By Myrna Maloney Flynn, MCFL President
The year after Roe v. Wade, a blue-collar couple in their 40s was struggling to raise six kids, the youngest 11, when they learned the woman was pregnant. After Mass one day, a friend chided them, saying, “You know, there’s something you can do now.”
I’m Myrna Maloney Flynn. I’m here today because my parents knew the truth and gave me my life. I want to dedicate it to shining light on that truth to save others’ lives.
Every step I’ve taken in the last three decades has prepared me to successfully assume the MCFL presidency now. I studied communications and political science. I hold a master’s degree in teaching. I’ll soon have an MBA.
I’ve lived in Japan and India, so I’ve observed the cultural value of human life from vastly different perspectives. I taught high school in the Bronx, where I witnessed teen motherhood and minors who had abortions. I developed a thick skin while cold calling as a sales rep and an even sturdier spine as a TV reporter. I’ve helped lift startup companies off the ground, led successful nonprofit fundraisers, and sailed past development goals at community events. For the past five years, I’ve held leadership positions in higher education -- an industry, widely known to support abortion rights, that forced me to speak for those who cannot.
I am blessed to have a husband of 16 years, who has become one of my closest pro-life advisors. We thank God each day for our four children.
I self-nominated for a seat on MCFL’s board and was elected last year. Since then, I’ve been invited to participate in nearly all aspects of MCFL’s internal operations and have leveraged my role as director before external audiences as well. In March, I was unanimously elected vice president, an honor and opportunity that I determinedly made the most of.
- I’ve re-established ties with key pro-life advocates in western Mass., resulting in a new list of 150 contacts and the first pro-life club at Amherst College
- I’ve taken on the role of spokesperson, representing MCFL in the media, before Anti-fascists at our March for Life, testifying at last week’s S.1209 hearing, delivering remarks at the State House rally and at Northampton’s City Council Meeting; and creatively appealing to our members at events and online
- I’ve forged a relationship with MassGOP and the leadership at MFI, Renew MA, SBA List and the Charlotte Lozier Institute
- I hosted MCFL’s first-ever Northampton rally, in a bitterly cold rain, among that city’s numerous and vocal pro-choice residents
- Crazy, yes. But it served the purpose of getting Senator Comerford’s attention as well as a meeting with her
- You can read about that in the new magazine issue, which I helped produce
Should Massachusetts promote abortion access over even the woman's safety?
S.1209/H.3320, the "R.O.E." Act, will kill women like Keisha. It will allow doctors to kill or leave to die women like Claire. It will leave young girls like these to be exploited by abusers and the sex industry.
It is problematic enough that it is opposed by citizens all across the political divide, both pro-life and pro-choice.
Say NO to extremism and state-sponsored irresponsibility towards our most vulnerable citizens. Sign the petition now and contact your legislator to oppose the "R.O.E." Act.
Read a full analysis of this bill here.
Do you believe...
...that a child in the womb at seven, eight, or nine months should be deprived of life, even though she is no physical threat to her mother? Because "R.O.E" does, changing our law to make abortion elective all the way up to birth.
...that abortion should be legal after birth? Because "R.O.E." does, allowing for passive infanticide by refusing medical care to a child born alive during an abortion.
...that a pregnant 13 year old should be abandoned to her sexual abuser, and forced into an abortion? Because "R.O.E." does, removing Massachusetts laws that require parental consent or judicial protection and supervision.
...that Massachusetts should increase its tax funding, using your money, to support abortions? Because "R.O.E." does, allocating "Healthy Start" funds towards abortion procedures throughout all nine months.
...that women's health isn't as important as men's? Because "R.O.E." does, farming out dangerous late term surgical abortion procedures to unregulated outpatient facilities, which are not required to keep life saving medical equipment on hand.
S.1209 legalizes infanticide, promotes abortion access over women's health, and removes all protections for human beings in the womb even when viable.
Oppose this anti-life legislation, say no to "R.O.E.", and Sign the petition here!
National news has been focused on Virginia's promotion of infanticide. Or on New York, where Governor Cuomo just signed extremist legislation to increase abortions in his state.
Here in Massachusetts, however, we have our own infanticide law lined up. S.1209 legalizes infanticide, removes parental notification, abortion waiting periods, and the requirement that late-term abortions are done in a hospital.
We have to ask: Hey, pro-woman pro-choicers - what happened to safe, legal, RARE?
No matter what side of the political or ideological spectrum you fall on, S.1209 is extreme and dangerous.
What can you do? First, sign the petition! Let Governor Baker know, Massachusetts does not endorse infanticide & child abuse. Second, get educated. Review the quick facts below.Read more