Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.” . . . Read more

Chile Embroiled in Abortion Fight

The fierce fight over abortion laws continues to grip Chile. In 2015, the abortion legislation drama in Chile began with socialist President Michelle Bachelet’s request to the National Congress, for a legislative bill in favor of the partial decriminalization of abortion for cases for the life of the mother, rape, and fetal deformity. In September . . . Read more

The OAS: On an Unsustainable Path

The aftershocks of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union continue, with much of the ongoing conversation centering around what the majority of voting Brits call the “undemocratic” nature of the EU. Conceived as a union of independent nations, the EU has over the years acquired more power for unelected bureaucrats even as . . . Read more

OAS: Zika-Risk Babies Should Be Aborted

In an April 26th declaration, Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), advocated for abortion in cases where an unborn child at risk of microcephaly due to his mother’s infection with the Zika virus. In the declaration, which has yet to be translated by OAS into English, Almagro also announced that he . . . Read more

HLI Spain Honored by Leading Spanish Magazine

Misión, the most widely read Catholic magazine in Spain, is published by the Legionnaires of Christ. Featuring discussions of global issues with articles on subjects ranging from bioethics and culture to kitchen recipes, Misión aims to lead its readers to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. On November 2, Misión held its fifth Family . . . Read more

A Socialist Mandate in Chile: Sexual Rights Trump the Right to Life

September 8 is celebrated by Catholics as the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is then a sad irony that on this date the Commission of Health of the Chamber of Representatives of Chile approved a partial legislative bill that allows abortion in the cases when . . . Read more

IPPF in Latin America ‘Stands With’ Affiliate that Sells Baby Parts

As the scandal regarding the sale of fetal organs by Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States continues to grow, anti-life organizations across Latin America are ‘standing with’ their fellow International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) affiliate. This, despite a troubling series of videos produced by Center for Medical Progress that have pulled back the veil . . . Read more

Uruguay Court Upholds Conscience Rights of Medical Professionals

Until it was amended in 1964, the Hippocratic Oath taken by all medical professionals around the world included the promise that “I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.” In October 2012, the Parliament of Uruguay decriminalized abortion for the first trimester of the pregnancy; . . . Read more

Chile Takes a Large Step Toward the Culture of Death

After many hours of deliberation, Chile’s Commission of Health voted eight to five Tuesday night to prepare a legislative bill that will decriminalize abortion when the mother’s health is at risk, fetal malformation, and rape. The Commission, a unit of the Chilean lower house of Congress, should have a draft of the proposed bill by . . . Read more

In Chile, a Political and Religious Struggle for Life

Most Christians here in the United States have not heard about a political drama playing out in Chile, a nation that has achieved significant improvements in maternal health even while maintaining strict restrictions on abortion. Reinforcing the claim that the international proponents of abortion are not swayed by evidence that doesn’t fit their narrative, Chileans . . . Read more