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.


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.

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  

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...

Claire Culwell:  My very personal story of life
Claire Culwell's powerful story is a reminder that every human life from the moment of conception is precious and how abortion has a devastating effect on not just the child, not just the mother, but on so many people, including future generations.  Read more...

Father Shenan Boquet:  Speaking a language of life and family  Over the weeks of April 9th to 24th, it was our privilege to host Father Shenan Boquet, the President of Human Life International.  While here in New Zealand, Father Boquet gave a number of talks throughout the country.  The first of these was "Speaking a Language of Life and Family" .  Read more...

Fr Clovis:  The Francis Effect
Recently, Father Linus Clovis, our Spiritual Director, addressed the pro-life and pro-family leaders gathered for the Rome Life Forum.  His talk was entitled "The Francis Effect".  Read more...

Welcoming the least in the world's eyes and the most precious in God's
Recently, Dame Colleen Bayer, the Founder and National Director of Family Life International NZ, gave a presentation "Welcoming the least in the world's eyes and the most precious in God's,"  at the Auckland Eucharistic Convention.  In her powerful talk, Colleen shared stories of welcoming all people, especially unborn children, who have disabilities - including those whose lives may be very short.  Read more...

Created for Joy
Marriage and family life are punctuated with times of great happiness and joy, such as the wedding day and the birth of a child.  Also known to family life are times of great sadness as daily struggles, illness and death are contended with.  These times of joy and sadness help us to see the dignity of each person as we learn to really love by putting aside our selfish desires, and reaching out as gift and service to those around us.  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.

Thursday 20th August
40 Days for Life Meeting

John Paul II Centre for Life
6 Parumoana Street • Porirua
Be a part of planning the Wellington 2016 vigil.
For more information please phone Clare 4 237 8343.

18th October
Celebrating the Family
1:00pm to 4:00pm • Carmelite Monastery
636 Mt Albert Road • Royal Oak • Auckland
An afternoon celebrating, honouring and witnessing to the natural family for ALL the family of God!
Download the flyer here.
For more information please phone Mark 09 629 4361.