Prayer: Day of Reparation for euthanasia

On Sunday 7 November 2021, euthanasia and assisted suicide will become legal in New Zealand. The End of Life Choice Act, 2019 permits terminally ill people who experience "unbearable suffering" to request to die at the hands of a health…

Large pay outs for NZ health practitioners who provide euthanasia and assisted suicide

On Sunday 7 November, the End of Life Choice Act, 2019 will come into force and New Zealand patients will be able to request euthanasia and assisted suicide.  The lethal interventions will be generously funded by the tax payer. In…

8 practical and effective ways to respect and support human life

Finding practical and effective ways to respect and support human life from conception to natural death that are easily implemented, can be at times, tricky.  However, with a little thought, lots of love, and a firm resolution to do something,…

Private abortion centre earns tax payers money to kill unborn children

Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC), a privately owned abortion facility, is now benefiting from tax payer’s dollars as it provides first trimester abortions on behalf of local DHB’s. The website of the Ministry of Health states that AMAC is a…

Submission: Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill

The Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill is an omnibus bill that seeks to ban "conversion therapy" and is currently before the Justice select committee. In the bill's explanatory note, the term is explained as including "a broad range of practices that…

Pastoral dilemmas posed by legal euthanasia

In November, the contentious legislation that allows euthanasia and assisted suicide to be sought and provided will come into effect throughout New Zealand. Passed in November 2020, the law permits terminally ill adults, in the name of autonomy, to request…

WATCH: Supporting people with same-sex attraction to live chaste lives

Increasingly, gender dysphoria and same-sex attraction are lived realities for some people, most especially in Western countries. The prevailing attitude is that these attractions and a LGBTQ+ lifestyle should be embraced. However, Father Bochanski from the Courage apostolate believes that living…

Submission: Safe Areas at abortion centres impose unreasonable restrictions on peaceful citizens

Our organisation, Family Life International NZ, is opposed to the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill.  It is our position that the restrictions intended to be imposed on peaceful, responsible, and caring citizens are not reasonable in a…