On the Passing of Norma McCorvey

Following is a statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on the passing of Norma McCorvey, a pro-life advocate who is best known as the plaintiff in the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion throughout the United States. She died in an assisted living home in Katy, Texas. “The entire . . . Read more

HLI Helps Launch Game-Changing International Abortion Report

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – January 24, 2017 – Human Life International’s Dr. Brian Clowes has joined several other experts on a distinguished panel to officially release the “Abortion Worldwide Report: 100 Countries, 1 Century, 1 Billion Babies.” The event, hosted by Family Research Council and Global Life Campaign, was held today at FRC’s Washington DC . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Passing of Father Michael Scanlan

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia | January 7, 2016 | Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the passing of Father Michael Scanlan, president emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Fr. Scanlan died early in the morning on January 7. “We join the many around the world today mourning . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Lepanto Institute’s Latest CRS Report

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — October 17, 2016. Media contact: Stephen Phelan | sphelan@hli.org A report published today by the Lepanto Institute shows “that in a federally-funded program conducted between 2006 and 2010, CatholicRelief Services received and facilitated the delivery of 2.25 million units of contraception in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … The documents further . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Passing of Mother Angelica

Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International With the passing of Mother Angelica, we have lost a fearless defender of the Gospel of Life. She mentored and inspired countless pro-lifers throughout the years with her candor, laughter, courage, and personal witness to the transforming power of Jesus Christ. When she said, “We are . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Archbishop’s Warning to Catholics about Suicide

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet regarding Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast’s warning to Catholics in his archdiocese that they will be barred from receiving the last rites of the Church if they seek to end their lives by euthanasia or assisted suicide under their country’s new law. “We are grateful to see the logic . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Zika and Birth Control

UPDATE – February 19, 2016 – 1:30pm EST Today Vatican Radio published in Italian the text of an interview with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, in which he attempts to clarify some of the Holy Father’s more controversial comments from yesterday’s return flight from Mexico. In the interview, Fr. Lombardi expands on comments Pope Francis . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Concerns Over the Zika Virus

Statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, on concerns over the spread of the Zika virus: “We share the concern of our brothers and sisters in Latin America who are worried about the spread of the Zika virus, and who wonder about its cause and its effects. Much is still not . . . Read more

Black Madonna Covers 50,000 Miles, Concludes U.S. Prayer Campaign

PHOENIX, Arizona – November 3, 2014 –Logging some 50,000 miles across North America in defense of life, the Black Madonna recently concluded a 14-month global prayer pilgrimage in Phoenix, Arizona. An outdoor Mass attended by 1,000 faithful was held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Our Lady of Czestochowa parish in Phoenix, Arizona. The culminating . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Doctors Urging Contraception for Girls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Updated October 7, 2014 – CONTACT: Krista Thomas at 540-622-5270 – kthomas@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, in reference to yesterday’s announcement that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children begin to use long-acting reversible contraceptives. “With today’s . . . Read more