By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
It was a moving March! According to the news, it was 52 degrees with heavy rain on Sunday, but as the 2016 Mass. March for Life finished at the Bandstand on Boston Common, everyone was still together, still cheering and chanting. The spirit was amazing! There were definitely more Marchers than last year, when it also rained, which would make it close to 400 people. My barometer is always baby carriages and I am thrilled to say there were dozens and dozens, filled with adorable little people! (Which reminds me that Oliver, our 2016 March Baby, is even cuter than his picture.)
A new movie out on October 7 depicts the story of a recently discharged soldier who has found God and a new faith. He goes to work in a church reaching out to the community and discovers there’s an abortion facility across the street from the church. He tries to get people involved in closing it down, but meets resistance from all sides. Eventually he has to make a choice whether to put everything in his life on the line or walk away from the babies who are Voiceless.
There is not yet any group sponsoring a showing in Massachusetts, but if any of our members or supporters are interested in organizing to bring Voiceless to Massachusetts, the movie’s promoters provide a complete kit on their web site.
Dr. Mildred Jefferson was the first African-American woman to attend Harvard Medical School, and did so at age 20, which would have been a remarkable lifetime achievement if she’d done nothing further. But her true mark on our nation and our Commonwealth came in her work for Massachusetts Citizens for Life as one of our founders and as she traveled and spoke throughout the country, converting many thousands to the pro-life cause, including President Ronald Reagan.
You can learn more about this amazing woman’s life work in the following profile of Dr. Jefferson from the National Right to Life Committee.
Starting tonight, PBS is offering a new series about the first 9 months of our lives and what happens from conception to birth. It’s called “9 Months That Made You” and was produced by the BBC.
While we can’t expect a public broadcasting program to be explicitly pro-life and anti-abortion, from a pro-life perspective anything that highlights to a national audience the reality of the humanity of the unborn child is welcome. We encourage you to watch with a critical eye and to be prepared to share with others the beauty of life and to offer an alternative to any parts of the show that may not entirely jibe with the reality of the personhood of the unborn.Read more
Last Thursday, May 5, 2016, the 42nd annual Mother’s Day Dinner was held in Agawam. The dinner chairman was the Hon. Robert Howarth, and the keynote speaker was J.J. Hanson.Read more
Every Spring, MCFL holds the most anticipated pro-life educational event in New England. For years, people have anticipated the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Conventions to learn about the latest developments in Life Issues and refresh our knowledge of the old problems and causes. It’s also a great chance to mentor and develop the next wave of pro-life activists who will finally push the fight to victory.
Click on the link below for Linda Thayer's beautiful Christmas meditation:
Leading up to our annual Fundraising Banquet on October 22, 2015 we were getting very excited to have Karen Santorum as our scheduled keynote speaker. When we received the call that Mrs. Santorum would not be able to join us because she was feeling under the weather, we were excited when she said her husband (and presidential candidate), Sen. Rick Santorum, would fill in.
Senator Santorum’s speech captivated our audience. We had numerous people calling our office asking for a copy of his speech so they could forward it to their family and friends. Below is a copy of the address, which is broken up into four videos.
We want to thank Senator Santorum for graciously taking time out of his busy schedule to address our crowd. It is pretty evident how much the Santorum family cares for one another where a presidential candidate cancels his plans to fill in for his wife when she needs someone to cover for her. Thank you, Sen. & Mrs. Santorum for all you do in being the voice for the voiceless.Read more