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New HLI Documentary Exposes Threats to Life, Faith and Family in Central America and Mexico

Movie trailer, clips and more information at www.hli.org/CentralAmerica
Statement Online: ow.ly/sEUfB

Contact: Adam Cassandra, Communications Manager, Human Life International, 540-622-5230, acassandra@hli.org

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Premiering the same week as the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Human Life International's new documentary "Central America and Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family" exposes the well-funded assault on the people and culture of the region from NGOs and foreign governments -- including the United States.

"On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalized murder in the U.S. of our pre-born brothers and sisters in the womb, Human Life International's new documentary is a reminder to all Americans that the destructive policies of our government -- supported with our tax dollars -- have devastating effects well beyond our borders," said HLI President Father Shenan Boquet.

The third episode in HLI's True Story documentary series, "Central America and Mexico: Fighting for Life, Faith and Family" debuts in the U.S. on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and is currently scheduled to air January 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST. A Spanish language version of the film will air on EWTN's Spanish U.S. and International channels beginning January 27. Viewers should check their local EWTN listings as times are subject to change, and set their DVRs. A live Internet stream of the EWTN channel is also linked on the film's homepage: www.hli.org/CentralAmerica.

Shot on location in Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, the one-hour film tells the story of how the people of Central America and Mexico are standing up for their families, and for their faith.

Through propaganda in the media, immoral conditions placed on "development aid" and the influence of very aggressive pressure groups, the pro-abortion movement is waging a culture war against the Catholic Church and the families of Central America and Mexico. The targets of this assault: The natural bonds of family and community, the faith that has formed the social structures that have endured through great hardship, and the most innocent life in the womb.

But in charity and in truth, the people in the pews are pushing back. Many Catholic priests and bishops, together with community activists and some brave elected officials, have established support networks for mothers and babies, media campaigns to spread the Gospel and expose anti-life propaganda, and are working to keep politicians accountable to the people of faith whom they serve. Most importantly, the Catholics of this region turn to the Blessed Mother, the one who brings her children to Christ, and who gives hope when all hope seems lost.

"The countries of this region have some of the most pro-life and pro-family laws in the world, making them prime targets for promoters of the culture of death," said Fr. Boquet. "There is a recurring pattern in our True Story film series: the people in the countries we've visited recognize the U.S. as one of the main forces behind this cultural assault. As we fight for own culture here, we cannot forget the millions outside of our borders who are suffering because of U.S. policies and programs."

About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world’s largest international pro-life and pro-family organization, with affiliates and associates in over 80 countries on six continents. www.hli.org