Cote d’Ivoire Sliding into Abortion on Demand?

Urgency: The most powerful west African nation after Nigeria, the Cote d’Ivoire, is considering a radical draft bill that would make the current situation – abortion only permitted when two physicians certify the woman’s health is endangered – openly available across the country. As we speak, this bill is still in the draft and consultative . . . Read more

Contraception’s High Price: A Conversion Story

Children in Tanzania are mostly taught a values-free “comprehensive sex education” that has been part of school curriculum since 1992. This “education” has had a disastrous effect on the morality of the community. In 2013 I was invited by the headmaster of  St. Pius High School to teach about 100 students a sex education lesson . . . Read more

Back from Africa – Zimbabwe’s Contraception at its Worst

“Large poor families have simply become small poor families.” In all my mission trips I have never encountered such an entrenched contraceptive mindset as in Zimbabwe. The quotes below are a sampling from nursing students at one of the government accredited Catholic nursing schools. The government has for decades, through its ministries of Health and . . . Read more

HLI Co-hosts Event with Holy See on Rural Women and Girls at U.N.

“Promoting the Integral Development of Rural Women and Girls in Africa in the Era of Ideological Colonization” To be held during the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women UN HQ Conference Room 4 March 19, 2018 • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm March 19th the Holy See, along with Human Life . . . Read more

Bioethics Master’s Student Visits HLI for Research

The Battle for Africa When I first began my Master’s program in Catholic bioethics, little did I know that my research would bring me all the way to Front Royal, Virginia. I am writing my Master’s thesis on the bioethical issue of ideological neo-colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa. Ideological neo-colonialism is a destructive phenomenon in which powerful . . . Read more

Unstoppable Ugandan Father Jonathan Opio

HLI Ugandan Mission Hits the Road It is said of postal workers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But they have nothing on HLI Affiliate Director for this Ugandan mission, Father Jonathan Opio. With HLI since 2010, his Ugandan mission is . . . Read more

Evangelizing to the New Faces of Mozambique

No Abortion Since Colonial Times…until 2014 Word reached HLI in July, 2007 that the parliament of Mozambique had very quietly introduced an abortion bill. Before becoming law, the bill still required a presidential signature to legalize death to the unborn. Though abortion had been illegal since colonial times, pro-abortionists called for unlimited abortion through 12 . . . Read more

The Ultimate Gift – HLI and the Birth of “Happiness”

Tanzanian teen Neema Kavishe (19), a resident of Arusha, was devastated when she found she was pregnant and the father abdicated all parental responsibility. She had been desperately in need of school funds to continue her secondary education, but her poor parents were not able to help. Then in June, 2016, Neema was approached by . . . Read more

On World AIDS Day: Condoms the Problem, Not the Solution

Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International (HLI), released the following statement today to mark the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016: “Despite enormous medical advancements over the past decades to combat HIV/AIDS, many of our brothers and sisters around the world continue to suffer, and the spread of the deadly virus remains . . . Read more