China’s Disastrous One Child Policy Wants You to Think it Changed – it Didn’t

Population Control Presages Catastrophic Consequences  “[C]areful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same . . . Read more

Australian Same-Sex Marriage Creates Tyranny of Intolerance

Freedom of Conscience? Not in Australia. The day before the Immaculate Conception, Australian same-sex marriage was legalized. In doing so, the country has opened the door to persecution of Christians. Ironically, while the gay lobby perceives itself as inclusive, but Australia’s new law does not allow for freedom of conscience. Attempts to pass such conscience clauses . . . Read more

HLI Mourns Loss of Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal

Cardinal Vidal Dies After Receiving Sacraments of the Church With great sadness Human Life International (HLI) mourns the loss of His Eminence, Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, of the Philippines. A beloved HLI Episcopal Advisor since 1994, he was a remarkable witness for Life and Family and a great supporter of our . . . Read more

No to Down Syndrome Abortion

“Bring this child to birth” Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering.  Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you remember my son? You prayed . . . Read more

HLI India Preaches the Catechism

CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church) There is a lack of moral clarity and at times even gross ignorance among members of the Catholic Church today.  Human Life International’s (HLI) affiliate in Goa, India has just held its 55th Catechetical Retreat, in an ongoing attempt to educate the faithful. Started twenty years ago, with just . . . Read more

HLI Philippines Holds Country’s First Rally Against Divorce Bill

Human Life International (HLI) has reported more than once on Filipino House Bill 6027, its attack on marriage and evils of divorce. Ironically, sponsoring House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has termed the legislation a “dissolution of marriage” bill, but as the Catholic Church already has the annulment procedure for dissolution of marriage, it is in truth a . . . Read more

Philippines’ Sorsogon City Selected as Pilot City for NFP

After years of grave pressure and harassment from both government and non-government organizations – including international population control groups – for her refusal to accept and distribute contraceptives, Mayor Sally Lee’s Sorsogon City has been selected as pilot city for the implementation of Natural Family Planning (NFP). The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd. . . . Read more

Grace and a Rough Landing in Bangladesh

HLI’s director of Asia and Oceania, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, sends an initial report on her first mission to Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh — The foreigner coming to Bangladesh for the first time is in for a culture shock. The roads are always teeming with honking buses, cars, trucks, rickshaws, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tricycles, and a . . . Read more

A “Pro-Life City?”

During HLI’s recent 20th Asia-Pacific Congress for Life, Faith, and Family (ASPAC) in Taiwan, I had the joy and honor of visiting with Mayor Sally Lee of Sorsogon City, Philippines. I first met this longtime friend of HLI and great defender of life and family in 2013 during the 19th ASPAC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. . . . Read more

Good Morning, Vietnam!

“Jesus Christ brought us freedom from sin; America brought us freedom to sin.” ― Archbishop Emeritus Jean-Baptiste Cardinal Pham Minh Mân of Saigon.   Ligaya Acosta and I stepped out of Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and into the blazing heat of Vietnam. We had just traveled from Bangkok, where we conducted a one-day pro-life . . . Read more