HLI Documentary Exposes Threats to Life, Faith and Family in Central America and Mexico

Human Life International’s documentary, “ Central America & Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family ”, will be re-airing on EWTN Global Catholic Network the same month as the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. HLI’s film exposes the well-funded assault on the regional people and culture by NGOs and foreign governments – including the United States.

“On the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalized murder in the U.S. of our pre-born brothers and sisters in the womb, Human Life International’s film is a reminder to all Americans that the destructive policies of our government – supported with our tax dollars – have devastating effects well beyond our borders,” said HLI President Father Shenan Boquet.

The third episode in HLI’s True Story documentary series, “Central America & Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family” was shot on location in Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, the one-hour film tells the story of how the people of Central America & Mexico are standing up for their families, and for their faith.

Through propaganda in the media, immoral conditions placed on “development aid” and the influence of very aggressive pressure groups, the pro-abortion movement is waging a culture war against the Catholic Church and the families of Central America & Mexico. The targets of this assault: The natural bonds of family and community, the Faith that formed these social structures enduring despite great hardship, and the most innocent life in the womb.

But in charity and in truth, the people in the pews are pushing back. Many Catholic priests and bishops, together with community activists and some brave elected officials, have established support networks for mothers and babies, media campaigns to spread the Gospel and expose anti-life propaganda, and are working to keep politicians accountable to the people of faith whom they serve. Most importantly, the Catholics of this region turn to the Blessed Mother, the one who brings her children to Christ, and who gives hope when all hope seems lost.

“The countries of this region have some of the most pro-life and pro-family laws in the world, making them prime targets for promoters of the culture of death,” said Fr. Boquet. “There is a recurring pattern in our True Story film series: the people in the countries we’ve visited recognize the U.S. as one of the main forces behind this cultural assault. As we fight for own culture here, we cannot forget the millions outside of our borders who are suffering because of U.S. policies and programs.”

About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world’s largest international pro-life and pro-family organization, active in 100 countries on six continents. www.hli.org  


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