it's not surprising to hear that contraceptives are part of, and not a solution to, the problem.

Date posted: 2011-10-17

The "Contraceptive Mentality" and Its Consequences

A mentality or mindset is a set of beliefs and assumptions which directs and informs the moral aspects of a person's life. Especially in our age of mass communications, mentalities of entire populations can be manufactured, propagandized and then lived out by large numbers of people - even without their being aware of it.

Date posted: 2011-05-19

Homosexuality and the Church Crisis

This paper demonstrates that there is indeed a very strong link between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse. It also shows that there is a similar rate of child sexual abuse among other very large groups of adult males (e.g., Protestant clergy, who are usually married), thus proving that celibacy is not the root of the problem - homosexuality is. ... There are many attacking on the Pope specifically and the Roman Catholic Church generally because of the sex abuse crisis. However, these individuals and organizations are not motivated by a desire to enlighten mankind or protect the innocent, since the crisis has already largely subsided, and stringent means have been enacted to prevent the abuse from reoccurring. Rather, the motivation appears to be more one of bigotry and a desire to muzzle and sideline the Church's moral opposition to the "gay rights" movement.

Date posted: 2010-04-28

Commentary: Let's Get our Facts Straight about Tiller and Anti-Abortion Violence

Pro-lifers should indeed condemn the murder of George Tiller. But we should not play permanent defense as the nonsense snowballs and the unfair attacks against the pro-life movement multiply. Here are some facts that should be taken into consideration by all people of good will, especially those whose responsibility it is to report on this story.

Date posted: 2009-06-05

The Abortion Lobby's Deep Pockets

The author of this article downloaded and examined 15,524 IRS Forms 990 in order to determine just how much income is generated annually by nonprofit groups that support the Culture of Life and the Culture of Death. The last year that these Forms 990 are generally available for this kind of research was 2006, so that is the base year we will use in this analysis. The most logical way to examine this question is to look at three different matchups: first, single-issue pro-life vs. single-issue pro-abortion and "family planning" groups; second, pro-family vs. anti-family groups; third and finally, the international population-control movement vs. those opposing it.

Date posted: 2008-11-16

Japan in the Death Spiral

For years, Catholic pro-lifers have been warning that abortion, sterilization and contraception cause the collapse of an individual's morality and the destruction of families. Now, demographers are indirectly telling us that these evils are destroying entire nations and continents. Unfortunately, governments do not even acknowledge the root cause of the problem of the "demographic death spiral." An impending white paper by the Japanese government tells us that the "foundations of communities" - police, fire and other basic services - will be threatened by the country's declining birthrate and aging population.

Date posted: 2007-11-17

Eastern Europe's Biological Chamber of Horrors

For decades, pro-life philosophers have been warning the world about the so-called moral "slippery slope." The concept is simple and has been proven countless times by history and human nature: Once you have accepted a little bit of a particular evil, it is impossible to resist condoning more and more of it. The first step is always the hardest, but once you have taken that first step, once you have become comfortable with a small dose of evil, once you have cracked that fatal door open just a tiny little bit, the question inevitably arises: "Why not just take one more step?"

Date posted: 2007-06-09

Who's Violent?

Many Americans believe that the average "reproductive care center" is under constant siege by "anti-abortion fanatics" who might pull the trigger at any moment. This is an utterly false impression, and it has drastic real world consequences for the future of unborn human life. The abortion struggle in the United States has already lasted more than three decades, and one of the greatest obstacles pro-lifers still face is that public perception of the issue has been, in large measure, shaped by such distortions.

Date posted: 2007-05-17

Condoms, STD and International Case Studies Showing Condom Ineffectiveness Against HIV/AIDS

This document is a compendium and summary of the latest scientific information about the most widely-used contraceptive device in the world today -- the male condom. This summary draws from many sources, but focuses primarily on medical journals. It is intended to be a resource for those who need straightforward, simple and concise facts about condoms. Further pro-life sources of information on condoms, readily available on the Internet, are listed at the end of this document.

Date posted: 2006-06-16

The Bitter Fruits of Abortion

Back in the late 1960s in the United States, pro-abortion groups promised us that the rewards would be great if we legalized abortion. A group called NARAL promised us that "Legal abortion will decrease the number of unwanted children, child abuse cases, and possibly subsequent delinquency, drug addiction, and a host of social ills believed to be associated with neglectful parenthood." This is how the Devil works: He promises us everything, then betrays us. No wonder he is called "liar and the father of lies."

Date posted: 2006-02-22

The Kissinger Report 2004

The citizens of the developed nations of the West treasure their right to privacy. It is hypocritical for these countries to routinely violate the right to privacy of the citizens of LDCs by telling families how many children they should or should not have. No nation has the right to invade the bedrooms of the citizens of another nation. NSSM-200 represents the epitome of interference in a family's most intimate decisions.

Date posted: 2006-01-29