C.J. Williams published How MA Senate Bill 1209 Attacks Women & Threatens Our Girls in In The News 2019-05-15 11:56:03 -0400
SENATE BILL 1209
ENDANGERS 12 AND 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS.
S.1209 REMOVES ADULT SUPERVISION by striking out section 12L (chp.122) in our General Law. This leaves our children prey to sexual predators, and sex trafficking. SEE S.1209 SECTION 12L.
(for further background, see the undercover journalistic investigations of abortion facilities refusing to report sex crimes: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156350513198728)
RISKS WOMEN’S LIVES.
S.1209 STRIKES MEDICAL REGULATIONS THAT ENSURE THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF WOMEN SUBMITTING TO LATE-TERM ABORTIONS by removing section 12M (chp.112) in our General Law. A woman’s health is now less important -- and protected -- than the law’s commitment to promoting abortion at any time, for any reason. A procedure that is more likely to kill her (abortion) can be recommended before she is given prenatal care. SEE SECTION 12M in CURRENT LAW
S.1209 STRIKES OUT REQUIREMENTS THAT DOCTORS PROVIDE LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT TO BORN INFANTS by striking section 12P (chp.112) in our General Law: “[a physician must take] reasonable steps, both during and subsequent to the abortion, in keeping with good medical practice, consistent with the procedure being used, to preserve the life and health of the aborted child” if that child is born alive during the procedure.” SEE SECTION 12P IN CURRENT LAW.
*(for research proving that babies without this protection are routinely killed, Canada’s CIHI provided a statistics sheet in reply to our query regarding their similar law & infants born alive during abortion procedures:: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QtC0BXfavgyg1KKX1Fb2qGevdcKmDDBp/view)
Please join us for an open-house, and our Annual Meeting of the Members. Our usual agenda includes an election for our board of directors as provided by our by-laws.
We cordially invite all of our fellow advocates for life, members or otherwise, for this chance to connect with MCFL leaders from across the state. However, only members will be able to vote in the election. (You can join MCFL now here if you'd like to participate in forming our board for the upcoming year.)
Light refreshments will be served.
WHAT: Annual Meeting of the Members of MCFL
WHEN: June 9th, 10:00am
WHERE: Saint Brendan's Parish, 384 Hartford Ave. Bellingham, MA
Ample parking available.WHENJune 08, 2019 at 10amWHERESaint Brendan's Parish
384 Hartford Ave
Bellingham, MA 02019
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Our South Shore members, as well as the surrounding community of advocates for life, will be joining A Night 4 Life, generously sponsored by The Flatley Foundation.
For more information: Night 4 Life Flyer Page.WHENJune 19, 2019 at 6pmWHEREVETERANS MEMORIAL STADIUM
850 HANCOCK St
Quincy,, MA 02170
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This week, we celebrated The Day of the Birth Mom. It is vitally important that we highlight the courage of these unsung heroes. When you place a baby with another woman, I hear it breaks your heart. I also hear that it fills it like nothing else.
A girl we know recently described her decision to place her baby for adoption as, "The most amazing, heart-shattering gift I ever gave, and ever got."
But if she had called Planned Parenthood to ask for resources, all she would have received was a pitch for why her career in the military would be ruined by her unplanned child. Instead, she spoke with C.J., who affirmed her strength & referred her to adoption counselors.
Each mom demonstrates heroic courage. We all know at least one woman whose strength is inspiring.
But today, we're highlighting that unique courage of a mother who knows mothering her child means letting another woman raise her baby.
So today, and the remainder of this month, put your pro-life commitment into action, and put love in action by taking a moment to thank a birth-mother. Maybe the mom is yours. Maybe it's a mother you've read about on social media, like the girl above. But in a world that denies women's strength, & aggressively promotes killing their children before offering them the opportunity to give the gift of motherhood to another woman...just saying "You were a hero" will celebrate her heroism, and show other women the strength they have to make the same heroic decision.
Or maybe give a gift in her name today and support our outreach to those of real-life superheroes, the ones we don't see on the silver screen: Birth Moms.
Another amazing woman we've worked with in the past shared her full story with us in a previous blog post. Her unique courage took an option that looked like a loss, and made it the chance to expand her whole family through an open adoption. She and the adoptive mother have a relationship with P.J.
That's a double gift, in one way, isn't it? Giving your baby life and giving another woman the chance to mother, when she couldn't naturally.
JOIN the movement today, and put your love into action.
DONATE & become our partner as we put love into action for life each day in Massachusetts.
C.J. Williams published Boston Globe Features Game-changing Pro-Life Film, UnPlanned in In The News 2019-05-07 09:01:50 -0400
"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.
C.J. Williams published Fundraise for Your Mass Walk for Life in GET INVOLVED 2019-04-29 09:49:21 -0400
Register for the 2019 Massachusetts March & Walk For Life, Love In Action.
Submit your $25 entry fee below, and get started on that fundraising!
Most of our marchers have never participated in a fundraising event, and yet the average first-time walker can raise over $1,000.
Here are some fundraising tips:
Make a plan. Work with your team to set a fundraising goal and develop a simple plan.
Use your personal profile on our web page as a fundraising page. The second you register, find your unique link (for example: masscitizensforlife.org/cj), and get busy on social media! Statistics show that friends connected via FaceBook and email, when asked, are 5x more likely to pitch in to your walk than those not given an easy online way to support you. Even if computers aren't your communication method of choice, you will find this tool simple, and our team is always available to answer any questions you have.
Don’t Be Afraid. You never know who may have been deeply impacted by our throwaway attitude towards our fellow human beings. From abortion-coercion, to post-abortive suicide, from doctor-prescribed death to siblings who have lost siblings to abortion... So many people are suffering in silence – your strength will be their inspiration, and invitation, to heal.
Most people need to be asked 6 times before they make a donation. Just because the first Facebook status or email didn’t receive a donation, does not mean you won’t receive one. Follow-up with everyone you know. Again. And again. And again! Lives are on the line.
Spread Awareness to Save Lives. The most important aspect of your fundraising effort is educating people about our mission. Think of it like dominoes: the facts that you share with one will get passed along to another. You may just be the instrument to save an irreplaceable life.
- Show Your Gratitude. Thank everyone who supports you. You can show it by phone, show it in person, show it in personal card. But let your gratitude show. Those who partner with you on this historic walk should know that their contribution- large or small- means the world to you, and is critical to the cause.
- Make a plan. Work with your team to set a fundraising goal and develop a simple plan.
C.J. Williams signed Say NO to S.1209, the Passive Infanticide Bill in MA 2019-03-11 10:28:54 -0400C.J. Williams
How extreme should Massachusetts be?
S.1209 legalizes infanticide. It is so extreme that it is opposed by citizens all across the political divide.
Say NO to extremism and state-sponsored irresponsibility towards our most vulnerable citizens. Sign the petition now and contact your legislator to oppose S.1209.
Read a full analysis of this deadly bill here.1,081 signatures
Do you believe...
...that a child in the womb at seven, eight, or nine months should be deprived of life, even though she is no physical threat to her mother? Because S.1209 does, changing our law to make abortion elective all the way up to birth.
...that abortion should be legal after birth? Because S.1209 does, allowing for passive infanticide by refusing medical care for any child born alive after an abortion.
...that a pregnant 13 year old should be abandoned to her sexual abuser, and forced into an abortion? Because S.1209 does, removing MA laws that require parental consent or judicial protection and supervision.
...that Massachusetts should increase its tax funding, using your money, to support abortions? Because S.1209 does, allocating "Healthy Start" funds towards abortion procedures throughout all nine months.
S.1209 legalizes infanticide, promotes sexual predation, and removes all protections for human beings in the womb even when viable, and more.
Oppose extremism, say no to the most anti-progressive, anti-woman bill currently on our legislative agenda, and Sign the petition here!
C.J. Williams commented on Petition Against Extreme Abortion Law In Massachusetts 2019-03-05 14:49:58 -0500It is fixed!
C.J. Williams published Abortion Accounts for Most Deaths Worldwide in In The News 2019-01-03 18:20:04 -0500
In 2018, we were confronted with three highly disturbing trends and one encouraging trend.
- Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018.
- Obamacare is killing the poor and elderly.
- A majority favor tinkering with DNA of preborn babies.
- Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018.
C.J. Williams published Is Obamacare Killing the Marginalized? in In The News 2019-01-02 10:35:15 -0500
By Anne Fox
When we worked so hard against The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), we opposed it for four reasons. One of those reasons was its in-built rationing.
According to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an Obamacare provision penalized hospitals for readmitting Medicare patients within a month of being discharged and led to increased mortality rates among adults who experienced pneumonia and heart failure. The provision imposed financial penalties on hospitals with too-high readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attacks or pneumonia starting in 2012. It was supposed to encourage better care. But it has encouraged something else: Medicare has levied approximately $2 billion in penalties on hospitals since 2012.Read more
C.J. Williams published Kudos to The Herald for Abortion Myth Article in In The News 2018-12-03 15:37:40 -0500
by Linda Thayer
My thanks to the Herald for having the courage to print Laura Hollis’ excellent piece exposing the many false arguments about abortion and the mischaracterizations of pro-life people. (“Planned Parenthood peddles abortion untruths,” Nov. 26). It is hard to understand in an age of ultrasound how anyone can deny our common humanity with the child in the womb. The unfair characterizations of pro-life people frequently found in the media make me wonder if any fair-minded journalists have ever had a conversation with the many volunteers who give their time to come to the aid of women with untimely pregnancies. The hallmark of a great society is the compassion it shows toward its most vulnerable members. Kudos again to the Herald.
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C.J. Williams published Terrific Night for Life! Banquet Recap 2018 in In The News 2018-11-01 13:58:57 -0400
To be pro-life, we must be pro-living -- fully, consciously engaged in our relationships, restoring respect for the human person in our day to day activities.
Our banquet this year, and our speaker, author and producer, Charlotte Pence, received amazing feedback! If you missed out, we’d like to recap some of Miss Pence’s remarks, as well as share photos of the evening.
Charlotte spoke to a rapt audience of the importance of living the pro-life message. She encouraged and praised MCFL’s efforts in Massachusetts to promote human dignity. But she also challenged us...
For the full photo slideshow, please click the link here and visit out Facebook page.Read more
C.J. Williams published You're Wrong If You're Not Right on This in In The News 2018-11-01 07:24:17 -0400
[ The following was drafted and sent as a letter to the editor by a long time MCFL member and dedicated advocate for the vulnerable. We re-publish it with his permission. ]
There are (at least) two sides to every question. Now, with the help of my "ghost writer", I, a preborn child, am presenting a third side. For, even though I can hug, tumble, and feel pain, I cannot put my thoughts down on paper.
Someone else has to do that for me.Read more
C.J. Williams published List of Buses & Groups Headed to National March for Life, DC in In The News 2018-10-30 11:43:08 -0400
by C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
Who will cry for the children? Who will be there voice? Each year, hundreds of thousands raise their voices, and put their feet on the ground in our nation's capitol, for the preborn people who can't advocate for themselves at the national March for Life. Each year, we at MCFL have helped coordinate getting hundreds of both new and die-hard pro-lifers into DC. They make a national impact, and always bring back deep inspiration and energy to our life-affirming work at home.
Below is an ongoing list of buses and carpools traveling to Washington, D.C. in January
MFL Carpool, January 16-19, 2019
For details, email our Director of Community Engagement, C.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure in Heart Boston Carpool & Bus, January 17-20, 2019
Boston Archdiocese "Witness to Life" Buses, January 17-19, 2019
Burlington Buses for Life, January 16-19, 2019
For details, contact Theresa - 978-886-2911
Cape Cod Bus for Life, January 17-19, 2019
For details call Kevin Ward - 508-291-0949
Lawrence Bus Caravan, January 16-19, 2019
(Buses have pick-up in Lawrence & Boston, Wednesday morning. Cost $120. Please bring sleeping bag.) For more details, call Franklyn Rodriguez 978-566-5597
Worcester Diocese March for Life Trip, January 17-19, 2019
Springfield Buses for Life, January 17-18, 2019
(Red Eye departs from St Stanislaus Church parking lot, Chicopee, 10:30 pm)
For details or to reserve your seat, email Peggy - email@example.com
For details, please email Francene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arlington 3 Day March Trip, 16-19 January, 2019
For details, please email or call Tom Harvey 617-710-3616 -
Bellingham Buses, January 17-19, 2019
(Overnight. Departs from St. Brendan's) For details call (508) 966-0260
(Western Mass) Adams Buses, January 17-19, 2019
(pickups in Adams, Pittsfield, and Lee)
For details, or to reserve a seat, please call Robin - 413-743-1329
Brighton Pilgrimage with Fr. Chris Bae, January 17-19, 2019
(this co-op will be traveling via JetBlue)
For details, and how to purchase affordable airfare, please contact Samantha by January 11th - email@example.com.
Airfare was 153.00 as of this posting, 1/4/19. Accommodations provided.
**Updated as of January 4, 2019
If you know of a pilgrimage, carpool, or caravan scheduled to leave from Massachusetts that is not included above, please email us.
We are continuing our review of some of the speakers and content at the Convention on April 2, 2017 in no particular order of their appearance at the event.
One of the more technical, but also most hopeful, presentations at our 2016 convention came from Dr. Mark Rollo, who enlightened the audience to the latest developments concerning abortion pill reversal. Dr. Rollo described new protocols to help women reverse RU-486 chemical abortions, a technique which uses two drugs: mifepristone (AKA RU-486) and misoprostol. In many cases, Dr. Rollo said, if massive dosages of progesterone are given after the mifepristone, but before the misoprostol, it is possible for a mother to bear the baby to term with no ill effects.
He noted that 18-25% of abortions are performed with mifepristone each year. That amounts to about 200,000 to 300,000. It is usually administered to the mother to be followed two days later by the misoprostol, giving a 48 hour window for her to change her mind. The drug combination may be prescribed up to 63 days after the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP).
Dr. Rollo also discussed how the progesterone reversal works and the success rate in actual patients, with most administrations resulting in the birth of healthy babies. Of the calls to the AbortionPillReversal.com national hotline number between May 2012 and February 2016, about 43% of the women go on to receive progesterone to attempt reversal and the approximate success rate has been 55% overall. Women in 45 states and 13 countries have participated in the abortion pill reversal.
Abortion pill reversal is not without its challenges though. With the short window of opportunity, it can be difficult for women to be reached and decide to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. Some women, despite assurances, are concerned about birth defects. They also face pressures from abortion clinics and lack of emotional support from friends and family. TMany doctors' offices also lack necessary progesterone supplies, as they do not often keep injectable progesterone on hand while its shelf-life of 3 to 6 months compounds the difficulty.
Dr. Rollo noted finally that more work can and needs to be done to develop new and more effective and prompt protocols for the use of progesterone to save lives.
This nationwide hotline with more than 300 doctors across the country participating saves lives. Dr. Rollo encouraged pro-lifers to invite pro-life medical professionals—including doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and midwives—to join the APR network.
C.J. Williams answered 2017-10-10 15:32:49 -0400Q: Do you have any religious affiliation? If so, what?
A: Roman Catholic
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