American Academy of Pediatrics Favors Drugs and Risky Behavior Over Abstinence

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy on teen pregnancy prevention makes no sense. The recommendations urging young girls to go on birth control with hormonal implants or IUDs call into question the supporting technical report co-authored by Gina Sucato, a member of Physicians for Choice. Much of the date in the report is supported . . . Read more

Filipino Bishops and Priests Exhorted to Teach Church Beliefs on Family and Life

BATANGAS, Philippines – September 10, 2014 – Representatives from Human Life International are among thousands of faithful pilgrims journeying to holy ground in the Philippines’ Diocese of Lipa for the 11th National Days of Prayer with Mary. Archbishop of Lipa Ramon Arguelles invited HLI President Father Shenan Boquet, along with Dr. Ligaya Acosta, regional director . . . Read more

Pilgrim Icon Visits Portland’s Grotto for Spiritual Contemplation and Marian Devotion

Reflecting on our historic North American pilgrimage with the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa thus far, I am continually awed by the devotion of pro-life faithful to Our Lady. More than 30 devoted and inspired pro-life pilgrims welcomed the Black Madonna upon our arrival at the Planned Parenthood in Olympia, Washington. This was . . . Read more

Tanzanian Conference Combats Anti-Family Campaign; Recognizes Pro-Life Hero

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org | www.hli.org DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – August 6, 2014 — Emil Hagamu, regional director for Human Life International, has spent the last 20 years combating efforts to suppress fertility and undermine families in East Africa. His two decades of success were recognized at . . . Read more

Helping Pope Francis Fight Human Trafficking: Scourge Must Be Battled at Home and Abroad

(Zenit.org) — In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against the exploitation and commodification of vulnerable people. Pope Francis addressed the gathering and deplored human trafficking as, “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a . . . Read more

Gates Foundation Stops Funding Abortion*

Melinda Gates’ June 2nd claim that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has “decided not to fund abortion” has been taken by many as a positive change in the Foundation’s policy. In truth, however, the longstanding Gates Foundation policy of lucrative funding for abortion companies remains unchanged. We know that this policy has not really . . . Read more

HLI to Sponsor International Congress for Truth and Life in Brazil

The Benedictine Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo, Brazil will host the Second International Congress for Truth and Life sponsored by Human Life International (HLI) from November 3-6, 2011. The event brings together pro-life speakers from Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and the United States to discuss issues threatening the Culture of Life in Latin . . . Read more

HLI Uganda Aids in Arrest of Abortionist After Uncovering Illegal Procedure

A medic in Uganda who performed an illegal abortion on a young woman carrying his own child was arrested last weekend after the botched procedure almost took the life of the mother as well. The pro-life missionaries of Human Life International in Uganda reported the incident to the police, leading to the abortionist’s arrest. Abortion . . . Read more

Breaking Down the Philippine RH Bill (Video)

Students in the Philippines last week received an eye-opening presentation on the “anti-life agenda” of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill currently being considered in the Philippine legislature. Speaking with students at San Beda Alabang in the Philippines on September 23, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, regional director of Asia and Oceania for Human Life International (HLI), . . . Read more

1,000 Miles for Life in Chile

This article is a modified version of a report that originally appeared here. I recently was blessed to be able to spread the Gospel of Life to all five Catholic Archdioceses in Chile, where I spoke to bishops, priests, seminarians, high school students and as many key players of society as possible about life and . . . Read more