By Nancy Valko
In her February 2018 article”Prenatal Testing and Denial of Care”, Bridget Mora exposes another dark side of prenatal testing: refusal to treat. Ms. Mora is the community education and communications coordinator for Be Not Afraid, a nonprofit that supports parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term.
While most people have heard of amniocentesis (using a needle to extract and analyze the fluid surrounding an unborn baby in the second trimester), many people are unaware of the screening blood tests that have now become virtually routine for all pregnant women.
The difference is that blood screening tests may indicate a probability or risk score that a baby has a chromosomal anomaly, but a definitive diagnosis can only be made through amniocentesis or CVS (Chorionic villus sampling) using a needle to take a sample of tissue from an unborn baby’s placenta for analysis in the first trimester. Tragically, some parents make a decision to abort based on just a blood screening test.Read more
The Trump Justice Department is once again trying to block a taxpayer-funded abortion for a teenage illegal alien who had been raped in her country. Justice Department lawyers argued that it would only beget more violence.
The courts recently forced the government to facilitate an abortion on a teenage illegal immigrant who was in government custody. At the time concerns were expressed that pregnant women would enter the country simply to procure abortions. Of course, the media assured us this would never happen.
In the current case, will see the Justice Department makes some excellent pro-life points.
Stephen Mendelsohn sent along three articles that give a good insight into how being pro-abortion covers many sins among the power elite.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been exposed by the media as a creep who allegedly sexually abused women for decades in his role as head of a major entertainment company. He’s even been accused of rape by some women. What could possibly have allowed this to continue for so long, even as many industry people now admit they’d heard rumors or even knew about it?Read more
As abortion clinics close around the country—with some states down to one and some, even none—and as more and more doctors refusing to become abortionists, the pro-abortion crowd is looking for ways to keep this lucrative business alive. One way is of course through the dangerous abortion pill, but that still requires the presence of a doctor to prescribe the pill. So they’ve found a new solution: abortion prescription by telemedicine.Read more
Has Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, had a massive change of heart and conversion to the pro-life cause? In an email to supporters she said, “Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation… We believe in every person’s right to control their own destiny and their own body.”Read more
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.
The 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.Read more
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.Read more
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Abandonment and coercion. Those are the two words we hear from women who have had abortions. Here is another story featuring those words and telling us how abortion is horrible for a woman. It is very well-written and makes the sadness so real.
It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that I would have an abortion—everyone in whom I confided my situation presumed that’s what I would do. Not a single person asked me if I wanted my baby, or suggested adoption as an alternative. They spoke about “the abortion” as if it were a reality already in existence, a decision already made: When are you getting the abortion? I bet you can’t wait to have the abortion. Don’t worry, you’ll feel better after the abortion.
By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr, Director of Community Engagement of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Senate Bill 754 on “safeguarding the health care decisions of young adults” seeks to lower the age of consent for abortion from eighteen years old to sixteen. What this bill would really do is make teenage girls less safe.Read more