Re 2 August. The twenty-five churches in Tauranga who have pledged to assist women who are need of help in bringing their precious unborn children to birth are to be commended. Tauranga is giving a brilliant example of a community that is caring and compassionate. It is an example that should be emulated by other communities. We all have a duty to defend life especially that of unborn children who are the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family.. Studies done overseas reveal that sixty per cent of women seeking an abortion are doing so because they are being coerced by others. for so often they have been abandoned by the father of the child. It is disappointing that the spokesperson of the Abortion Law Reform Association, Alison McCulloch, is critical of the churches that are prepared to provide practical help to women. The Association is an advocate for a culture of death, it does not represent the real interests of women. The Association with less than 100 members nationally has very minimal support from women. Would ALRANZ and Family Planning please inform the community why they are not prepared to offer practical help to women who choose life for their baby?