As they say, "Have a good day!" Anne
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Yesterday was exactly a year before the "big one." Pundits were calling it a harbinger of the 2012 elections.
Oregon first congressional district. Pro-life Republican Rob Cornilles will face EMILY's List Democrat Suzanne Bonamici in special election, January 31, 2012.
In Virginia, pro-lifers already control the governor's office and the House of Delegates. Yesterday, Virginia voters replaced two pro-abortion state senators with two pro-life senators, giving pro-life Senators control in the Commonwealth. (Pro-life candidates easily retained control of the House of Delegates.)
The pro-abortion chair of the Senate Health and Education Committee, appears to have lost by 86 votes to his pro-life challenger, a race in which Virginia Society for Human Life PAC, a National Right to Life affiliate, played a key role.
In Kentucky, pro-life challenger state Senate President David Williams (R) was unable to defeat pro-abortion incumbent Governor Steve Beshear (D).
Pro-life Governor Haley Barbour (R) was term-limited in Mississippi, so the gubernatorial seat was open. Fortunately, there were two pro-life candidates competing. Pro-life Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant (R) defeated his pro-life challenger Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree (D).
On October 22, Louisiana's popular pro-life Governor Bobby Jindal (R) was re-elected, garnering more than 65% of the vote in a ten way race.
The Personhood Amendment in Mississippi was defeated. MCFL does not have a position on the PA but I found this analysis from Americans United for Life very helpful, "The loss has no immediate implications as the initiative restricted what the government could do, not what individuals could do. The measure would have restrained government actions – government-funded abortions – and not abortions conducted by individuals or enterprises such as Planned Parenthood… the importance of the recognition of the humanity of a child in the womb will not falter as a result of this vote."
In Massachusetts, we will have the "Death with Dignity"/ Doctor Prescribed Suicide ballot question in 2012. We have a wonderfully helpful web site and many presentations next week. I'll be sending out an email about all of those shortly.
Keep up your good work! Anne
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Rita Marker, JD, international expert:
Physician Assisted Suicide/ Doctor Prescribed Suicide
"WORDS THAT WORK"
Sunday, Nov. 13, Assumption College, Worcester, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, La Maison Francaise Building. This year's Chapter Leadership Conference is different from those in the past. Pro-lifers and anyone who wants to be prepared for this battle are urged to attend.
Monday, Nov 14, St John's Seminary, Brighton, 12 noon – 2:30pm. Lunch in the Refectory. Presentation in the Medeiros Classroom. Clergy and pro-lifers.
Wednesday, Nov 16, St. Stanislaus Hall, Main Street, West Warren, 12 noon to 2:30pm. Clergy and pro-lifers.
NB. All presentations include lunch, so please register at 617-242-4199 X 230 or reply to this email with your name, address and phone number. Be sure to register by three days before the event you plan to attend.
When this issue heats up and your friends are falling for the death arguments, you will be so grateful you had the chance to learn from Rita! Find out more about Rita at http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/speakers-rita-marker/
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street
Boston Massachusetts 02129
Wednesday, November 2, 2011