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…

Peaceful candlelight vigil closes Auckland 40 Days for Life vigil

This year's 40 Days for Life vigil in Auckland came to a poignant closing with a well-attended candlelight vigil outside a private abortion centre. Held on Palm Sunday, approximately 300 people gathered on the footpath opposite the Auckland Medical Centre…

“Safe area” legislation threatens to shut down peaceful prayer vigils

A Bill that would legalize the implementation of so-called “safe areas” around selected abortion centres in New Zealand has been introduced to Parliament and passed its first reading. The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill was introduced by…

40 Days for Life kicks off in 567 locations

A global effort to end abortion through peaceful presence outside abortion centres, prayer, and fasting has kicked off in 567 cities. You will know this life-saving pro-life activity as 40 Days for Life.  Begun in 2004, the peaceful effort has…

New Zealand Family Planning expands its abortion business

With the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act, New Zealand Family Planning has expanded its abortion services. In late 2020 Whangarei Family Planning clinic widened its services to provide early medical abortions. The Charitable Trust which unashamedly proclaims they “are…

The impact of prayerful vigil – stories from the Street

Often the impact of standing in prayer and witness outside an abortion facility goes unnoticed by those who make sacrifices to be there. At times, prayer volunteers may wonder how, or even if, they can save lives. Yet prayer and…

New Zealand’s Fertility Rate hurtles towards a catastrophic low

In November, Statistics New Zealand revealed the number of births for the year ended September 2020. There were 57,753 live births in that time period. However, the decreasing Total Fertility Rate is troubling. This rate is an average indicator of…