Monday, November 30, 2009

Dec. 1st Friday & Pro-Life

Dec 4 First Friday Mass 8PM with Monsignor Tom Sullivan at the Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant.St, Worcester, MA followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration, and 8AM Saturday Mass.
Scheduled Adorers
8:30 PM – Nina T.  9PM - Chris T.   10PM – Julie S - Paul T
11PM - Eileen D,  12 AM midnight – Shawn S.
1AM – Jim R     2AM – Fran Warner
3AM – Jay Guillette 774-263-6969
4PM – Kyle McD
5AM – Fred M - Bob D
6:00 AM – Mike and Chris
7:00 AM – Kathy L
Call Jay if problem, anytime. Adoration, ending with 8AM Saturday Mass with Fr. Michael Roy from Sacred Heart in Webster.

Dec 5 Sat 9-10AM Prayer vigil protest at the new Planned Parenthood on 472 Pleasant St.  This is typically a busy day at Planned Parenthood, and it may be their opening weekend, so if you can stop by please do.
http://www.priestsforlife.org/images/index.aspx

Dec 8 Tue Special Primary election for Senator Kennedy's old seat;
All Democrats are Pro-Choice (Pro-Abortion) and Pro-same-sex marriage; STEPHEN G. PAGLIUCA, Rep. Michael Capuano (100% NARAL Pro-Choice rating), AG Martha Coakley  (100% NARAL Pro-Choice) and ALAN A. KHAZEI.
You could at least exercise your Prudential Judgment with a vote for a Republican
Republican Scott Brown has a  mixed Pro-Life/Pro-Choice record but is against same-sex marriage.
Republican Jack E. Robinson is Pro-Life but also Pro-same-sex marriage and Pro-Gay and Transgender rights.  He was against the Stimulus and the Public option on Health Care.

Dec 10 Thu 4:30-7PM Open House at the Massachusetts Family Institute, MFI, MFI Office, 100 Sylvan Road, Suite 625, Woburn
Dec 12 Sat Prayer Vigil Protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 472 Pleasant.St Worc.
Dec 12 Sat Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference St. Joe's 114 High St. Medford, MA with Johnnette Benkovic of EWTN. http://www.eternalliferadio.org/
Dec 12 Sat noon Boston TEA Party Faneuil Hall.  http://www.bostonteaparty08.com/

Dec 13 Sun – Lessons and Carols at Immaculate Conception Parish, 25 Walnut St. Fitchburg, traditional Christmas carols will be interspersed with readings from the Old and New Testaments

The American Family Association, AFA boycott of the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic is on hold since these stores have included Christmas as a full fledged holiday in the advertisements.
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=783036
Watch for GAP television commercials to see if the GAP comes through on their promise of "a very strong Christmas theme."

The Manhattan Declaration - http://manhattandeclaration.org/index.php

One of the biggest defenders of Parental rights, the traditional family and protecting our children from the onslaught of the transgender/homosexual lobby is MassResistance.  They are active against the "Bathroom Bill" on Beacon Hill, which allows men (perverts?) to use public Women's bathrooms if they "idnetify" themselves as a woman.  Please consider a donation to this hard working and faithful group.  https://www.massresistance.us/cc_donations.html
MassResistance has exposed the homosexual lobby's perverse agenda, including the latest assault on teen sensibilities at Concord/Carlye High School, where homosexual activist teacher Peter Atlas is directing the play called "The Falsettos", about a family where the father leaves his wife and children to live with his homosexual lover. The family deals with the husband's flagrant sexual relationship with the other man, as well as their lesbian neighbors, along with a heavy doses of profanity and general perversion. The "musical's" songs include such gems as "My Father's a Homo" and "Four Jews in a Room Bitching."
Read more (after clicking through the Google Content Warning page because Google is against exposing the homosexual agenda)
http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2009/11/concord-carlisle-high-schools-falsettos.html?zx=eb62a5425c86d3b4

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.
http://www.dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/

Prayer Needs;
http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2009/02/prayer-needs.html

Health and spiritual needs: Ed heart, Jim, Caroline needs a job to make ends meet while she short-sells her home, Ashley and her family;  Ken W. who is dying;  Sara M.- battling 2 cancers; Raymond with heart problems; Cheryl G.- in Thanksgiving to Saint Joseph for answered prayer, Jessica 21 has 15 month old son and has MRSA and only has 8 months to live (her sister is at Visitation House), Edward Joseph Parker-Gagne born 3 1/2 months premature and only weighs 1 lb. 14 ozs, Deacon Bob Conner who lost his mother and brother recently, Little Edward Joseph, Jack McGuirk leukemia, Bob recently widowed, with two boys to raise, Peachie with Sj√∂gren's disease/Lupus, Barbara R.- URGENT as she is dying NOW;   Brian N.- cancer;    David- whose wife left family with 3 children; Lisa- who left husband and 4 children- that they reunite and the children and Dad find strength, comfort, and faith, and that the Mom returns home, Ron's sister with brain tumor, My cousin Barbara B. who's back on chemo, Chris T. second operation, Sherry, (waiting for lung transplant), Robbie Coudert, Lauri, four babies now at Visitation House Damien the newest and Grace gained weight and is a real fighter, Marilyn Birnie from "Friends of the Unborn", George recovery from leg surgery, John Benoit who's in Life Care in Auburn, Sean Seely married with 5 yr old twins has  leukemia, Pam G. and Molly full recoveries from Cancer, Georgia and her daughter 2 lb. 1 oz. daughter Grace who needs heart surgery, Keishela. Lisa Lauring stage 4 lung cancer, Abortion workers seeking new jobs …

Recently Deceased: Janesse Hoaglund, Patrick Swayze, 19 year old Brittany was in i.c.u., Ted Kennedy, Skip, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Al Thoman, Patty G., John Bellione, Bob DeMarco 51 father of three boys, Georga's father, Mike Paul's mother-in-law Dorothy, Dom DeLuise, Mari Loli of Garabindal, Jerry, Wes Schaefer, Defender of Life Pat Taylor…

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving, for Life

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
Nov 28 Sat We believe Planned Parenthood will be closed after Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Mon 5PM Mass for Life Chapel of the Holy Spirit - Assumption College
Dec 3 Thu Fundraiser for Coalition for Marriage at the Chateau Restaurant, Westboro, MA.  $20.10/person.  RSVP info@coalitionformarriage.org

From the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts newsletter, some sobering info (thanks Rod).  This needs to be our Call to Action for Prayer Vigil protests on Pleasant.St:
"Over the last two years, you have pledged $17 million to PPLM's Sexual Health Matters Campaign. We're raising $30 million to fund initiatives like our new Worcester health center (cover page), electronic health records and our middle school curriculum." ... "Volunteers in Worcester were given a challenging task: Raise $3 million from the Central Massachusetts community to fund a new Worcester health center. Two years and more than $2 million later, they're proving that they were more than ready for the challenge."

Dec 4 First Friday Mass 8PM Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant.St, Worcester, MA followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration, and 8AM Saturday Mass.
Dec 5 Sat 9-10AM Prayer vigil protest at the new Planned Parenthood on 472 Pleasant St.  This is typically a busy day at Planned Parenthood, and it may be their opening weekend, so if you can stop by please do

The Manhattan Declaration can be summed up by its last paragraph:
"Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family. We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar's. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God's."
http://manhattandeclaration.org/index.php

Dec 12 Sat Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference St. Joe's 114 High St. Medford, MA with Johnnette Benkovic of EWTN. http://www.eternalliferadio.org/
Dec 13 Sun – Lessons and Carols at Immaculate Conception Parish, 25 Walnut St. Fitchburg, traditional Christmas carols will be interspersed with readings from the Old and New Testaments

Turning Point? Saturday Night Live actually 'scorches' Obama's spending policies.  Caution some vulgar humor towards the end of this 5 minute video.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=116836

22,000 in Eucharistic procession in KC
http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2009/11/going-to-kansas-city.html

Atheistic "Freedom from Religion" organization uses typical threats and bullying against U. Wisconsin for posting a prayer vigil notice for a former student murdered at the Ft. Hood, TX.jihad
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=777766

The Bishops Conference have called the Senate bill an "enormous disappointment" and "completely unacceptable," and have urged every Catholic and conscientious citizen to speak out.
Call your Senator at 202-224-3121. Send them on Thanksgiving break with a message: "NO taxpayer funding for abortion!"

How to Choose a Catholic College – from the Cardinal Newman Society
http://www.thenewmanguide.com/HowtoChooseaCatholicCollege/tabid/667/Default.aspx

Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year.  As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world..
Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it, just don't be rude or crude. (It's not the Christian way, you know.)

ACLU
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York , NY 10004

Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 44 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a " Holiday Tree". . . It's always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE!

http://www.mayyoubeblessedmovie.com/

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.
http://www.dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/

Prayer Needs;
http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2009/02/prayer-needs.html

Health and spiritual needs: Ashley and her family;  Ken W. who is dying;  Sara M.- battling 2 cancers; Raymond with heart problems; Cheryl G.- in Thanksgiving to Saint Joseph for answered prayer, Jessica 21 has 15 month old son and has MRSA and only has 8 months to live (her sister is at Visitation House), Edward Joseph Parker-Gagne born 3 1/2 months premature and only weighs 1 lb. 14 ozs, Deacon Bob Conner who lost his mother and brother recently, Little Edward Joseph, Jack McGuirk leukemia, Bob recently widowed, with two boys to raise, Peachie with Lupis, Barbara R.- URGENT as she is dying NOW;   Brian N.- cancer;    David- whose wife left family with 3 children; Lisa- who left husband and 4 children- that they reunite and the children and Dad find strength, comfort, and faith, and that the Mom returns home, Ron's sister with brain tumor, My cousin Barbara B. who's back on chemo, Chris T. second operation, Sherry, (waiting for lung transplant), Robbie Coudert, Lauri, four babies now at Visitation House Damien the newest and Grace gained weight and is a real fighter, Marilyn Birnie from "Friends of the Unborn", George recovery from leg surgery, John Benoit who's in Life Care in Auburn, Sean Seely married with 5 yr old twins has  leukemia, Pam G. and Molly full recoveries from Cancer, Georgia and her daughter 2 lb. 1 oz. daughter Grace who needs heart surgery, Keishela. Lisa Lauring stage 4 lung cancer, Abortion workers seeking new jobs …

Recently Deceased: Patrick Swayze, 19 year old Brittany was in i.c.u., Ted Kennedy, Skip, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Al Thoman, Patty G., John Bellione, Bob DeMarco 51 father of three boys, Georga's father, Mike Paul's mother-in-law Dorothy, Dom DeLuise, Mari Loli of Garabindal, Jerry, Wes Schaefer, Defender of Life Pat Taylor…

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Exciting Announcements!

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PROFESSOR ANTHONY ESOLEN:  We are so pleased to share with you
the wonderful presentation that Prof. Esolen gave at the Mass.Citizens Dinner.
 
We also have other exciting news!

ASSEMBLY FOR LIFE, JANUARY 24: You may remember the picture of "Baby Samuel", the little fellow who was operated on in utero and reached out during the operation to clasp the surgeon's finger.  If not, 
you may have seen it circulating recently on line.
 
Next week (Dec 2, 2009), Samuel will be ten years old.  He is a healthy, pro-life advocate. 
Recently he told Fox News  "It's very important to me," Samuel said of the photograph. "A lot of babies would've lost their lives if that didn't happen."  Samuel's operation changed his life and must have saved many other lives.

What you probably don't know is that the picture completely changed the life of photographer, Michael Clancy.  It caused him to be black-listed in the media and to find God in his life
We are thrilled to announce that Michael has agreed to speak at the Mass. Citizens Assembly for Life on January 24, 2010!
MARCH FOR LIFE:  We have ordered your "MCFL Blue" knitted cap and look forward to seeing you in Washington.  Massachusetts will caucus in the large hall in the Dirksen Building that we used last year, kindly reserved by Sen. Kirk's staff. 

WE ARE EMBARKING ON A NEW PROJECT.  We especially need people with computer skills, but everyone can help.  If you can give some time to save life, please reply to this email or call MCFL at 617-242-4199.  Thank you!

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO MASS. CITIZENS WITHOUT IT COSTING YOU A DIME!
Any time you buy from Amazon, you can contribute!  With Christmas coming, please give us a gift every time you buy a gift.  You must enter Amazon through the Mass. Citizens web site.  Just click on the Amazon icon at the bottom of the home page.
 
Please stop using Google, which refuses pro-life ads and takes pro-life videos off YouTube.
Instead use  GoodSearch.com  (or its affiliate GoodShop.com).  Go to the site and type "Massachusetts Citizens for Life" in the box where it requests the charity name and click 'verify'.  Your web searches will now benefit Mass Citizens for Life at no cost to you! 
SENATOR KIRK:  if you have not sent him a note expressing your concern that conscience rights must be guaranteed in the entire bill, please send that note today!
 
The Hon. Paul Kirk
62 Sawmill Road
Marstons Mills, MA, 02648
 
THANSGIVING:  We at Mass. Citizens are so grateful for all you do for life!  We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Anne Fox, President
 

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Senator Reid's tenuous win today. Three quarters of people disagree with his abortion provisions!

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This afternoon, the Senate voted to allow debate on Senator Reid's health care bill. We are indebted to Life News for their analysis of the proceedings.

The bill actually taxes families for the medical care of their special needs children! We will be analyzing this diabolical provision of the bill in later emails.

Of special note to us in Massachusetts is the fact that Senator Kirk's office is saying there is a conscience clause in the bill. It is in the abortion section, so, at most, it would allow doctors to refuse to commit abortions. It makes no attempt to protect the conscience rights of doctors in other situations, the conscience rights of taxpayers, patients and family members.

It is time to send a polite note to Senator Kirk at his home expressing your deep concern about abortion, rationing, denial of care, or denial of conscience rights for doctors, patients, and taxpayers.

The Honorable Paul Kirk
62 Sawmill road
Marstons Mills, MA. 02648

If you would like further information, please visit the Mass. Citizens Health Care Page.
Do not be discouraged! It is early days. We are just getting started!

Thank you for the calls you made to Senator Kirk on Thursday and Friday and for writing to him this week!

Anne Fox, President Mass. Citizens for Life

PS. I urge you to forward this email to everyone you know who is concerned!


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With the bare minimum needed, Senate Democrats voted on Saturday night to begin the official debate and amendment process for a health care reform bill that allows for massive abortion funding. The measure sponsored by Senate leader Harry Reid could fund hundreds of thousands of abortions.

The vote split entirely on party lines with 60 Democrats voting to break the Republican filibuster supported by 39 party members in the Senate.

Several Democrats who may ultimately vote against the bill supported cloture to end debate on the Motion to Proceed.

They included Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, the only Democrats in the Senate who call themselves pro-life and pro-abortion Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, who joins then in wanting a Stupak-like amendment to ban the abortion funding.

Democrats in swing states, like Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman -- each of whom could ultimately vote against the bill -- also supported cloture and the Motion to Proceed on debate. They said they hope to see the bill amended to correct some of their concerns.

But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the best opportunity to change the bill is to defeat it.

"The best opportunity to change the bill would be at the beginning," he said. "Denying the majority leader the vote he needs to start the bill would have empowered any Democratic senator who is truly interested in making a change, whether the change was on abortion [or other issues] ... The time of maximum leverage would have been prior to tonight's vote."

The abortion funding comes in both the public option as well as through the affordability credits.

Senator Reid's bill provides for an unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion. The majority of Americans who oppose federal funding of abortion will not stand for policies that force them into paying for abortions under the guise of health care reform.

The bill contains five major threats to pro-life principles.

The bill allows the HHS Secretary to require coverage of any and all abortions through the public option, creates new federally-funded subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion, and requires every insurance market to include a private plan that covers abortion.

The Senate health care bill also fails to sufficiently protect health care entities from discrimination on the basis that the health care entity does not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions and fails to prohibit federal funding of assisted suicide.

The Senate bill does not contain the Stupak amendment that the House added on a lopsided bipartisan vote. The Reid language in the new Senate health care bill is not the Stupak-Pitts language barring federal funds from going to abortion in health care.

Representative of the Catholic bishops, Richard Doerflinger, has blasted the pro-abortion provisions in the bill, saying the Senate bill "is actually the worst bill we've seen so far on the life issues."

Senator Orrin Hatch, (R, Utah), has said he would propose an amendmentsimilar to the Stupak amendment to remove the abortion funding from the legislation.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LIFE SAVING WORK

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

URGE KIRK AND KERRY TO FOLLOW KENNEDY'S WISHES! CALL TODAY! SENATE VOTE SATURDAY!

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As well as abortion (see below), we know the senate bill mandates rationing, denial of care, and violation of conscience rights for doctors and patients. According to the Globe, the vote will be Saturday.

Senators Kerry and Kirk probably won't be moved by abortion coverage. They should, however, pay attention to these words from Senator Kennedy's letter to the Pope,
"I believe in a conscience protection for Catholics in the health field and I'll
continue to advocate for it as my colleagues in the Senate and I work to develop
an overall national health policy that guarantee health care for everyone."

Call Senators Kirk, 202-224-4543 and Kerry, 202-224-2742, today. Tell them to follow Senator Kennedy's wishes by opposing any bill which does not specifically guarantee conscience rights.

Make your call top priority today!
Thank you,
Anne Fox, President

PS. Remember Senator Kirk was appointed specifically to carry out Senator Kennedy's wishes on health care.

PPS. Following is good analysis of Reid's duplicity on abortion by National Right to Life.
National Right to Life Committee Rejects Reid Abortion Funding Language as "Completely Unacceptable," Calls for Enactment of Stupak-Pitts Amendment.

WASHINGTON (November 18, 2009) -- The following statement was issued by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, and may be attributed to NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) has rejected the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts Amendment and has substituted completely unacceptable language that would result in coverage of abortion on demand in two big new federal government programs.

Reid seeks to cover elective abortions in two big new federal health programs, but tries to conceal that unpopular reality with layers of contrived definitions and hollow bookkeeping requirements.

Rep. Lois Capps (D-Ca.), who has a 100% pro-abortion voting record, said in a press release following release of the Reid language: "It appears that their approach closely mirrors my language which was originally included in the House bill." The Capps language referred to was opposed by NRLC and other pro-life organizations and was deleted by the House by a vote of 240-194 on November 7, as 64 Democrats (one fourth of all House Democrats), along with 176 Republicans, voted to replace it with the Stupak-Pitts Amendment.

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment would prevent federal subsidies for abortion by applying the principles of longstanding federal laws such as the Hyde Amendment to the new programs created by the health care legislation. Those principles prohibit both direct funding of abortion procedures, and subsidies for plans that cover elective abortions, in existing federal programs such as Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and the military. Regrettably but predictably, Reid rejected the bipartisan Stupak-Pitts language. Instead, Reid has sought to please the militant minority that demands funding of abortion through federal programs, even though substantial majorities of Americans believe that abortion should be excluded from government-funded and government-sponsored health programs.

The Reid bill establishes a big new federal health insurance program, the public option (although now referred to in Reid's bill as the "community health insurance option"). The bill authorizes (on page 118) the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services to require coverage of any and all abortions throughout the public option program. This would be federal government funding of abortion, no matter how hard they try to disguise it.

In addition, the bill creates new tax-supported subsidies to purchase private health plans that will cover abortion on demand.






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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Obamacare provisions threaten poor and elderly: the proof

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Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the non-partisan, independent agency in charge of running Medicare and Medicaid released a report about the impact on poor and elderly people under Obamacare and it's House and Senate versions. It brings up practical considerations for these people which seem insurmountable. The following are from the report itself:

Millions Lose Existing Private Coverage: "
However, a number of workers who currently have employer coverage would likely become enrolled in the expanded Medicaid program or receive subsidized coverage through the Exchange. For example, some smaller employers would be inclined to terminate their existing coverage, and companies with low average salaries might find it to their - and their employees"- advantage to end their plans. We estimate that such actions would collectively reduce the number of people with employer-sponsored health coverage by about 12 million".Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their existing private coverage.

Millions Pay Fines Yet Remain Uncovered: "18 million are estimated to choose not to be insured and to pay the penalty associated with the individual mandate. For the most part, these would be individuals with relatively low health care expenses for whom the individual or family insurance premium would be significantly in excess of the penalty and their anticipated health benefit value".18 million Americans will either face jail time or be forced to pay a new tax they will receive no benefit from.

Millions Lose Medicare Advantage: "Section 1161 of Division B of H.R. 3962 would set Medicare Advantage capitation benchmarks. We estimate that in 2014 when the MA provisions would be fully phased in, enrollment in MA plans would decreased by 64 percent (from its projected level of 13.2 million under current law to 4.7 million under the proposal)". 8.5 million seniors who currently get such services as coordinated care for chronic conditions, routine eye and hearing examinations, and preventive-care services would lose their existing private coverage.

Millions Placed on Welfare: "Of the additional 34 million who are estimated to be insured in 2019 as a result of H.R. 3962, about three-fifths (21 million) would receive Medicaid coverage due to the expansion of eligibility to those adults under 150 percent of the FPL."More than half the people who gain health insurance will receive it through the welfare program Medicaid.

Seniors Access to Care Jeopardized: "
H.R. 3962 would introduce permanent annual productivity adjustments to price updates for institutional providers. Over time, a sustained reduction in payment updates, based on productivity expectations that are difficult to attain, would cause Medicare payment rates to grow more slowly than and in a way that was unrelated to, the providers' costs of furnishing services to beneficiaries. Thus, providers for whom Medicare constitutes a substantive portion of their business could find it difficult to remain profitable and might end their participation in the program (possibly jeopardizing access to care for beneficiaries)" Tthe Medicare cuts in the House bill are so out of touch with reality that hospitals currently serving Medicare patients might be forced to stop doing so, thus making it much more difficult for seniors to get health care.

Poor's Access Problems Exacerbated: "In practice, supply constraints might interfere with providing the services by the additional 34 million insured persons. Providers might tend to accept more patients who have private insurance (with relatively attractive payment rates) and fewer Medicaid patients, exacerbating existing access problems for the latter group." Those 21 million people who are gaining health insurance through Medicaid are going to have a very tough time finding a doctor who will treat them.

We are grateful to the Heritage Foundation for calling attention to this report.
Now is the time to print this piece or an article from our
MCFL health care page. FAX or mail it to Senators Kerry and Kirk. Also send a copy to your own Congressman. We must keep the fires burning! Congressional mailing addresses are below.

Your efforts are vital!
Anne Fox, President



Senate

  • Paul Kirk (D)
  • Address: 317 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
  • Telephone: 202-224-4543
  • Fax: 202-224-2417

  • John Forbes Kerry (D)
  • Address: 304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
  • Telephone: 202-224-2742
  • Fax: 202-224-8525

House of Representatives

  • John W. Olver (D-01)
  • Address: 1111 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2101
  • Telephone: 202-225-5335
  • Fax: 202-226-1224

  • Richard E. Neal (D-02)
  • Address: 2208 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2102
  • Telephone: 202-225-5601
  • Fax: 202-225-8112

  • James P. McGovern (D-03)
  • Address: 438 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2103
  • Telephone: 202-225-6101
  • Fax: 202-225-5759

  • Barney Frank (D-04)
  • Address: 2252 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2104
  • Telephone: 202-225-5931
  • Fax: 202-225-0182

  • Niki Tsongas (D-05)
  • 1607 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515
  • Washington, DC 20515
  • Phone: (202)225-3411
  • Fax: (202) 226-0771

  • John F. Tierney (D-06)
  • Address: 2238 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2106
  • Telephone: 202-225-8020
  • Fax: 202-225-5915

  • Edward J. Markey (D-07)
  • Address: 2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2107
  • Telephone: 202-225-2836
  • Fax: 202-226-0092

  • Michael Capuano (D-08)
  • Address: 1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2108
  • Telephone: 202-225-5111
  • Fax: 202-225-9322

  • Stephen F. Lynch (D-09)
  • Address: 221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2109
  • Telephone: 202-225-8273
  • Fax: 202-225-3984

  • William D. Delahunt (D-10)
  • Address: 2454 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2110
  • Telephone: 202-225-3111
  • Fax: 202-225-5658





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Worcester update: Now on Pleasant St.

Nov. 20 7PM Rosary and short Bible Study at my house in Holden.  774-263-6969.  Bible study addresses the question, did God tell the Isrealites to kill all of their enemies, including women and children?

On Saturday Nov 14 Planned Parenthood moved into their new building on Pleasant St.  We had about ten people show up to pray the rosary and give witness.  Buffer zones are clearly marked on the sidewalks, but we could use more people as cars enter around the corner on Dewey St. for the back parking lot while we can be visible to people walking into the abortion mill from the front on Pleasant.St.
Nov 21 Sat 9-10AM Prayer vigil protest at the new Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St. Park at Problem Pregnancy.

Send an email asking Theatre to stop play that depicts our Lord Jesus and his apostles as homosexuals -
https://www.americaneedsfatima.net/campaigns/E0082/corpus-christi-protest.html
Prayer of reparation for this blasphemy -
http://www.americaneedsfatima.org/E.0000/acts-of-reparation.html#b

Congressmen Richard Neal and Stephen Lynch both voted to keep abortion funding out of the House Bill (Stupak Amendment).  Send them a thank you:
http://www.house.gov/lynch/
http://www.house.gov/neal/

Dec 12 Sat Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference St. Joe's 114 High St. Medford, MA with Johnnette Benkovic of EWTN. http://www.eternalliferadio.org/

Sign petition to keep abortion funding out of any Health Care bill.
http://www.clearconsciencehealthcare.org/

American Family Association, AFA is calling for a limited two-month boycott of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, the three stores owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc., over the company's censorship of the word "Christmas."
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=767252

Scholastic Books has decided to include the pro-homosexual book for 9-12 year-olds, Luv Ya Bunches, in its middle school book fairs. This troubling book is already in the Scholastic Book Club catalogue, which is distributed to elementary school children. send emails to Scholastic Books management to inform them that as long as they are carrying books that affirm homosexuality as moral, you will not purchase books from them:
investor_relations@scholastic.com
re: "Luv Ya Bunches" not for kids
In light of Scholastic Books decision to include the homosexuality-affirming book Luv Ya Bunches in its catalog and in its middle school book fair, I'm recommending all parents and colleagues to avoid Scholastic.

Couldn't your company at least have remained neutral in this culture war?  This type of propaganda can't help but be confusing to kids, just more of the sexualization of our little ones.  In my state the Dept. of Education came out with the statistics that the pregnancy rate for gay, lesbian and bi-sexual teenagers is higher that the pregnancy rate for heterosexual teenagers!  Think about that, please.

As long as Scholastic Books chooses to sell and promote books that contain offensive content that we believe harms individuals, undermines the natural family, and corrupts society, we will purchase books for our children elsewhere.

Sincerely,

Abby Johnson was the director or Planned Parenthood in Brian, TX who saw an ultrasound guided abortion where a 13-week baby fought for her life, then converted to Pro-Life.  See the O'Reilly Factor interview where Abby explains how Planned Parenthood wanted to increase abortions.  http://video.foxnews.com/11532026/change-of-heart

Remember Little Audrey Santo - http://www.littleaudreysanto.org/

Send thanks to Belmont Abbey College for their steadfastness in Faith for refusing to buckle to Obama's EEOC pressure to force them to offer health care plans that include artificial birth control and abortion.
http://www.tfpstudentaction.net/campaigns/campaigns/belmont-abbey-college/belmont-abbey-college.html

Gay activists mull terrorism against Christians:
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09d/maine_election/barber_pr2.html

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.
http://www.dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/

Prayer Needs;
http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2009/02/prayer-needs.html

Health and spiritual needs: Ashley and her family;  Ken W. who is dying;  Sara M.- battling 2 cancers; Raymond with heart problems; Cheryl G.- in Thanksgiving to Saint Joseph for answered prayer, Jessica 21 has 15 month old son and has MRSA and only has 8 months to live (her sister is at Visitation House), Edward Joseph Parker-Gagne born 3 1/2 months premature and only weighs 1 lb. 14 ozs, Deacon Bob Conner who lost his mother and brother recently, Little Edward Joseph, Jack McGuirk leukemia, Bob recently widowed, with two boys to raise, Peachie with Lupis, Barbara R.- URGENT as she is dying NOW;   Brian N.- cancer;    David- whose wife left family with 3 children; Lisa- who left husband and 4 children- that they reunite and the children and Dad find strength, comfort, and faith, and that the Mom returns home, Ron's sister with brain tumor, My cousin Barbara B. who's back on chemo, Chris T. second operation, Sherry, (waiting for lung transplant), Robbie Coudert, Lauri, four babies now at Visitation House Damien the newest and Grace gained weight and is a real fighter, Marilyn Birnie from "Friends of the Unborn", George recovery from leg surgery, John Benoit who's in Life Care in Auburn, Sean Seely married with 5 yr old twins has  leukemia, Pam G. and Molly full recoveries from Cancer, Georgia and her daughter 2 lb. 1 oz. daughter Grace who needs heart surgery, Keishela. Lisa Lauring stage 4 lung cancer, Abortion workers seeking new jobs …

Recently Deceased: Patrick Swayze, 19 year old Brittany was in i.c.u., Ted Kennedy, Skip, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Al Thoman, Patty G., John Bellione, Bob DeMarco 51 father of three boys, Georga's father, Mike Paul's mother-in-law Dorothy, Dom DeLuise, Mari Loli of Garabindal, Jerry, Wes Schaefer, Defender of Life Pat Taylor…

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pleasant St. Pro-Life

Nov 14 Sat 9-10AM Prayer vigil protest at the new Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St. Park at Problem Pregnancy. Comment on T&G story on Problem Pregnancy.
http://www.telegram.com/article/20091105/NEWS/911050816/1116

Nov. 20 7PM Rosary and short Bible Study at my house in Holden. 774-263-6969
Nov 21 Sat 8AM Mass, 9-10AM Prayer vigil protest at the new Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St. Park at Problem Pregnancy.

Massachusetts employee fired because he said same-sex marriage is a bad thing -
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=757320
Fox News coverage -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_YoSwReVGw
Detailed story in fired employee's own words, how follow employee pressed him for reaction on same-sex marriage, then got him fired.
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09d/vadala/index.html

Dec 12 Sat Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference St. Joe's 114 High St. Medford, MA with Johnnette Benkovic of EWTN. http://www.eternalliferadio.org/

Sign petition to keep abortion funding out of any Health Care bill.
http://www.clearconsciencehealthcare.org/

Law and Order episode gives Pro-Lifers a fair break -
http://www.jillstanek.com/archives/2009/10/law_order_abort.html

AARP is in it for the money -
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/26/AR2009102603392_pf.html

American Family Association, AFA is calling for a limited two-month boycott of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, the three stores owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc., over the company's censorship of the word "Christmas."

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.
http://www.dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/

Prayer Needs;
http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2009/02/prayer-needs.html

Health and spiritual needs: Ashley and her family; Ken W. who is dying; Sara M.- battling 2 cancers; Raymond with heart problems; Cheryl G.- in Thanksgiving to Saint Joseph for answered prayer, Jessica 21 has MRSA and only has 8 months to live (her sister is at Visitation House with 15 month old son, Edward Joseph Parker-Gagne born 3 1/2 months premature and only weighs 1 lb. 14 ozs, Deacon Bob Conner who lost his mother and brother recently, Little Edward Joseph, Jack McGuirk leukemia, Bob recently widowed, with two boys to raise, Peachie with Lupis, Barbara R.- URGENT as she is dying NOW; Brian N.- cancer; David- whose wife left family with 3 children; Lisa- who left husband and 4 children- that they reunite and the children and Dad find strength, comfort, and faith, and that the Mom returns home, Ron's sister with brain tumor, My cousin Barbara B. who's back on chemo, Chris T. second operation, Sherry, (waiting for lung transplant), Robbie Coudert, Lauri, four babies now at Visitation House Damien the newest and Grace gained weight and is a real fighter, Marilyn Birnie from "Friends of the Unborn", George recovery from leg surgery, John Benoit who's in Life Care in Auburn, Sean Seely married with 5 yr old twins has leukemia, Pam G. and Molly full recoveries from Cancer, Georgia and her daughter 2 lb. 1 oz. daughter Grace who needs heart surgery, Keishela. Lisa Lauring stage 4 lung cancer, Abortion workers seeking new jobs …

Recently Deceased: Patrick Swayze, 19 year old Brittany was in i.c.u., Ted Kennedy, Skip, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Al Thoman, Patty G., John Bellione, Bob DeMarco 51 father of three boys, Georga's father, Mike Paul's mother-in-law Dorothy, Dom DeLuise, Mari Loli of Garabindal, Jerry, Wes Schaefer, Defender of Life Pat Taylor…

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AMERICA MAGAZINE SLURS MCFL and entire right to life movement!

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In the latest edition, America Magazine claims pro-lifers care only about the money in the health care bills, not the people, which makes us tools of the Republican party, as are all right to lifers.  The basis was an MCFL email of August 7, 2009 which was partly quoted and the rest "interpreted".  MCFL takes umbrage on behalf of the entire right to life community.
America has promised to print the following Letter to the Editor:

November 10, 2009

 Letter to the Editor, America

I know it is standard for certain kinds of journalism to take statements out of context in order to misrepresent what has been said.  I had thought America was above such tactics until I read your November 2, 2009 article, "An Illusory Peace".  The author, William Bole, quotes from an email, which I sent to the members of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, to try to claim that Mass. Citizens is "more conservative than social".  By extension, he implies, the entire pro-life movement is such.  Mass. Citizens is typical of right to life organizations across the country: non-partisan, non-sectarian, and neither liberal nor conservative.

I could counter by stating the fact that the majority of the members of Mass. Citizens are Democrats who are classical liberals on non-social issues.  I will counter by looking at the August 7, 2009 email (which can be viewed at http://blog.masscitizensforlife.org/2009/11/how-you-and-i-will-stop-obamacare.html ).  Directly above Mr. Bole's quote the email says,

"What do pro-lifers think of when we think of Obamacare?

abortion, euthanasia, denial of care, death counseling, rationing, no choice of insurance or provider, life and death decisions made by some czar, no conscience rights for doctors or patients

Is it possible to correct these things?  Some pro life congressmen tried to put in wording saying abortion would not be involved - wording was voted down!  If euthanasia were removed, there would be nothing left of the plan."


The next statement is a reference to universal health insurance in Massachusetts, the prototype, which is already running out of money and is, therefore, planning rationing - reported extensively in the NY Times and other media just prior to the Aug 7 email.  Mr. Boles obviously reads MCFL emails.  He is aware, then, that this is the only time during five months of intensive emailing that I mentioned finances. 


Mr. Bole's economic component is, in fact, a social component, not a conservative component.  If you spend all your money, you will have to ration care to patients and deny them treatment. 


Massachusetts Citizens for Life has run hundreds of radio and newspaper ads all warning that the various federal proposals contain abortion, rationing, and denial of care based on age or disability. 

 
We invite America to share our concern about abortion, euthanasia, denial of care, and especially about denial of conscience rights for doctors and patients.


Sincerely,

Anne Fox

President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life




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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WBZ Refuses Massachusetts Citizens for Life Health Care Ads

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 Statement by Anne Fox, President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, November 10, 2009

"Radio station WBZ, Boston's NBC affiliate, has refused to sell time to Massachusetts Citizens for Life to air ads on the health care plans.  When asked to put their reasons in writing, the station declined.

"These ads and similar ads have already aired on WRKO in Boston, WTAG in Worcester, and WHYN in Springfield.  They address abortion, rationing, and denial of care based on age or disability.

"At first WBZ told me that we had to substantiate our 'claims'.  Even as I offered to do so, they decided they would not take the ads.

"This is a news station which should be dedicated to presenting all sides of an issue - especially one of such importance to their listening audience.  The media, in general, is unquestioningly in favor of these bills,  As a premier news station WBZ should be happy to air views that may not be exactly the same as theirs.

"When they hear the ad, I am sure people will agree that is a valuable addition to the health care debate"  http://www.houndbite.com/?houndbite=17351




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Saturday, November 7, 2009

LYNCH AND NEAL VOTE RIGHT ON ABORTION! THANKS TO YOU!

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Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Richard Neal were among the 64 Democrats who voted for the Stupak Amendment to restrict abortion funding in the House version of the health care bill.

You are directly responsible!  You wrote the letters, sent the emails, the articles, and the FAXes.  Most of all, you called and called and called!!!!

Your support also made it possible for Mass. Citizens to put ads on radio stations WRKO in Boston, WTAG in Worcester, and WHYN in Springfield, as well as newspaper ads.
You will be interested to know that WBZ radio in Boston refused our ads during the last few days.  We will be letting you know more about that.

We are most grateful to Congressmen Lynch and Neal for voting against abortion funding and to you for urging them to do so!

As you know, this is another beginning, not the end.  The Senate still has to debate and vote on their version.  The vote may take place after the New Year.  If the Senate passes a bill, the two bills will go to Conference Committee and each house will have to vote again on the bill that comes out of Conference.  That gives us a lot of places to stop it.

Of course, they are hoping that we will wear down.  We have shown them once that we are vigilant and we will show them as often as necessary!

Again, thank you for this amazing feat!

Anne Fox, President




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House OK's Vote on Stupak Amendment!

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Saturday Morning:
House approves rules for the debate on the pro-life Stupak Amendmant to remove abortion funding from the Pelosi health care bill.!
Pelosi realizes she does not have the votes to pass the bill over the objections of the pro-life Congressmen!
Read the whole story
We need to keep up the pressure because they still have to vote on the Amendment. Many Massachusetts Congressmen have clogged phone lines and full email boxes (thanks y'all!). If you have access to a FAX that is the best. As we write this, FAXes are going through. If everything is clogged, try one of your Congressman's local numbers.


House of Representatives

Address: 1111 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2101
Telephone: 202-225-5335
Fax: 202-226-1224
E-mail: web form
Address: 2208 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2102
Telephone: 202-225-5601
Fax: 202-225-8112
E-mail: web form
Address: 438 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2103
Telephone: 202-225-6101
Fax: 202-225-5759
E-mail: web form
Address: 2252 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2104
Telephone: 202-225-5931
Fax: 202-225-0182
E-mail: web form
Niki Tsongas - Massachusetts (5th Cong. District)
2229 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202)225-3411
Address: 2238 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2106
Telephone: 202-225-8020
Fax: 202-225-5915
E-mail: web form
Address: 2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515-2107
Telephone: 202-225-2836
Fax: 202-226-0092
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Address: 1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2108
Telephone: 202-225-5111
Fax: 202-225-9322
E-mail: web form
Address: 221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2109
Telephone: 202-225-8273
Fax: 202-225-3984
Address: 2454 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-2110
Telephone: 202-225-3111
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