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

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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.
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 lie of "safe" abortion  The 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 IUD without her consent  New 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-lifers  Over 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 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...

Egg freezing:  A work benefit?  Two leading technology companies, Apple and Facebook, are funding their workers or 'partners' to have their eggs frozen for future IVF.  This is already covered by Facebook's employee benefit plan, and Apple plans to introduce it in 2015.  Both companies will be offering a US$20,000 benefit for reproductive technologies including egg freezing, surrogacy and IVF.  Read more...

Remembering our little ones who have died not yet born  
People gathered throughout New Zealand on Friday night for Masses of Remembrance and a Vigil for Life.  Held in Auckland, Wellingon and Dunedin, the Masses were poignant reminders of the tragic loss of life and pain people experience because of still birth, miscarriage, abortion and IVF.  Read more...

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...

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...

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...

Upcoming Events

Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:

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.