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.

  • Our way forward, brought to you by Jenga

    Last night, while traveling home from California, which had just passed one of the country’s most radical abortion measures, I spent a layover in Texas. As I rushed from one airport gate to the next, my phone pinged with election results, and not the results I had hoped for. In a moment of frustration, it cynically dawned on me that the entirety of my day was spent jumping through hoops to get from one abortion sanctuary to another; I would return to Logan hauling both luggage and the expectation of trudging along once again, in the uphill fight for life, with which we in Massachusetts are more than a little familiar — a familiar that sometimes feels like the impossible.

  • FDA staffer concerned about abortion pill prescription

    The pro-life movement has recognized the danger of medication abortions that take place at home. Now, a top government spokesperson admits concern over the safety of chemical abortion prescriptions.

  • Channeling the Wizard of Oz

    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. -George Jean Nathan

    “Mom, I want to be president someday,” my 7-year-old announced from the back of the minivan. “How do I get people to vote for me?” So began a lengthy Q&A with my son about politics. Before our conversation, he understood that a winning platform involves a suit and being on TV a lot. Afterwards, he sat quietly before sharing his pitch. “Well,” he began. “I definitely think everyone should get a turn to be principal. And bad guys can’t be allowed to hurt people.”

  • The Curious Case of the Cambridge PRC

    If you’ve lived in Massachusetts for a while, you’re familiar with the often-wobbly reasoning that supports local ordinances. I’ve lived here for 21 years, until recently in ultra-progressive Hampshire County. I thought I’d seen it all. And yet I’m still shaking my head after what I experienced during a hearing in Cambridge yesterday.

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Mark J. Rollo

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. - J.R.R. Tolkien

    It is with sorrow that I send this message today, yet it is an honor to reflect on the good man about whom I write. As you might have learned, Dr. Mark Rollo, longtime MCFL Board member and lifelong Massachusetts pro-life warrior, passed away suddenly on August 19. His death shocked all who knew him and prompted many to comment on the unjust loss of a man who spent years ensuring just treatment of others. 

  • Attacks at MA pregnancy resource centers

    This is an email I wish I did not have to send. But you need to know what’s going on, and we need your help.

  • Our win, our word

    A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. - Emily Dickinson

  • MCFL praises SCOTUS for overturning of Roe v. Wade, but there is still work to do

    After nearly fifty years and 65 million lives lost due to abortion on demand, the Supreme Court finally overturned Roe v. Wade today. We did it!!!


  • In their own words

    "My cousin, a single mom, told me the reason she didn't have an abortion was because my mom took the time to explain how precious every child is, and that being a mother was a gift."

  • The way she lived

    Let everything you do be done in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14