FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MCFL Advocates To Hold Rally in Traditional Pro-Abortion Stronghold


Participants question logic, safety of extremist S.1209 abortion bill.

Contact: C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement, [email protected] - 857-302-0466

Boston -- Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -- For the first time in its 46-year history, Boston-based Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) will hold a rally in Northampton, a Hampshire County city whose residents are widely known as some of the state’s most ardent supporters of abortion.

MCFL expects pro-life advocates from across the state to participate in the event, organized as an effort to raise awareness and opposition to Senate bill S.1209, the so-called “R.O.E. Act.” The rally will take place from 5:00-6:30 PM in downtown Northampton, at the intersection of Main and Pleasant Streets.

Advocates will peacefully and respectfully pose the following question: Senator Jo, do you know? State Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health Jo Comerford is expected to lead the upcoming hearing on S.1209. Senator Comerford, a first-term senator from Northampton, is known for genuinely valuing her constituents' feedback. Advocates will provide lots of it.

About S.1209

There is no word that better describes S.1209 than “extreme.” Some radical implications for Massachusetts residents, if the bill becomes law:

  • Elimination of the parental consent requirement. No adult (except perhaps an adult impregnator) need be involved before a pregnant 13-year-old walks into an abortion facility
  • Elimination of the requirement that abortions after the first trimester be performed in hospitals
  • Refusal of legal protection to a child who survives an abortion attempt

“There is no logical reason to support this bill, unless, of course, you’re in the abortion business,” said Myrna Maloney Flynn, MCFL Vice President. “As written, it does not help women; it endangers them. It does not protect our girls; it irresponsibly leaves them exposed. For infant girls, it means a worse fate. We will be responsible for these human rights assaults, since S.1209 also increases taxpayer funding of abortion.”

About Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Founded on January 23, 1973, Massachusetts Citizens for Life is the largest and longest-serving right-to-life organization in New England. In recognition of the fact that each human life is part of a continuum from conception to natural death, the mission of Massachusetts Citizens For Life, Inc. is to restore respect for human life and defend the right to life of all human beings, born and pre-born. We will influence public policy at the local, state and national levels through comprehensive educational, legislative, political and charitable activities.


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    published this page in In The News 2019-05-27 20:35:41 -0400