Pro-Life & Family Quotes

"While new rights are attributed to or indeed almost presumed by the individual, life is not always protected as the primary value and the primordial right of every human being. The ultimate aim of medicine remains the defence and promotion of life”.

Pope Francis to International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and Catholic gynaecologists
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What is 40 Days for Life?

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful and powerful witness consisting of:
»  Prayer and Fasting
»  Peaceful Vigil
Join thousands of people throughout the world this Lent to pray for an end to an abortion.
40 Days for Life saves lives!
March 5th to April 13th 2014
More information can be found here.
Sign up now for Auckland or Wellington!

Pray to End Abortion

Expose Family Planning

The NZ Family Planning Association "Family Planning" are a tax-payer funded registered charity that are in the business of sex education, contraception and abortion.  Affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) they have an agenda that pushes abortion, contraception and sexual promiscuity on all peoples, dismissing as irrelevant parental rights, faith, family traditions and cultural customs. We believe it is time to expose Family Planning for their true agenda.  Click here to find out more about the NZ Family Planning Association.

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 here2012 abortion figures 14, 745.

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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 marriag

A Culture of Life Blog  

Men have a critical role in ending abortion  Last week Auckland 40 Days for Life vigil attendees witnessed a heartbreaking story unfold before their eyes. A distraught father exited AMAC, paced up and down the footpath before approaching our co-ordinator, Mark. This man did not want his girlfriend to undergo the abortion she was booked in for that day.   Read more...

40 Days for Life 
I remember during my early years at university becoming friends with an exchange student from West Germany. When she left her home country, a wall divided it from the communist country of East Germany, and people had been killed for trying to cross that wall. By the time her year in New Zealand was over, Germans could freely travel across the border between the two Germanys, and official German reunification had taken place within a year.  Read more...

40 Days for Life:  Inspiring stories of hope 
Day 6 of 40 Days for Life is just beginning.  Because it is a new week, I thought it might be worthwhile to reflect on a few of the things that have inspired and encouraged me so far.  I am sure that others have incredible stories to tell too (please let me know, I would love to share them).  Maybe my experiences will inspire and give hope to you too.  Read more...

Being a light in this culture of death 
Recently I have been reflecting on the importance of speaking up for what we know to be right, despite knowing that the consequences may very well be: ridicule, scorn and humiliation.

But for Christians, we know that in it’s darkness, in it’s fascination with death, it is light our world needs. That light of course, is the light of Christ. For those of us who profess to be Christian, we are called to bring that light into the darkness. We cannot hide our light under a bushel.  Read more...

Did you exist before your mother was pregnant?  Is it possible for someone to exist before their mother was even pregnant? Sounds like I’m are talking about IVF, but I’m are actually talking about normal, natural pregnancy. If your local contraceptive promoter is correct, then you existed before your mother was pregnant with you. Here’s the (il)logic of it:  Read more...

The things we don't know...

As I have been reviewing the literature related to life issues, one thing has struck me, how much we don’t know. Here I’m primarily talking about how ‘contraceptives’ work. And it is concerning just how comfortable people, especially pro-abortion people are in using and advocating the use of contraceptives when some of the key pieces knowledge of them is missing.  Read more.

40 Days for Life:  Praying for an end to abortion 

Thousands of people throughout the world are preparing to participate in 40 Days for Life, a prayer campaign that seeks to bring about the end to abortion.  This year, for the first time, we will be joining amazing people of faith as we pray outside Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC) and Wellington Hospital (where they perform abortions at the Te Mahoe Unit).  In Dunedin, there will also be prayer outside Dunedin Hospital, held in solidarity with 40 Days for Life.  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:

March 23
40 Days for Life Midpoint Event - Auckland
2:00pm • John Paul II Centre for Life Auckland
569 Richardson Road • Mt Roskill • Auckland
Come be inspired and view the documentary unPlanned - the story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate.  Download flyer here.
March 28
40 Days for Life Midpoint Event - Wellington
7:30pm to 9:00pm • St Anne's Church Hall
Emmett Street • Newtown • Wellington
Come be inspired and view the documentary unPlanned - the story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate.  Download the flyer here.
March 5 to April 13 2014
40 Days for Life  is a peaceful, prayerful vigil of prayer and fasting and public witness which is held outside abortion clinics.  FLI will be holding vigils in Auckland and Wellington.  You can sign up for one hour slots here.
28th July to 14th August
Pilgrimage to holy places in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal with Fr Linus Clovis.  Find out more information at