Posted on September 12, 2017 10:00 AM

Coerced Abortion’s Ugly Truth: It’s Not Choice

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With as many as 62% of post abortive women reporting that they felt forced into making the abortion decision, Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s legislative agenda for 2017 includes bill H.3119, the Protect Women from Coercion Act. This bill would require facilities performing abortions to inform a pregnant woman seeking an abortion that no one can force her to have an abortion against her will. It requires both verbal notification and the posting of a sign in the abortion facility notifying patients of these rights. Failure to post the required sign carries a fine. An individual injured by the failure to post the sign or to provide verbal notification to the pregnant woman may bring a civil action for damages.

Rep. Elizabeth Poirier, R-North Attleboro, is the bill's primary sponsor. It has been assigned to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.

This article from the MCFL member’s magazine from Fall 2017 highlights one woman's experience of coerced abortion.

 

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Posted on September 11, 2017 9:59 AM

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

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Saturday,  September 9, 2017 was the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Pro-life Americans throughout the country gathered at the grave sites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor to remember the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child.

Some of the locations in Massachusetts included: Needham, Malden, Arlington, North Attleboro, Franklin, and Norwood. 

As we know: "Pray as if it is all up to God.  Work as if it is all up to you"

Photo caption: St. Mary's Cemetery in Needham. Memorial to the Unborn, dedicated by the Knights of Columbus Needham Council.

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Posted on September 08, 2017 10:00 AM

Abortion is Hurting the Human Race

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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 Eddie Flanagan

Many people think abortion is helping control the population. But the truth is we are not even close to being overpopulated. For example, every person in the world could live in the state of Texas and have one acre of land. If we added all the essentials, humans would probably take up only the United States, leaving plenty of room for growth into the rest of the world. Then in terms of the environment, the solution is that humans be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly. The solution is not trying to cut down our population. Thus, abortion is not helping the human race.

Not only is abortion not helping, but abortion is hurting the human race. Imagine if George Washington, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, or (even worse) Tom Brady had never been born. We would be in trouble. Abortion could be killing a hero of the future right now. The discoverer of a cure to cancer could have just been killed. The odds of a future hero being killed are high. One out of every five babies are aborted. There is a story of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and Mother Teresa. Hillary Clinton asked Mother Teresa, “Why do you think America has not had a female president yet?” Mother Teresa replied, “Because she has probably been aborted.” My point is made.

The solution to this is quite clear. America needs to stop helping women to abort their children and start helping women to raise their children.

Eddie is 15 and lives in Needham.

Posted on September 07, 2017 10:00 AM

Planned Parenthood Branches Out

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By Nancy Valko

When I first read the article “Planned Parenthood’s New Low: Teaching Transgender Ideology to 4-Year-Olds”, I was skeptical.

Although I have long had no illusions about Planned Parenthood since the 1973 Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, its promotion  of “comprehensive sex education” in schools, its fight against the partial-birth abortion ban and the most recent scandal of selling body parts of aborted babies for “research”, I was surprised by this new development.

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Posted on September 06, 2017 10:00 AM

Abortion Drop in Massachusetts Exceeds National Average

barchart.jpgThe following article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the MCFL News magazine, a perk of membership mailed out quarterly to all members.

These numbers are incredibly encouraging! Nationally, the number of abortions per year is down by 38% since the high. In Massachusetts the number is down by 60%! The national abortion rate (abortions per 1000 women) is 14.6, half what it was in 1981, the lowest it has been since Roe v Wade. There are 18.8 abortions for every 100 pregnancies – lower than any time since Roe v Wade. The number of abortion providers nationally is about half what it was at the height in 1982.

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Posted on September 05, 2017 10:00 AM

Nine Months in Four Minutes

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

"Nine months in four minutes" is beautiful and amazing.  I was thinking that we had seen these pictures before, but they are so well presented that they are worth watching again. Besides, this computer animation is so well done.  This video is so exciting!

Posted on September 01, 2017 10:00 AM

School Sex Ed: Abstinence Works

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We are continuing our review of the presentations given at 2017 Convention in April. You may also find these presentations in our quarterly member publication, MCFL News.

As a science teacher in the Boston Public Schools in the 1970’s, Linda Thayer had a front row seat for the cataclysm known as the sexual revolution. “In 1971, the federal government began to provide contraceptives to teenagers in neighborhood clinics,” Thayer said. “What happened over time, was that every problem that birth control was supposed to solve skyrocketed. More kids became sexually active. More kids became pregnant. Abortions went up. Sexually transmitted diseases in the community where I worked went through the roof. Only one thing went down -– and that was marriage. All the instability that goes with a lack of family formation — I saw the whole thing.”

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Posted on August 31, 2017 10:00 AM

80% of teens in Obama sex-ed fared worse than peers

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Isn't it a shame that so much tax money, which could have been spent to help people (or for tax cuts), has been wasted when we could have told the Department of Health and Human Services what they have finally learned: So-called "sex ed" programs encourage sexual activity, which leads to pregnancy, abortion, and heartache.

Trump’s administration announced $200 million in cuts to the program earlier this summer, angering abortion activists and others. At the time, Health and Human Services Department spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times that there is very little evidence that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is working.

Huber verified this. She said there is no proof that the program reduced teen pregnancy rates, and research actually shows that 70 percent to 80 percent of teens were not positively impacted. She said teen pregnancy rates did drop during the program, but the decline began before the program started.

It is so encouraging to have the Trump administration cut the funding of these failed programs.

Posted on August 30, 2017 9:25 AM

A Mother’s Self-Sacrificing Love

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Tasha Trafford is a woman who "gave her life for her son.” Aborting her son probably would not have saved her life in the end, but not treating her bone cancer in order for him to be healthy certainly did not help. She is not alone in her heroic sacrifice as we see this type of story all the time, of mothers who refuse treatment of terminal illnesses in order to safeguard the baby they carry.

Here are some beautiful thoughts about the miracles of babies.

”It was amazing to think something so wonderful had been growing inside me as well as something as horrible as cancer. Cooper is our little miracle.

“I always understood the risks to my own health in having him, but I never had a flicker of doubt that I was doing the right thing. I longed to be a mum and the knowledge that I would be, kept me going through my pregnancy, despite all the pain and fear.

Posted on August 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Roe is Yesterday's Law

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We are continuing our review of the presentations given at 2017 Convention in April. You may also find these presentations in our quarterly member publication, MCFL News. In this presentation, Craig Collins stakes out a somewhat controversial proposition to begin a conversation.

"Roe v. Wade is not only wrong. It is obsolete. It was a response to problems of a distant era and its intellectual applications are no longer applicable," said Craig Collins, Esq., author of Yesterday's Law: Abortion in Modern America. "Roe outlived its historical justification and as a result will disappear into history much sooner than people expect."  

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