Poland Puts the U.S. to Shame

 Taking the High Road January, “pro-life month,” was characterized by a series of highs and lows. The lowest ebb was marked by the United States Senate voting of 51-46 on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (60 votes were required). Already passed by the House, with the President’s pledge to sign it, the bill . . . Read more

Courage, Fervor, and the Example of Poland

Spiritual Resurgence in Poland When one is convinced that his cause is just, he will fear nothing. –– Saint John Bosco I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with a positive story – one that shows what great things are possible when a nation embraces spiritual resurgence, rejecting the . . . Read more

The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It is at the same time . . . Read more

A Huge Victory for Life in Poland!

The voice of the Polish people has been heard. The “Stop Abortion” citizens’ initiative, which had received 450,000 signatures from Polish citizens, has cleared its first hurdle in the parliamentary process this morning by a very wide margin. The “Stop Abortion” proposal was one of three citizens initiatives—proposals that receive over 100,000 signatures—considered by the . . . Read more

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

European Court of Justice Decision Does Not Protect All Unborn Life

The European Court outlawed the destruction of embryos for research purposes, but unborn life is still in danger in Europe. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2011 CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, released the following statement today on the . . . Read more

European Court of Justice Decision Does Not Protect All Unborn Life

  In a case before the European Court of Justice, the court recently decided that a human embryo is an organism “capable of commencing the process of development of a human being” whether they are the result of fecundation, or the product of cloning. The Court went on to say, “a non-fertilised human ovum into . . . Read more

A List of Europe’s Euthanasia Offenses

The decision of the BBC2 to air a documentary on 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 . . . Read more