We are a movement of young people committed to building a culture of life in New Zealand. We have groups based on university campuses throughout New Zealand and also run a number of other activities focused on building our movement and challenging the status quo on abortion in New Zealand.
Every day we hear stories of people dying from war, terrorism, revolution, hunger, disease and human rights abuses. Although the right to life is the most fundamental of all human rights, the sad reality is that for some, this is not evident in their daily lives.
It is important that we are kept informed of the issues in our world that threaten human life so that we can do our part to ensure that all people – no matter the colour of their skin, how old they are, where they live, where they pray, who they vote for or how much money they have – are able to enjoy the basic right to life. However, one issue we rarely hear about is abortion.
Abortion claims the lives of 44 million children every year. In our small country of 4.4 million, almost 16,000 children die from abortion each year. That is an average of 44 kiwi kids every day, giving New Zealand the second highest abortion rate among comparable developed world countries.
Not only is abortion hurting our children, but it’s hurting our women too. The physical and psychological effects of abortion can be harmful and long-lasting and many women are unaware of this at the time they are faced with the decision of whether or not to end the life of their unborn child.
Together we must take a stand to protect the children and women of our country and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
ProLife New Zealand aims to raise awareness of the effects of abortion by empowering young people to actively spread the pro-life message by:
- Informing youth of the effects of abortion and other choices.
- Supporting women who have had, or are considering abortion, and refering them to appropriate counselling services.
- Running regular public forums and seminars.
- Promoting the adoption option as a viable choice.