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

Abortion Just Got Scarier in Great Britain

RU-486 is on the Rise, Taking Place of Surgical Abortion We’ve heard over and over how abortion numbers in the United States are decreasing. Surgical abortions, that is. The Washington Post, hardly a pro-life publication, reported abortions tanked 25% between 2008 and 2014. What no one talks much about is the “quiet” abortions. Chemical RU-486 . . . Read more

Contraception Leads to More Abortions

While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. –– Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: that is, statistically contraception use actually increases, rather . . . 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

Who was Marie Stopes?

Marie Carmichael Stopes was the United Kingdom’s answer to America’s Margaret Sanger.  Both women lived during the same era.  Both were vocal eugenicists and birth control pioneers in their respective nations during the 1920s and 1930s, and their writings show that their views on eugenics and racial purity were identical.  Most importantly, Stopes’ legacy has . . . Read more

Silencing the Voices of the Faithful in Health Care

Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of choice.  Truly living one’s faith means that family life, professional life, leisure activities, as well as spiritual practices are guided by the tenets . . . Read more

The British Supreme Court Blundered in Scottish Midwives Case

It had the makings of a great and inspirational movie until the final scene. Two fearless Scottish midwives take on the government bureaucracy of the National Health Service and the powerful hospital that employs them on a matter of the highest principle. Our heroes, the perfectly-named Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, scrape together the funds . . . Read more

Authentic Compassion Does Not Include Assisted Suicide

(Zenit.org) — The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring instead the euphemism “assisted dying.” Under current British law outlined in the 1961 Suicide Act, it is a crime to encourage or assist another in the act of . . . Read more