What is the Abortion Situation in the Caribbean?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 14, 2017 /
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Many have an idealistic view of the islands and the people of the Caribbean, envisioning fancy alcoholic drinks and spotless beaches featuring young men and women with exotic accents lazing around under palm trees. But step back a couple of hundred yards from those beaches and you will find the real people of the Caribbean:…

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What is the Abortion Situation in South America?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 13, 2017 /

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…

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The Source of Human Dignity and Rights

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

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Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

By Marlene Gillette-Ibern, Esq. / February 16, 2017 /
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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.”…

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HLI Statement at OAS on Fundamental Right to Life

By HLI Staff / February 16, 2017 /
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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 HLI’s president,…

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

By HLI Staff / August 26, 2016 /
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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 justice system in Paraguay immediately…

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

By HLI Staff / April 3, 2016 /
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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…

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Regarding Contraception Statements from the Philippines

By HLI Staff / February 25, 2016 /
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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:…

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HLI Statement on Concerns Over the Zika Virus

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 27, 2016 /
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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…

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Uruguayan Pro-Lifers Call for “Decriminalization of Motherhood”

By HLI Staff / November 17, 2015 /
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In late October, pro-life leaders in Uruguay launched hundreds of balloons in a clear signal to the nation’s political leadership that motherhood is a gift to be cherished and protected, not marginalized and attacked. Under the slogan “Let’s decriminalize motherhood”, several Uruguayan pro-life groups met to begin a national dialogue on the results of the…

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