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Respect for human life an absolute and basic principle

“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.”  Saint Pope John Paul II called for this prayer in his great encyclical letter “Evangelium Vitae”.

The fulfilment of this request happens in a very special way during Lent, as people throughout the world gather outside abortion facilities in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and to stand in witness to the grave crime that happens every day in our midst.

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A critical look at the End of Life Choice Bill

Although there have been several attempts to legalise euthanasia and/or assisted suicide through member’s bills over the years, it has been more than a decade since draft legislation was last debated in the House.

David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill is the first to have passed the first reading and go to select committee.

The purpose of the End of Life Choice Bill

The purpose of the Bill, as explained in the General Policy Statement, is to give “people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying.”

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Five pro-life and pro-family actions you can do today

Life and family in all its stages

It is a new year, we hold hopes, dreams and goals for ourselves, and for the causes we hold dear to us.

As a people of life, we know that the right to life is the first of all human rights and from which all other rights hang.  In addition, Pope Saint John Paul II reminded us that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family.”

Life, marriage and family are under attack like never before and each of us has a duty, very specific to our own talents and vocation, to defend, protect and serve life and family.  Here are five actions you can undertake today to kick start your efforts this year.

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Exposing the gender identity web of lies

A new hard-hitting video exposes the gender identity crisis, and explains how, in the name of tolerance, diversity and freedom, children and families are deliberately being targeted.

Produced by Family Life International NZ, the video, Family Planning’s Manufactured Gender Identity Crisis delves into the concept of identity and the direct and deliberate attack on sexual norms which entices people to give in to selfish whims and fantasies.

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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: A Saint For Our Times

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was a wife, mother and physician.  She lived her life believing wholeheartedly in Divine Providence and with a fervent desire to carry out God’s will even when that required great sacrifice.

As the family comes under attack in so many different ways, as the importance of self is elevated and the maternal instinct is squashed, Saint Gianna’s virtuous life is a reminder of the truth about the dignity of the human person and of marriage and family life.

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Parents as primary educators and the dangers of sexuality education

Matthew 18:6Right now my husband and I are engaged in discussions with not one, but two of my children’s schools regarding their so-called sexuality programmes.

This isn’t anything new.  I have been working for Family Life International since its inception when I was just a teen.  Over the years there have been many stories from concerned parents.  Our team have viewed and reviewed various programmes and assisted parents in their battles.  The agenda of sexuality educators, often trained up by Family Planning (or their cohorts), which spread a distorted view of human sexuality and ignore the primary rights of parents to educate their children in these matters is not new and neither is the resistance to it.