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.
On April 28th, Massachusetts Citizens For Life held its annual Respect Life Walk, drawing hundreds of pro-life individuals from around the state as well as New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
The change in venue allowed the walk participants to take pictures in front of a memorial dedicated to the 55+ million unborn babies whose lives were ended by abortion. Below are pictures of a few of the pro-life individuals who posed for pictures for us in front of the memorial.
We want to thank all those who helped make this years walk a success, especially to all our walkers and sponsors. You can still make a donation toward the walk by clicking here, or by going to our walk website: http://respectlifewalk.org/
Despite the heavy rain on the morning of June 28, 2015, hundreds of pro-life activists attended the annual Massachusetts March For Life (formerly known as the Respect Life Walk to Aid Mother’s and Children) on Boston Common.
The event began with a rally at the Parkman Bandstand with speakers from all different backgrounds. We had young adults and students who explained how they got involved with MCFL and the Pro-Life Movement as well as Cori Connor-Morse who bravely tells her heart-wrenching story of regret following her abortion and how she came to find hope and forgiveness. We were also grateful to have pro-life Champion, Representative Jim Lyons, as well as Cardinal Sean O’Malley who gave the crowd a final blessing before the march began. This year’s March Baby, Maura, won the crowd over blowing kisses as she was introduced before she and her family started the march.
The march route stepped off the common and down Beacon Street, crossed Arlington Street, Boylston Street, and back around the common grounds. The crowd stopped at the State House as we gathered for a moment of silence and prayed for our legislators and state officials so that they would work to defend the right to life of all from conception to natural death.
We want to thank all who attended this event to make it a huge success. We cannot wait to do it again next year!
Below is a list of beneficiary organizations that were featured at this year’s event:
1. Massachusetts Citizens for Life
2. Friends of the Unborn – Quincy
3. Operation Rescue – Boston
4. Heartbeat – Burlington
5. Learn your Options – Boston, Fall River, Hyannis
6. Archdiocese of Boston Pro-Life Office
7. Diocese of Fall River Pro-Life Office
8. Diocese of Worcester Pro-Life Office
9. Diocese of Springfield Pro-Life Office
10. Problem Pregnancy of Worcester
11. Abundant Hope – Attleboro
12. Birthright of Framingham
13. Birthright of New Bedford
14. New Direction – North Adams
15. First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center – Clinton
16. New Women’s Center, Inc. – Springfield
The Mass. March for Life, formerly known as the Respect Life Walk to Aid Women and Children, is an annual event sponsored by Massachusetts Citizens for Life that brings together pro-lifers from around Massachusetts for a rally and walk. In recent years, it’s been held on Boston Common.
The March is an inspiring opportunity for pro-life supporters of all ages to give public witness to their belief in the value and sanctity of all human life. The rally includes pro-life speakers to energize the crowd before we set off on a joyful march around the Public Garden and Common.
As part of the March, MCFL holds a March Baby Contest, an opportunity for people to send in photos of their cute babies. We then ask our friends and members to do the difficult task of voting for the cutest and the winner becomes our March Baby for the year and is highlighted at the March and rally.
A primary purpose of the March is to raise funds for a variety of Massachusetts organizations that provide pro-life services of many kinds, including shelters for pregnant women, crisis pregnancy centers, outreaches to post-abortive women and men, and educational efforts.
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Read about our prior Marches:
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
It was a moving March! According to the news, it was 52 degrees with heavy rain on Sunday, but as the 2016 Mass. March for Life finished at the Bandstand on Boston Common, everyone was still together, still cheering and chanting. The spirit was amazing! There were definitely more Marchers than last year, when it also rained, which would make it close to 400 people. My barometer is always baby carriages and I am thrilled to say there were dozens and dozens, filled with adorable little people! (Which reminds me that Oliver, our 2016 March Baby, is even cuter than his picture.)