The Media’s “Fake News” on HLI’s Work in El Salvador

‘Fake news.’ The term is everywhere these days. Sometimes it is abused, slapped on as a label for any news report with which a person happens to disagree, or that may even be mildly biased in one direction. Sadly, however, there are far too many cases where the glove fits. And one of those cases . . . Read more

Guardian Story Nothing But Fake News

“Report” Rife with Errors (HLI, Fort Royal, VA)  On July 27th, The Guardian (U.S.) published a story alleging many erroneous facts. We can report many of its claims are totally unsubstantiated or incomplete. The international pro-abortion industry has invested a lot of money trying to legalize abortion in El Salvador. To date abortion is thankfully still illegal . . . Read more

What is the Abortion Situation in South America?

South America has a strong Catholic heritage, and is relatively friendly towards preborn children.  Four small countries, representing only five percent of the population of the continent, have abortion on demand laws or many exceptions that mean the same thing in practice.  These are Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana and Uruguay.  Chile, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela . . . 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

Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.” . . . Read more

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

“Universal Declaration”: A Wake Up Call to Dying Cultures

We call upon all people of good will to listen to the call of the Mother of God and to join with great love and devotion the defense of the civilization of life and love, which is under serious threat globally. So reads, in part, the “Universal Declaration in Defense of the Civilization of Life—Mexico . . . Read more

Regarding Contraception Statements from the Philippines

Human Life International is grateful for the chance to re-present unchangeable Church teaching on contraception, in greatest respect for all the faithful shepherds of the Catholic Church. As the Brazilian bishops recently affirmed in addressing the threat posed by the Zika virus, the actual Church teaching on the matter of couples using contraception is unequivocal: . . . Read more