President's letters

Myrna Maloney Flynn

Before he passed away in 2017, I asked my father to share some of what he'd learned throughout his 86 years, words I could remember him by and which would keep me focused after he was gone. He offered one simple yet, in our culture, particularly challenging directive: "Be who you are."

At that time, I was a relatively scared, closeted pro-lifer, fearful of admitting my belief, let alone sharing it publicly. When he took his last breath, and I witnessed a human life ending, the fear in my heart died along with him and was replaced by a fiery will to not only speak out but to compassionately persuade. My letters over the years to MCFL's supporters, and to those on our email list who may be opposed to me, fulfill Dad's life-changing advice. They are each dedicated to him and my mother, who gave me life against what society deemed reasonable, bucking popular opinion.

Thank you for reading. I invite you to share this page -- and be who you are. Myrna Maloney Flynn.

Against the current: Our 2024 events

We talk about how important it is to “have values,” as if they were beads or a string of marbles in a pouch. But these stories speak to morality and virtues not as something to be possessed but as the core of human nature . . . as something to be, the most important thing to be- William J. Bennett, “The Children’s Book of Virtues”

  • Against the current: Our 2024 events

    We talk about how important it is to “have values,” as if they were beads or a string of marbles in a pouch. But these stories speak to morality and virtues not as something to be possessed but as the core of human nature . . . as something to be, the most important thing to be- William J. Bennett, “The Children’s Book of Virtues”

  • How we will win

    Today, we solemnly mark the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the companion Supreme Court cases which, until June 24, 2022, legalized abortion across the country until the moment of birth.

  • Heartbeats, air quotes and you

    An assault occurred on Beacon Hill yesterday, and it was ugly. During a hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, one participant after another attacked truth while testifying in the name of choice.

  • A few good men

    A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures— and that is the basis of all human morality. - Winston Churchill

  • Federal jury finds MA woman guilty after clinic protest & more

    Yesterday afternoon, after I'd drafted the email below, we learned that Massachusetts resident Jean Marshall has been found guilty of violating the FACE Act, a federal law. Marshall, 72, of Kingston, and her sister Paulette, 73, are two of ten pro-life advocates charged with the violation, after they peacefully attempted to save unborn lives at a Washington, D.C. clinic in October 2020.

  • Jiminy Cricket!

    A conscience is that still, small voice that people won’t listen to. That’s just the trouble with the world today. - Jiminy Cricket

  • Myrna Maloney Flynn's Oral Testimony Opposing H.377 / S.174

    Oral Testimony Opposing H.377/S.174H.377 / S.174
    An Act to protect patient privacy and prevent unfair and deceptive advertising of pregnancy-related services

    Myrna Maloney Flynn
    President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life
    Monday, July 24, 2023

  • Standing Tall

    No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child. - Abraham Lincoln

  • Her redemption story

    There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, 

    that demands the redemptive act, 

    that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored.

    -Flannery O'Connor