There is No “Safe” Abortion Day

Pro-Lifers Need Not Apply Yesterday 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, the . . . Read more

Petition on the Right to Life in International Law

Sign the Petition Human Life International has joined with C-FAM, Center for Family and Human Rights, and six other pro-life groups in sponsoring a crucial petition on the right to life in international law. The petition aims to counter a move by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHCR). Despite its name, the Committee regularly . . . 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

Dr. Brian Clowes and I landed yesterday in Ireland for another speaking tour in defense of life and family. True to form, our partner and good friend, HLI Ireland’s Patrick McChrystal, had us scheduled to speak the evening we arrived, and we haven’t slowed down yet. We would be grateful for your prayers–Ireland really is . . . 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

Fighting for Life and Family

The Family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state. – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16 Shortly after returning from very productive mission trips to Rome and Malta, I traveled to New York last Sunday to participate in a one-day event at . . . Read more

URGENT: Join HLI and other Defenders of the Family at the UN Next Monday!

Human Life International is pleased to join “Friends of the Family”, a UN-focused NGO that will bring together many of the strongest defenders of the natural family in a forum where the family is under attack. Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, is enthusiastic about the new coalition. “When you see the . . . Read more

Human Life International Granted Accreditation at United Nations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2014 – CONTACT: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org Denied accreditation in the 1990s, HLI’s pro-life, pro-family voice will now be part of UN record FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – After being previously denied accreditation, Human Life International (HLI), the world’s largest international pro-life and pro-family nonprofit organization, was officially granted . . . 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 Statement Requesting Changes in Catholic Moral Teaching is an Egregious Attack on Religious Freedom

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