HLI Co-hosts Event with Holy See on Rural Women and Girls at U.N.

“Promoting the Integral Development of Rural Women and Girls in Africa in the Era of Ideological Colonization” To be held during the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women UN HQ Conference Room 4 March 19, 2018 • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm March 19th the Holy See, along with Human Life . . . Read more

There is No “Safe” Abortion Day

Pro-Lifers Need Not Apply September 28th the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights widely proclaimed “International Safe Abortion Day.” There is no “safe” abortion day. Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research for Human Life International (HLI), says when we hear “’experts’ agree unanimously that abortion should be legalized worldwide, . . . Read more

HLI Responds to Attack on Pro-Family Groups

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – March 17, 2017 – Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, in response to attacks on pro-family organizations C-Fam and the Heritage Foundation for their inclusion in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings. Below the statement . . . Read more

UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Ireland really is in a heated battle on the cultural front. The abuse scandal hit the Church particularly hard in Ireland, and this once-Catholic nation has rapidly secularized, with polls on life and family changing dramatically in just the last few years, all in the wrong direction. Of course, the battle is on all over . . . Read more

Eliminating the Poor is not a Solution to Poverty

Population control groups are taking advantage of a leadership transition period in Tanzania, and are intensifying their activities in the country. Their mission is a frightening one: reducing the number of poor people in order to reduce poverty. This outrageous and backwards strategy is awkwardly promoted under the false name of women’s empowerment and choice, . . . Read more

Prelude to a Persecution?

On Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the Church to amend Canon Law, . . . Read more

UN Committee Requests Changes in Catholic Moral Teaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2014 – CONTACT: Adam Cassandra 540-622-5230 – acassandra@hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia –The “Concluding Observations” on the report of the Holy See released Wednesday by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child are a flagrant and egregious attack on the religious freedom of the Catholic Church, her right . . . 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

Parents Are the Solution, Not the Problem

(Zenit.org) In days gone by, government policies and state institutions deferred to parents as the ultimate authority on what was best for their children. In recent years, however, parents’ concerns are increasingly downplayed as government bureaucrats’, teachers’, and health care providers’ roles have expanded. Those whose “expertise” seems to be invoked more and more, often . . . Read more

Male and Female He Created Them: Gender Is Not a Choice

(Zenit.org) – November 2012 marked the first time gender identity was included as a specific protected classification in a United Nations General Assembly anti-discrimination resolution. This wording is significant because it elevates gender identity to the same level as race, creed, religion and sexual orientation. Yet this term is ambiguous and there is no clear . . . Read more