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 2014 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  

Why I stand and pray for an end to abortion
As I arrived at AMAC (the Auckland Medical Aid Centre - an abortion facility) this afternoon to pray for an end to abortion, for all those involved an most especially for the mothers and babies, I was greeted by a beautiful sight.  A young mother was standing just outside the doors of AMAC, holding her little girl - she must have been about 7 months - and they were delighting in the small world flags flapping in the wind.  How wonderful it was to see the joy on both their faces!  But then my heart sunk.  Read more...

Graces are received when you pray outside an abortion facility

Who on earth would want to spend an hour or so standing outside across the road from an abortion facility praying for the mothers, the fathers, and the babies and also the people who perform this dreadful act?  Well I did today, and I must say it was a sheer act of the will.  I did not want to be there - I have many things to do and places to go, but the graces abound for those who somehow find an hour to pray at this place of Calvary.  Read more...

Praying for an end to abortion in NZ

All around the world people are attending 40 Days for Life prayer vigils outside their local abortion facilities.  They know that their presence is vital to help save lives and to bring about the end of abortion through a deep trust in God.  Read more...

Synod on the Family:  Consultation of the New Zealand Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have released their consultation questionnaire in preparation for this year's Synod on the Family which is to be held in Rome, October 5th to 19th.  Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North will be participating in the Synod this October.   Responses to the questionnaire need to be submitted before Monday 9th March.  Read more...

11 things you can do to build a culture of life
 We all have an obligation to be at the service of life, St John Paul II tells us in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae.  Sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin, the task can seem so huge and insurmountable.  But just by choosing to do one new thing at a time, we can start making change for the better - to really build a culture of life, where each person, no matter how small or how old, is given the dignity they deserve.  Read more...

Restoring the culture in 2015
 While the summer sun keeps shining and the children are playing and enjoying their break from school, the seemingly endless days of summer with limited commitments and a generally slow start to each day, is coming to a close for most.  And it needs to!  This year - 2015 - is an important year for all those who work to restore the culture.  Read more...

The Holy Family and adoption
As we prepare to welcome the Christ child, born of a virgin, I find myself reflecting on this incredible real-life story.  God asked Mary to allow the Holy Spirit to conceive a child -Jesus - within her, and to be his mother.  For all time Jesus has existed as part of that great mystery, the Trinity.  Yet, he needed an earthly mother and father - parents to love him and guide him; a family in which to belong while here on earth.  Read more...

Family Planning's obsession with sex
Family Planning New Zealand is an organisation obsessed with sex.  And they are especially obsessed with young people exercising their so-called 'right' to participate in sex.  Consequences of sexual activity outside of a monogamous committed relationship (that would be marriage) are a nasty by-product of experiencing fleeting 'pleasure' in Family Planning's view.  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...

Upcoming Events

Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:

February 18th  to March 29th 2015
40 Days for Life
Join us for 40 Days for Life in Auckland and Wellington.  Visit the 40 Days for Life page or phone Mark on 09 629 4361 (Auckland) or Clare 04 237 8343 (Wellington) for more information and to find out how you can participate.
Thursday April 9
Claire Culwell - Tauranga

7:00pm at St Mary's School Hall • 11 Thirteenth Street
Claire survived an abortion and now speaks about her experience in honour of her aborted twin.  Find out more about this event on our Pro-Life Speakers Tour or Events pages.

April 10 to 12
Auckland Eucharistic Convention
Sacred Heart College • 250 West Tamaki Drive • Glendowie
FLI is pleased to be sponsoring a number of speakers for the 2015 Auckland Eucharistic Convention including Claire Culwell, Fr Shenan Boquet, Fr Antoine Thomas, Dame Colleen Bayer and Michelle Kaufman.  For more information about the Eucharistic Convention, including the full speaker line-up, please visit their site.
Monday April 13
Claire Culwell and Fr Shenan Boquet - Napier
7:00pm at St Patrick's Church Hall • 4 Munroe Street
Celebrating Life and Family: Fr Shenan Boquet is the President of Human Life International and travels the world promoting a culture of life.  Claire Culwell survived an abortion which took the life of her twin brother. Don't miss hearing these two inspiring speakers!  For more information about this event please see our Pro-Life Speakers Tour or Events pages.

Wednesday April 15
Claire Culwell and Fr Shenan Boquet - Whanganui 
7:00pm at St Mary's Catholic Church Hall • Guyton Street
Celebrating Life and Family!  Don't miss hearing these two inspiring speakers!  For more information about this event please see our Pro-Life Speakers Tour or Events pages.
Thursday April 16
Claire Culwell and Fr Shenan Boquet - Wellington
7:00pm at Loaves and Fishes Hall • Hill Street
Celebrating Life and Family!  Don't miss hearing these two inspiring speakers!  For more information about this event please see our Pro-Life Speakers Tour or Events pages.
Sunday April 19
Fr Shenan Boquet and Dame Colleen Bayer - Dunedin
1:00pm at St Patrick's Parish Hall • MacAndrew Road
Celebrating Life and Family!  Don't miss hearing Fr Boquet and our very own Director, Dame Colleen Bayer.  For more information about this event please see our Pro-Life Speakers Tour or Events pages.