HLI Condemns the Tarabella Report: Abortion Is Not a Right

Statement from Father Peter West, vice president for missions of Human Life International: Under the guise of promoting “equal rights for women,” the European Union (EU) voted to adopt the “Tarabella Report,” which maintains: “…that women must have control over their sexual and reproductive health and rights, not least by having ready access to contraception and . . . Read more

Embryos a La Carte: The Disregard for Life in the EU

By Imre Téglásy, Ph.D. (Zenit.org) – It’s one of the oldest stories known to man – the wealthy who will pay anything, or do anything, to prolong youth. Nine defendants face criminal charges before a Hungarian Court for collaborating in a venture to provide “treatments” promising to help them regain lost vigor, mental acuity, even . . . Read more

Archbishop Defends Hungarian Constitution to Texan Professor

Human Life International recently received the following open letter (translated) written by the Catholic Archbishop of Veszprém, Gyula Márfi, in response to professor David Baer of Texas Lutheran University concerning the new constitution and government in Hungary. In this letter, Archbishop Márfi defends the new pro-life, pro-Christian constitution that is currently under attack from some . . . Read more

HLI Hails Pro-Life Victory in Liechtenstein Referendum

Human Life International (HLI) President Father Shenan J. Boquet today praised the pro-life victory against a referendum aimed at legalizing abortion in the Principality of Liechtenstein on Sunday that specifically targeted disabled babies. “Against mounting international pressure both from the European Union and the United Nations, the people of Liechtenstein voted to protect life, and . . . Read more

A List of Europe’s Euthanasia Offenses

The decision of the BBC2 to air an assisted suicide was deplorable, and the documentary, which was meant to explore how different European countries deal with the issue, failed in doing so. Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Comment blog brilliantly points out 20 important facts that the BBC left out of its documentary, providing a good . . . Read more

Hungary’s Pro-Life Campaign “Incompatible With EU Values”

Members of the European Parliament are asking Hungary to cease a pro-life ad campaign which was at least partially financed with EU funds that were for “anti-discrimination” campaigns. “Using EU money from the Progress programme or any other EU source to promote an anti-abortion campaign is an abuse and is incompatible with EU values,” French . . . Read more

The Resurrection of Hungary

There has been a great deal of discussion about Hungary’s “Easter Constitution;” so nicknamed not only because it passed with a grand majority on this past Easter Monday, April 25th, but also because it may represent a resurrection of values that many thought had all but disappeared from the laws of Europe. We have to . . . Read more

Demography and Life: Quo Vadis, Europa?

I. Demographic Basics — As long as we do not understand the causes of our birth deficit and identify them candidly, there will be no change for the better Europe is dying. There is no avoiding this simple fact: the entire continent is racing full speed ahead towards self-extinction. Assuming that the current statistics persists (a fertility rate of 1.3), Europe will be entirely uninhabited at some point in the next two . . . Read more