To our members and advocates for life,
We understand that many of you are concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in wake of the governor's declaration of a state of emergency.
At this point, we have cancelled the Convention, taking into consideration Boston College's closure. The March 18th Lobby Day is being moved to a remote event (see my next weekly email for details). The April 2nd lobby day at the State House is also cancelled in light of the state shutting down all outside events on Beacon Hill.
Currently, our Mother's Day Dinner featuring Dr. Alveda King will still go forward in Holyoke, MA.
If anything changes, and we believe the safety of our members is at risk, we will be in touch with more updates on our later Spring calendar of outreach events.
Your health and safety, along with the health and safety of the little ones we seek to protect, is our top priority.
This situation may evolve over the next few weeks, and we’ll continue to provide all pertinent updates. For additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team by replying to this email.
Stay safe, savvy, and remember that even if you're settled at home away from the virus, you can still call and email our lawmakers using this easy to follow call script.
Yours for the most vulnerable,
C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
According to their own estimates, Planned Parenthood performs over 330,000 abortion procedures per year. Apparently, that act of violence is their non-negotiable, because they've just voluntarily withdrawn from the program granting them funds through Title X. The organization receives approximately $60 million a year through Title X (which is less than 15% of the overall public funds given to the abortion giant); but in refusing Title X, Planned Parenthood is brazenly stating that abortion matters more than women's healthcare.
Most of other government funding comes through Medicaid, which does cover human abortions.
Despite what leadership in Planned Parenthood has stated, no part of the current federal administration is forcing PP to forgo Title X funds. The rule does not target any particular organization; the rule is a blanket policy that guarantees Title X monies (federal funds) follow rules instated already by the HHS which bar abortion funding. The recent decision follows the ruling that now separates abortion from actual healthcare, and prohibits any organization providing healthcare from receiving federal funding if they also provide abortion. As of the writing of this article, courts support the decision, despite lawsuits from PP.
Unbiased observers have made a good point quietly between the shouts on both sides of this news story: Does PP have a deeper commitment to making a profit off killing the preborn, or to women's health? Is it "Care. No Matter What." or "Abort. No Matter What."?
Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald
With the length of Mrs. Fox's tenure at MCFL' president, we cannot do justice in a short article to her legacy at MCFL. Our entire team wish her the best in her retirement, and are grateful to her service in the pursuit of justice for the unborn, and all of our vulnerable in the Commonwealth.
We released the following announcement to the press, and now post here for all of advocates as well:Read more
by Anne Fox, MCFL President
There are 14 statues in Qatar depicting life before birth. They range in height from five to eleven meters. That is seventeen feet to thirty-seven feet high.
And they have been there for five years. Think of the influence they must have. The way they must form society and people's consciousness of life in the womb. Think if we had more artists, and art, film and writing, that did this for us.
Check out more of the visuals here.
Where would you put ours?
Isn't a picture worth well more than a thousand words?