The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

Sign of Hope  “In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for . . . Read more

Vincent Lambert Killed by Dehydration and Starvation in France

Another tragedy struck France on July 11, 2019. In a case strikingly similar to that of Terri Schiavo, a brain damaged person has been dehydrated and starved to death at the request of their spouse. Vincent Lambert had suffered cranial trauma in a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his doctors and wife sought to have . . . Read more

Standing Fast in the Philippines

“When I travel to the Barangay [i.e. Filipino villages], I am never asked for contraceptives. I am, however, always asked for a basketball.” — Philippine Senator Vicente Sotto I am often asked why I travel to the Philippines so often, my most recent trip being my thirteenth. The answer is provided by Father Paul Marx, . . . Read more

Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality – and with it themselves and their . . . Read more

How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps Human Development

Openness to Life is at the Center of True Development Solving the world’s problems – serious poverty, hunger, war, disease, etc. – is a complicated business, to say the least. To make even a tiny, lasting dent in a single one of these problems typically requires vast amounts of careful thinking, planning, research, money and . . . Read more

Argentina Doctor “Guilty” for Not Aborting Child

In Argentina, demonstrations are growing in support of doctor Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, who was found guilty by the justice system for failing to perform a 22-week pregnancy abortion. The Case On April 2, 2017, Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was called to see an emergency patient at Moguillansky Hospital, Cipolletti in Río Negro, a province of . . . Read more

Extreme Elites Vs. Real Pro-Life Middle America

80% of Americans Oppose 3rd Trimester Abortions There is a vast divide between middle America and the coastal “elites” who often purport to speak for the people in the current national debate over abortion. Poll after poll has found that most Americans are deeply divided over abortion. One recent poll, for instance, found that a . . . Read more

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 address on how 1994 proved . . . Read more

HLI Colombia Helps Stop “Baby Factories”

by Gladys Buitrago de Amaya, President of HLI Colombia In 2018, the Colombian Congress presented a bill to authorize the establishment of medical facilities to collect human gametes (sperms and eggs) and to transfer them to women or their sexual partners. The facilities would also use reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). It . . . Read more