Be Not Afraid, Catholic Ireland!

I write this week from the Emerald Isle, where I’m on a mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, HLI’s Director of Education and Research, and Patrick McCrystal, Director of HLI Ireland. Patrick entitled our four-day series of presentations on the road “Be Not Afraid, Catholic Ireland,” as ours is a mission of hope in a land . . . Read more

Statement on the Irish Referendum on the Redefinition of Marriage

Statement on the Irish referendum on the redefinition of marriage from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International: “Today the Irish people have chosen decay and decline. This decision will not bring peace or progress, but will bring, as we have seen around the rest of the so-called developed world, more internal division . . . Read more

Vandals Use Feces to Plaster Images of Savita Halappanavar on Irish Pro-Life Office

The Irish pro-life organization Youth Defence sent out a press release Friday morning detailing a “grotesque and vile” attack on their office. Late Tuesday night, vandals plastered newspaper clippings about the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar around the outside of the building using excrement. Youth Defence says large amounts of excrement were spread on the . . . Read more

Irish Bishops: Lives of Mother and Child are Both Sacred

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said “a mother and her unborn baby are both sacred with an equal right to life” in a statement responding to widespread criticisms and misinterpretations of the Church’s teaching on abortion following the recent death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland. The news media whipped up a frenzy of anti-Catholic protests . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Death of Savita Halappanavar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2012 – FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – The following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman who was allegedly refused an abortion from a Catholic hospital in Ireland: “The staff and pro-life missionaries of Human . . . Read more

“Hugely Guilty,” but No Regrets?

How many genuine rights do people exercise on a daily basis that lead them to feel painfully guilty? One Dublin, Ireland mother who believes women have a “right” to choose abortion recently gave an inside look at the immense guilt and emotional pain that she experienced when an Irish Mail on Sunday reporter traveled with . . . Read more