“Safe areas” have yet to be established outside abortion facilities

Application processes to implement “safe areas” are still under development according to the Ministry of Health.  As such, not one exclusion zone has been established around New Zealand abortion facilities since the passing of the law in March. According to…

Government passes “safe area” legislation days out from extreme abortion law anniversary

Friday 18 March marks the second-year anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act.  It is one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world, allowing for abortion up to birth, with only a very limited test after…

Safe Area Bill passes second reading

The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill has been read for the second time in Parliament during an extended sitting. The Bill passed 108 for and 12 against.The following parliamentarians voted against the Bill.  They should be congratulated…

Pending “safe area” legislation for abortion facilities won’t put a stop to peaceful prayer vigils

Amendments to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill have further clarified the type of behaviours that would be prohibited outside abortion facilities that have an approved exclusion zone.  Prayer is not one of them. Attempts have been…

Interview: Robert Colquhoun 40 Days for Life

Prayer, fasting, and peaceful witness and community outreach are the hallmarks of 40 Days for Life, a global initiative to end abortion, and save lives. Michelle Kaufman and Brad Larsen from Family Life International NZ recently had the opportunity to…

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…

“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…

Abortion Legislation Bill, prayer, safe areas and action

We live in important times.  Prayer is the backbone of every action to defeat the culture of death that prevails around us.  Jesus tells us “apart from me you can do nothing,” (cf. John 15). This week New Zealand’s politicians…

Government removes protection for pre-born children in new abortion legislation

Andrew Little, Minister of Justice, announced the abortion legislation bill which will remove the rights of pre-born children and limit the freedoms of those who defend their right to life. In a press conference this morning, Little declared that the…