January 22nd


Americans know the date well. Or at least we should. January 22, 1973.


On Friday we will commemorate the most tragic and harmful decision ever delivered by the United States Supreme Court.  Roe vs Wade forever altered the landscape of our nation’s moral code.  Sadly, we were already heading down a perilous hill but this heinous judgment by the highest court in our land accelerated our descent.

From that moment, the value of life would be severely cheapened by the very institutions constructed for the purpose of preserving “LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for all, not just for the “wanted.”

But, there is still hope.

And, you represent that hope for many still battling on the front lines seeking to stem the tide of this Culture of Death.  Please consider a special donation today of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can give to help HLI continue to fight on behalf of the most innocent and defenseless among us.

Our pro-life and pro-family missionaries are some of the most devoted and impassioned advocates for life and family that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Their zeal and determination are felt in their work to teach the masses on the harmful effects of abortion, provide training and mentoring on family planning according to Catholic teaching, and courageously expose the dangers and evil of contraception.

I will be marching alongside some of our pro-life and family missionaries on Friday at the annual March for Life on the Mall in Washington, DC.  We will be arm-in-arm with many other pro-life warriors in the fight.

You can join us too.

Please consider a special gift to HLI on the Anniversary of Roe v Wade.  Tell International Planned Parenthood Federation that we will never go away.  We will continue to defend the sanctity of human life.

Make no mistake about it.  We are engaged in a decisive battle over the dignity of life and we are in the right.

Psalm 139 proclaims, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb…”

Every person has an inalienable dignity and was created for a purpose.  God has ordained our path.  Tragically too many of our brethren will not realize that path because Satan is still at work in our midst through his partners in the Culture of Death.

Please join me in this battle.  We cannot do this without you.  Please consider your most generous special gift of $50, $100, $200 or more in remembrance of all those fallen since January 22, 1973 and for those we defend today and tomorrow. 

In the time it took me to write this email to you, over 1,000 babies have perished at the hands of abortionists within our own borders.  Another 50,000 have been aborted worldwide.

We will not and must not wither in the face of these policies and pledge to never forget those innocent souls so violently snuffed out.  So we thank you again for all your support and prayers on behalf of HLI’s work to bring the Gospel of Life to all corners of the globe.

I pray the peace and fellowship of our Lord Jesus Christ will continue to embrace you and your family.

About Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet has served as president of Human Life International since 2011. He was ordained in 1993 as a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. As HLI’s president, Fr. Boquet collaborates with fellow laborers in the pro-life and family movement in over 80 countries, offering the Sacraments, giving seminars and trainings, appearing on numerous media outlets, and encouraging people of all walks of life to live as faithful advocates for a Culture of Life and Love. He is available for interviews and bookings on behalf of HLI by emailing hli@hli.org.

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