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Overview

We work to pass life-affirming legislation, educate the public about the dangers of the current laws in Massachusetts, and effectively lobby Legislators to support pro-life bills.

National Legislation

Federal Legislation from National Right to Life's website

Bills MCFL supports

For the 2023 - 2024 Massachusetts legislative session. 

Bill Summary/Title Last Update Action
H.587* Relative to securing parental consent for human sexuality education. 10/05/2023
To Joint Education Committee
Send written testimony
H.1463 Relative to the injury or termination of human embryos and fetuses prior to birth. 09/05/2023
To Joint Judiciary Committee
Send written testimony
H.2887 For legislation to allow taxpayers to have the option to indicate on their income tax return that they do not want any portion of their income tax liability to be utilized for abortion services. 10/19/2023
To Joint Revenue Committee
Send written testimony
H.2181 Relative to the health of mothers and born alive fetuses after the second trimester.

10/04/2023
Study order H4111
To House Rules Committee

Contact your Legislator
H.2277

Relative to unborn victims of Down Syndrome.

10/04/2023
Study order H4111
To House Rules Committee
Contact your Legislator
H.1785 Relative to prohibiting abortions because of the diagnosis of Down syndrome in unborn children. 11/15/2023
[Hearing: Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Joint Judiciary Committee
Send written testimony
H.1783 Relative to APR and informed consent prior to the performance of chemical abortions. 11/15/2023
[Hearing: Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Joint Judiciary Committee
Send written testimony
H.1784 Relative to preserving maternal life and the life of unborn children in the performance of abortions or instances of miscarriages. 11/15/2023
[Hearing: Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Joint Judiciary Committee
Send written testimony

H.1137/
S.646

An Act ensuring access to full spectrum pregnancy care 5/9/2024
Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
Urge your state Senator to support

(*) Bill H.587 is identical to House Bills H.461, H.462, and H.463.

Bills MCFL opposes

For the 2023 - 2024 Massachusetts legislative session. 

Bill Summary/Title Last Update Action
H.544/
S.2686
For legislation relative to "healthy youth" - Pro-abortion Sexual Education curriculum (Formerly S.268)

02/22/2024
Senate Committee on Ways and Means to voted on 02/29/2024

Urge your state Senator to oppose

H.377/
S.174
For legislation to regulate Pregnancy Resource Centers also known as the PRCs gag rule. 07/17/2023
To Joint Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee
Send written testimony
S.1331/
H.2246
For legislation to authorize doctor-prescribed suicide  4/25/2024
Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

Urge your state Senator to oppose

H.1599/
S.1114
Relative to further regulating access to abortion care 11/15/2023
[Hearing: Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Joint Judiciary Committee
Send written testimony

 

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How to lobby:

Since MCFL's founding in 1972, we have been bringing a vigorous lobbying effort to the State House. We play a key role in crafting pro-life legislation and each legislative session we present a legislative agenda designed to advance the cause.

Passing legislation, however, is only half the work we do at the Statehouse. The other half is halting the passage of pro-abortion and anti-life measures. Education about these unjust bills and measures is key to defeating them. MCFL is committed to providing the necessary education to ensure that everyone, pro-life and otherwise, understands the pernicious nature of pro-death laws.

How to take action on legislation:

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MCFL Legislative Action Center

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