Posted on April 08, 2019 9:46 AM

ACTION ALERT: 25+ Challenge - Stop S.1209, Call the Committee!

C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement

CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH TODAY BY CLICKING HERE.

If you know what district you're in, you may be the difference in stopping S.1209, the infanticide bill.  

Are these your representatives?

 

They need to hear from you. Each one sits on the Joint Committee of Public Health. Before S.1209 can advance to a vote in the legislature, it needs to clear the committee. Even pro-abortion politicians like our governor, Baker, call S.1209 a law legalizing infanticide, and bad law for our women, infants, & children

Call your representative,

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Posted on April 03, 2019 9:27 AM

How to Save Lives and Influence People: 40 Days for Life

Sofia Infante, Communications Intern

[Director's note: 40 Days began as a religious campaign, and we invite all of our religious members to join on that basis. But the act of abortion is a human rights issue, not a religious one. Many of our secular advocates also participate, and we encourage everyone and anyone to follow their passionate example of outreach and vigil, with or without prayer, during a 40 Days Campaign.]

 

This year I am looking forward to participating in my first 40 Days for Life, and am grateful MCFL has sponsored the campaign in Massachusetts.

This mission-based campaign reaches women-in-need at ground-zero, and directs people’s attention to the impact of abortion in their own communities. The 40-day campaign, including vigils and witness at an abortuary, highlight the need and offer a life-affirming solution. Here are five reasons why I am already counting down the days until next year’s 40 Days for Life:

  • 40 Days fosters a greater sense of community and a shared feeling of responsibility for our neighbor’s well-being

 

 

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Posted on April 02, 2019 11:00 AM

BREAKING: Gov. Baker Does NOT Support Infanticide Bill

C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement

Gov. Baker, despite being no great advocate for the vulnerable in Massachusetts when it comes to abortion, is taking the common sense approach to the grotesque proposed bill, S.1209. 

“I do not support late term abortions,” said Baker, a Republican, when asked for comment outside the State House. “I support current law in Massachusetts. It’s worked well for decades for women and families here in Massachusetts, and that’s what we support.”

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Posted on April 02, 2019 9:32 AM

Make an Impact for Life at the State House

Contacting your state legislator is one of the easiest and most effective ways to be a profound & measurable influence on the human rights habits of our politicians. 

Our Legislative Resources run through the list of avenues for reaching out, and getting heard.

You may be more inclined to use email, or maybe you're an ace at rapid-fire phone calls. When it comes to getting heard though, try using all of them. Lives are on the line, and your voice -- persistent, polite, and inescapable -- demanding we put our resources into protecting those lives, absolutely makes an impact.

So read on. Take the action to make inroads at the State House, and influence people for life. If you're worried about where to begin (fax? phone? personal visit? FACEBOOK?), don't be. Just try all of them.

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Posted on March 29, 2019 7:53 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Rally For Life MA, Women Speak Out Against R.O.E.

WOMEN TO RALLY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, AGAINST MASS R.O.E. ABORTION ACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boston, MA -- 29 March 2019 -- A rally, spearheaded by longtime human rights organization, Mass Citizens for Life, and co-sponsored by a diverse group of non-profit and advocacy groups in Massachusetts, including Renew Mass Coalition, will be held March 30, 2pm on the Boston Common at the corner of Park and Beacon nearest the State House in opposition to s.1209, An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Access to Abortion.

The purpose of the rally is to highlight the bill’s extreme provisions, from the legalization of passive infanticide, to rerouting funds in our Healthy Start program for new mothers and babies towards abortion businesses.  Citizens from as far as Amherst are expected to attend, and a slate of speakers -- mostly women -- will address the rally.

Said Myrna Flynn, MCFL Board Member & Chair of the Communications Committee: “The very name of this legislation should prompt women to question its purpose. 'Remove Obstacles and Expand Access.'

“Voters of Massachusetts believe that if abortion is allowed, it should be safe for women, and only undertaken for serious reasons," added Debby Dugan, Board Member of Renew Mass Coalition. "The R.O.E. Act throws this framework out the window, removing safeguards designed to protect women and legalizing no-questions-asked late-term abortion-on-demand for any reason, for girls of any age. Our laws should be designed to protect women and girls, not prioritize the bottom line of abortion businesses.”

 

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Posted on March 26, 2019 10:49 AM

List of Theaters Showing UnPlanned in Massachusetts

 

SPECIAL THURSDAY NIGHT SCREENINGS MARCH 28TH

 

*AMC Liberty Tree Mall 100 Independence Way, Danvers - 7pm - 28 March 

For tickets to Danvers: contact Rita Russo 781-762-4391 rita.a.russo@gmail.com - FREE

*AMC Liberty Tree Mall 100 Independence Way, Danvers   - 7pm - 28 March

For tickets, contact Caroline Colarusso: concarolineforinfo@gmail.com this second screen tickets are $12.50

 AMC DINE-IN Framingham 16 22 Flutie Pass Framingham - 7pm - 28 March

For tickets to Framingham: contact Sheila Flanagan 781-444- sheilaflanagan14@gmail.com

 CINEMARK EASTFIELD MALL  - 5:15PM- 31 March

For tickets to Eastfield: contact board member, Myrna Flynn through C.J. (cj@masscitizensforlife.org) - FIRST 50 GUESTS FREE. Additional tickets $5 donation.

 

Unplanned Regular Showings in Eastern Massachusetts (beginning 29 March)

Tickets can be confirmed and purchased at  unplannedtickets.com

 

REGAL SOLOMON POND STADIUM 15

591 DONALD LYNCH BLVD, MARLBOROUGH, MA

SHOWCASE CINEMAS WORCESTER NORTH

135 BROOKS STREET, WORCESTER

AMC DINE-IN FRAMINGHAM 16

22 FLUTIE PASS, FRAMINGHAM

CINEMA WORLD LINCOLN MALL 16

622 GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGHWAY, LINCOLN, RI

AMC METHUEN 20

90 PLEASANT VALLEY STREET, METHUEN

AMC LIBERTY TREE MALL 20

100 INDEPENDENCE WAY, DANVERS

SHOWCASE CINEMAS WARWICK

1200 QUAKER LANE, WARWICK

CINEMAGIC & IMAX

1226 HOOKSETT ROAD, HOOKSETT

Unplanned Regular Showings in Western Massachusetts (beginning 29 March)

 

CINEMARK EASTFIELD 16

1655 BOSTON ROAD, SPRINGFIELD, MA

 

 

 

Posted on March 19, 2019 8:21 PM

Access Our Digital Toolkit: Oppose Infanticide Bill (S.1209) in MA

 

 

#ENDINFANTICIDE SAY NO TO S.1209: DIGITAL RESOURCES and ACTION ITEMS

  • Become an MCFL Member (access to exclusive content, trainings, & member magazine; discounted event tickets)

 

 

List of Legislators Who Co-Sponsored S.1209

Quick Fact Sheet on S.1209 -- Infanticide Bill

Dear [elected official],


Thank you for carefully reviewing the provisions in the so-called “R.O.E Act,” also known as the expanded abortion bill. A thorough reading of this law clearly outlines how it would undo safety regulations for the women of our state who seek abortions; legalize passive infanticide by allowing doctors to deny medical care to infants born alive after botched abortions; and abandon girls as young as 13 to sexual predators by removing all adult consent and notification requirements.


As your constituent, I am grateful that you are leading the fight to protect equality and health care in our state.


But infanticide is not women's health care. And expanded, celebrated, unregulated abortion is not safe for our women and should not be legal.


Currently, we have common sense laws on our books, including parental consent and judicial bypass requirements for young women seeking abortions, and provisions that protect infants and adult women from medical hacks and "legal back alley" abortions. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to some of the world’s best health care institutions. Please help to ensure that we remain leaders in health, not in extremism or partisan battles that risk our vulnerable citizens' lives.


S.1209  legalizes killing an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt. Is that safe, humane, or world-class health care?


S.1209 leaves our young girls at the mercy of abusers and criminals who use abortion as a tool to hide their crime (since it removes adult supervision of minors seeking abortion). Even proponents of this law admit that it is 13 and 14-year-old girls in abusive situations who "need the judicial bypass" removed. Why? Doing so does not protect them but adult and predator who has harmed them.

S.1209 further endangers our women, and minorities, by making the most risky of procedures, late-term abortions, permissible outside a hospital. The bill even  funds these procedures with our "Healthy Start" tax dollars.


We must do better than offering our most marginalized "back alley" abortions and paying for them with funds set aside to reduce infant and maternal mortality.


As a Massachusetts resident, it is my duty to act responsibly to prevent each of these scenarios. As an elected official, it is your job to do so, no matter the cost. This is the time to listen to your conscience.  


“Safe, legal, and rare” was the pro-choice position from the beginning. Never was the pro-life position. This law spits in the face of both “sides,” risks our women's lives, and legalizes killing infants born alive. I'm counting on you to review S.1209 carefully because, like me, your constituents absolutely oppose this extreme celebration of abortion: unsafe, extreme, and inhumane.

"Stock Template" Letter to Your Elected Representative
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Posted on March 14, 2019 12:06 PM

Amending Massachusetts' Constitution to Remove Extreme Tax-Payer Support for Abortion

 

As we gain momentum this Spring towards encounter with the most extreme abortion laws in our history, the proposal to amend our State Constitution to remove tax-payer funding for abortion is timely, practical, and necessary. The memorandum that follows explores and explains exactly why we can and should secure signatures this Fall.

The current provisions added to our constitutions effectively make abortion a right of our most vulnerable women, victimizing them, and unjustly forcing citizens to pay for the killing of their unborn children. We're privileged to be working with Pro-Life Legal Defense, and Tom Harvey, Esq. on this campaign.

Proposal for State Constitutional Amendment

Tom Harvey, Esq.

            Ever since a Supreme Judicial Court decision in 2001, Massachusetts taxpayers have been paying for many abortions. Even though the word “abortion” is not found in the Massachusetts Constitution, that court essentially ruled that the constitution requires that indigent women have a right to have an abortions paid for by you, the taxpayers.

 

         

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Posted on March 05, 2019 11:38 AM

Op-Ed in Boston Herald on Protect Life Policy

Star Parker writes in the Boston Herald this week, spelling out exactly why our the president's support for The Department of Health and Human Services Protect Life Rule is so important.

This policy has cut off Title X federal funds from going towards abortion facilities and services, or clinics which make abortion referrals. It will also  require that clinics taking Title X funds be “physically and financially” independent from any entity providing abortions.

Star writes:

"This puts a stop to organizations like Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, from claiming that, although they perform abortions, Title X funds they receive are used for other purposes."

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Posted on March 05, 2019 10:58 AM

MCFL Spearheads Screening of Game-Changing Pro-Life Film

What she saw changed everything.

Do you know Abby Johnson's story? Whether you answer yes or no,  have you seen it?

The soon-to-be-released film, UnPlanned, from a dynamic & wildly diverse team of creatives and activists in Hollywood tells that story -- from youngest Planned Parenthood director in history to now fierce pro-life spokeswoman.  On Thursday, February 28, our Director of Community Engagement, and one of our board members hosted an exclusive pre-screening at UMass Amherst...

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