Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vote to keep Margaret Sanger off the $20 bill!

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Sandra sent this along.  There has been quite a push to put Margaret Sanger's picture on the $20 bill.  Sandra shares how we can vote to put pro-life woman like Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Clara Barton on the bill (you must vote for three).  Thanks Sandra!  Anne
 
Please help get on the email vote to get a woman on the $20 bill replacing Andrew Jackson who is now thought to have a "questionable past."
Strangely enough, a couple of the the nominees for this honor don't have questionable pasts but well documented pasts which have done far more to harm women than to help. The list includes Margaret Sanger!  It is sickening to think of our country officially honoring someone like Sanger.  Preliminary voting closes on April 5 and then there is a final vote.  Vote now at:  http://www.womenon20s.org/  and please send this to all your contacts.  Thanks in advance.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Colorado woman who cut baby out of mother's womb will not be charged in death of baby - prosecutor has PP ties

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Colorado has no fetal homicide laws.  They say that is why the woman who killed a little eight month pre-born baby girl by cutting her from her mother's womb won't be prosecuted.
Now we find that the prosecutor is essentially a creature of Planned Parenthood...
Officially Massachusetts does not have such laws either, but, as you can see from the cases below, prosecutors and judges in Massachusetts have acted with common sense.
Massachusetts # Commonwealth vs. Lawrence, 536 N.E.2d 571 (Mass. 1973) affirms the conviction for murder of a woman and involuntary manslaughter of her 27-week-old fetus.
Commonwealth vs. Cass, 467 N.E.2d 1324 (Mass. 1984) rules that a viable fetus is within the ambit of the term "person" in the vehicular homicide statute.  The case refers to Mass. Gen Law, ch. 90 § 24G, which defines vehicular homicide.
Another "unintended consequence" of legal abortion.  Lord hear our prayers for the parents of that little girl.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

40 Days for Life Closing Week.

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You still have time to volunteer to be part of this marvelous effort.  You might hit the only warm day of the 40. 
Commendations to the coordinators and volunteers who braved the worst weather possible to pray for the babies and their mothers!
Thank you, Anne



Rita Russo shared this huge news.  Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign in 2007, we have confirmed reports of 10,000 babies  who are alive today because their mothers rejected abortion and chose life!  These are people who said that they changed their minds and decided NOT to have an abortion. Praise God!

Today is day 34 of this campaign, and 301 of those babies have been saved during this campaign.  We are on our final week of vigil, ending on Palm  Sunday with a Concluding Prayer Service at 3 pm, Sunday, March 29th with Rev. Michael McNamara.  Please join us!

Friday, March 27th at 7 pm, we will have our last English Candlelight Vigil led by Rev. Joseph McDermott. 

Saturday, March 28th at 6 pm, we will have our last Spanish Candlelight Vigil led by the Seminarians from St. John's Seminary.

Stations of the Cross at Planned Parenthood at 9 am  on Good Friday.

We will still be out there every day this week praying through Sunday.   If you haven't made it out yet, you still have time.  The snow has melted and the parking meters have re-appeared on Commonwealth Avenue.



40 Days for Life has put out a short video of the 3 things to say outside an abortion clinic.  You can see it here:  https://40daysforlife.com/2015/03/19/top-3-things-say/

Worcester:


SUNDAY, MARCH 29th3-4:45PM – Our campaign's closing event will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. Immediately following, we will have Adoration and Benediction in the Problem Pregnancy chapel at 495 Pleasant Street.


Bravo to the "social worker in Massachusetts"

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Thank goodness this local social worker had the good of this little girl at heart and, incidentally, followed the law.  Just think what would have happened if this predator had called one of our abortion facilities!
Anne

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dr Paul Carpentier and other pro-life heroes to be honored at Worcester Mass. We are so grateful to them all.

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How appropriate that this Mass for Life should be on the Feast of the Annunciation!  And that Evangelium Vitae came out on the Annunciation.  Hope you can make the Mass!
Anne
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From the Worcester Diocese:


Congratulations!


  
  
  
All are invited
to join
Bishop Robert J. McManus
in celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
at the annual
  
Mass for Life

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10:00 a.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester
  
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Congratulations to the recipients of this year's pro-life awards who will be honored at the Mass for Life:
  
Paul Carpentier, MD
Evelyn Lindquist
Thomas Szkoda
Fr. Adam Reid
  
  
Read more about the Mass and this year's awardees see this week's edition of The Catholic Free Press
  
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March 25th also marks the
20th Anniversary of
St. John Paul II's landmark encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).
  
  
Saint John Paul II, pray for us!
  
 

Respect Life Office - Diocese of Worcester
49 Elm Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Voting opened at noon today.

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The time as come to pick the 2015 March Baby!
The March Baby will be the face of this June's Massachusetts March for Life.
This year's competition will be very stiff.  There are so many adorable choices.
CLICK HERE to pick your favorites!

Monday, March 23, 2015

MCFL Convention was very rewarding

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Those who attended the Convention were delighted with what they learned and with the chance to exchange ideas.
Prof. Michael New proved beyond a statistical doubt that state laws and other efforts by state organizations have dramatically cut the number of abortions, thus saving many babies. 
Two-parent parental consent laws (not just notification or one parent) cut the number of abortions by 31%!  His talk was full of gems like that.
Nancy Valko, RN shared many of her personal and professional experiences.  One thing that stood out was that, when Nancy operated on principle for a family member or patient, the result was that many of her colleagues changed their minds and started advocating properly.
Dr Mark Rollo shared the facts which show that NaproTechnology, besides being moral, natural, and safe for baby and mother is also  as successful or more successful than in vitro fertilization.  We must work to get the word out about this "miracle"
 
After lunch, we started something new.  Conventioneers who wanted more from one of the speakers had the opportunity to sit down and interact, question, etc.  It was marvelous.  The problem was choosing which speaker (s) to sit with.
Linda Thayer, as usual, is a huge draw.  She talked about Frameworks legislation and presented her newest program.  People were coming up to tell me they want to have her come to their towns.
Usually, by the end of the day, people are getting restless and eat lots of cookies and soft drinks.  On Saturday we has dozens of each left over because people were mesmerized and didn't even think of getting up.
Topping off the wonderful speakers was Colleen Janz, Executive Director of the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum, who came with her traveling wall.  Colleen didn't give a presentation, she gave a performance.  She made the life and times of Anthony and her fellow "suffragists", particularly their pro-life position on abortion, come alive.
It was fun to see Eric Anthony, a collateral descendent, in the audience.
I want to extend a huge thanks to St Sebastian School who lent us their beautiful facilities and resources.
We are so lucky that wonderful speakers and locations are so committed to the issue of life that they will share with us.  The pictures and videos will be available shortly - I'll let you know.
Thanks again to everyone involved in making the Convention such a success!

It could be too late to be adorable - deadline tonight!

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If you are like I am, you have had your eye on a little cutie whose picture you plan to submit to be the Walk/March Baby but you have not actually submitted the picture.  Well, we have to do it by midnight today or it will be too late!  Please get that picture in.  I am dying to see your baby!  http://masscitizensforlife.org/2015-massachusetts-march-for-life-march-baby-contest/
Voting will start tomorrow at noon...!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Directions to MCFL Convention

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We are so fortunate to be at St Sebastian's School! 
If you take the Mass Pike, you will be coming from the North (traveling for about 10 min on Rte 128)
We are parking in a different lot than we had thought so please disregard all former directions

From Points South via Route 128
  • Heading northbound on Route 128, take Exit 17 (Route 135)
  • At the end of the ramp, take a right
  • Turn right at the first set of lights onto Lyons Street which turns into Greendale Avenue
  • Turn right  into parking lot of the school and St Bartholomew Church
    Go past the church until you see the statue of St Sebastian.  At statue, turn left and head out of parking lot toward Great Plain Ave.
  • Take the last driveway on your right before the street and park anywhere in that lot. 
  • Walk around the school, following the yellow signs until you see St Sebastian again.  Enter by door behind him.  It is a very short walk.  If you cannot make a short flight of stairs inside, park all the way in by the dumpsters and tap on the patio doors outside Ward Hall  We will let you in.
From Points North via Route 128
  • Heading southbound on Route 128, take Exit 18 (Great Plain Avenue)
  • At the end of the ramp, take a left
  • Turn left at the first set of lights onto Greendale Avenue
  • Turn left into parking lot of school and St Bartholomew Church and follow directions above.
I am headed to Logan now to start picking up speakers.  Looking forward to seeing you!  Anne

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A baby saved yesterday in Springfield!

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This just came from the MCFL Ludlow office,
FYI we had a save in Springfield yesterday morning.  Two of our people showed the couple a video and they immediately changed their minds!
Hallelujah!
The story is going around the internet about the young mother who was rejected by American Idol three times.  A video of her singing to her baby has gone viral and she has received a number of offers.  The neat thing is that she sat in an abortion clinic for seven hours crying and finally decided not to abort the little one who now is the light of her life.  In the story, it mentions that many mothers have posted pictures of babies they were all set to abort - one is 17 and "his mother's best friend".  I cannot find where those pictures are posted.  If you know, would you pass it on, please?  I think it would be great to share.
Thanks! Anne

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sure enough, Warren and Markey won't help victims of sex trafficking!

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Those of you who called them are not surprised that Senators Warren and Markey value abortion more than the victims of sex trafficking.  This is an excellent account with some very thoughtful quotes.  Anne

Don't forget to register for the MCFL 2015 Convention.  This year's theme: We're all about Life! CLICK HERE to register.

40 Days Wednesday good news update!

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Rita Russo, who does a fabulous job organizing 40 Days in Boston, sent this update.  All of you who have volunteered are wonderful! Anne

Today is day 28 of this campaign, with 12 days to go.  I am happy to report that 265 babies have been saved from abortion at all the sites since the beginning of the campaign, February 18th.  Never doubt the value and importance of your efforts and sacrifices for life.  Do not be discouraged.  God sees your actions. 

We have the following events scheduled for the last 2 weeks of the campaign:

English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, March  20, and 27

Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, March 21, 28

Concluding Prayer Service on Sunday, March 29th at 3 pm.

We still need prayer warriors from 7 am to 7 pm every day.  Please sign up for vigil hours on our website: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/boston/ 


Mother Teresa once said, "Peace begins with a smile."  Remember that pro-life ministry begins with treating all you come across as a child made by a loving Creator; your simple smile can be the thing that turns someone's heart to the kind, loving ways of their Father in Heaven.


Prayer
Father of mercy and grace, we thank you for the gift of our children. Grant that every fiber of our being may rejoice when a new baby, our own or any else's, is born into the world. Help us to welcome them as we would welcome you, for whenever a new baby is conceived, another life to bear your image and another voice to praise and worship you, is beginning. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.

"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." Vatican Council II

Deadlines for Baby Contest nominations and Convention registrations!

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All of a sudden, Monday, March 23rd is almost upon us!   That is the last day to register your favorite little person(s) to be the 2015 Walk/March Baby!  You know all babies are beautiful, so the only requirement is that the baby be between 6 and 24 months today. 
The Convention this Saturday looks marvelous.  The speakers are truly amazing AND Rosalie is baking for coffee in the morning.  It is worth coming just for her goodies.
 "We're All About Life", March 21, 8:30 - 4, St Sebastian's in Needham.  http://masscitizensforlife.org/mcfl-convention-2015-register-today/
I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your little relatives and friends and to seeing you at the Convention for all or part of the day.

Anne

PS  If you had planned to mail the baby pictures instead of registering online, you may bring them with you to the Convention and Matt will take them back to the office on the 23rd.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Program for MCFL Convention this Saturday

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WE'RE ALL ABOUT LIFE
Massachusetts Citizens for Life Convention, March 21, 2015

8:30 – 9:00, Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15, Welcome
9:15 – 10:10, Michael New, PhD, "Pro-Life Success in the States: Strategies for the Current Decade and Beyond."

10:15 – 11:10, Nancy Valko, RN, "Fighting Suicide, Encouraging Doctor-Prescribed Suicide – the Disconnect"

11:15 – 12:10, Mark Rollo, MD, NaproTechnology, "Ethical, Natural, and The Most Successful"

12;15 – 1:00, Lunch
1:00 – 1:15, Hope's Story, video of a MA woman who has survived brain cancer
1:15 – 1:40, Jennifer Popik, Esq. video: DC Caucus on Fetal Pain Legislation
1:45 – 2:40, Linda Thayer, "What We Could/Should Be Teaching"

Michael New, Nancy Valko, Mark Rollo, "In-Depth Follow-Up on AM Presentation"

2:45 – 3:40, Colleen Janz, Executive Director, Susan B Anthony Birthplace,"The Early Suffragists Opposition to Restellism (Abortion)"

3:45 – 4:00, Closing

NB. Traveling Wall from the Susan B Anthony Birthplace will be on display
Throughout the day

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Today is Day 20! Check 40 Days activity this week.

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40 Days for Life - Haverhill Afternoon of Prayer
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA 
WhenWednesday March 18 from 4 PM to 6 PM
  -  Holy Hour for Life (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) 4 PM to 5 PM,
  -  Presentation by Mary Ann McCarthy, Director Haverhill Pregnancy Care Center 5 PM to 5:30 PM
  -  Stations of the Cross for Life 5:30 PM to 6 PM.  
Come help us bring our petition for the unborn to the Living Christ in prayer and thanksgiving.  Directions to the church are available on the website at https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/haverhill
 

Boston Campaign

at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Boston

English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, March 13, 20, and 27

(bus from Norwood on Friday nights, rsvp 781-769-5398 annie40days@gmail.com

Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, March 14, 21, 28

 

More on the website: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/boston

 
Worcester:
FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH, 11AM-NOON - Bishop McManus will lead us in the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester.
 

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NOTE FROM ANNE: THE WEATHER HAS FINALLY TURNED TO SPRING!   NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP TO SPEND SOME TIME AT  A FACILITY.  YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's never too early to be adorable!

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This year's Respect Life Walk / Massachusetts March for Life on June 28 will have a whole new look and tone with many more young people. I'll be telling you the exciting details!

The first order of the day is to choose the March Baby who will be the face of the March. 

Your adorable little one, or another you know, would make a darling March Baby.  Pictures must be submitted by March 23, 2015, so you need to get going!  Babies must be 6 - 24 months now.  Pictures will become the property of Mass Citizens.

If you know a family with a baby the right age, please tell them about the contest.  Rob says his neice is going to win.  Let's give him a run for his money! 

Please go online to see how you can submit pictures, http://masscitizensforlife.org/2015-massachusetts-march-for-life-march-baby-contest/

NB Voting will start online March 24, 2015 AT NOON.  You'll want to get people geared up to vote for your baby!

 I know you look forward to seeing all the dear little ones, as do I.

Anne

Board member Bridget Fay hits the big time.


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Here is Bridget at National Review Online!  I am sending this before I even read it because I am so proud and want you to have it so quickly.  I know it will be fabulous!  Please press reply to let Bridget know what you think.  Whoee!  Anne
 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Our Dear Elinor Rafferty, former MCFL President, has died!

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June Newman, Elinor's close friend just called to tell me that Elinor died this morning.  Elinor - the funny, spunky, super-committed gal who was always doing some pro-life work.  When we had our Board Christmas party at my house last December, I wondered how I would get it all together without Elinor and June. 

When someone gets elderly and frail, it is harder for people to remember them, especially when many who are left didn't know them.  Trust me, Elinor was always up to pro-life good, taking care of the movement and of individuals.  I'll let you know as soon as we have arrangements.

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Thank you, God, for the gift of Elinor!
Anne 

Membership Matters! Join Today

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Dear Friend of Life,

We all have a huge, vitally important job to do and we need you as part of the team!  We must restore protection for life at all stages.  As a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, you will be essential to our efforts.  I hope you will join us at this exciting time.

I honestly believe, that when we restore legal protection for the unborn, it will invalidate the pro-death cliches (quality of life, cost of care, etc) and will keep them from being used against others on the edges of life.


Let's look at the public policy question we had on last November's ballot in 11 State Representative districts calling for the local legislator to vote for legislation requiring facilities that perform abortions to be licensed and inspected. We averaged more than 70% of the vote! That is 11 districts out or 160. We know there are more than 40 other districts that are as pro-life demographically.


The people involved made it easy because they had some organization and activity in place. 

 

We plan to go in to every district in the state and try to organize in the same way.  That is necessary for when the abortion issue is returned to the states.  Immediately, it is necessary to stop the "Care and Comfort in Dying" bill which has been filed.

 

The Convention on March 21st is going to be great!  You will notice that members get a discount. The Mothers Day Dinner is coming together beautifully with Virginia Webb as Chair and Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life Committee, as speaker.  Student Lobby Days are progressing, the Speakers Bureau is well on its way to speaking to 10,000 students this school year, the Walk for Life on June 28 is now the Massachusetts March for Life with a whole new look and tone with many more young people, and we are seeking locations for the Summer Academy, which draws students from all over the state.

 

I hope you enjoy getting our emails and have learned something from them.  Please help us to continue to grow by becoming a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life! (CLICK HERE to join today!) As a member you will receive our wonderful quarterly magazine.


The website also has the option to pledge I can't tell you how important pledges are. Every time you pledge, you make it possible for me to plan our life-saving work.


I thank you for your commitment, your support, and your prayers.

 

With gratitude,

 

Anne


PS.  You may join on-line (CLICK HERE), by sending a check for $30 (individual) or $50 (family) to Mass Citizens for Life, 529 Main Street, 1M9, Charlestown, 02129, or by calling 617-242-4199.

Membership Matters! Join Today

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Dear Friend of Life,

We all have a huge, vitally important job to do and we need you as part of the team!  We must restore protection for life at all stages.  As a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, you will be essential to our efforts.  I hope you will join us at this exciting time.

I honestly believe, that when we restore legal protection for the unborn, it will invalidate the pro-death cliches (quality of life, cost of care, etc) and will keep them from being used against others on the edges of life.


Let's look at the public policy question we had on last November's ballot in 11 State Representative districts calling for the local legislator to vote for legislation requiring facilities that perform abortions to be licensed and inspected. We averaged more than 70% of the vote! That is 11 districts out or 160. We know there are more than 40 other districts that are as pro-life demographically.


The people involved made it easy because they had some organization and activity in place. 

 

We plan to go in to every district in the state and try to organize in the same way.  That is necessary for when the abortion issue is returned to the states.  Immediately, it is necessary to stop the "Care and Comfort in Dying" bill which has been filed.

 

The Convention on March 21st is going to be great!  You will notice that members get a discount. The Mothers Day Dinner is coming together beautifully with Virginia Webb as Chair and Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life Committee, as speaker.  Student Lobby Days are progressing, the Speakers Bureau is well on its way to speaking to 10,000 students this school year, the Walk for Life on June 28 is now the Massachusetts March for Life with a whole new look and tone with many more young people, and we are seeking locations for the Summer Academy, which draws students from all over the state.

 

I hope you enjoy getting our emails and have learned something from them.  Please help us to continue to grow by becoming a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life! (CLICK HERE to join today!) As a member you will receive our wonderful quarterly magazine.


The website also has the option to pledge I can't tell you how important pledges are. Every time you pledge, you make it possible for me to plan our life-saving work.


I thank you for your commitment, your support, and your prayers.

 

With gratitude,

 

Anne


PS.  You may join on-line (CLICK HERE), by sending a check for $30 (individual) or $50 (family) to Mass Citizens for Life, 529 Main Street, 1M9, Charlestown, 02129, or by calling 617-242-4199.

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Your ears must be burning!

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Eva is at the State House looking out for the interests of life.  Yesterday some legislators got talking and told her that they are very impressed with how well-informed right to lifers are when they call or visit.
That is not surprising.  I know you care enough about the life issues to keep up with developments.  We do not know when hearings on our bills will take place, but here is some background.  I'll be featuring different bills in future emails

Here are the bills we have sponsored.  We have posted the background information on all the bills we have sponsored.  http://masscitizensforlife.org/9804-2/. Note especially the Women's Safety Act which grew from the 2014 ballot question on licensing abortion facilities, where we garnered more than 70% of the vote. 

Our biggest challenge is going to be the doctor prescribed suicide bill.  Every session we think it can't get worse.  This time they have copied and pasted definitions which they hope will lull people into thinking that safeguards are in place but, in every case, those supposed safe guards are contradicted in what the bill actually says will happen.
The whole suicide may be accomplished in one day and any doctor who is approached is forced to be complicit!

Keep up your good work and thank you!
Anne
 

2015-2016 Legislative Agenda



For the 189th Session of the General Court of Massachusetts MCFL is once again offering a full pro-life legislative agenda. The bills are geared toward reducing abortions, protecting the unborn and infants and educating and informing the public about the value of life and the horror of anti-life policy.
The Women's Safety Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro) and Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood)
This bill, amending the definition of "clinic" in the General Laws, would bring needed attention to the lack of licensing and inspection of numerous non-hospital abortion facilities in Massachusetts
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet
CLICK HERE for the full text of the bill
CLICK HERE for articles and blogposts related to the Women's Safety Act
Laura's Law/ The Women's Right to Know Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro)
This bill is named for Laura Hope Smith, who died as the result of a surgical abortion performed by an incompetent physician. If passed, the bill would offer women more complete information about abortion and fetal development. Women seeking abortions would also be given a chance to see a sonogram of their child. A 24 hour waiting period would be imposed to ensure considered decisions were made.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text
Massachusetts Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge)
This bill would end the barbarous and utterly gratuitous practice of partial birth abortion in the Commonwealth. The 2003 federal ban, upheld in 2007 by the Gonzales v. Carhart decision, may or may not be enforced by federal prosecutors, who are often more involved in issues such as drug trafficking, tax fraud, etc. A state ban would ensure that offenders can and will be prosecuted in Massachusetts.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro)
Extensive research indicates that, by the gestational age of 20 weeks, unborn children endure excruciating pain during the abortion procedure. This bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet
The Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman)
This bill would allow taxpayers the opportunity to indicate on their state tax return that they would like the portion of their taxes usually spent on government-funded abortions to instead fund the Baby Safe Haven program.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

YOU can make the Boston Globe run a pro-life ad! Yes, you can...

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I am embarrassed to admit that we subscribe to the Boston Globe - my husband insists on the sports.  I always feel that I should do penance.  If you subscribe you may feel that way also.  WELL... this marvelous opportunity has come up!  The Globe is giving subscribers vouchers which will be used to run ads for charities of their choice.  That means you and I can (I already have) get vouchers worth $100 toward a Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc. ad!!!!
You don't need anything but this link  and your phone number.  PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST YOUR GROUP AS MASSACHUSETTS CITIZENS FOR LIFE, INC.
We have those great billboards and are working on new ones.  A nice, big, pro-life ad in the Globe would certainly go along well to educate the general public.  Just the thought makes my day!
Please go to BostonGlobe.com/GRANT  immediately and get your voucher.
Thank you, thank you

Anne
PS  What could be easier or more life-saving.  Again, please be sure to list Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

40 Days Happenings this week

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Dear Friends, 40 Days is going splendidly.  From now on, the weather will be easier and Day Light Savings Time will help.  Please sign up to pray at "your" local clinic and try to attend some of the great events below.
Thanks for all you do for life!
Anne


BOSTON

Boston Campaign at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Boston



English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, March 6, 13, 20, and 27



Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, March 7, 14, 21, 28
HAVERHILL
40 Days for Life - Haverhill Afternoon of Prayer
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA 
When: Wednesday March 18 from 4 PM to 6 PM. 
  -  Holy Hour for Life (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) 4 PM to 5 PM,
  -  Presentation by Mary Ann McCarthy, Director Haverhill Pregnancy Care Center 5 PM to 5:30 PM
  -  Stations of the Cross for Life 5:30 PM to 6 PM. 
LYNN
St. Adelaide's will have Eucharistic Adoration in the main church on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  due to a death in my family today followed by the Lenten 7:00 p.m. Mass.
WORCESTER

RACHEL ROSARY - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH, 6:30-7:15PM - The Grafton Parishes will be hosting a Rachel Rosary (to pray for post-abortive mothers and fathers) across the street from Planned Parenthood at 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester.


https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/worcester

Monday, March 2, 2015

Upcoming MCFL events

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March 21, 2015.  The Convention is fast approaching!  Be sure to register now.  

MCFL Annual Convention "We're All About Life"
March 21, 2015, 9:00 – 4:00
Dedicated to the Memory of Janet Callahan

Professor Michael New, the leading expert on abortion statistics proving the powerful impact of state laws on reducing the number of abortions.Here is his excellent piece on the life of Dr Willke which appeared in National Review,   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414213/dr-jack-willke-rip-michael-j-new
Dr. Mark Rollo, specialist in NaproTechnology, a natural method of fertility restoration that is safe, moral, effective, and inexpensive.
Colleen Janz, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace in Adams, MA.
Linda Thayer will bring people up-to-date on dangers of the proposed Health Care Curriculum Frameworks. The Frameworks include lessons that teach children how to obtain abortions without parental knowledge.
Nancy Valco, RN nationally recognized speaker and writer on suicide, doctor-prescribed suicide and end-of-life care.

Coffee and Registration: 8:30AM
St Sebastian School, 1191 Greendale Ave, Needham

Latest Gallup disaster for pro-abs!

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In spite of what the media would like us to believe, polls show a definite, long-term move in the pro-life direction - and that is irrefutable! 
The country is moving pro-life because of  the educational work you and I do.
I enjoy composing these emails for you.  Right now about 25,000 of you receive them.  We get very positive feedback. You are amazing about making the phone calls, taking part in the polls, and telling you neighbors the latest pro-life information.
There is no way to send out that many emails without using a service, which costs money.  Please   http://masscitizensforlife.org/give/    make a small (or large) donation today.  Better yet, make a pledge so that we will know we can keep sending out the emails.
Thank you in advance for your help - and for all the work you do following up on the emails! 
Anne