Posted on May 23, 2018 1:49 PM

Riverside Judge Overturns Assisted Suicide Law

Posted on May 19, 2018 4:00 PM

Religious Liberty Focus at CUA


Catholic University of America President Dean Garvey during a 2015 Religious Liberty Conference in Ohio

Catholic U. Law School Opens New Center for Religious Liberty

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Posted on May 16, 2018 2:23 PM

Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

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Posted on May 02, 2018 9:44 AM

Your 2018 Mass. March for Life Baby is Derek!

The 2018 Massachusetts March for Life Baby is Derek! After all the votes were counted on Monday, April 30,  the clear winner was Derek. Although really, looking at the photos of all those cute babies, aren't we all winners?

Congratulations to Derek's family and to all the babies and their families and thank you for taking part in this fun contest. Your participation helps remind us of why we work to end abortion and how precious and beautiful all children are.

You will get a chance to meet Derek and his family at the 2018 Mass. March for Life on Sunday, June 17 on Boston Common. Please make plans to attend. Visit https://www.masscitizensforlife.org/2018massmarchforlife and stay subscribed to get all the details as we get closer to the date of the March.

Posted on April 20, 2018 10:43 AM

Conscientious Objection and the Duty to Refer

By Nancy Valko

When the Trump administration announced a new department of Conscience and Religious Freedom, the pushback from abortion and assisted suicide proponents like Planned Parenthood and Compassion and Choices was immediate and accompanied by apocalyptic predictions of harm to patients.

Now the term “conscientious objection” is increasingly being used rather than “conscience rights” when it comes to health care professionals. I believe this is not accidental. The term “conscience rights” is a powerful and accepted term about individual rights while “conscientious objection” is associated with the traditional definition of  “A person who refuses to serve in the military due to religious or strong philosophical views against war or killing” and who “may be required to perform some nonviolent work like driving an ambulance.” (Emphasis added)

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Posted on April 17, 2018 8:03 AM

Voting is Now Open for the Mass. March Baby Contest

Now is your chance to choose the 2018 Mass. March for Life Baby. Visit the Voting Page and register your vote. You may also vote on our Facebook page by going to this photo album and liking your favorite. Then share that page to Facebook, Twitter, all your social media and your family and friends through email so that you can all vote for your favorites.

Voting will end on April 30, 2018 at noon, but don’t wait to make your choice of these adorable children. Then join us for the Massachusetts March for Life on June 17 on Boston Common.

Posted on April 13, 2018 4:37 PM

Pro-Life High School Students Enjoy MCFL Student Lobby Day

On Friday, April 13, 2018, a group of a dozen high school-age homeschoolers gathered at the Massachusetts State House to learn the history of the grand building, how our legislature works, and to learn how to lobby their legislators on issues that are important to them.

Anne Fox, president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, welcomed the young people to the hearing room on the fourth floor of the State House and gave them some background. She told them that the Massachusetts Constitution is the oldest working constitution in the world and is the model for many other constitutions, including our own US Constitution. She also gave some brief background on the work of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, including our work empowering pro-lifers across the state to take action and ask their elected representatives and senators to vote for or against legislation related to pro-life matters.

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Posted on April 12, 2018 10:15 AM

"MCFL on the Move" Town Halls Kick Off in Worcester

screen shot of Worcester Telegram article

Massachusetts Citizens for Life is going on the road throughout the state over the next year, stopping in cities and towns from Cape Cod to the Berkshires to bring together diverse viewpoints in “town hall” meetings to discuss life issues of the day, including abortion and doctor-prescribed suicide. 

This is an educational event and a chance to network with other local pro-lifers in your area. It features presentations from MCFL representatives who will reveal the latest work being done by the organization, talk about the latest options for helping women in crisis pregnancies, and field questions from participants. There’s also a Q & A period.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, we held our inaugural event at the Worcester Public Library. We had some good coverage in the Worcester Telegram (although they get the usual stuff wrong about abortion reversal) and we had a very good turnout. Check out their photos as well:

Abortions are down in Massachusetts, and anti-abortion sentiment is up, bringing legislative and cultural advancement on the issue within reach, the head of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life told an audience Wednesday night at the Worcester Public Library.

Anne Fox, president of the oldest and largest anti-abortion organization in the state, told around 10 Really more like 15, but the media always count us low people in the Saxe Room that public sentiment against laws allowing doctor-assisted suicide is also gaining steam, noting that the Massachusetts Citizens for Life mission is to restore legal protection from the moment of conception to natural death.

We have a lot more town halls on the schedule for this spring and then in the fall and we’re adding more all the time. If you want to be informed when we add more, please make sure we have your email address and we’ll let you know via email and on Facebook, if you follow us there.

And if your town isn’t on our list and you’d like us to come, please let us know and we can add it to our list.

 

Posted on April 10, 2018 10:00 AM

This Disney Princess Shows That Planned Parenthood isn’t the Prince, It’s the Evil Stepmother

Deanna Falchook

It started like so many of Planned Parenthood’s attempts to be culturally relevant with a ham-fisted appeal to young people, but it was so crass and unbelievable that it was eminently mockable.

A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania tweeted that “we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion”, who is pro-choice, an undocumented immigrant, a union workers, transgender. The since-deleted tweet immediately received the approbation it deserved, not least because it showed once again the abortion mega-corporation’s obsession with stripping our children of their innocence and making everything —including children’s animated movies —into a liberal political statement with the death of the unborn as its foundation.

Then an actual, former Disney World princess posted a response on social media called “I Was a Disney Princess and I Had an Abortion.” Deanna Falchook wrote that she had worked at Disney World in the character roles of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. When she got pregnant at age 18, she had an abortion in order to keep her job as a princess. She then wrote about her regret and pain until she came to grips with what she had done and found healing.

Falchook later marred her “prince”, they had two biological children and adopted five more and they are living happily ever after. She wrote that feminists have hated the princess stories in fairy tales because they don’t understand that they are tales “of overcoming evil, of beauty rising out of the ugliness of the world.”

She wrote: “Maybe the reason Planned parenthood wants to rewrite the princess stories is because stories of evil witches in pursuit of killing off beautiful princesses has already been told. I guess they don’t like their part of the story.”

Photo: Deanna Falchook/Facebook.

Posted on April 09, 2018 10:00 AM

Doctor-Prescribed Suicide becomes legal in Hawaii

Hawaii map

By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

The Governor of Hawaii has signed the law, making Hawaii the sixth state to legalize assisted suicide (plus the  District of Columbia). Hawaii has had more bills introduced to legalize assisted suicide than any other state, having defeated more than 40 bills over the past two decades. Compassion and Choices had virtually unlimited funds to spend in Hawaii and it was too much for our coalition to overcome.

To date, here are the bills/initiatives, besides Massachusetts, that have been defeated in  2018:

  • Connecticut:   HB 5417, bill died in committee
  • Indiana:  HB 1157, no action taken on the bill
  • Maine:  Petition campaign for a ballot initiative failed, wrong papers filed  
  • Nebraska:  LB 450, no action take on the bill
  • New Hampshire:  SB 490, bill to study end of life options, defeated in the Senate
  • Utah:   HB 210, no action taken on the bill
  • Wisconsin:  AB 216, SB 312, no action by either house

Ten states have passed bills to prohibit assisted suicide during the same time period that six states have voted to legalize, so we are ahead but can take nothing for granted.

The pro-lifers in Hawaii worked very hard...

Photo: MykReeve/Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA-3.0.