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Since When is Euthanasia “Healthcare?”

Anti-euthanasia activists have been pointing out for years that wherever euthanasia is legalized, it is not long before the “strict safeguards” touted by pro-death politicians and activists as protection to ensure euthanasia is only used in extreme cases begin tumbling down or being wantonly ignored. Such is the logic of [...]

By |2019-10-11T19:46:16-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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Winning Against Euthanasia

Government Says No to Assisted Suicide In September 2017 the House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill, saying no to assisted suicide. Euthanasia “puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.” The text of the bill may be [...]

By |2019-09-10T21:43:50-04:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

By |2019-06-25T22:21:23-04:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By |2019-04-27T15:57:00-04:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , |

The Poll Tells a Tale

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am not a pessimist; however, what I am going to say might cause angst among some in the pro-life and pro-family movement, especially Catholics. A recent Gallup poll exposed three terrible truths. First, we are not succeeding in transforming hearts and minds [...]

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HLI Statement on Archbishop’s Warning to Catholics about Suicide

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet regarding Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast's warning to Catholics in his archdiocese that they will be barred from receiving the last rites of the Church if they seek to end their lives by euthanasia or assisted suicide under their country’s new law. "We are [...]

By |2019-04-26T16:23:32-04:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: HLI News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

Stand in Solidarity With the Elderly

Pontifical Academy calls us to stand in solidarity with the elderly and provide a Culture of Compassion. (Zenit.org) — The Pontifical Academy for Life held its annual assembly in March on the theme of end of life assistance to the elderly. While there are numerous Vatican documents and papal [...]

By |2019-06-21T18:02:52-04:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |

Cloaking Infanticide With Medical Respectability

During a testy exchange with a Weekly Standard reporter, United States Representative Nancy Pelosi, a self-professed "devout Catholic," called the discussion of late-term abortions "sacred ground." In the same conversation, she used the word "reprehensible" to describe the activities of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist convicted of murder after snipping [...]

By |2019-07-09T08:46:55-04:00July 17th, 2013|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |

A Meaningless “Catholic Identity” in Belgian Healthcare

America's proponents of socialized health care often point to Europe as having the ideal system - one in which Church institutions and governments have been able to collaborate in providing high-quality, universal health care. But a look behind the curtain of apparent harmony tells a much different story: the great [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:13:52-04:00March 5th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |