Dennis M. Howard column
(Dennis M. Howard passed away on May 6, 2021. His obituary can be read here.

Dennis M. Howard is founder and president of The Movement for a Better America, a non-profit, pro-life educational organization. Before starting MBA in 1995, he had a long and successful career in journalism and creative marketing. He has been writing since 1950, when he helped launch The Sun Herald of Kansas City, America's last attempt at publishing a Catholic daily. He later served as a writer, editor, and consultant to some 20 magazines and newspapers, and later became a creative and marketing consultant to companies like Waring, Cessna, Toshiba, Matchbox, Baker Industries, AT&T and others. He is available as a strategic marketing consultant to other pro-life organizations, and is currently writing a book on the economic impact of abortion.

As a researcher, Dennis correctly forecast the market crashes of 1974, 1987, and 2000 well before they happened. He estimates that the U.S. toll in lost GDP because of abortion already exceeds $54 trillion and will continue rising at a rate of $3 trillion a year. While he sees a major crisis still ahead for America and the world, he is not a long term pessimist.

He says, "Crises are often the seedbed for moral, spiritual, cultural and economic regeneration. The ferment currently going on throughout the West will ultimately lead to a cultural resurgence unless we are indeed in a terminal period of human history. I agree with the late Cardinal O'Connor who said, 'Paradoxially, I have a great deal of hope because people are worried, because people are fearful . . . they're looking for some kind of security, some kind of integrity of life, and they see it threatened every day.' I would just add that we have no greater enemy than our own apathy in the face of evil."

Dennis may be contacted at mbaforlife @ or through the MBA website:

'Pray without ceasing'
Dennis M. Howard
February 10, 2020

"And all things, whatsoever you shall ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive." Matthew 21:22  . . .

Abortion researcher predicts a tough time for Democrats for the next 40 years
Dennis M. Howard
October 19, 2018

The current desperation of the Democrats reminds me of the guy falling past the 50th floor of the Empire State Building while reassuring himself, "So far, so . . .

Dennis M. Howard
August 15, 2018

There are few books that I have ever read in a single sitting. Tabitha Lavender's very personal story of her healing and recovery from years of emotional and . . .

The 2016 election: What happened?
Dennis M. Howard
June 21, 2017

I recently completed an in-depth demographic analysis of the 2016 Election, and the results indicate that abortion – not healthcare, jobs, and taxes  . . .

Trump's pro-life landslide
Dennis M. Howard
December 12, 2016

A wave of optimism has swept Wall Street and the country since Donald Trump won the presidency, but hardline Democrats and the liberal press still don't seem to . . .

Trump's pro-life victory
Dennis M. Howard
November 10, 2016

Nobody was more stumped about Donald Trump's amazing victory on Tuesday than the nation's pundits and pollsters. Larry J. Sabato, director of Virginia . . .

Answer to a pro-life 'Never Trump' friend
Dennis M. Howard
October 31, 2016

Dear Dennis: I'm sorry to tell you that between the two awful candidates running for president this year my choice as the lesser of two evils is Hillary . . .

The abortion bomb
Dennis M. Howard
September 14, 2016

Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life recently stirred up a hornet's nest on the Left by saying that the abortion toll was as if "several atomic bombs have . . .

The power of praying for life
Dennis M. Howard
June 3, 2016

He's a 54-year-old pro-life Congressman, but he wouldn't be here today if not for a miracle that happened when his birth mother was on her way to Tijuana to get . . .

Can America survive the coming population death spiral?
Dennis M. Howard
March 19, 2016

After 48 years of abortion on demand and over 50 years of America on the Pill, is the United States on the verge of an inevitable population death spiral . . .

America: beyond the tipping point
Dennis M. Howard
January 24, 2016

When I founded Movement for a Better America in 1995, I correctly predicted a new economic malaise starting in the year 2000 if America failed to end . . .

Good News! Bad News!
Dennis M. Howard
December 30, 2015

The Good News is that Jesus came into this world 2000 years ago as a tiny, helpless babe in the little town of Bethlehem. Through the miracle of the Incarnation . . .

What's the most important economic issue in this election?
Dennis M. Howard
November 11, 2015

Dear Friends: The biggest and most important issue in the current presidential election cycle is the economic impact of 59 million abortions. However, the . . .

Can America survive the abortion boom?
Dennis M. Howard
November 1, 2015

Twenty years ago, I ran full-page ads in the Washington Times National Weekly forecasting economic disaster ahead for America because of the economic and social . . .

No kids, no future
Dennis M. Howard
October 22, 2015

First in a series of articles. © copyright 2015 By next January – the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the abortion toll in America will . . .

Scotus rides again
Dennis M. Howard
July 22, 2015

The Supreme Court decision in the same sex marriage case (Obergefell v. Hodges) represents the most serious attack on states' rights and the democratic process . . .

Baltimore: the good news & the bad
Dennis M. Howard
May 6, 2015

The best news to come out of the riotous social breakdown in Baltimore last week was the visual parable of Maya Graham – the Mama Grizzly of Baltimore . . .

Gen Why's search for meaning
Dennis M. Howard
March 18, 2015

A wise man once wrote, "He who has a reason to live can endure almost anything, overcome almost anything, achieve almost anything." That's something that . . .

The truth about the Crusades
Dennis M. Howard
February 12, 2015

If there is one thing about the practice of deception, it's that sooner or later, the truth catches up with you – often to your embarrassment. For a . . .

Yes, Virginia, Christmas does have a deeper meaning . . .
Dennis M. Howard
December 28, 2014

This time of year brings back memories of Christmases past – like the time I interviewed Virginia O'Hanlon, who as an eight-year-old triggered one of the . . .

Who should women listen to?
Dennis M. Howard
November 26, 2014

When it comes to breast cancer, who should young women listen to? Your doctor? Your favorite woman's health magazine? Or the politicians leading the fight . . .

Election reflects seismic shift, but Obama's still singing 'My Way'
Dennis M. Howard
November 12, 2014

The midterm elections were a nearly clean sweep for conservative candidates across the nation and reflected a distinct shift in public opinion among minorities, . . .

Can America survive the abortion boom?
Dennis M. Howard
August 19, 2014

Can America survive the abortion boom? That's no longer an open question. It first occurred to me in 1992 when I retired after a long career as a journalist . . .

Crusading Kansas pro-life prosecutor says abortion "will destroy the rule of law"
Dennis M. Howard
June 19, 2014

Morristown, NJ – Phillip D. Kline, the crusading prosecutor who took on Planned Parenthood, abortionist George Tiller, and former Kansas Governor Kathleen . . .

Bringing America back to life
Dennis M. Howard
March 18, 2014

"Can America be Saved?" was the provocative title of an intriguing panel held in conjunction with Cleveland Right to Life's annual symposium called  . . .

Yes, Virginia, Christmas does have meaning
Dennis M. Howard
December 25, 2013

This time of year brings back fond memories of Christmases past – like the time I interviewed Virginia O'Hanlon, who as an 8-year old triggered one of . . .

America! Beware the Jabberwock!
Dennis M. Howard
October 27, 2012

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch." — Lewis Carroll  . . .

What is the most decisive issue in 2012?
Dennis M. Howard
August 18, 2012

MT. FREEDOM, NJ — What's the most decisive issue for Election 2012? If you go by the numbers, it is far and away the issue that politicians least want to . . .

Solomon v. Pilate
Dennis M. Howard
July 14, 2012

Will Chief Justice John Roberts go down in history looking more like Solomon, who made a tough, but wise decision, or like Pilate who washed his hands of . . .

Yes, we can end abortion in your lifetime and mine
Dennis M. Howard
January 14, 2012

Sixteen years ago I was the only forecaster to predict the current economic crisis. I even got the dates right. I predicted that it would start in the year 2000 . . .

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