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."
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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.
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 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 pregnantandworried.org.nz or phone our Option Line: 0800 367 5433. View latest New Zealand abortion statistics and the 2013 Abortion Supervisory Committee Report here. 2013 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.
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 2015While 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 adoptionAs 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...
Euthanasia not on the horizon... for nowNews that Labour MP, Iain Lees-Galloway will not resubmit the End of Life Choice Bill is warmly welcomed. The bill had been inherited by Lees-Galloway, as its earlier sponsor, Maryan Street, failed to be re-elected into Parliamnet in the recent general election. But any attempt to resubmit the bill by Lees-Galloway has been squashed by new Labour leader, Andrew Little. Read more...
Anniversary of assent of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion ActToday marks the 37th anniversary of the assent of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act. On this day in 1977 our parliamentarians made law the "how to" of destroying innocent preborn children in their mothers wombs. Read more...
The lie of "safe" abortionThe story of a woman receiving an IUD without her consent at New Zealand's largest abortion facility should not alarm us. What is amazing is the fact that this story made the mainstream news at all. The premise of keeping abortion legal in New Zealand, as it is all over the world, is that it is supposedly safe. But is it really? Read more...
New Zealand's largest abortion facility gives woman IUD without her consentNew Zealand's largest abortion facility is under fire after a woman filed a complaint that they had given her an IUD without her knowledge, despite her repeated objections. The nation's Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill, filed a report on the 2010 incident this week, reprimanding the Epsom Day Unit abortion facility for faulty processes. The facility performs over 4,000 abortions each year. Read more...
Abby Johnson challenges New Zealand pro-lifersOver 500 people traveled to Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin to hear the powerful and inspiring story of Abby Johnson over the last week. Abby is a former clinic director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan/College Station, Texas. She worked there out of a great desire to help women in need. However, after eight years, Abby realised that she had been duped; that Planned Parenthood were only about the acquisition of money and that their services weren't really as comprehensive as they liked to let on. Read more...
Family Planning's obsession with sexFamily 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 consentThere 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...
Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:
February 18th to March 29th 2015
40 Days for LifeJoin 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.
March 3 and March 4
Raymond de SouzaRaymond will be giving two talks:
How can one respond to the culture of death? and
The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart and the Gospel of Life
Phone 09 629 4361 for more info. Download the flyer.
Abortion survivor and pro-life advocate.
Details to be announced shortly.
April and May 2015
Fr Shenan Boquet, President of HLIFr Boquet will give riveting and encouraging talks on life issues throughout New Zealand. Details will be announced closer to the time.