Vincent Lambert Killed by Dehydration and Starvation in France

Another tragedy struck France on July 11, 2019. In a case strikingly similar to that of Terri Schiavo, a brain damaged person has been dehydrated and starved to death at the request of their spouse. Vincent Lambert had suffered cranial trauma in a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his doctors and wife sought to have . . . Read more

Standing Fast in the Philippines

“When I travel to the Barangay [i.e. Filipino villages], I am never asked for contraceptives. I am, however, always asked for a basketball.” — Philippine Senator Vicente Sotto I am often asked why I travel to the Philippines so often, my most recent trip being my thirteenth. The answer is provided by Father Paul Marx, . . . Read more

Mourning the Loss of Dr. Don Smith

For immediate release: February 2, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) Please join HLI in mourning the death of Dr. Don Smith, the producer of the film, The Silent Scream, and praying for the repose of his soul, as well as extending to his family our deepest condolences. [Film not for viewing . . . Read more

On the Supreme Court – Regroup, Don’t Fall Back

(Front Royal – VA) Human Life International (HLI) is disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear two recent cases this week which impact whether states may choose their own Medicaid providers. At issue are both conscience rights and states’ rights, to determine who and who is not a valid service provider. If citizens do . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2006: Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil

His Eminence Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Eastern Rite of the Catholic Church, has displayed the kind of strong episcopal leadership and moral instruction for the faithful on the pro-life and pro-family issues that HLI honors with our Cardinal von Galen Award. Cardinal Vithayathil’s most recent pro-life action was the issuance of . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2005: Bishop Antonio Baseotto

This edition’s recipient of the Cardinal von Galen Award is Bishop Antonio Baseotto, the head of the Military Diocese in Argentina. In early March, Bishop Baseotto wrote a stinging letter of rebuke to the Argentinean Minister of Health, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, who had publicly expressed his support for legalizing abortion and had initiated programs of . . . Read more