Friday, August 31, 2012
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Robin Loughman, RN, Chairwoman of No On 2 (Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide) asks me to thank so many of you who have donated to this most important effort. She tells me about G, who has made two generous contributions. When she thanked him, he said he could not think of anything more important!
I cannot think of anything more important, either. For the Death Lobby, this is do or die. If they cannot pass this flawed suicide law in Massachusetts, where can they? We can set them back by a decade. We must educate people. That can be done in large enough numbers only by TV.
You know No On 2 needs money. Please do what you can, NOW.
Thanks and bless you!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Monday, August 20, 2012
I came across this well-documentedpresentation of the importance of the abortion issue in elections which I thinkyou will appreciate. Please keepeducating about DPS. Anne
What is the most decisive issue in2012?
By Dennis M.Howard , Renew America,August 18, 2012
Analysis of data in the 130th edition of the U.S. Statistical Abstract shows that 80% of the nation's 1.2 million abortions occur in Democratic "blue" states, while only 20% occur in Republican"red" states. That makes abortion the single most decisive factor in whether a state votes "red" or "blue." Politicians ignore it at their peril.
Not surprisingly, the issue is divisive. Fully 90% of all abortions occur in just 25 states, while the other25 states make up "pro-life America" — with just 10% of all abortions. Federal funding for abortion-related services, needless to say,go disproportionately to the high abortion states.
Like it or not, "pro-life America"is paying the bill for "pro-choice America."
The District of Columbia with an abortion rate of 50% — 2.5 times the national average — rivals New York City as the"abortion capital" of the United States. In New York City,the black abortion rate is even higher — 60% — while the rate for Hispanics is40%, and for whites 20%.
What does that mean for voters and for politicians?
Pro-life voters need to speak up vocally about the issue. Pro-choice voters certainly will. Keep your favorite candidate's feet to the fire and don't let him or her brush the issue aside.Abortion is not only a moral issue. It's a powerful economic issue as well.Fight for what you believe in.
Demographic changes are like shifts in the earth's crust:They take place slowly and persistently over a long period of time, but when they hit, they hit hard.
Other factors such as trade policy,the mortgage and financial crisis, changing technology, and the transformation of America's communications and distribution infrastructure also played a role, but changing demographics and declining social values have a deeper, more persistent impact.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Robin Loughman, Chairwoman of MAADPS, has asked us to share this with you. Last night at the Summer Academy, Fr Mullen reminded people that our goal is a "No" vote from every voter. This new web presence of the MAADPS, which is now MAADPS - No On 2 is very encouraging. So many of you have asked what you can do. Getting involved with social media is something very helpful which you can do. Thanks, Anne
P.S. Investing a generous contribution is something else each of us needs to do. After all, this is just as crucial as abortion with even more potential victims! https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/NoOnQuestion2/
"The Secretary of State has assigned No 2 to the doctor-prescribed suicide ballot question.
In order to fight it better, we have changed our name to the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide - No On 2.
We have also upgraded our web site and web presence. Please check them and get involved.
Our goal is to get people to vote "no" not to have any philosophical discussions with them.
The final session of the 2012 MCFL Student Summer Academy was held last night at St.Brendan's Parish in Bellingham. It was an excellent night with Rep. Ryan Fattman distributing the certificates of completion as 27 students were commissioned as Pro-life Youth Ambassadors.
Anna Brisbois, Laura Brisbois, Clare Marie Fecteau, Joseph Fecteau,Kelsey Gallagher, Thomas Gaudet, Luke Gonya, Olivia Gonya, Peter Gonya, MarkHennigan, Alex Hufnagel, Olivia Koerner, Anna Koerner, Austin Leavitt, CollinLeavitt, Nicole Linse, Clare McCallan, Joe O'Reilly, Nicholas Piselli,Alexander Piselli, Katelin Riley, Erica Ritter, Monica Vise, Sean Waclawik,Catherine Waclawik, Ian Jankauski, and Michael Hennigan are all now ready to carry the pro-life message to an all-to-often hostile world. What's more, they are ready to do so with both information and compassion.
Later in the evening we were joined by members of the community to hear some excellent presentations on the dangers posed by the Doctor-Prescribed Suicide law on the ballot this coming November. I'm sure the Summer Academy kids will be leaders in the fight to inform the public about this horrible proposal.
Last night went well, but really the entire six week program was a huge success. I especially want to thank MCFL Vice-President Linda Thayer for all her hard work and Fr. David Mullen, MCFL Board Member and Pastor of St. Brendan's for the use of the wonderful facilities.
I really enjoyed meeting all the great kids who participatedand I hope to have an even bigger group for next year's academy.
Thanks so much for all the support!
MCFL Director of Communications
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A better word for untruth would be three words: National Catholic Reporter
Dear, indomitable Miss Nellie has died at age 88. Nellie founded the March for Life in 1974 and guided it ever since, working full-time year-round so that millions of pro-lifers could witness and lobby on the sad anniversary of Roe v Wade. What an impact the March has had! Nellie made a point of incorporating groups of post-abortive woman, minority and young participants.
In 1976, when we ran Ellen McCormack for President because the Democratic party was leaving its roots, Nellie organized a March in New York before the Convention.
Nellie came to Boston in 2010 to address the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund Dinner. I picked her up at the airport. The March for Life Principles have always been "no compromise", which some have interpreted as being opposed to laws like the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Nellie explained to me that she favored the Ban and other efforts to cut down on the number of abortions. She was able to visit with her old friend, Dr Mildred Jefferson. As it turned out, this was shortly before Dr Jefferson's death.
If November 6th develops as we hope, this March will be the largest, most joyful ever. I'm sure Nellie, in her usual way, is already praying up a storm for that to happen. I hope all of us will get to the March in Nellie's honor this year. Anne