HLI condemns EU Adoption of Tarabella Report; Abortion Can Never be a Human 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: Taking a Stand Against a 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

Hungarian Archbishop to Texas Professor: You’re Wrong About our New Constitution

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

Referendum Threatens Liechtenstein’s Pro-Life Culture

This week the Principality of Liechtenstein will decide by national referendum whether to ratify a draft bill which would lead to the depenalization of abortion in the tiny Middle-European country. In order to understand the immense pressure that is being exerted on the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, it is important to keep in mind the . . . Read more

Are Irish Eyes Beginning to Smile Again?

Ireland has regained the title of the highest birthrate in Europe from France with 2.1 births per woman. Immigration aside, this is just enough to keep the population from falling, but is much better than the 1.8 fertility rate that was recorded in 2005. It is interesting to note what has happened in Ireland over . . . Read more

Statistical Hope in Ireland

News today from Ireland’s RTE News is that the Emerald Isle has returned from the sub-replacement total fertility rate (TFR) of 1.9 births per woman to 2.1 births – a rate which demographers call “replacement level fertility.” This is big news. The 2.1 TFR makes Ireland the only EU member nation with replacement-level fertility as . . . Read more

Russian Church Leader Says Total Ban on Abortion Needed

With a declining birth rate and an incredibly high abortion rate, Russia is facing a demographic crisis, and one Russian Orthodox Church official says it’s time for a total ban on abortions. Father Maksim, an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church and the head of the Life Medical Educational Center, recently explained to Mikhail Yousef . . . 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