Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

Wellington Protest Against FPA Abortion License

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Press Release: Wellington Protest Against FPA Abortion License

Pro-life Kiwis will on Friday march in solidarity with the unborn, protesting the abortion bid by the Family Planning Clinic.

The protest coincides with the 30 November end date for the petition put forward by Sue Roe. The petition calls for the Abortion Supervisory Committee to deny the Family Planning Association’s request to be permitted to commit abortions against mothers and their pre-born children up to 9 weeks at their Hamilton clinic.

The Family Planning Association has previously announced its intention to convert all of its centres into providers of chemical abortions. If the Hamilton clinic is granted a license it will be a matter of time before New Zealand receives the dubious honour of having 30 new abortion clinics throughout the country.

Women and girls of any age will be able to come into the clinic without an appointment, receive counselling and then go ahead with an abortion in the same visit.

“This is terrible as mothers will be compelled to make an abortion decision within a very short time-frame,” says march co-organiser Andy Moore. “This will lead to women being encouraged to have an abortion, taking the pill and then regretting their decision shortly afterwards.”

“They want to be allowed to kill children with the chemical abortion method,” he says. “The first pill starves the baby of essential nutrients followed by the second pill about 48 hours later which artificially stimulates an extremely premature birth. It’s an unthinkably awful way for anyone to die. Not only this, but often the baby is pushed out when the mother is at home, occasionally alive and then dying very shortly afterwards. RU486 abortions not only destroy innocent human life but are often a traumatic experience for the mother.”

Marchers will gather in front of Parliament at 4:30pm on Friday 27 November, marching to the Margaret Sparrow Family Planning Clinic at 35 Victoria Street. All are welcome to this peaceful march.


Allforlife – Prolife training workshop: Saturday 28 November 2009

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Saturday 28 November 2009

Register | Speakers | Travel
Accomodation | Programme

A workshop hosted by Voice for Life Kapiti in Paraparaumu,

1hr North of Wellington

Free Registration!
Lunch Provided – Donations Welcome

As a local pro-life group we have become increasingly convinced that whilst many of us are intuitively pro-life, we need to be better at articulating…

“why we believe what we believe”

In the abortion debate, if we are ever going to get better traction and claw back the lost ground, we will need to upskill.

Furthermore, we are conscious that the grass roots membership rarely comes together to learn, to inspire, and to network.

Download the All for Life



To register your interest in attending the All for Life Pro-Life Training Workshop, please either download the brochure/rego-form (above), or email Dave the coordinator :)

You can also… Register online

We do require confirmation for catering purposes.


Brian Whittaker
Facilitator for All for Life workshopBorn and raised in Wellington and living on the Kapiti Coast since 1986. Brian has travelled extensively, particularly through third World Countries. A self employed Property Valuer. Married to Chris who home schools their seven Children. Member of Voice for Life Kapiti.

Brendan Malone
Family Life

Brendan is married to Katie, they have a daughter Lucy and have recently had twin girls. Brendan travels around schools and youth groups giving talks about all life issues. He also keeps FLI’s website updated and was instrumental in producing FLI’s DVD “Love, Sex and the Truth”. He also has a weekly radio spot on radio Rhema and runs the annual Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School.

Andy Moore
Prolife NZ

Andy Moore is a 22yr old Christian, currently studying towards a Political Science Degree at Canterbury University. He believes that abortion is the worst social injustice all times, a silent holocaust taking place; just down the road from you. He has been involved in starting up Prolife NZ and working to build the pro-life movement throughout New Zealand. His desire is to encourage others to speak up for unborn and to empower them to be able to effectively impact their culture. Andy can be found blogging at…

Bob McCoskrie
Family First NZIt’s time to SPEAK UP for what is best for families! New Zealanders need a voice that can lobby for strong families and safe communities, which is why Bob started his organisation “Family First”. Are you concerned about rising family break downs and the decline in standards and responsibility? Come and listen to Bob McCroskrie and be inspired for change!

Matthew & Madeline Flannagan

Dr Matthew & Madeleine Flannagan are married and have 4 children. They are Evangelicals, with Reformed leanings and are currently members of the Presbyterian Church. Both are adult converts and were not raised in Christian families. Politically they are both Classical Liberals. Both are accomplished speakers, have years of experience talking to audiences, both lay and academic, and can pitch their topic to suit any audience from children through to university level.

Programme (draft)

9.00 – 9.30 Registration

Session 1

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome
The S.L.E.D Presentation
Brian Whitaker
10.00 – 10.15 Feedback

Session 2

10.15 – 10.45 Political scene/Media/Labels Bob McCoskrie
10:45 – 11.00 Feedback
11.00 – 11.15 Morning tea

Session 3

11.15 – 11.45 Bob McCoskrie
11.45 – 12.00 Feedback

Session 4

12.00 – 12.30 apologetics/slogans Matt & Madeline Flannagan
12.30 – 12.45 Feedback
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
Various Video clips will be running
1:30 – 1:45 Musicians

Session 5

1.45 – 2.15 Matt & Madeline Flannagan
2.15 – 2.30 Feedback

Session 6

2:30 – 3:00 The Enemy from within Brendan Malone
3:00 – 3:15 Feedback

Session 7

3:15 – 3:45 Brendan Malone
3:45 – 4:00 Feedback

Session 8

4:00 – 4:30 what does it mean to be pro-life? Andy Moore
4:30 – 4:45 Feedback

Session 9

4:45 – 5:15 Wrap-up Brian Whitaker
Workshop evaulation forms to complete

Barbeque afterwards for all interested


If you need to stay a night or two in Wellington/Paraparaumu, contact Dave to discuss accomodation options – such as billeting.

Spare vehicles available.

more info coming as soon as we have a better idea of numbers attending.


Location: St Patrick’s School Hall, 8 Tongariro Street, Paraparaumu.
View Larger MapIf you’re flying, best to book flights early before they get too expensive. Plan to be in Wellington by late Friday night or early Saturday morning as there will be vehicles arranged to drive up to Paraparam.

Cheap flights:

more info coming soon…

RSVP at the Facebook event

email: | phone: 04 297 1685 (ext. 723)

NZ Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity Standing silent for those who have no voice.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Prolife NZ
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
12:00am – 11:55pm
New Zealand

Everyday in NZ almost 50 babies have their lives ended by abortion.

On October 20, 2009 people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. They will stand together silently for those who have no voice. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day.

Are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who will never have a voice?

Join the movement! Change your facebook profile picture to the Silent Solidarity picture! So many are doing this already, use the following picture…

Contact Simeon to get more info about silent protests in your area, or start your own and let him know!

12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009


12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech

Teachers threaten disqualification, but girl chooses to speak against abortion

Posted: February 16, 2009
8:36 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit.

“What if I told you that right now, someone was choosing if you were going to live or die?” the seventh-grader begins in a video recording of her speech on YouTube. “What if I told you that this choice wasn’t based on what you could or couldn’t do, what you’d done in the past or what you would do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it?”

The girl, a student at a Toronto school identified only as “Lia,” continued:

“Fellow students and teachers, thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing without even knowing them whether they are going to live or die.

“That someone is their mother. And that choice is abortion.”

But what made the 12-year-old choose to speak about abortion?

“It was really a family thing,” her mother explained on the blog Moral Outcry. “I saw Lou [Engle] speak at a conference several years ago. I came back to my family with the Life Bands, and we all wore them, made our covenant, and prayed the prayer for abortion to end. … We were invited to participate in a ‘Life Tape Siege.’ Once my kids heard of this invitation, they all agreed: ‘We have to do that!’ Since then, Lia’s passion for seeing abortion end has continued.”

Despite Lia’s enthusiasm for her topic, her teacher “strongly encouraged” her to select a different one for her class presentation or she would be considered ineligible for an upcoming speech contest.

“[S]everal teachers discouraged her from picking the topic of abortion; she was told it was ‘too big,’ ‘too mature’ and ‘too controversial,'” her mother wrote. “She was also told that if she went ahead with that topic, she would not be allowed to continue on in the speech competition.”

Lia’s mother continued, “Initially, I tried helping her find other topics to speak on, but, in the end, she was adamant. She just felt she wanted to continue with the topic of abortion. So she forfeited her chance to compete in order to speak on something she was passionate about.”

Lia’s teacher was so impressed by the speech that she allowed her student to advance as the winner. Lia presented her speech to judges in front of her entire school on Feb. 10.

The school principal and teachers called Lia’s presentation the “obvious winner” – but the judges suddenly disqualified her the following day “because of the topic and her position on abortion,” her mother said.

Lia’s father later revealed that the judges had a “big disagreement.” One was offended by the speech and voluntarily stepped down while the others reversed their earlier decision – declaring her the winner.

Now Lia plans to take her message of life to a regional speech competition, and more than 130,000 visitors have viewed her presentation online.

“Why do we think that just because a fetus can’t talk or do what we do, it isn’t a human being yet?” She asks in the video. “Some babies are born after only five months. Is this baby not human?

“We would never say that. Yet abortions are performed on 5-month-old fetuses all the time. Or do we only call them humans if they’re wanted?”

She continues, “No, fetuses are definitely humans – knit together in their mother’s womb by their wonderful Creator who knows them all by name.”

Pro-life group at Canterbury University

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

“Back in September 2008, a group of interested young people  had a meeting about the possibility of setting up a pro-life group in the University of Canterbury. We decided at that meeting that this was definitely something we wanted to pursue. University campuses are one of the best places to spread the pro-life message as there are thousands of young people at each campus, and the majority of women who have abortions are at campuses. Unfortunately, this is an opportunity that is not being used: there are no known pro-life groups in any campus in New Zealand at the moment, however we are hoping that our new group will be the first in a network of campus groups all over New Zealand.

Here’s a description of our new group:
We want to be a hub at the University of Canterbury for students who are pro-life, that is, valuing the preciousness of a baby’s life before birth. Also, we wish to help pregnant mothers by pointing them towards useful, caring counseling services. As well as having regular club meetings during term-time, we plan to run public forums and seminars at which we would present our views and welcome input. We believe this is a very relevant issue in today’s society and would like to help co-students understand better what abortion is.

– Lillian Hoyt, pro-life UC President

We have a site booked for each of the clubs days, running from the 23-25th February, where we will (Lord willing) have a stall, hand out brochures, talk with people about pro-life issues, and give away little hands gingerbread biscuits. :) If you’d like to get involved with our group or become a member, we’d love to hear from you – contact us at: , or come along to the clubs days and have a chat to us there. If you’d like more information with what’s happening in New Zealand in regard to abortion, or you’d like to donate to the cause, look us up on where we have news updates, videos and links to other pro-life groups.  Please pray that there will be a lot of support for this group and its activities

See you there!

Lydie Moore”

Pro-life is cool

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008