The Catechism of the Catholic Church on IVF

Nowhere else on earth except on a skinny white plastic stick can two vertical lines create such immense joy. What’s represented by those two lines—the culmination of marital love and unity—is the fulfillment of long-held hopes and dreams. Indeed, they often evoke tears of happiness and maybe even a little victory dance. These two lines . . . Read more

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 as he attempted to shame . . . Read more

Growing Violence Against Pro-Lifers

Pro-Life Assault I am troubled by what appears to be a growing trend of violent attacks on peaceful pro-life activists. Perhaps the most famous recent instance was caught in a dramatic video last fall. The video shows a twenty-something-year-old man wearing a purple sweater, with a pentagram (a pagan symbol) on a necklace around his . . . Read more

What Links Contraception to Abortion? Read On.

Amina Khamis Juma is 22 years old and lives in Mbande-Kisewe, near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After delivering her first child in 2016, she was persuaded by her sisters to begin using contraception since the couple did not wish to have another child. Her sisters suggested using condoms, but they caused pain and discomfort, so . . . Read more

Mark Your Calendars: Come Observe the 25th International Day of Families!

For immediate release: May 1, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) Dear Friends, Won’t you join us? On May 15th in New York City, Human Life International will be co-hosting a side event at the United Nations. Together with a coalition of other great pro-life, pro-family groups, we will be there to . . . Read more

Sri Lanka and Martyrdom

Amidst Suffering Martyrs Shine Like Sparks through Rubble At 8:45am on Easter Sunday, about 1000 Catholics were gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka. That’s when the suicide bomber detonated his bomb. The explosion ripped through the church, killing dozens and injuring countless more. Many of . . . Read more

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. I was struck by the . . . Read more