Join HLI and a Coalition of National Pro-life Groups Following Conception to Birth of “Baby Chris”

For immediate release: March 25, 2019

Contact: Deborah M. Piroch


(Front Royal, VA)

Human Life International has joined a coalition of national pro-life groups on a unique project to highlight the humanity of the unborn.

At a time when protections for children in the womb are being eliminated in many states, the project urges people all over the U.S. to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and then to follow the development of the unborn child for nine months until Christmas Day. As a guide, the project points people to an app that shows the developmental facts and stunning imagery of the child for each week of pregnancy.

Available now on android and iPhone stores is an app called “See Baby Pregnancy Guide.” Video footage of the unborn child far more powerful than anything ultrasound can accomplish will take users through each week of the development of the child dubbed “Baby Chris.”

“Christ entered the world in a more visible way at the moment of His birth in Bethlehem but He had, in fact, already been present on earth for nine months,” states HLI President, Fr. Shenan J. Boquet. “The incarnate God, having taken on the form of a tiny human embryo, humbly submitted Himself to the hidden process of biological development through which every human being passes, thus sanctifying the life of every child and every life from the moment of conception.”

During the nine-month journey, app users will be provided with resources for education, social media and prayer and follow the conception, growth and birth of “Baby Chris.”  In this way, we want everyone to see the human face victimized by each abortion, and see the baby in the womb for the person he/she is.

“According to the inhuman philosophies of our present age, an unborn child can be aborted at any moment during the nine months of development – in New York, till the moment of delivery – and no crime or injustice would be committed.” Father Shenan J. Boquet: “Those far-too-numerous people who call themselves “Christians,” and yet who support legal abortion, would do well to consider that had Christ become incarnate in our own age, He would not have been protected by our laws.”

Participating organizations besides HLI in the BabyChris project include: Anglicans for Life, Brimstone Services, Care Net, Center for Bioethical Reform, Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life, Children First Foundation, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Cent, Human Life Alliance, Issues4Life Foundation, Arizona Right to Life, The Justice Foundation, Life Chain Florida, Life Issues Institute, The Moral Outcry, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), National Pro-life Religious Council, One More Soul, Operation Outcry, Presbyterians Protecting Life, Priests for Life, Pro-Life Action Ministries, Red Rose Rescue, Secular Pro-Life, Students for Life of America, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, Susan B. Anthony List, and


About Deborah M. Piroch

Deborah M. Piroch graduated from Mount Holyoke College, the nation’s oldest women’s college, with a double major in German and English Literature. She studied abroad and earned her M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University. Fluent in German, she began her career in international journalism working for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany. Returning to the States after a three-year contract, she worked as arts reporter and producer on prime time shows for WQED-FM in Pittsburgh, then a top 20 market. After another three years, she was hired by EWTN Global Catholic Network as news director, anchor and writer for “Catholic World Today,” but soon transitioned into television. Highlights of her 15 years at EWTN include co-anchoring the U.S. March for Life with Marcus Grodi on more than one occasion, live translating the election of Pope Benedict XVI into German, interviewing two former U.S. Presidential candidates and producing Father Benedict Groeschel’s prime time program from its inception for six years. Named the Network’s first International Production Coordinator, she also proposed, budgeted and executed TV shoots in Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden and Germany. Most recently she served as Director of PR for Human Life International.

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