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
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.

Eucharistic Convention 2014

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 STD Superbug  For the last 60 years, we have enjoyed a period where most infections have been easy to treat.  That time could be coming to an end.  I should know, I've worked in the area of antimicrobial drug resistance.  It's a constant race with the bugs.  Read more...

The Wrong of Rights  
Teenagers are often accused of thinking that the world revolves around them.  This phase usually passes especially after heading out into the 'real world' and discovering that they are but a 'cog' in the enormous kaleidoscope of life.  We observe that the unspoken catch-phrase "It's about me" is anything but limited to teens.  Indeed, many adults proclaim this mantra or similar particularly in the sexual sphere.  Read more...

Living and dying with faith, hope and love  
Yesterday I attended the Requiem Mas for a man whose life profoundly affected mine - Dr Peter Scanlon.  It was a beautiful Requiem - solemn, a little bit joyful at times and a reminder that our eyes must always be fixed upon God in this life, for it is God who is our final end.  Read more...

Life affirming ultrasound
 I recently had the experience of sitting in on a 19 week pregnancy scan.  For my wife and I it was the first chance to see our new child and as such, we were both looking forward to it.  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...

Greens attack crisis pregnancy centres, sidewalk counsellors, and pro-life doctors in new abortion policy  Crisis Pregnancy Centres, sidewalk counsellors, pro-life doctors and midwives are further targets of the new Green Party policy on abortion announced last week.  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:

28th July to 14th August
Pilgrimage to holy places in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal with Fr Linus Clovis.  Find out more information at
30th August
Vigil for Life
10:00am to 12:00pm
St Anne's Catholic Church
Emmett Street • Newtown • Wellington
5th to 10th December Abby Johnson, pro-life advocate, ex Planned Parenthood clinic director and founder of 'Then There Were None' will be visiting New Zealand!  Abby will speak in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.  Details will be updated as they are confirmed.  For more information see our events page or this one on Abby's visit.