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  • Abortion Accounts for Most Deaths Worldwide

    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.

    But...

     

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  • published Is Obamacare Killing the Marginalized? in In The News 2019-01-02 10:35:15 -0500

    Is Obamacare Killing the Marginalized?

    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.

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  • Kudos to The Herald for Abortion Myth Article

    Re: Abortion myths by Laura Hollis

    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.


  • published STORE 2018-11-19 13:22:48 -0500

    STORE

    Welcome to the Mass. Citizens for Life online outlet. All proceeds from purchases funnel right back into our outreach and educational programs, which influence culture and law in the Commonwealth to reflect respect for human lives. 


  • Terrific Night for Life! Banquet Recap 2018

    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.

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  • published You're Wrong If You're Not Right on This in In The News 2018-11-01 07:24:17 -0400

    You're Wrong If You're Not Right on This

    [ 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.

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  • List of Buses & Groups Headed to National March for Life, DC

    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 cj@masscitizensforlife.org

    Pure in Heart Boston Carpool & Bus, January 17-20, 2019

    Details here

    Boston Archdiocese "Witness to Life" Buses, January 17-19, 2019 

    Details here

    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

    Details here

    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 - pbradford@masscitizensforlife.org

    Middleboro Caravan

    For details, please email Francene at doubleprint@verizon.net

    Arlington 3 Day March Trip, 16-19 January, 2019

    For details, please email or call Tom Harvey 617-710-3616 -
    tharveyesq@aol.com

    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 - sacraig@bu.edu.

    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.


  • published Abortion Pill Reversal - The Facts in In The News 2018-10-24 14:05:48 -0400

    Abortion Pill Reversal - The Facts

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    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.

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    The only birth defect correlated to the reversal, a "port wine stain" skin discoloration, is actually unlikely to be a result of the drug. In fact, the FDA claims no risk of birth defects from progesterone and no evidence exists that mifepristone, if counteracted, offers a risk either.

    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.

    Because time is of the essence, any concerned individual should be ready to give women the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline (877.558.0333number and web site, which are available 24/7

    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.


  • answered 2017-10-10 15:32:49 -0400
    Q: Do you have any religious affiliation? If so, what?
    A: Roman Catholic

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