The Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Saturday, March 29, Assumption College, Worcester
Don’t miss the 2014 Mildred Fay Jefferson Youth Oratory Contest!
Every Spring, MCFL holds the most anticipated pro-life educational event in New England. For years, people have anticipated the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Conventions to learn about the latest developments in Life Issues and refresh our knowledge of the old problems and causes. It’s also a great chance to mentor and develop the next wave of pro-life activists who will finally push the fight to victory.
8:30 –8:50, Registration
8:50 – 9:00, Anne Fox, Welcome
9:00 – 9:45, Linda Thayer, “Analysis of Proposed State Legislation Which Would Make “Maria Talks” Required Mainstream in the Public Schools of the Commonwealth”. Linda is VP of Educational Affairs for Mass citizens for Life. She speaks to about 10,000 students a year.
9:45 – 10:30, Paul Carpentier, MD, “Good News: The Latest in Ethical Fertility Treatment.” Dr. Carpentier is the President of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals, is co-founder of the Worcester Guild of the Catholic Medical Association and served as its first President.
10:30 – 11:15, John Howland, MD, “Massachusetts Medical Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment, MOLST: Explanation and Cautions” John is the author of Heart Sounds, 12 Catholic Doctors
11:15 – 12:00, Rev. Christopher Mahar, “What We Need to Know About Definitions of Death and Which We Can Trust”. Fr Mahar is Rector, Our Lady of Providence Seminary.
12:00 – 12:15, Collect lunches
12:15 – 1:15, Rai Rojas (Keynote) is the Director of Hispanic Outreach for the National Right Committee. He writes, he speaks, and he acts. Here is a keynote speech he gave in Colorado, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFfEtx5rZws
1:15 – 2:00, Henry Luthin, Esq. “What Does the Latest Bill on Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Actually Say?” Henry is the former Chairman of the Board, Mass. Citizens and the former President of the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund
2:00 – 2:45, Prof. Dwight Duncan, Esq., “Hobby Lobby Amicus Brief and Religious Liberty” Dwight teaches at U Mass School of Law and has mentored many law students who are now doing good work across the country including Mark Rienzi, Counsel on the Buffer Zone Case before the Supreme Court.
2:45 – 3:30, Angela Franks, PhD, “Everything You thought About Planned Parenthood – and More – is True” Angela is author of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility and Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why
3:30 – 4:00, Speech by the Oratory Contest Winner, Presentation of the Clinic Ballot Question,
During the day, there are also parallel programs:
The Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson Oratory Contest will be taking place. At the conclusion of the Contest, the Massachusetts Winner will present speech to Conventioneers.
There will be separate meetings for doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, students, Hispanics…
NB. We may also have speaking Prof Elizabeth Bartholet, Esq, Harvard Law School, on the impediments placed by the UN and others on international adoptions.