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

Salzburg Bishop Warns That Abortion is an Attack on God

August 28, 2014 — Flanked by 120 law enforcement officers, 300 pro-life demonstrators marched the streets of Salzburg, Austria in peaceful solidarity. Several protesters were detained by police as the marchers carried white crosses, a symbol of the 1,000 human beings massacred every day through legalized abortion in Austria and Germany. Banners reading “1000 Ungeborene . . . Read more

The Feast of the Annunciation: An International Pro-Life Celebration

In the Sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary…then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. . . . Read more

Austria Police Arrest 34 After Attacks on HLI’s Pro-Life Demonstration

Last week on July 25, on the 45th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humane Vitae, 34 radical protesters were arrested after trying to disrupt a peaceful pro-life demonstration in Salzburg, Austria which Human Life International helped organize. The “1,000 Crosses for Life” march has sparked violence and attacks on Human . . . Read more

“He is Living Because of You”: Urging the Choice of Life

Standing outside of an abortion clinic is not a pleasant experience. No matter how many friends or family members are there praying and helping to counsel women close by, the thought of innocent lives being ended in the building right behind you is inescapable. Sometimes it can seem like no one is even listening, and . . . Read more

Prenatal Test Brings Eugenics Back to Germany

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down’s syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. The new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2007: Bishop Andreas Laun

His Excellency Bishop Andreas Laun richly deserves to receive HLI’s Cardinal von Galen Award which recognizes courageous leadership against the culture of death. We bestow it on him for his frequent and dignified defense of the Church’s teachings on respect for human life and sexual morality. Both his academic gifts and personal warmth have served . . . Read more