Human Life International at March for Life to Open Eyes to America’s Role in Worldwide Abortion

Global pro-life organization labels abortion as America’s biggest export

By Published on January 15, 2024

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (Jan. 15, 2024) — The United States exports more than $2 trillion of product to the rest of the world. America’s most prolific export is not petroleum, automobiles, or electronics, but abortion, according to Human Life International, the largest global pro-life authority. The U.S.-based organization works worldwide to end abortion and will be present at the national March for Life Expo, Jan. 17 to 19, 2024, to help open American eyes to this country’s role in the global massacre of preborn children.

“Pro-life Americans are very aware of abortion’s horrific impact on our country,” explained Human Life International Chief Advancement Officer John Martin, “but I wonder how many are cognizant of the devastating toll that abortion is wreaking around the world.”

Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research at Human Life International, cites that through taxpayer funding, directed international aid packages, and public grants, the United States is responsible for a large percentage of abortions around the world, though it’s hard to pin an exact dollar figure on it.

“There are streams of money going towards population control from more than fifty nations, as well as non-governmental organizations which act as middlemen. If, for example, Doctors Without Borders does a batch of illegal abortions in Nigeria one week, there is no way of knowing exactly how many abortions can be counted as funded by the United States,” said Clowes, but he identifies America as “the major player, the biggest player of all” and noted that Doctors Without Borders USA received $540 million in donations in 2021.

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The Planned Parenthood-founded Guttmacher Institute confirms America’s role as “the leading donor of international family planning assistance.” International abortion provider MSI Reproductive Choices affirms the United States’ “tens of billions of funding each year to health and humanitarian causes around the globe,” in which it clearly classes abortion. According to the World Health Organization, around 73 million abortions take place worldwide annually, leaving the United States with “the blood of many, many abortions on its hands,” per Clowes.

Human Life International is proactively serving over 160 countries seeking to counter what Martin calls “a global culture of death.”

“We are providing pro-life education in Malawi schools, offering life-affirming pregnancy counseling in Mexico, training nurses to help expectant mothers in Nigeria, and equipping parents to adopt in Hungary,” shared Martin. “Human Life International’s advocacy take place in the upper echelons of global policy making and the private sanctums of parish pastors.”

Throughout 2023, Human Life International representatives have defended life at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States. Concurrently, Human Life International has equipped both church workers and lay leaders in 2023 via the 23rd Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life, and Family in Cebu City, Philippines.


Human Life International is the only U.S.-based authority on global life issues, including abortion, contraception, and end-of-life concerns. Human Life International is engaged in providing aid, training, and advocacy around the world and is the largest global pro-life and family organization, active in more than 100 countries on six continents. Human Life International provides resources and education on life issues from a Catholic perspective, while providing assistance around the globe, and prepares those training for and those active in ministry to address these matters in their vocation.

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