"But it wasn’t until September 2009 that Johnson actually saw for the first time what happens in the womb during an abortion. The experience radically changed her life. She quit Planned Parenthood and became a pro-life activist. Her extraordinary metamorphosis is portrayed in “Unplanned,” a compelling new movie starring Ashley Bratcher ."
So writes Jeff Jacoby in a recent op-ed for The Globe. Detached, but thoroughly honest, his article does something very similar to what UnPlanned does on the screen: looks directly at the people impacted by abortion, without flinching, and yet without judging either.
"Before it is anything else, the destruction of life in the womb is an act of violence against a helpless creature."
I encourage you to take this article and run with it. Share it and support The Globe, but more particularly, support Jeff, who has gone against the unspoken gag rule in our nation not to look at the victims of the killing of a human at his or her earliest stages.
Live Action continues to delve into Planned Parenthood's compromise of their own mission statement. In Massachusetts, the abortion business has come in strong behind S.1209, which would remove adult supervision of 12 and 13 year old girls brought to abortion clinics, leaving our children vulnerable to sex trafficking and abuse.
Here is the video and audio footage Lila Rose, and her investigative unit, have turned up regarding PP's policy.Read more
THEY’RE NOT SPONSORING THE ANTI-LIFE BILL S.1209
...THEY NEED TO HEAR WHY YOU NEED THEM TO OPPOSE IT.
Suggested comments to each legislator:
May I speak to… My name is… I’m from _______ district. I’d like to thank [ legislator ] for not sponsoring S.1209, which seriously endangers our women, children and infants. I’m calling also to ask you/them to actively oppose it.
We strongly suggest you first check to see if any of the below represent your district and call them first! As a constituent, you have that much more influence when you call.
You can also look these legislators up online, and reach out to them via email, FaceBook or Twitter, and via traditional mail. All of their contact information is easily accessible at Mass Legislature.
Use our Quick Fact Sheet for reference during your calls here.
Review the in-depth analysis of S.1209 here for better understanding of the mechanics of this legislation here.
- SENATE Members who did not sponsor S.1209 -
MICHAEL RUSH NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK [ 617-722-1348 ]
RYAN FATTMAN 18TH WORCESTER [617-722-1420 ]
MIKE BRADY 2ND PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL [ 617-722-1200 ]
SONIA CHANG-DIAZ 2ND SUFFOLK [ 617-722-1673 ]
NICK COLLINS 1ST SUFFOLK [ 617-722-1150 ]
VINNY DEMACEDO PLYMOUTH AND BARNSTABLE [
*DIANA DIZOGLIO 1st ESSEX [ 617-722-1604 ]
ANNE GOBI PLYMOUTH AND NORFOLK [ 617-722-1540 ]
DON HUMASON 2ND HAMPTON AND HAMPSHIRE [ 617-722-1415 ]
JOHN KEENAN NORFOLK AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1494 ]
EDWARD KENNEDY 1ST MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1630 ]
MARK MONTIGNY 2ND BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1440 ]
MICHAEL RODRIGUES 1ST BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1114 ]
KAREN SPILKA 2ND MIDDLESEX AND NORFOLK [ 617-722-1500 ]
BRUCE TARR 1ST ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1600 ]
WALTER TIMILTY NORFOLK BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH [ 617-722-1643 ]
DEAN TRAN WORCESTER AND MIDDLESEX [ 617-722-1230 ]
PATRICK O’CONNOR PLYMOUTH AND NORFOLK [ 617-722-1646 ]
- HOUSE members who did not sponsor S.1209 -
BRIAN M ASHE 2ND HAMPDEN [ 617-722-2430 ]
BRUCE J AYERS 1ST NORFOLK [ 617-722-2230 ]
This last Saturday, one of our longtime Boston sidewalk counselors was assaulted.
Mornings are always busy on the weekend at Planned Parenthood. The facility pulls in large numbers of young women, performing abortions until 4:00pm on a regular day. Generally, the peaceful pro-life witnesses interact with passers-by, and Planned Parenthood security without a hitch, with the additional plus of being able to stand directly in front of the huge abortion center.
But this Saturday...
CALL-A-THON TO CONTINUE
Call All Week -- May Day Marathon For Life!
Join this historic marathon to protect life in MA while our representatives are all in-office, deliberating over the budget. Drop in any time, spend the day with us, and ensure that every man or woman in our legislative body knows that S.1209 would legalize infanticide in our state, endanger our women by striking hospital-requirements for risky late-term procedures, and leave our 13 and 14 year old girls at the mercy of sexual predators.
Sign up now here.
Our staff will be providing a phone script for easy calling, access to a list of your district and representatives, and
training on how to testify so that you can join the mobilization when this bill comes to committee. JUST EMAIL
OR CALL US.
JOIN ALL WEEK 1 MAY - 9 MAY
Your calls will be key in freezing the infanticide bill in the committee, and protecting our most
No matter what side of the political divide we stand on, we can all say:
S.1209 is extreme, and extremely anti-life.
CHECK OUT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE BACK BAY/BOSTON MCFL CHAPTER SPENDING
ALL AFTERNOON AND EVENING CALLING THEIR REPRESENTATIVES
AND THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA -- POST YOUR SUPPORT FOR PROTECTING LIFE WITH
THE MEME BELOW
Do you know the facts about the bill will legalize infanticide in Massachusetts this year?
If you don’t, the rest of your district probably doesn’t either.
MCFL’s Director of Community Engagement, & premiere pro-life advocates, are traveling the state to inform your community, and empower you with the knowledge and resources to sto this bill in its tracks.
Your voice matters. Your voice needs to be heard.
But you need to be informed before you can speak.
To host an info-meeting, townhall, or lobbying training, and get the quick facts on S.1209, the infanticide bill, contact: C.J. Williams -- CJ@masscitizensforlife.org or call the MCFL central office
In Boston, we premiered UnPlanned March 26th to an enthusiastic and visibly moved audience, the members of which almost filled AMC's 300-seat auditorium. The film, which follows the real-life transformation of one woman from Planned Parenthood clinic director, to fervent pro-life advocate, was a small-budget, independent venture.
Yet, as the tag-line says, What she saw changed everything.
You can now purchase UnPlanned through MCFL here, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated
to our work through UnPlanned's generous affiliate program.Read more
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.Read more
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
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.”Read more