Latin America

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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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T21:36:06-05:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |
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Uruguayan Pro-Lifers Call for “Decriminalization of Motherhood”

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 [...]

By |2019-11-21T22:33:45-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |

A Tribute to Dr. Humberto Leal-Vieira

Raymond de Souza, HLI's delegate for international missions, delivered the following tribute to the late Dr. Humberto Leal-Vieira PhD, founder and president of the Brazil National Pro-Life and Pro-Family Association (HLI Brazil), at the VHI Priests and Seminarians conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday, October 10, 2015.     [...]

By |2019-11-21T23:23:30-05:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: |

A Socialist Mandate in Chile: Sexual Rights Trump the Right to Life

September 8 is celebrated by Catholics as the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is then a sad irony that on this date the Commission of Health of the Chamber of Representatives of Chile approved a partial legislative bill that allows [...]

By |2020-01-18T21:50:40-05:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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IPPF in Latin America ‘Stands With’ Affiliate that Sells Baby Parts

As the scandal regarding the sale of fetal organs by Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States continues to grow, anti-life organizations across Latin America are ‘standing with’ their fellow International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) affiliate. This, despite a troubling series of videos produced by Center for Medical Progress that [...]

By |2020-01-18T21:54:02-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |

Uruguay Court Upholds Conscience Rights of Medical Professionals

Until it was amended in 1964, the Hippocratic Oath taken by all medical professionals around the world included the promise that “I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.” In October 2012, the Parliament of Uruguay decriminalized abortion for the [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:34:03-04:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |

Mexican Supreme Court Says Natural Marriage Unconstitutional

Cardinal Juan Sandoval of Mexico gets it right: A new world order is a call for demolition orders against marriage and family On June 12, two weeks before the US Supreme Court redefined marriage, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a jurisprudential analysis finding that the articles in the state constitutions in [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:25:44-04:00July 22nd, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |

Intl NGOs Abort the Truth about Paraguay’s Pro-Life Stance

All of humanity would agree that rape is a horrific crime. Such is the case for the 10-year-old Paraguayan who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Regrettably, the international community, including the United Nations, is exploiting the situation, pressuring the fiercely pro-life country to allow for an abortion. Instead [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:54:56-04:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |

Study Shows Better Maternal Health Where Abortion Is Illegal

A report based on new research from Chile demonstrates that legal abortions are not any safer than illegal abortions. Researchers at the MELISA Institute have analyzed data which shows “that not only abortion-related mortality continued its decreasing trend in Chile after its prohibition by law in 1989, but also hospital [...]

By |2020-01-22T10:39:10-05:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |
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Joseph Meaney Discusses HLI Documentary on From the Median Radio

Human Life International Director of International Coordination Joseph Meany joined host Molly Smith, president of Cleveland Right to Life, last week on her radio program From the Median to talk about HLI's documentary "Central America and Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family." From the Median is a radio program [...]

By |2020-01-22T20:14:13-05:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |