educating a 2019 rally on the facts about the infanticide bill
After hearing an MCFL presentation on pre-natal development, a surprising number of Massachusetts citizens say the information is brand new to them. Some programs in religious arenas explain that human lives deserve equal dignity. But why? And who? Although it may seem like common sense, the abortion distortion has seeped so deeply into our culture that human in the womb is often left out of the equation.
But to be pro-life is to have firm grasp science. You only need an embryology textbook, or a thorough but concise training from our speakers, to prove that human life begins at fertilization. If someone doesn't have that grounding, calls to "protect life" won't stick.
But what about our life-affirming or anti-life laws? What about the question of how to engage in a civil conversation about the lives lost to abortion, and the women victimised by it? What about the "hard" questions of rape, incest?
We need to know the why, and we need to be educated -- because the facts of human life and development, value and existence, aren't up for debate. They're just left in the dark.
This is the why the MCFL Speakers List has been so successful and has contributed greatly to the decline in abortions in the state. Our speakers present the biological facts of prenatal development. They show the beautiful, actual pictures of unborn babies. They address current issues and proposed legislation. They give hands-on training and demonstrations of how to be an active community organizing, converse with conviction -- as well as courtesy -- and influence our fellow citizens to protect and cherish the lives of our most vulnerable. The individuals leaving these presentations draw their own conclusions, which become a part of them, that human lives must be protected. If the MCFL speakers could speak to every community in the state, we would have a state that refused the false solution of abortion and suicide.. For more information on hosting a speaker, email us at [email protected].
The following article originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the MCFL News magazine, a perk of membership mailed out quarterly to all members.
MCFL chairman Dr. David Franks is now teaching an innovative new course, open to everyone, that seeks to rebuild the American future by cultivating a unifying social consciousness from the pro-life perspective. It draws on Scripture and theology, philosophy, political theory, American history, and literature. As of the printing of this issue of the Member Magazine, the inaugural class of students has just met for its third monthly session. (They have also met in January now.)
The pro-life defense of dignity grounds an understanding of the conditions that promote true human freedom. Dr. Franks prepares his students to grasp the impulses behind, and ramifications of, the American proposition: that government exists to secure the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Read more
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
We are so lucky to have a new member of the MCFL Speakers Bureau! Ariana Gilbert has a BA and MA from Gordon College. She is a language teacher in the public schools. Ariana spoke last Friday to the East Lynn Baptist Youth Group. This is the picture of the youngsters with Ariana, right, and Linda Thayer, left. Linda says Ariana is a "natural teacher."
With her credentials, Ariana is an obvious choice as a speaker for youth groups at Evangelical churches. It will be such a blessing to be able to reach these youngsters!
Please approach one of your local Evangelical churches to encourage them to have Ariana speak.
You will accomplish something very important!
By Dr. David Franks, Chairman of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
We have forgotten how to live together.
Either there will be civic reconciliation in America, or this nation will end. It has always been my conviction that the pro-life movement must be the vanguard of social progress. It is on us to know more and love more, or there will be no American future.Read more
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Isn't it a shame that so much tax money, which could have been spent to help people (or for tax cuts), has been wasted when we could have told the Department of Health and Human Services what they have finally learned: So-called "sex ed" programs encourage sexual activity, which leads to pregnancy, abortion, and heartache.
Trump’s administration announced $200 million in cuts to the program earlier this summer, angering abortion activists and others. At the time, Health and Human Services Department spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times that there is very little evidence that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is working.
Huber verified this. She said there is no proof that the program reduced teen pregnancy rates, and research actually shows that 70 percent to 80 percent of teens were not positively impacted. She said teen pregnancy rates did drop during the program, but the decline began before the program started.
It is so encouraging to have the Trump administration cut the funding of these failed programs.
Starting tonight, PBS is offering a new series about the first 9 months of our lives and what happens from conception to birth. It’s called “9 Months That Made You” and was produced by the BBC.
While we can’t expect a public broadcasting program to be explicitly pro-life and anti-abortion, from a pro-life perspective anything that highlights to a national audience the reality of the humanity of the unborn child is welcome. We encourage you to watch with a critical eye and to be prepared to share with others the beauty of life and to offer an alternative to any parts of the show that may not entirely jibe with the reality of the personhood of the unborn.Read more