CNA Staff, Nov 14, 2023 / 16:10 pm
Human Life International, a U.S.-based pro-life Catholic group, has trained more than 10,000 African seminarians in its anti-abortion programs over the last few decades, the group said in a press release this week.
The organization describes itself as a “Catholic, pro-life nonprofit” that sponsors “life-saving missions in over 100 countries.” The group was founded in 1981 in Maryland and is presently based in Front Royal, Virginia.
Human Life International (HLI) said in a release on Monday that as it “continues its counteroffensive against the abortion promotion campaigns of the West,” it is having success in Africa with its training programs there, which “have reached more than 10,000 African seminarians in the last 20 years.”
The press release noted that the abortion rate in Sub-Saharan Africa has been increasing “even in countries where, by law, abortion is only allowed to save the life of the mother.” From 1995 to 2020, the group said, the number of abortions in that region nearly doubled.