What Is Pronatalism?

By Susan Ciancio / January 20, 2021 /
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In 2014 in Fourni, Greece, not one single baby was born. The same was true in 2015. In 2012, only one child was born in the town of Lestijärvi, Finland. What is happening in these countries is not an anomaly. Countries throughout Europe are seeing population declines that their governments are trying desperately to reverse.…

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Repeating the Errors of the Past

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 1, 2017 /
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I want to first thank the whole HLI family for your prayers! I arrived in Gdansk, Poland last night after departing Bucharest. Before I get to some thoughts from this mission, I wanted to discuss something that is in the news —something that our friends here who survived Communism recognize and find alarming coming from…

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The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 25, 2017 /
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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…

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Hungarians Welcome Baby Born to “Brain Dead” Mother

By Imre Téglásy, PhD / November 21, 2013 /
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In a very rare event earlier this year, a pregnant woman in Hungary who was declared “brain dead” was kept alive for three months on life support by doctors until her baby could be safely born. The 31-year-old expectant mother suffered a stroke and was transported by a helicopter to the Neurological Clinic of Debrecen…

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True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life

By HLI Staff / July 2, 2013 / Comments Off on True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life

“These countries are in crisis. They need to do something radical to move away from the Culture of Death… and if they don’t, they are going to disappear.” — Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination, Human Life International In Hungary and Poland we find two European nations whose people and deep Christian roots have suffered…

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Protecting Marriage in Eastern Europe: A Letter to Romania

By Imre Téglásy, PhD / June 18, 2013 /
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I recently sent the following letter to a pro-life friend of mine in Romania on the debate in his country over a constitutional amendment affirming the legal definition of marriage as a “union between a man and a woman.” Croatia is considering similar legal protections. The movement to protect marriage which caught fire in France…

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Embryos a La Carte: The Disregard for Life in the EU

By Imre Téglásy, PhD / April 12, 2013 /
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(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 youthful appearance. The grisly…

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What Hungary and Poland Can Teach Us about a Post-Roe World

By Stephen Phelan / February 24, 2013 /

No democratic nation has ever voted in the majority to legalize abortion as such. Not one. Legalized abortion is always imposed by totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, or by elites who manufacture court cases designed to reverse duly created laws that actually protect innocent human beings. As the death toll rises in those nations that have…

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[VIDEO] Abortion Survivor Dr. Imre Téglásy Fights for Life in Hungary

By Adam Cassandra / January 11, 2013 /
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In a short video released this week by Human Life International (HLI), Dr. Imre Téglásy tells his personal story of learning he was as an abortion survivor and how that revelation as a young child drives his work to defend life in his home country of Hungary. “I was 11 years old . . .…

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Archbishop Defends Hungarian Constitution to Texan Professor

By HLI Staff / March 13, 2012 /
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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…

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