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 1981, Fr. Paul Marx founded HLI to fight the spread of abortion and breakdown of the familyNow 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 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



Fr Boquet

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


Emil Hagamu

English-Speaking Africa


George Wirnkar

French-Speaking Africa


Ligaya Acosta, PhD

Asia & Oceania


Mario Rojas, MA, MBA

Latin America

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


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