Pro-Life & Family Quotes
"There is no more callous denial of God's Being than abortion. In abortion, man sets himself up as God to decide who shall live and who shall die. But man deserves no such power, for the simple reason that man does not create himself. To think otherwise is to deny God His true Being as the Author of Life." Fr Paul Marx, OSB - Founder of HLI and the Apostle of Life
Maryanne Street's "End-of-Life Choices" Bill is in the Ballot Box in Parliament. It could be selected at any time for a first reading. Find out more about this Bill, and the implications of euthanasia and assisted suicide here.
Find out more here about what is commonly referred to as emergency contraception or the morning after pill. How does it work? What does the Catholic Church teach about the use of this drug? Can it be used after rape?
Same-Sex Marriage has been legalised in New Zealand. It is likely to be enacted in August of this year. Find out more about this Bill here.
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.
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A Culture of Life Blog
Decriminalising abortion will abandon women in their greatest hour of need Recently the calls for decriminalising abortion have begun to get a little louder, however the reforming of New Zealand’s abortion law is nothing new. For quite some time now there have been rumblings from pro-abortion organisations to make abortion more easily accessible to women and to remove any reference of abortion from the Crimes Act. The most recent discussion of abortion reform has been by Young Labour who are making it an issue for the 2014 elections. Read more...
The morality of using emergency contraception in the case of rape Recently there has been a great deal of controversy around the morning after pill otherwise known as “emergency contraception”. Several studies have seemed to show that the pharmaceutical works only in a contraceptive manner (meaning conception is prevented) rather than in an abortifacient manner (meaning nascent human life is prevented from implanting in the woman’s womb). Read more...
Never say never, and other thoughts on having more kids The following is Jennifer Fulwiler’s honest take on being open to another child when the doctors are saying that the risk of another pregnancy is too high. Ever faithful to Catholic teaching on marriage and family, this post is well worth reading, especially for those who may find themselves weighing up the “risk” of carrying another child in pregnancy. Read more...
Family First's traditional family views deemed 'controversial' Family First is to be removed from the Charities Register weeks after the passing of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill because it has been deemed by the Charities Registration Board that their main purpose is political. Read more...
Alison McCulloch of the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ finds personhood at conception scaryRecently, Alison McCulloch of the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) gave an interview on radio’s National Programme. In it, she explains her position on abortion and how she would like to see the New Zealand laws around abortion access reformed. Read more...
Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:
27 September "Rise Up Together in the Service of Life" Conference
culminating in a March for Life.