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 we travel 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 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 nearly 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.
Father Shenan J. Boquet (SHAN-en BO-kay) travels around the world spreading the Gospel of Life as President of Human Life International (HLI). He 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. Full Bio
Stuart W. Nolan, Jr., Esq. - Chairman
Lisa Jenkins Cahill, MD - Vice Chairman
Luke Fier, CPA - Treasurer
Msgr. Charles Pope, MA, MDiv
Frank Dennehy, MD
Stephen Gajdosik, MA
We'd love to welcome you to the HLI family with a free infographic that busts 10 common myths spread by the pro-abortion movement.