Posted on December 07, 2017 10:00 AM

Killing with Love?

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By Nancy Valko

Two disturbing news items in the UK recently caught my eye. Both involved actions considered criminal in the past, but now reconsidered as acts of love. Unfortunately, we have had similar cases here in the US.

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Posted on December 06, 2017 10:00 AM

How would you like child tax credits for unborn babies?

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

A vote is expected on "Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms", an amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The amendment is cosponsored by Sens. James Lankford, Joni Ernst, Jerry Moran, and Roy Blunt.

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Posted on December 05, 2017 10:00 AM

The abortion justifications of the 70s, 80s led to a fertility crisis today

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

We were playing Trivial Pursuit the other night. One answer was thalidomide.  Of course my children had never heard of it. I remembered how it and Paul Erhlich's The Population Bomb set the framework which made abortion look rational (because some people said the awful birth defects caused by thalidomide poisoning made abortion better than being born or because Erlich’s apocalyptic warnings of overpopulation required aborting some children so the rest of us could survive).  

We know now that the illegitimate result was based on illegitimate facts and reasoning. Here is an excellent piece on the population peril we face in this country, which is not due to overpopulation, but depopulation.

This year will see the birth rate at 1.77 way below the necessary 2.1.  The conclusion that it is caused by lack of hope (and faith and charity) makes such sense!

Posted on December 04, 2017 10:00 AM

New MCFL Web Site Lays A Foundation for the Future

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By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr., Director of Community Engagement

In 2018, the web site for an education and advocacy organization like Massachusetts Citizens for Life must be more than just a bulletin board or reference file. It must also be a communications platform that connects pro-lifers to MCFL and to each other in a way that multiplies our effectiveness at spreading the pro-life message and creating effective action.

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Posted on December 01, 2017 10:00 AM

The World is Better When All Down Syndrome Babies are Born

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Imagine a news headline: “With a simple pre-natal test, the US could eliminate delayed reading in just a few years.” And the method for eliminating delayed reading would be aborting babies who show a gene abnormality associated with delayed reading. How horrific is that idea?

How about if we abort every child who has a gene for color blindness? After all, what could their quality of life be in a lifetime of color blindness? Better off dead!

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Posted on November 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Doerflinger on Doctor-Prescribed Suicide and Euthanasia

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By Helen Cross

What is the difference between doctor-prescribed suicide (DPS) and euthanasia and what can we learn from other countries where these practices have been legalized. Longtime and well-known pro-life advocate Richard Doerflinger sat down with the Charlotte Lozier Institute earlier this year to discuss the topics and more, including why he is pro-life.

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Posted on November 29, 2017 11:43 AM

The Assisted Suicide Lesson Being Learned in California

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Dr. Vincent Nguyen, a doctor in California where doctor-prescribed suicide became legal this year, writes in the Orange County Register about what he has seen happen to his patients who have chronic, life-threatening illnesses. It’s not good and it’s exactly as pro-lifers have been predicting.

On such a nuanced, deeply personal, and human issue, I resist the stop-at-nothing political campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide precisely because the basis of palliative care medicine within the hospice context is to help you live until you die naturally.

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Posted on November 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Save Lives With a Gift on Giving Tuesday

 

Today, Tuesday, November 28, is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to encourage philanthropy and encourage generosity after the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Posted on November 22, 2017 10:00 AM

“When Dying (by Doctor-prescribed Suicide) Becomes Unaffordable”

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By Nancy Valko

Although doctor-prescribed suicide is consistently portrayed in major media as just a matter of taking some pills and peacefully going to sleep and die, a November 9, 2017 article titled “When Dying Becomes Unaffordable” in Medscape (a free subscription resource for medical professionals) describes a very different and alarming scenario.

This article by Roxanne Nelson, RN BSN is primarily about outrage over pharmaceutical companies drastically raising the price for secobarbital, the most commonly used sedative drug dosage prescribed for doctor-prescribed suicide, from less than $200 to $3,000 or higher. However, the article also reveals little-known problems with the oral overdoses themselves, the ironic connection with capital punishment, the rise of lethal injections in other countries, and the expected increase in the assisted suicide business.

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Posted on November 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Mass. Passes New Law That Provides Free Abortifacients

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Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed a new law that goes far beyond the provisions of Obamacare to mandate that Mass. employer health insurance plans give free contraceptives to women, including abortion-causing “emergency contraception” pills for the first time.

Despite opposition by both Massachusetts Citizens for Life and other groups, the House and Senate passed the bill by a large margin. While the law will include some exemptions for church and church-run organizations, business owners of conscience will forced to fund these abortifacient drugs through their employee benefits.

 

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