Human Life International is a

Catholic, Pro-Life Mission

We teach the world to value life and follow God's plan for the family.

Together, we can build a

Pro-Life, Pro-Family World

Back in 1972, Fr. Paul Marx, O.S.B founded the Human Life Center to fight the spread of abortion and breakdown of the family. In 1981, the Human Life Center became Human Life International. Now wtravel the world helping local leaders build a pro-life culture in their families, communities, and countries. 

The anti-life movement is huge. But we save lives and souls every day with the help of our amazing supporters. Together, we can build a culture that values life at every stage. 

We Get to the Root of the Problem

Legal abortion will never end unless we can change the way our culture treats sexuality and marriage. That’s why we promote Catholic teaching on five target issues: 

Our Programs

Our Impact Promise

When you give, you should know that you are building a world more like the one you want to live in. 

You can rely on us. 

100% Catholic teaching

We teach all of God's plan for life and family all the time. No exceptions.

See your gifts at work

When you give, we tell you the stories of those whose lives you've changed.

Make a lasting impact

Culture change needs local support. We work with local leaders so your impact sticks.

Now bringing respect for life and family to

Over 100 Countries

Human Life International (HLI) is the world’s largest pro-life and pro-family Catholic apostolate. We work in over 100 countries on six continents. Since 1972, HLI has carried out more than 1,500 missions to 161 countries. We have travelled over 20 million miles preaching the Gospel of Life and building a Culture of Life and Love around the world.



Fr Boquet

Father Shenan J. Boquet (SHAN-en BO-kay) was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. As president of Human Life International, Father Boquet is a leading expert on the international pro-life and family movement, having journeyed to nearly 90 countries on pro-life missions over the last decade. Full Bio

Stuart W. Nolan, Jr., Esq. - Chairman

Lisa Jenkins Cahill, MD - Vice Chairman

Luke Fier, CPA - Treasurer

Frank Dennehy, MD

Stephen Gajdosik, MA

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