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Catholic Pro-lifers and Population Research Institute Announce New Alliance

( [email protected] ) Jun 03, 2004 05:26 PM EDT

Several Catholic-based pro-life groups are banding together with Population Research Institute (PRI), an organization dedicated to dispelling the myth of overpopulation, to form a new alliance called the Family Life International, according to President of PRI Steve Mosher.

"There is an urgent need for a truly global pro-life, pro-family organization. Family Life International will be that organization,” said Mosher who was named as the new organiation's president.

Representatives have been set up to represent FLI including, Father Linus Clovis, representing FLI-Caribbean; Colleen Bayer, the director of FLI-New Zealand; Dr. Claude Newbury, representing FLI-South Africa; Greg Clovis, the director of FLI-United Kingdom; and Gail Instance, the director of FLI-Australia. With a new PRI office in Latin America, the new alliance will be able to promote life and family on five continents, said FLI.

"We are all excited about this venture, none more than our founder, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B.," says Mosher. "Father Marx recently told me that 'FLI is the rebirth of the international pro-life, pro-family movement that I began in the eighties.' He even chose the name we adopted, Family Life International, when he named Colleen Bayer's New Zealand group back in 1991."

Father Marx has called the organization’s methodology as the “total approach.” Family Life International defends the sanctity of life from conception to natural death and also defends the family as a cradle of life. Among the medical and educational services the organization offers, a few include medical help to women in crisis pregnancies, post abortion counseling, chastity education, and religious supplies.

FLI plans to defund the U.N. Population Fund on a worldwide scale, while PRI will help in defunding it in the United States.