15,000 Turn Out for Dutch March for Life

“Never before have so many turned up for a Dutch March for Life in the Netherlands…” — Irene van der Wende The Netherlands is known worldwide for its euthanasia policies. This week the nation broke with tradition when 15,000 turned out in freezing weather…for the Dutch March for Life in the Hague. According to Irene van . . . Read more

November 25th Marks Seventh of Austrian Marches for Life

Fighting for Austrian Babies Jugend für das Leben (“Youth for Life”) is the force behind all 2017 Austrian Marches for Life.  This year six demonstrations have already taken place in the following Austrian cities: Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt and Dornbirn. The last March for Life this year will be held today, Saturday November 25th in the . . . Read more

Swiss Organ Donation Controversially Redefined

Organ Donation Highly Controversial This week a Swiss law redefining organ donation went into effect. The change, criticized by Human Life International Switzerland, the Union of Catholic Swiss Physicians, the Swiss Hippocratic Society and the Swiss Society for Bioethics, redefines clinical death as occurring after a mere five minutes. This issue is as much a . . . Read more

Euthanasia Deaths Rising in the Netherlands…Again

Over 7,000 To Die of Euthanasia in 2018 Recently the left-wing Guardian newspaper alleged that Dutch euthanasia deaths are anticipated to rise 67 percent from just five years ago. The paper states the Levenseindekliniek, the only Dutch hospital specializing in euthanasia, expects to have to hire more than 100 new doctors to keep up with . . . Read more

HLI Congress Held as Humanae Vitae Nears Half Century

Humanae Vitae Turns 50 in 2018 “The unchangeable teaching of the Church is under unprecedented attack today.” – John Smeaton (SPUC) Starting with the entire assembly singing Veni Creator Spiritus, the “Voice of the Family” (VOF) coalition opened its October 28th symposium at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Co-sponsored by Human . . . Read more

Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

Update: 11/17/2017 Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Féin, . . . Read more

St. Gerard Majella Meets Savita Halappanavar

Remembering Savita Halapannavar The Catholic Church commemorates the dead throughout the month of November. As the prayer reads, “Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. ” It is an apt time to recall the sad passing of those who have gone before, including 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. A week ago . . . Read more

Abortion Just Got Scarier in Great Britain

RU-486 is on the Rise, Taking Place of Surgical Abortion We’ve heard over and over how abortion numbers in the United States are decreasing. Surgical abortions, that is. The Washington Post, hardly a pro-life publication, reported abortions tanked 25% between 2008 and 2014. What no one talks much about is the “quiet” abortions. Chemical RU-486 . . . Read more

Prayer Makes Abortion Visible

Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last . . . Read more

Rosary at the Borders

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Honored October 7th, 2017 marked “Rosary at the Borders,” the largest prayer event since World Youth Day in Krakow last year. The date was chosen to honor the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Estimated hundreds of thousands to one million joined together in prayer for peace . . . Read more