Pro-Life & Family Quotes

"Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties?"
Pope Francis
Laudato Si', #120

More quotes.

Euthanasia and
Assisted Suicide

The Health Committee is currently investigating ending one's life - in other words, suicide.  The Committee is seeking submissions from the public.  Submissions need to be made prior to Monday 1st February 2016.  Find out how here.
Note also that David Seymour (ACT) has submitted an End of Life Choice Bill into the Member's Ballot. 

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Welcoming the Least...

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  

Celebrating the Family

On Sunday, more than 100 people gathered in Auckland for an afternoon to celebrate and pray for the family.  The event was organised by Family Life International NZ to recognise the importance of the natural family as a vital cell in society, which must be protected, celebrated and nurtured.  Read more...

David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill
David Seymour, the sole MP for the political party ACT, submitted a new "End of Life Choice" Member's Bill to Parliament on Wednesday.  The submission was not a surprise as he had announced earlier this year, after the high profile High Court case of Lecretia Seales, that this was a project he was working on.  Read more...

The value of accepting suffering

One of the most inspirational people I have ever met came in the form of a very fragile woman, Alison Davis.  What a grace and wonderful moment to meet her and her devoted caregiver of more than twenty years, Colin Harte.  Motivational speakers and leaders of all manner and kind can speak eloquent words and bring societal change about through their social and verbal skills.  BUT this lady, reached to the very soul of my being. Read more...

Whom do they serve?

It appears to be generally understood by the public that aborted foetal cells are absolutely necessary for research.  There is a benefit to taking the life of a child - all for the greater good we are told.  "Similar to organ donation" would be a comparable explanation to justify and placate the curious.  But is this really the case; that using the cells, tissue and body parts of an unborn child is advantageous to medical research?  Read more...

The dignity of the human person, abortion... and us

The ongoing scandal in the United States over Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby organs has caused many to sit up and take notice to the tragedy of abortion.  Five US States have defunded Planned Parenthood in the wake of this scandal.  People are now questioning whether they can really say they are "pro-choice" after seeing the reality of the abortion industry, and the harsh truth that abortion kills a human being - a child.  Read more...

Planned Parenthood expose must call us to act

The recent expose of Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider selling baby arts reinforces what many in the pro-life field have been saying for a long time.  Abortion has nothing to do with "rights"; it is driven by profit.  Read more...

Building a culture of life with love

Imagine a culture where every human life was respected from his or her natural conception until their natural end.  Imagine how it would be if the natural family was upheld as the essential element of a stable society and the best protector of children.  Imagine the day when every person works in unity for the common good.  Today, in the name of freedom, so many are working against life, faith and family, and the culture of life that we work for seems so difficult to attain.  Read more...

Celebrating the Annunciation and 20 years of Evangelium Vitae
Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word."  Luke 1:38  These words of great trust in God, and self-giving, were those of Mary as the Angel Gabriel came to her, and announced the conception of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Today we, in the Catholic Church, celebrate that moment.  A moment where Mary put aside all her fear and her wondering and offered herself totally to the will of God and to the gift of life.  Read more...

Upcoming Events

Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:

Weekly Prayer outside AMAC
9:30am • 283-289 Dominion Road • Mt Eden • Auckland
(on the opposite side of the road)
For more information please see our Events page.

Tuesday during
school terms
Pre Teen Programme:  
Different and Complementary

3:15pm to 4:30pm
John Paul II Centre for Life 
6 Parumoana Street •
A programme designed to help children and young people build a strong foundation for behaviour that leads to lifelong health and happiness.  For 10 to 12 year olds.
For more information please phone Clare 04 237 8343.

Wednesday 16th December
Auckland Christmas Party
John Paul II Centre for Life 
569 Richardson Road • Mt Roskill • Auckland
All are welcome to join the team, mothers and babies in celebrating the past year.  The afternoon begins with Holy Mass in our Chapel of the Annunciation.
For more information please phone 09 629 4361
Tuesday 9th February 2016 
Opening Mass - 40 Days for Life
Join Bishop Patrick Dunn in the celebration of Holy Mass as we prepare to begin our third 40 Days for Life vigil outside AMAC.  Pancakes and fellowship following Mass.  
For more information please phone Mark 09 629 4361
Wednesday 10th February to Sunday 20th March 2016 
40 Days for Life 

Join people of faith in Auckland and Wellington (other locations to be confirmed) for the Lenten 40 Days for Life vigil.  This time of prayer and fasting is an opportunity for you to be a part of global prayer to end abortion while offering practical help and support to abortion-vulnerable women and abortion workers.  For more information please phone
Mark (Auckland) 09 629 4361 and
Clare (Wellington) 04 237 8343