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 Judicial Assault in Belize

Guest author: Judy Vazquez   As the lone English-speaking nation in Central America, Belize, in a certain way, stands apart, and is often associated more closely with its Caribbean neighbors. Collectively, the Caribbean nations tend to have strong social values that defend life, marriage and family. Yet Belize’s cultural setting may be why it was . . . Read more

OAS: Zika-Risk Babies Should Be Aborted

In an April 26th declaration, Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), advocated for abortion in cases where an unborn child at risk of microcephaly due to his mother’s infection with the Zika virus. In the declaration, which has yet to be translated by OAS into English, Almagro also announced that he . . . Read more

[VIDEO] Pro-Life Statement Read at OAS 2014 Assembly in Paraguay

Earlier this month, for the second year in a row, a statement composed by pro-life and pro-family civil society organizations (including Human Life International) was read before the country ambassadors to the Organization for American States (OAS). On Tuesday, June 3 at the 44th General Assembly of the OAS in Asuncion, Paraguay, Richard Izquierdo, President . . . Read more

HLI Makes Pro-Life Gains at International Assembly

The Organization of American States (OAS) held its 44th General Assembly from Monday, June 2 to Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Asuncion, Paraguay. The theme of this year’s assembly was “Development with Social Inclusion.” Several representatives of Human Life International were on hand to bring the pro-life and pro-family message to this important international event. . . . Read more

Updated Video: Abortion Supporters Turn Backs on Pro-Life Statement at OAS Guatemala

During the Organization of American States (OAS) 43rd General Assembly session in Antigua Guatemala City, Guatemala last week, dozens of members from anti-life organizations in the audience stood and turned their backs in protest as a representative of Human Life International (HLI) asked member state delegates to ensure greater protection of life, family, and religious . . . Read more

HLI Defends Life, Family, and Religious Freedom at Summit of the Americas

A team of pro-life leaders from Human Life International (HLI) presented a strong defense of life, family, and religious liberty during the legislative sessions of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, an event coordinated by the Organization of American States (OAS). The sessions, which are open to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to comment on the proceedings, . . . Read more