What Did We Learn From Alfie Evans?

First Charlie Gard…and Now Alfie Evans Alfie Evans has died. Before he died, God be praised, he was baptized into the Catholic Church. As such, we can be confident that he is now experiencing the joy of the presence of his Heavenly Father. Our prayers are no longer for him, but for his parents, Tom . . . Read more

Alfie Evans Has Entered the Father’s House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2018 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Director of PR – dpiroch@hli.org Front Royal, VA – Human Life International’s global pro-life family was saddened to learn of Alfie Evans’ death earlier today. We extend to Kate, Tom and their family our condolences and assurance of continued prayer. This is a tragic ending . . . Read more

Official Statement on Alfie Evans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2018  Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Director of PR – dpiroch@hli.org Front Royal, VA – Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, today expressed grave disappointment and concern over the tragic situation affecting the precious life of Alfie Evans by Alder Hey Hospital and the British State. “This innocent . . . Read more

Parental Rights – Fighting the Sexual Revolutionaries

Parents, Guardians of Their Family “Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This [parental rights] role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is . . . Read more

The Case of Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard case has grave consequences for the rights of parents and the family. We should be very concerned. The case of baby Charlie Gard has the gravest consequences for the rights of parents and the autonomy of the family. This assault against the family and life stretches beyond the borders of the UK, and . . . Read more

The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in public schools, and sadly, sometimes . . . Read more

The Part of the “Kids Don’t Belong to their Families” Argument that You Missed

By now, most of us have heard of or seen the video by MSNBC host Mellissa Harris-Perry in which she actually says, “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and realize that kids belong to whole communities.” Clearly, this was not an . . . Read more

The Growing Threat of International Treaties

Although the lofty treaties, speeches and other goings-on at the United Nations often seem irrelevant to parents with busy lives, it is increasingly important that we pay attention to some troubling developments that could gravely effect the lives of all U.S. citizens. UN-generated treaties, resolutions and position papers tend to be written in a language . . . Read more

The UN’s Attempt to Sideline Parents of the Disabled

(Zenit.org) – The title of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) suggests compassion and respect for the dignity of the disabled. Yet the specifics of this treaty with the felicitous sounding name carry the potential for sinister consequences. The most worrisome aspect of the CRPD is its failure to . . . Read more

Schools Infringing on Parents’ Rights, and Doing It Secretly

By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. (Zenit.org) – In 2010, an article appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph reacting to a proposal to cut government funding for a certain beverage in schools. The author made the argument that the drink might be “doing more harm than good” and cited “negative side effects,” while noting that his . . . Read more