Posted on February 02, 2019 11:08 AM

4 Quick Steps to Starting Your MCFL Chapter

Start or jump-start your MCFL chapter this year with 4 QUICK STEPS. You are the advocate for the unborn, the marginalized, the vulnerable in our Commonwealth. Move your commitment into impact by creating a strong community of fellow advocates, receiving resources from our state office, and engaging in outreach & action.

 

THE QUICK STEPS 

 

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Posted on January 31, 2019 2:40 PM

A Faith-Based Contradiction, & Radical Pro-Life Consistency

by C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement, MCFL

 

A religious faith is not necessary to the individual position that abortion is wrong. But the Christian tenet that human lives are inimitable, imago dei, and irrepeatably precious, certainly seems like a good faith-based foundation for it. 

So what are many good apparently faith-rooted ministers doing opposing pro-life laws, and speaking out in favor of taking a vulnerable human life?

This is one great puzzle our Board Chairman explores in his recent article published in The Society of Saint Sebastian.

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Posted on January 28, 2019 3:08 PM

New York Makes Death Row Safer Than the Womb

In New York, where consistency is scarce, and the laws that protect human lives about as right as a stopped clock, targeting some, saving others, the womb is now more dangerous than Death Row. On Tuesday, NY State passed a bill that will ensure abortion remains legal within its borders even if Roe is overturned. Yet at this time, the death penalty has been ditched by the Empire State.

What does that mean for Massachusetts? Do you need the quick facts?  Read on:

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Posted on January 24, 2019 1:52 PM

BREAKING: New York Does Unthinkable

The tragic and unbelievable legislation that has just passed in our near-neighbor, New York State, has elicited the following responses.
Al DiLascia writes:
"The New York State Legislature passed a bill on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 that makes it legal for doctors and other health care professionals, such as midwives and physician assistants, to perform abortions up until birth for any reason in the State.

"New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was expected to sign the controversial Bill at a reception in the Executive Mansion immediately after legislators voted to approve it.
"What have we become as a society? Nothing is more precious than the life of a beautiful, innocent, helpless baby."
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Posted on January 23, 2019 10:36 AM

The Progress We've Made for Life

by Anne Fox

 

Every year, Professor Michael New has spoken at the Mass Citizens for Life Caucus in D.C.  This year, we did not hold our caucus, but I want to share with you what he would have said:

In his article published by The National Review, Michael lauds the huge drop in the numbers of abortions.  He looks at it from the point of view of the number of unintended pregnancies that are carried to term -- thus annihilating the opposition argument that abortions are down because of greater availability to contraceptives. 

In 1981, fifty-four percent of unintended pregnancies resulted in an abortion. By 2011, that figure had fallen to 42 percent, and it is still falling.

 

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Posted on January 22, 2019 11:39 AM

Planned Parenthood Is Celebrating 46 Years: Death Rate Up in Annual Report

by Anne Fox

 

Today marks 46 years since the infamous Supreme Court abortion decisions (Roe v. Wade) - more than 60,000,000 babies have died, and more than 60,000,000 families have been shattered.

Planned Parenthood celebrated by filing "The Roe Act" in Massachusetts. This act would remove any age limits on abortion and expand the availability of post-viability abortions in Massachusetts.

Under current Massachusetts law, minors need a parent’s permission to get an abortion or she can petition a judge, a process known as judicial bypass.

Under the new law, a 12 year old could take herself into an abortion facility where they would happily perform the abortion.

 

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Posted on January 20, 2019 10:53 AM

MASS-ive Pro-Life Presence at National March for Life!

 

Massachusetts citizens turned out in droves for the National March for Life! We met up with the Archdiocese of Boston, multiple high schools, and the Boston-and-Worcester-based Pure in Heart contingent. 

Some of us joined the Women's March, to bring a consistent and truly pro-woman message to their platform of nonviolence.  Our rights as women cannot be bought at the price of the lives of our more vulnerable children. 

 

Check out the photos, and the captions for micro-stories on this event.

You may hear the media report the March had "a few thousand". We were close to 1 million strong. Don't forget, here at home: We are not alone.

It was MASS-ive pro-life. And we, from Massachusetts -- so often trailblazers in the past for human rights, the democratic process in our nation, medical and technological development -- can also be trailblazers in the human rights issue of our age.

From the Democrats for Life Forum to the March for Life itself, and from the amazing pre-March youth rally with Louisiana Right to Life to the Rose Dinner, our carpool, and the many buses, participated in just about every activity they could.

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Posted on January 15, 2019 11:04 AM

Sharks or Kids? Show Some Concern

by Robert Aufiero

The following is a letter to the editor written by Mr. Aufiero, reprinted here with the author's permission }

After reading the release in The Patch regarding Senator Lewis and his support of children seeking adoption, I felt the need to respond.

The one particular reference in the release that calls for a reply is the sentence that talks about a population that may not always be visible. During the time that Senator Lewis has been a public official, regretfully he has forgotten about a part of the population that is invisible namely unborn babies. Senator Lewis, in each of his official roles as State Representative and now State Senator has vigorously opposed initiatives such as removing taxpayer-funding of abortion. He has been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, which is the largest provider of abortions. Among his legislative efforts, he notably took steps to protect sharks and was quoted as saying "the practice of "shark finning," which is both morally repugnant and harmful to the health of our oceans, is when a shark's fins are sliced off, often while the shark is still alive, with the mutilated shark thrown back into the ocean, unable to swim and left to die.

Yet, in sharp contrast to his concern for the welfare of sharks, is his support for abortion, which ends a human life. Abortion is a violent procedure that is accomplished a few different ways, all resulting in destruction of a human life. Here are a few [examples]: Surgical abortion (D & C) in which a a baby is dismembered removing its limbs first then the torso and head last. Next a Instillation abortion is performed by injecting a chemical solution consisting of either saline, urea, or prostaglandin through the abdomen and into the amniotic sac. The cervix is dilated prior to the injection, and the chemical solution induces uterine contractions which expel the baby. There is also the suction and curettage method in which the abortionist begins by dilating the mom's cervix until it is large enough to allow a cannula to be inserted into her uterus. The cannula is a hollow plastic tube that is connected to a vacuum-type pump by a flexible hose. The abortionist runs the tip of the cannula along the surface of the uterus causing the baby to be dislodged and sucked into the tube - either whole or in pieces.

 

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Posted on January 03, 2019 6:20 PM

Abortion Accounts for Most Deaths Worldwide

In 2018, we were confronted with three highly disturbing trends and one encouraging trend.

  • Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018.
  • Obamacare is killing the poor and elderly.
  • A majority favor tinkering with DNA of preborn babies.

But...

 

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Posted on January 02, 2019 10:35 AM

Is Obamacare Killing the Marginalized?

By Anne Fox

 

When we worked so hard against The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), we opposed it for four reasons. One of those reasons was its in-built rationing

According to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an Obamacare provision penalized hospitals for readmitting Medicare patients within a month of being discharged and led to increased mortality rates among adults who experienced pneumonia and heart failure.  The provision imposed financial penalties on hospitals with too-high readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attacks or pneumonia starting in 2012. It was supposed to encourage better care. But it has encouraged something else: Medicare has levied approximately $2 billion in penalties on hospitals since 2012.

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