Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reason: "Is the Abortion Debate Changing?"

Typically pro-choice libertarian magazine Reason, published by the CATO Institute, published a piece today titled "Is the Abortion Debate Changing?" that seeks to interpret the recent array of poll results that shows Americans shifting more to a pro-life political position.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Map of Chapters and other Pro-life activity

Here is a map in Google of the various pro-life activity around the state. Let us know if you find this useful by emailing feedback to us at

The Health Risks of Removing Old Laws

Boston's Dig Magazine recently wrote an article featuring MCFL Executive Director Marie Sturgis on the dangers of removing old state laws that protect women's health.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Boston Globe: "Clinic's move is resisted"

Clinic's move is resisted
Neighbors cite abortion protests

By James O'Brien
Globe Correspondent / May 14, 2009

A Brookline medical facility that provides abortions is facing opposition to its proposed relocation across town to Harvard Street, with a number of neighbors saying they are not opposed to the procedure, but rather to the abortion protesters already demonstrating on their sidewalks.

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Marie Sturgis, executive director of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, an antiabortion group, said in an interview she did not keep track of whether any of her members were among the protesters, but said of the events, "The point is education, to let those neighbors know what will go on there. You've heard about not liking the messenger. But the message is valid."

Even the demonstrators with a graphic sign "or dressed as the Grim Reaper do have a message," said Sturgis. "What is this new entity, this new clinic going to do? They're going to kill children."

Polls show more pro-lifers than pro-aborts

Gallup is admitting what you and I already knew: there are more pro-lifers than pro-abortion people. The grassroots pro-life movement is working, and it's winning.

Online sidewalk counseling resources

Msgr. Reilly from the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, a Catholic group focused on "Sidewalk Counseling" has a variety of resources available online that we recently ran across. Geared to religious and specifically Catholic pro-life activists, these resources are invaluable for approaching women as they enter a clinic. In related news, the lawsuit challenging the Massachusetts buffer zone law has been making progress with much hope for pro-life activists.

40 Days for Life: The Next Step

Lee from Westboro passed along the link for 40 Days for Life's "Next Level" phone conversation transcript. There are many good ideas about organizing and work, especially for religious pro-lifers, on how to take non-violent constructive action outside clinics and to help reduce abortions.

Friday, May 8, 2009

RedMassGroup: Want To Save The State Money? Stop Using Tax Dollars For Abortions

from RedMassGroup:

"Want To Save The State Money? Stop Using Tax Dollars For Abortions"

by: Garrett
Wed May 06, 2009 at 22:50:45 PM EDT

It is no secret that the Commonwealth spends taxpayer dollars poorly. There is the prevailing wage law, the Quinn Bill, pensions, no show jobs, Cahill's lawsuit, the Cadillac, the Aloisi family, etc. These types of abuses are pretty standard in Massachusetts but spending money on abortions? Are you serious?
There is a line item in the House Budget dedicating $5.2 million in tax dollars to "comprehensive family planning services," in other words abortions. Do the legislators on Beacon Hill really think it is appropriate to fund abortions with taxpayer dollars during a fiscal crisis, or even at all?

Is funding abortions a top priority for the Commonwealth? more

Check out the speech on healthcare reform at the 2009 MCFL Convention

Burke Balch spoke about the right ways and wrong ways to reform the U.S. healthcare system. There are pro-life reforms that would save lives, and pro-abortions reforms that will lead to escalating costs, rationing and increased abortions.

You can also see Mike Barnett's discussion about recruitment, that was part of our breakout sessions, by clicking here.

American Spectator: "High Priestess" of Abortion moves to Boston

By Mark Tooley on 5.8.09 @ 6:07AM

The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale will soon become the first female president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Openly lesbian, the outgoing chief of a liberal think tank that monitored the Religious Right, and best known for her abortion rights advocacy through the Washington-based Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), Ragsdale maybe the perfect icon for untrammeled liberal Episcopalianism.

But a rather vigorous two-year-old abortion sermon by Ragsdale, assertive even by her standards, has overshadowed her recent appointment. "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done!" she repeatedly exclaimed at a rally in defense of an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2007. Those "blessing" situations, according to Ragsdale, are when a woman is pregnant due to "violence," when the fetus has "anomalies," when the woman hasn't education or a "sustainable job," and even when a woman has a "loving, supportive, respectful relationship" with "every option open to her" but knows the child will compromise "one's education, life's work, or ability to put to use God's gifts." So basically, abortion, including even partial-birth abortion as Ragsdale admits, is a "blessing" just about any time it is desired.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

The New Republic: Obama's Supreme Court Frontrunner is inadequate

pro-abortion Barack Obama has a powerful opportunity to replace retiring pro-abortion David Souter. Souter was nominated ostensibly as a pro-life nominee who was really a 'stealth' liberal who then used his appointment to further the culture of death. Some were never fooled, however, and local author and occasional WTKK host Dan Flynn notes that Howard Phillips testified accurately at the time that Souter was pro-abortion in New Hampshire and was lying to the confirmation committee. His current speculative field, however, leaves much to be desired. Even pro-abortion publications like the New Republic are weighing in on how inadequate his current field is looking.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Obama, Campus Life and Pregnant Women

One Notre Dame graduate relates her experiences with unplanned pregnancy and the kind of support offered by the pro-choice father of her daughter.