Deborah M. Piroch

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. Currently she serves as Director of PR for Human Life International.

HLI Condemns Anti-Catholic Laws Imposed on Northern Ireland

For immediate release:  October 22, 2019 Irish Contact: Lisa O’Hare, HLI Ireland Media Liaison –  lisa@humanlife.ie USA Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations – dpiroch@hli.org   (Belfast, N. Ireland and Front Royal, VA) - At midnight last night the new ruling by Westminster to allow abortion to 24 weeks or [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:09:04-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

HLI Joins Ruth Institute Signers in “Make the Family Great Again” Petition

HLI is pleased to share this PR release on behalf of the Ruth Institute. Please see below for further information on contact information. For Immediate release September 24, 2019 For More information, contact: media@ruthinstitute.org Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, announced today an International [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:30:39-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|
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HLI Statement at the 49th OAS General Assembly (2019)

For immediate release: June 12, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Medellín, Colombia/Front Royal, VA)   HLI Statement at the 49th OAS General Assembly (2019) Address on behalf of HLI by Dr. Gladys Buitrago de Amaya, HLI Columbia Affiliate CSO COALITION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (English translation) Good morning. We extend [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:32:22-05:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

HLI Co-Sponsors Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

Human Life International (HLI) marked the importance of the Family at a high-level event at the United Nations’ (UN) headquarters in New York, by co-sponsoring an side event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the International Year of the Family. Dr. Joseph Meaney represented HLI and delivered an [...]

By |2019-10-30T22:11:05-05:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

Dr. Joseph Meaney Departs HLI for The National Catholic Bioethics Center

For immediate release: June 4, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) The Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) is pleased to announce that Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., has been named as the new President of the Center upon the retirement of its current President, [...]

By |2019-10-30T22:07:04-05:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|
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Pro-life Leadership Coalition Statement On State Representative Brian Sims (D-PA)

For immediate release: May 21, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) Our Movement Will Not Be Intimidated In recent days, the pro-life community and many other Americans were shocked and disgusted at the behavior of Democrat State Representative Brian Sims from the 182nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania [...]

By |2019-11-11T21:27:34-05:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|
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Planting the Providential Mustard Seed

“My interest in defending life and the family goes back to 2007, my first year in seminary. That [same] year, Human Life International’s regional director for Francophone Africa, George Wirnkar, came to speak at our seminary about current threats against human life, including: birth control, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, AIDS etc. [...]

By |2019-11-06T21:04:08-05:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: HLI News|
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HLI Miami Answers Anna’s Cry for Help

All in a Day's Work For over a decade Human Life International Miami receives an average of one call, every day, from a woman in crisis pregnancy. Often times women call—despite the name "Vida Humana Internacional" (Human Life International)—and ask in Spanish if we can get them abortion-inducing drugs. Adriana [...]

By |2019-11-06T21:09:17-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: HLI News, Impact Stories|

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 Email: dpiroch@hli.org (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, [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:32:32-05:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|