Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL), a non-profit and non-governmental organization, is asking Michael McDermott, the executive editor of Telegram & Gazette, to amend and rectify a report titled "Court rulings on medication abortion leave wake of uncertainty in Mass." published on April 9, 2023. The article by reporter Henry Schwan stated that MCFL "did not immediately respond to a request for comment." However, we did respond on time as per Mr. Schwan's criteria.
To provide clarity on our interaction with reporter Henry Schwan, the following facts are presented:
- On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 1:10 p.m., Mr. Schwan contacted us through MCFL's media inquiry website system, recording his email account [email protected] and asking:
"Hi. Does your organization have a response to the court rulings about medication abortion? My story deadline is 5 p.m. today, April 8, and my phone number is 508-xxx-xxxx. Thanks."
- On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 3:06 p.m., MCFL's President Myrna Maloney Flynn, responded to the inquiry stating:
Thank you for getting in touch with MCFL. Here’s a statement you can attribute to me:
Since the day it approved the sale of mifepristone to uninformed abortion providers and American citizens, our federal government has failed the women of this country.
The FDA should never have approved mifepristone (medical abortion) in 2000. But because abortion is an industry, offering financial and political benefits to all involved in its growth, the FDA ignored women’s safety and wellbeing. Judge Kacsmaryk’s decision allows the truth to be examined. When women’s health and the health of our culture are at stake, such an examination is critical and should be welcomed, regardless of how you feel about abortion. The ruling in Washington state that counters the one in Texas all but assures higher courts will weigh in, very likely the U.S Supreme Court. We look forward to seeing the outcome.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Massachusetts Citizens for Life is committed to having open and meaningful discussions about all matters related to safeguarding and advocating for the sanctity of life, particularly for vulnerable human beings within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.