HLI Applauds Passing of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

House Resolution 36 Passes the House of Representatives Human Life International (HLI) celebrates the action taken by the House in passing H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, late yesterday. President of HLI, Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, commented: “HLI affirms the protection of every life from the moment of conception. We applaud the House . . . Read more

The Role of Men in Abortion

One of the common arguments today is that men have no right to be involved in a woman’s choices regarding her physical health. Specifically, many people are outraged at the idea that a man could have any say in a woman’s reproductive choices. One aspect of frustration is directed against the all-male Catholic priesthood, on . . . Read more

The Source of Human Dignity and Rights

Normally when we Americans go to the Caribbean in February, it is to escape during the second or third month of brutal cold and relax in the sun. Having just returned with Dr. Brian Clowes from a mission to St. Lucia, I can indeed affirm that the island nation is as lovely as you’ve heard, . . . Read more

Coerced Abortion is a Reality

“D” is a young woman living in Uganda. When D became pregnant, she sought help from her parents and the father of her child. Sadly, the three were not supportive, and coerced her into scheduling an abortion. Steven, a coordinator for HLI Uganda, found out about D and her scheduled abortion and intervened. He met . . . Read more

Marching for Life in Brussels

The terrible Brussels bombings were rightly given a great deal of coverage in the mass media and they were strongly denounced by all who had a voice. What was strange was that these opinion-makers and personalities don’t seem to perceive or don’t want to perceive the diabolical ideology that motivated the attacks. If the attacks . . . Read more

Review: “Conscience Objection as a Fundamental Human Right”

Review: The Conscience Objection as Fundamental Human Right: in Bioethics and Bioethical Law (La Objeción de Conciencia como Derecho Humano Fundamental: en Material Bioetica y Bioderecho), Dr. Esteban Armando Kriskovich De Vargas, published by Libreria Editrice Vatican, 2015. Ambassador Esteban Kriskovich, PhD currently serves Paraguay as Ambassador to the Holy See, bringing to this valuable . . . Read more

HLI on the Adoption of “SOGIE” in Mandaue, Philippines

HLI condemns the unjust and ironically-named “Anti-Discriminatory Ordinance for People of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE)”, approved by the Mandaue City Council earlier this month. Whatever the intention of those who approved it, this ordinance utilizes language now routinely invoked to persecute Christians worldwide. We have seen several Christian-owned businesses fined . . . Read more

A Socialist Mandate in Chile: Sexual Rights Trump the Right to Life

September 8 is celebrated by Catholics as the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is then a sad irony that on this date the Commission of Health of the Chamber of Representatives of Chile approved a partial legislative bill that allows abortion in the cases when . . . 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

The British Supreme Court Blundered in Scottish Midwives Case

It had the makings of a great and inspirational movie until the final scene. Two fearless Scottish midwives take on the government bureaucracy of the National Health Service and the powerful hospital that employs them on a matter of the highest principle. Our heroes, the perfectly-named Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, scrape together the funds . . . Read more