Posted on August 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Come to the 2017 Mass. March for Life

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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.

 

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Posted on August 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Life Expectancy Down in US; Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Partly to Blame

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By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life

We are justly proud of our medical system in this country. Each of us knows people who are healthy and productive at what used to be considered very old age. Yet the latest headlines scream that life expectancy is down. Articles listing the causes of death show how high are our suicide rates. They actually list doctor-prescribed suicide as one of the causes. Suicide rates are up everywhere, but much more so in states where doctor-prescribed suicide is legal. Legalizing doctor-prescribed suicide causes other suicides to skyrocket. 

Reading this reminds us how important it is to defeat doctor-prescribed suicide in Massachusetts. Hearings on bills that would legalize DPS will take place at the State House on Tuesday, September 26 starting at 10 or 11 am.

Please mark your calendar and seriously plan to be there!

 

Posted on August 16, 2017 10:00 AM

The Worst Kind of Circular Reasoning on Abortion

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You may have seen this video circulating, part of a series featuring actor James Franco talking with various philosophy professors and writers about the topic of philosophy. You can see the video below of Prof. Liz Harmon of Princeton discussing abortion. (You can read the transcript here.)

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Posted on August 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Physician-assisted Suicide and the Palliative Care Physician

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By Nancy Valko

“Should I Help My Patients Die?”

This is the title of an August 5 op-ed in the New York Times by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an ICU and palliative medicine specialist in California who speaks and writes extensively on end of life care.

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Posted on August 14, 2017 10:00 AM

The Dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Summer Academy brings pro-life high school students together for workshops and seminars that equip them to become pro-life ambassadors in their schools and communities. Part of the experience is learning to get up in public and speak about life issues and so we’ll be bringing you some of the speeches that the 2017 participants gave this summer.

By Macayla Danier

People all around the world suffer from a life taking sickness, causing them to agree to physician-assisted suicide. The patient may or may not think it’s the best idea, but people need to understand that it is dangerous for the patient himself, as well as the physicians, families, and society.

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Posted on August 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Messing with Transplants

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Doctor-prescribed suicide and euthanasia, when mixed with the need for transplant organs, will bring us very close to organ harvesting, utilitarian killing of people for the value of their organs. Does that sound far-fetched? It’s already beginning in the Netherlands and Belgium, and now Canada is beginning to consider it, according to Wesley J. Smith.

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Posted on August 09, 2017 10:15 AM

If Infanticide is Wrong, then So is Abortion

Posted on August 08, 2017 10:33 AM

Hitmen for Doctor-Prescribed Suicide and Euthanasia

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Canada has a problem. The country legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide last year, but can’t find enough doctors willing to kill their patients, so now they’re thinking of paying a premium to those who will.

According to Thomas Lipton in American Thinker: “The slippery slope is real.  Once the state gets in the business of killing off its citizens via euthanasia, the brutal logic of economics works its way through the system.  In Canada, which legalized euthanasia just over a year ago, one of the most important forums for political discussion, Maclean's Magazine, published an article arguing that doctors ought to be paid a premium for  euthanizing terminal patients.”

In our presentations on doctor-prescribed suicide at MCFL we try not to lean heavily on the slippery slope or foreign happenings, but this is bizarre.  And just wait until you read the rationale for paying these doctors!

Posted on August 07, 2017 10:26 AM

Signatures to Amend the Massachusetts Constitution

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As you may know, the Massachusetts Alliance to Stop Public Funding of Abortionwill be gathering signatures this fall to put an amendment to the state constitution on the 2018 ballot that would stop the use of taxpayer funds for abortion. They have done a great job setting up locations around the state to train people in signature gathering for the petition. Even if you are experienced at signature gathering from previous ballot referenda, we are sure you will learn from these sessions.

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Posted on August 04, 2017 10:00 AM

Don’t Tell John McCain to Fight His Cancer?

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By Nancy Valko

Arthur Caplan, PhD is an influential ethicist who recently wrote a Medscape (password protected) article titled Don’t Tell John McCain to Fight his Cancer after the news broke about Sen. McCain’s brain cancer and many of his colleagues and others encouraged him to fight hard against his cancer.

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