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
What is 40 Days for Life?
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful and powerful witness consisting of:
» Prayer and Fasting
» Peaceful Vigil
March 5th to April 13th 2014
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 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. View latest New Zealand abortion statistics and the 2013 Abortion Supervisory Committee Report here. 2012 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
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...
A pro-life view of 'tolerance' “Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.” G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Something about ‘tolerance’ has always made me uncomfortable. I’ve long been aware that the loudest preachers of tolerance are the ones who are the most intolerant of my own beliefs. I’m well aware of that, and the contradiction of it, but somehow it never really was the reason. Read more...
Euthanasia campaigner calls for NZ to follow Belgium's lead on child euthanasia A pro-euthanasia campaigner has called for New Zealand to follow Belgium’s lead by legalizing euthanasia for children.
Lesley Martin, who was convicted for attempting to murder her mother,
believes the practice is already happening in New Zealand, although
“covertly” and “without official sanction.” Read more...
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.Keeping youth 'safe' In the name of keeping their teens ‘safe’, many parents do precisely the opposite as they enable sexual exploits in their own homes. Most parents would not have considered allowing their teen have a boyfriend or girlfriend stay over 20 years ago, but it appears that the times have changed significantly, and this is becoming the ‘norm’. Read more...
Big Gay Out: Politicians, children and human dignity? According to news reports, politicians flocked to the Big Gay Out yesterday, taking the opportunity to remind festival goers that they had voted to redefine marriage last year. 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...
Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:
||Vigil Mass for 40 Days for Life - Auckland
Celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn
||Vigil Mass for 40 Days for Life - Wellington
Celebrated by Archbishop John Dew
|March 5||Ash Wednesday Mass
11:00am • John Paul II Centre for Life Auckland
569 Richardson Road • Mt Roskill • Auckland
|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.
|24th to 27th April 2014
||Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and Founder of "And Then There Were None" will be visiting Auckland. Unfortunately, due to Abby expecting another baby, this event has had to be cancelled.
|28th July to 14th August
||Pilgrimage to holy places in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal with Fr Linus Clovis. Find out more information at www.adjesum.org