By Myrna Maloney Flynn, President, MCFL
There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as this. But where shall it be found . . . if not in the complete enfranchisement and elevation of women?
- Pro-Life Feminist & Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Her name is Joy. She’s a young mother, veterinarian, and faith-filled. His name is Paul. A veterinarian like his wife, he proudly served our country with his fellow Marines in Afghanistan. Twelve weeks into their second pregnancy, doctors told them to abort, due to their unborn daughter’s life-threatening anomaly. “No,” they said. “Let her live. We got this.”
That’s pro-life strong.
Also pro-life strong? Two Democrats who joined more than 200 Republicans this week to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
For another image of uncommon strength in the defense of human life just look in the mirror.
Gifts from you and your neighbors to MCFL this holiday season were some of the most numerous—and generous—we’ve seen in years. And the intent of your showering support, evident by its force and singular aim of a firehose, was clear: expose the lies and save lives in 2020.
Then, no sooner had the ball dropped in Times Square, did the national media remind everyone about a monster bill called “the ROE Act.” You don’t need to read between reporters’ lines to see the result of your “pro-life strong” record in 2019:
NPR: “still in committee, and its ultimate fate is unclear.”
The Washington Times: “bill has been stalled since a hearing the Senate Judiciary Committee in June.”
National Review: “governor . . . does not support the expansions to state law contained in this new bill.”
Your calls to legislators, your presence at the rallies, your emails, and yes, your financial support—the steady pressure you applied like a compress on a life-threatening wound—proves to be the remedy Ms. Stanton longed to find for the crying evil that still exists 118 years after her death.
It was Stanton and other early abortion opponents who inspired the theme for the 47th-annual National March for Life: Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.
Join Massachusetts Citizens for Life in D.C. later this month and receive a free pro-life strong scarf for the pilgrimage. (Senator Warren vows to wear a Planned Parenthood scarf to her inauguration. We think ours is the warmer option.)
MCFL is sponsoring three bus itineraries to the March from both west and east.
To reserve western MA bus seats, email [email protected].
Visit this page for a complete list of March-related activities and to make Newton bus reservations.
We’ve secured a group rate of $139/night at the POD DC Hotel. Call 202-847-4444 to reserve your hotel room; request the MCFL rate. Hotel room reservation deadline Friday, Jan. 10. You may make hotel reservations even if you're not riding our busses.
Massachusetts pre-March meetup, with a bit of complimentary cheer, at the Marriott Marquis lounge on Thursday, Jan. 23, 5-8:00 PM
Questions? Email [email protected].
If you’ve been to the March for Life, you well know the souvenir you bring home: inspired elation that sustains all year. If you have not experienced this event, prepare to witness the most passionately tender display of pro-life strong that only a half-million voices for the voiceless can demonstrate.
Of course, we understand that making the trip to D.C. isn’t for everyone. Your steadfast support, your doing “pro-life strong” throughout 2019, allows MCFL to answer Stanton’s call here at home in 2020: to empower and elevate the women of Massachusetts. You’ll hear about the many ways you can join that elevation in the coming weeks.
With deepest gratitude for all you have done for life,