Pro-Life & Family Quotes

"Abortion can never be safe.  Any procedure where "success" means the killing of another human being can certainly not be safe."
Abby Johnson
Facebook, 17 November 2014

More quotes.


Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) are the trendy new birth control.  But are they good for women?  Do they cause abortions?  What kind of side effects do they have?  What alternatives are there for postponing pregnancy?  Find out more about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives here.

Also available a brochure What you need to know about the Morning After Pill.

Family Life Magazine

Have you seen the latest issue of Family Life?  Jam packed with real life stories, important articles on current life and family issues and details of not to be missed events!  Please take the time to read and share as widely as you can.  Click here for a web version.
Back issues of Family Life can be found here.

Next Generation

The youth of today are the next generation of pro-life leaders in New Zealand, taking up the challenge to proclaim the Gospel of Life to their peers.  Our Next Generation programme equips young people to be effective pro-life leaders NOW! Find out more about Next Generation and how you can be involved in building a culture of life in New Zealand by visiting our youth pages.

Download our FREE prayer booklet for youth "Seeking God:  Prayers for youth for every day".  

Abortion Update

Abortion impacts not only the mother and her unborn child, but also on her family and wider community.  At FLI we attempt to be there for women in their greatest hour of need.  We also provide paths to healing after abortion.  Visit or phone our Option Line:  0800 367 5433.  View latest New Zealand abortion statistics and the 2013 Abortion Supervisory Committee Report here2013 abortion figures 14,073.

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Family Life International NZ is a Catholic pro-life, pro-family organisation which has John Paul II Centres for Life in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.  We provide practical help to women and girls facing an unplanned pregnancy, free pregnancy tests and pregnancy counseling.  Family Life International also offers post-abortion healing through Project Rachel.  We educate on all the life issues from conception through to natural death including topics such as contraception, abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, sex education, eugenics, prenatal testing, IVF, marriage and re-defined marriage.

A Culture of Life Blog  

The tragedy of "surplus" embryos  A tragedy is about to unfold in New Zealand history.  Almost 2,000 embryos, lives suspended through cyropreservation, have a final date of existence.  They must be destroyed within six months of November 22nd.  Each of these embryos were created at some time because someone wanted to become a parent.  For whatever reason (and there will be many) these particular embryos, were not transferred into a woman's womb.  Read more...

Extrauterine embryos  The discussion of what to do with frozen "spare" embryos is a complex debate.  The following text is an interesting read.  It is written by Mauro Cozzoli and is an extract from The Human Embryo:  Ethical and Normative Aspects.  The article is published by the Pontifical Academy for Life in The Identity and Status of the Human Embryo pp. 292-296.  Read more...

The issue of consent  There has been a lot of talk lately about sexual consent.  Educators and organisations who have an interest in the sexual violence that is occurring amongst New Zealand's young people believe that "consent" is the answer to this side of our social woes.  Read more...

Calling embryos "reproductive material" is degrading  
The deadline for frozen embryos and reproductive tissue (gametes) which have been stored for ten years is fast coming up.  The embryos and gametes must be destroyed within six months of November 22nd unless special permission to extend the storage has been granted by the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART).  Read more...

Potential Labour leaders show where they stand on euthanasia  Andrew Little, who is vying for the Labour leadership, has made it clear that he does not think the End of Life Choice Bill should be returned to the ballot.  Read more...

Final report of the Synod on the Family released in English  The final report (Relatio Synodi) of the Synod on the Family which was held in Rome October 5th to 19th has finally been released in English.  Read more...

Abby Johnson to visit New Zealand  In just five weeks, Abby Johnson will be hitting New Zealand shores to tell her inspiring and powerful story.  It was on October 5, 2009 that Abby walked out of the Planned Parenthood facility where she was clinic director and into the doors of the local pro-life organisation, Coalition for Life.  Read more...

Young people and porn  Pope Paul VI predicted in Humanae Vitae, "that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires."  This prediction might have seemed far-fetched in 1968 when the encyclical was released, but we now have ample evidence that it was completely correct.  Read more...

The real cost of IVF in New Zealand:  human life  Fertility Associates, New Zealand's largest fertility clinic, is currently celebrating the birth of baby 15,000 through their reproductive technology services.  At the same time, they have unveiled a new technique to help in the selection of 'healthy' embryos to implant.  But what is the true cost of IVF in New Zealand? Read more...

Decriminalisation of what?
 Decriminalising abortion is in the media again.  It's not the first time it's been in the news and it certainly will not be the last time.  This time it looks like it's going to be an election issue, or at least there is an effort to make it an election issue.  What is being proposed this time is very familiar, and could have come from the wish list of any New Zealand pro-abortion lobby group.  Read more...

Does the Morning After Pill cause abortions?  There is a lot of misleading information about the “morning after pill” or “emergency contraception”.  Much of this misleading information about the “morning after pill or “emergency contraception” has statements like “Won’t cause an abortion if you are already pregnant” or “It doesn’t harm you or a developing embryo”, or “it just prevents fertilisation of the egg”. These statements misrepresent the science behind ‘emergency contraception’.  Read more...

Is Gardasil safe? 
Pharmac are set to refresh the vaccine schedule.  One of the proposed changes is involves access to the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.  Read more...

Upcoming Events

Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:

Friday 21st
Prayer Vigil for Life (Wellington)
7:00pm to 9:00pm
St Anne's Catholic Church • Emmett Street • Newtown
Celebrated by Archbishop John Dew.
For more information please see the events page or
phone Clare 04 237 8343 
Mass of Remembrance (Auckland)
St Mary's Catholic Church • 117 Onewa Road • Northcote
Celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn.  For mothers, fathers and family members who have suffered baby loss through miscarriage, still birth or abortion.  Frozen embryos to be discarded from November 22nd will also be remembered at this Mass.  For more information see the events page or phone 0800 367 5433
Mass of Remembrance (Dunedin)
7:00pm • Holy Name Catholic Church • 420 Great King Street
For mothers, fathers and family members who have suffered baby loss through miscarriage, still birth or abortion.  Frozen embryos to be discarded from November 22nd will also be remembered at this Mass.  For more information see the events page or phone 0800 367 5433.
5th to 10th December Abby Johnson's New Zealand Tour
Abby Johnson, pro-life advocate, ex Planned Parenthood clinic director and founder of 'Then There Were None' will be visiting New Zealand!  Abby will speak in Auckland (December 6), Wellington (December 7) and Dunedin (December 9).  Details will be updated as they are confirmed.  For more information see our events page or this one on Abby's visit.
Saturday 13th December Project Rachel Retreat - Auckland
10:30am • Hillsborough • Auckland
This retreat will be a special advent gathering for all mothers, fathers and family members who have suffered baby loss through miscarriage, still birth or abortion. For more information see our events page or phone Pauline on 0800 111 811.
December 28th 2014 to January 2nd 2015 Emmaus
Emmaus is a five-night Catholic event held in Ohakune.  With daily Mass, inspiring speakers, prayer and theology on tap, Emmaus is the perfect getaway and a great opportunity to deepen and strengthen your relationship with God.  Speakers:  Fr Dominique Faure, Fr Jacques Philippe, Fr Paul Rowse OP and the Mercy Sisters of Alma.  Music by Robert Loretz.  Find out more at

February 18th  to March 29th 2015 40 Days for Life
Join us for 40 Days for Life in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.  Visit the 40 Days for Life page or phone Mark on
09 629 4361 for more information and to find out how you can participate.
April and May 2015 Fr Shenan Boquet, President of HLI
Fr Boquet will give riveting and encouraging talks on life issues throughout New Zealand.  Details will be announced closer to the time.