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

A First Birthday for the Girl Who Shouldn’t Be Alive

Guest author: Nereida Brumat-Decker, Esq. In late 2014, Paraguay was shaken by the news that an eleven-year old girl was pregnant. She had been raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In media reports the anonymous young girl was called “Maynumbi” in order to protect her identity. Maynumbi is the Paraguayan Guarani indigenous word for “hummingbird.” The . . . Read more

The OAS: On an Unsustainable Path

The aftershocks of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union continue, with much of the ongoing conversation centering around what the majority of voting Brits call the “undemocratic” nature of the EU. Conceived as a union of independent nations, the EU has over the years acquired more power for unelected bureaucrats even as . . . Read more

HLI Statement on New Zika Concerns

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on reports that a child whose mother was infected with Zika has been born with microcephaly in New Jersey: “All babies born with serious birth defects deserve the best possible care, and their families deserve the best possible support in caring for their children. We continue to . . . Read more

OAS: Zika-Risk Babies Should Be Aborted

In an April 26th declaration, Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), advocated for abortion in cases where an unborn child at risk of microcephaly due to his mother’s infection with the Zika virus. In the declaration, which has yet to be translated by OAS into English, Almagro also announced that he . . . Read more

Priests and Seminarians Ready to Lead

I have to say — you guys rock! You should see what you have helped to happen here in Antioquia, Colombia. Seven hundred priests and seminarians are enjoying a three day immersion in the Gospel of Life thanks to your prayers and your support of HLI. Seven hundred! That’s about 350 of each group, both . . . Read more

Human Life International Statement on the March for Life in Peru

“Human Life International congratulates the 750,000 who marched for life in Lima, Peru on Saturday, March 12th, in an amazing testimony to the value of every single person from the moment of conception until natural death. What a beautiful witness and a powerful message to the politicians of Peru to protect every unborn child in . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Zika and Birth Control

UPDATE – February 19, 2016 – 1:30pm EST Today Vatican Radio published in Italian the text of an interview with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, in which he attempts to clarify some of the Holy Father’s more controversial comments from yesterday’s return flight from Mexico. In the interview, Fr. Lombardi expands on comments Pope Francis . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Concerns Over the Zika Virus

Statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, on concerns over the spread of the Zika virus: “We share the concern of our brothers and sisters in Latin America who are worried about the spread of the Zika virus, and who wonder about its cause and its effects. Much is still not . . . Read more