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  • published BE A MEMBER in JOIN 2018-08-06 21:35:37 -0400

    Join MCFL

    Are you pro-life, but not sure what you can do to advocate concretely for the most powerless human life? The answer is simple: Join Massachusetts Citizens for Life today! For slightly more than $2 per month, MCFL members receive a subscription to the MCFL News, the right to vote in board elections, and discounts at MCFL events. Becoming a member integrates you into a community actively engaged in manifold life-saving programs and projects, including the Summer Academy, the Assembly for Life, the Lincoln Forum Saturday Sessions, and our various lobbying efforts on Beacon Hill. We also want your new ideas, and we need your energy. Join now! (If you’re already a member and would like to renew your membership, you may use the following options as well.)

    Join for $25 to become an individual member.

    Join for $10 to become a student member.*

    *The Student Membership category was created for high school students, undergraduates, and other young people, with a cut-off age of 25.  


  • published JOIN 2018-08-06 21:34:53 -0400

    Save Lives With Your Gift to Massachusetts Citizens for Life

    Photo Courtesy: The Pilot

    Joining MCFL today supports the pro-life mission of Massachusetts Citizens for Life in the Commonwealth to bring about basic respect for life through our educational efforts, our communications and grassroots organizing, and our work on Beacon Hill. Together, we must support legislation that advances the cause of life and oppose legislation that puts lives at risk. Every gift of any amount matters.

    Make your on-time gift using the secure form at the bottom of this page. If you would like to make a recurring monthly gift to MCFL to support our pro-life work and to help us plan for the future, you can create that monthly pledge on the Recurring Monthly Gift Form. 

    You may also make a recurring gift purely to support our outreach, education, and activism via Recurring Monthly Gift Form, Option 2.

    You may also make a tax-deductible gift to the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Charitable Trust, which funds education and other charitable pro-life activities, or to the Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson Endowment Fund, which furthers her work with youth.

    If you would prefer to donate by check please mail your gift to:

    529 Main Street, Suite 205
    Boston, MA 02129

    Checks should be made out to Massachusetts Citizens For Life. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please make your check payable to MCFL Charitable Trust. Gifts to the Educational Endowment, should be made out to MCFL Charitable Trust with Dr. Mildred Jefferson Endowment in the memo line.

    Your gifts to the MCFL Charitable Trust, including those to the Dr. Jefferson Endowment, may only be used by MCFL for educational purposes. Donations directed to the general fund, on this page, support the complete range of work of MCFL and count toward annual membership dues.

    Read more about Dr. Jefferson and the Educational Endowment Fund.

    Donations to MCFL Charitable Trust and the Dr. Jefferson Endowment are tax deductible to the maximum amount permissible by law.


    You can also support the work of Massachusetts Citizens for Life while you shop at

    Donate to MCFL each time you shop on Amazon! Every time you use this link to get to your desired Amazon products, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to MCFL without increasing the cost for you. It could not be any more simple. So click here to donate while you shop!



  • A Christmas Reflection on the Gospel of Life

    Click on the link below for Linda Thayer's beautiful Christmas meditation:

    A Gospel Reflection on the Beginning of Life 

  • commented on The Assisted Suicide Lesson Being Learned in California 2017-11-30 23:05:19 -0500
    Bradley, you may have misread our article. We are opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia, not for it.

  • answered 2017-10-18 15:31:19 -0400
    Q: Are you currently a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life (i.e. you have given $30 as an individual, $50 as a household or $10 as a student in the past 12 months)
    A: Yes

    Pro-Life Social Doctrine Certificate Student Questionnaire

    Thank you for registering for the Pro-Life Social Doctrine Certificate Program. To help us ensure that we serve your needs and continue to reach new students effectively in the future, please answer the following questions.

    Take the survey

  • posted about 2017 Mass. March for Life Beneficiaries on Facebook 2017-08-28 09:37:17 -0400
    Just made a donation to Massachusetts Citizens for Life

    Make a 2017 Mass. March for Life Donation

    Your presence at the 2017 Mass. March for Life sends a message to the community that you care about LIFE, that you want to see abortion end, and you want to see the elderly and vulnerable protected.

    Your gift to one of the beneficiaries of the March will also send a message to the men, women, and children who will benefit from your generosity as they struggle to uphold the sanctity of life.

    Please select one of the dollar amounts below or enter a custom amount, then click on "Continue". From there you will enter your personal information and then select which beneficiary you wish to support with your gift. If you would like to support multiple beneficiaries, we ask you to go through the gift process again. If you would like to mail a check, please send it to

    Attn: Mass March for Life
    Massachusetts Citizens for Life
    Suite 1M9
    529 Main Street
    Boston, MA 02129

    and indicate in the check memo space the name of the beneficiary. Every gift of any amount matters. Thank you.


  • published The Healing Presence in In The News 2017-07-26 08:54:18 -0400

    The Healing Presence


    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, three physicians discuss how doctor-prescribed suicide will change their profession

    Dr. William Lawton began his presentation on a physician’s perspective concerning doctor-prescribed suicide (DPS) by reflecting on the traditional ethic of the Hippocratic oath: to give no deadly medicine and to do no harm. He said, “Hippocrates understood what we as a culture increasingly do not understand: that a physician cannot be both healer and killer and maintain the trust of his patient.”

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  • published Where to Turn in Crisis in CRISIS HELP 2017-07-19 15:48:44 -0400

  • The Catholic Church, Experimental Treatments and Charlie Gard


    By Nancy Valko

    disturbing statement made by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for life, appearing to support the European Court of Human Rights decision to reject Baby Charlie Gard’s parents’ request to go to the US for an experimental treatment for their critically ill son struck a nerve with many Catholics. And although Pope Francis quickly expressed his support for Baby Charlie and his parents shortly after the statement, the ethical issue of experimental treatment remains confusing to many people, Catholic or not.

    But what has the Catholic Church really said about experimental means?

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  • 2014 Assembly for Life Recapitulation


    The Assembly For Life is always a special time for Bay State Pro-lifers.  We gather, commemorate, recharge, get inspired to continue the fight.  This year’s assembly was especially good.  The theme: Massachusetts at the Supreme Court was very well addressed by both keynote speakers, Francis Fox, Esq. and Philip Moran, Esq., who spoke on the historic FEC v. MCFL case and the current McCullen v. Coakley buffer zone case, respectively.  EMCEE Jaymie Stuart Wolfe was fantastic as usual and the Montrose School Treblemakers once again gave an excellent performance.  The attendees were also led in beautiful prayers by members of the clergy.

    Many people showed up to Faneuil Hall despite the cold.  If you weren’t able to attend, you should consider coming next year.

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  • An Interview with an Assisted Suicide Doctor


    By Nancy Valko

    It’s not often that we get a glimpse into the assisted suicide movement from the perspective of a medical professional who actually participates in terminating the lives of the terminally ill. Most seem to prefer anonymity. 

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