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Doctors for Life Targets Controversial Philippine RH Bill

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 • Category: Asia and Oceania Full Post
A new organization of doctors from across the Philippines dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life is targeting the “anti-life” Reproductive Health (RH) bill currently under consideration by Filipino lawmakers. “Right now, Doctors for Life is active in the congressional hearings on anti-life bills, especially the RH bill, and in giving talks on related issues all over the country,” said Dr. Ligaya Acosta, a Doctors for Life board member, and Regional Coordinator for Asia and Oceania at Human Life…
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El Salvador Supreme Court Upholds Right to Life of Mother and Child in Beatriz Case

Posted on May 30, 2013 • Category: Latin America Full Post
HLI President applauds decision The Supreme Court of El Salvador ruled 4-1 on Wednesday to uphold the country’s life-protecting laws and denied a petition to allow doctors to perform an abortion on a 22-year-old woman known only as Beatriz. In its decision, the court noted (contrary to the claims of those using Beatriz’s difficult situation to legalize abortion in El Salvador) that her life was in no immediate danger from her pregnancy. “The rights of the mother cannot be privileged…

HLI Fights Anti-Life Forces in Mexico

Posted on May 20, 2011 • Category: Latin America Full Post
Catholicism is still the main religion in the Republic of Mexico (76.5%, according to the 2000 census), but secularism is very strong, especially in key areas like Mexico City. Remnants of the 1920s persecution of the Church (when even the public celebration of the Mass was banned) are still visible in cities like Morelia, in the state of Michoacan, where many churches, seminaries and schools that were taken over by the State at that time are still kept as museums.…

UN Statement Shows “Beatriz” Being Used for Full Abortion Legalization in El Salvador

Posted on May 10, 2013 • Category: Latin America Full Post
It is almost depressing to think about, but there are people around the world hailed as champions of human rights who have made a career advocating for the death of their fellow humans, while those seeking the protection of all human life are labeled “cruel” and “inhuman.” This is where pro-life advocates and the Catholic Church in El Salvador find themselves as once again the international media and NGOs are engaged in a campaign meant to break down all barriers…

HLI President Calls on El Salvador Supreme Court to Protect Life

Posted on May 16, 2013 • Category: Press Releases Full Post
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2013 – CONTACT: Adam Cassandra 540-622-5230 – acassandra@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – While so-called human rights organizations and pro-abortion activists from NGOs and the media are actively petitioning El Salvador’s Supreme Court of Justice for the abortion death of an innocent unborn child, Human Life International President Father Shenan J. Boquet is urging the Court to stay true to the country’s pro-life culture and rule in favor of life for both mother and…
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An Integral Defense of Life

Posted on May 29, 2012 • Category: Commentary Full Post
The following comments were adapted from a speech given on May 12, 2012 as part of Italy’s March for Life weekend celebration. In the defense of life, it is absolutely essential that we are committed to the abolition of all laws and judicial decisions that would permit even a single abortion. But we have to look further ahead to protect in an integral way the whole of human life from its biological beginnings until natural death. The same logic of…
Molly with HLI President Fr. Boquet.

My Summer as a Pro-Life Intern

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 • Category: North America Full Post
Though I have always been pro-life, my passion for defending life in the public arena has grown significantly over the past few years. Like many other pro-lifers, I have prayed outside abortion clinics, attended the March for Life, and participated in Life Chains over the years. But while many young, and sadly, many adult Catholics do not spend much time studying the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of human life, I was blessed to have formation in these teachings throughout…

Registration Open for Human Life International Conference on “Life, Dignity, and Disability”

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 • Category: Press Releases Full Post
Conference focused on Catholic Church teaching scheduled for October 18-19 in Omaha, Nebraska FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2013 | CONTACT: Adam Cassandra | acassandra@hli.org | 540-622-5230 | www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Human Life International, in partnership with the Nebraska Bishops’ Pro-Life Office and the Archdiocese of Omaha Respect Life Apostolate, is pleased to sponsor a unique conference focused on the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church, “Life, Dignity, and Disability: A Faith that Welcomes,” October 18-19 in Omaha,…
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David is Advancing: Young Pro-Lifers on the March in Europe

Posted on May 17, 2012 • Category: Europe Full Post
Anyone who has ever participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., has marvelled not only at the always-surprisingly massive and joyful crowds, but also at the abundance of pro-life resources available: books, pamphlets, buttons, stickers, CDs, DVDs, and so on. And in light of the comparably modest amount of pro-life material available in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy), one may even be a little envious of the influential presence of the American pro-life movement in…
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The Fight for Life in Tanzania: Signs of Hope

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 • Category: Africa Full Post
When I was ordained a priest twenty years ago, I never imagined myself deplaning in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on a mid-December day. Although it was at the beginning of their hot season, it was not very different than a hot, humid summer day in New York City. While the flight was uneventful, the drive with my new friends to our accommodations was not – the streets are poorly paved, and the drivers consider traffic rules more like suggestions that…