Posted on August 22, 2017 10:00 AM

“What Kind of Society Do You Want to Live In?”

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By Nancy Valko

This month, CBS News aired a news story titled “Why Down Syndrome in Iceland Has Almost Disappeared” . Iceland encourages all expectant mothers to test their unborn babies for birth defects and, when a probable (85% accuracy, according to the show) Down Syndrome  diagnosis is made, almost all mothers have an abortion. This is the highest percentage of all countries. But Down Syndrome is not being “eradicated”. The children are.

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Posted on August 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Come to the 2017 Mass. March for Life

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Continuing a long tradition this October, Massachusetts Citizens for Life will honor Respect Life Month with our Annual Massachusetts March for Life around Boston Common on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 to 4pm.

 

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Posted on August 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Life Expectancy Down in US; Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Partly to Blame

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

We are justly proud of our medical system in this country. Each of us knows people who are healthy and productive at what used to be considered very old age. Yet the latest headlines scream that life expectancy is down. Articles listing the causes of death show how high are our suicide rates. They actually list doctor-prescribed suicide as one of the causes. Suicide rates are up everywhere, but much more so in states where doctor-prescribed suicide is legal. Legalizing doctor-prescribed suicide causes other suicides to skyrocket. 

Reading this reminds us how important it is to defeat doctor-prescribed suicide in Massachusetts. Hearings on bills that would legalize DPS will take place at the State House on Tuesday, September 26 starting at 10 or 11 am.

Please mark your calendar and seriously plan to be there!

 

Posted on August 17, 2017 10:00 AM

The Power of One to Be a Light of Life

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Summer Academy brings pro-life high school students together for workshops and seminars that equip them to become pro-life ambassadors in their schools and communities. Part of the experience is learning to get up in public and speak about life issues and so we’ll be bringing you some of the speeches that the 2017 participants gave this summer.

By Olivia Colombo

My name is Olivia, and I’m going to be a senior in high school this fall. I’ve been involved in the pro-life movement for the past few years, attending the March for Life, organizing pro-life projects, and speaking. Last summer, I took part in MCFL’s PULSE Summer Academy with Sarah Mary Tocce, and then following that, I founded the pro-life club at my school.

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Posted on August 16, 2017 10:00 AM

The Worst Kind of Circular Reasoning on Abortion

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You may have seen this video circulating, part of a series featuring actor James Franco talking with various philosophy professors and writers about the topic of philosophy. You can see the video below of Prof. Liz Harmon of Princeton discussing abortion. (You can read the transcript here.)

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Posted on August 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Physician-assisted Suicide and the Palliative Care Physician

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By Nancy Valko

“Should I Help My Patients Die?”

This is the title of an August 5 op-ed in the New York Times by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an ICU and palliative medicine specialist in California who speaks and writes extensively on end of life care.

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Posted on August 14, 2017 10:00 AM

The Dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Summer Academy brings pro-life high school students together for workshops and seminars that equip them to become pro-life ambassadors in their schools and communities. Part of the experience is learning to get up in public and speak about life issues and so we’ll be bringing you some of the speeches that the 2017 participants gave this summer.

By Macayla Danier

People all around the world suffer from a life taking sickness, causing them to agree to physician-assisted suicide. The patient may or may not think it’s the best idea, but people need to understand that it is dangerous for the patient himself, as well as the physicians, families, and society.

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Posted on August 11, 2017 10:00 AM

Discovering What It Means to Be Pro-Life

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Summer Academy brings pro-life high school students together for workshops and seminars that equip them to become pro-life ambassadors in their schools and communities. Part of the experience is learning to get up in public and speak about life issues and so we’ll be bringing you some of the speeches that the 2017 participants gave this summer.

By Sarah Ryan

I thought I should preface this by telling you that I am extremely nervous - for two reasons. The first is that I am not a fan of public speaking. It doesn’t matter if there are ten of you or ten thousand of you, I will inevitably turn red, have shaky hands, and stumble over my words.

But there is another reason why I’m nervous. I’m nervous because I am not the same person I once was. If you had met me five years ago, three years ago, possibly even a year ago, you would be meeting an entirely different person from who I am today.

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Posted on August 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Messing with Transplants

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Doctor-prescribed suicide and euthanasia, when mixed with the need for transplant organs, will bring us very close to organ harvesting, utilitarian killing of people for the value of their organs. Does that sound far-fetched? It’s already beginning in the Netherlands and Belgium, and now Canada is beginning to consider it, according to Wesley J. Smith.

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Posted on August 09, 2017 10:15 AM

If Infanticide is Wrong, then So is Abortion