Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.” . . . Read more

HLI Statement at OAS on Fundamental Right to Life

    HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT* BEFORE THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES NORTH AMERICA REGIONAL CONSULTATION HEARINGS WITH CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017   Good morning. My name is Stephen Phelan. I am the director of Missions Communications for Human Life International (HLI). On behalf of . . . Read more

First Father Paul Marx Pro-Life Award Given to John Smeaton

Human Life International has established the Fr. Paul Marx Pro-life Award both to honor HLI’s founder, Fr. Paul Marx, and to recognize the commitment of outstanding pro-life leaders. The first recipient of this award is Mr. John Smeaton, National Director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Children, who received the award today . . . Read more

Marchers in Paris Protest Abortion, Euthanasia, Anti-Family Policies

PARIS, France — January 25, 2015 — A throng of 45,000 pro-lifers joined the global pro-life movement at Paris’ 10th annual March for Life, held Sunday, January 25. The crowd met to oppose the country’s pro-abortion laws and increasingly aggressive anti-life policies envisioned by the government. Organized by “Marche pour la Vie,” the annual march . . . Read more

Authentic Compassion Does Not Include Assisted Suicide

(Zenit.org) — The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring instead the euphemism “assisted dying.” Under current British law outlined in the 1961 Suicide Act, it is a crime to encourage or assist another in the act of . . . Read more

HLI Tanzania: Model for Pro-Life Action

Once you attack children, you attack the nation… We don’t need condoms. We don’t need contraception. We don’t need abortion. – Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life International   Emil Hagamu is one of millions of Africans who increasingly wonder what wealthy Western nations want from Africa. All over the continent, the . . . Read more

Human Life International Granted Accreditation at United Nations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2014 – CONTACT: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org Denied accreditation in the 1990s, HLI’s pro-life, pro-family voice will now be part of UN record FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – After being previously denied accreditation, Human Life International (HLI), the world’s largest international pro-life and pro-family nonprofit organization, was officially granted . . . Read more

HLI’s “Gospel of Life” Training Strengthens Seminarians

Two by two, the seminarians, priests and pro-life leaders processed to the statue of our Blessed Mother at the Ivory Coast’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. The culminating event of the 14th Human Life International Summer Seminarian Institute placed the focus where it belongs, on gratitude to God for the mission we have all received in . . . Read more

Election 2012: Life, Marriage & Religious Freedom

Election Day 2012 in the United States is only days away (Tuesday, November 6). While there are many who just can’t wait for all the political ads to disappear and the partisan discussions to finally be over with (at least for now), we cannot lose sight of the real, and potentially dangerous, consequences of this . . . Read more