Saturday, September 29, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
And that's the best kind! I'm glad to be able to share, Anne
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I heard on WBZ radio (1030 AM) this morning that Dan Rea's talk show (Nightside) will have a segment on assisted suicide tonight at 8:00 and that both sides will be represented. I have no idea who will be representing our side. I couldn't find any more information on line.
I'm sure that the segment will last at least an hour and may go longer if the audience seems interested and Dan doesn't have anyone booked for the 9:00 hour.
Keep two things in mind: The Brown-Warren senate debate will be broadcast at 7:00 and so there may be a larger audience than usual at 8:00 and supposedly WBZ reaches 38 states and the eastern provinces of Canada at night but I'm not sure if that's true as early as 8:00 PM.
Nightside: (617) 254-1030
Be prepared: http://noonquestion2.org/
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I need your help. Please, stop whatever you're doing right now and take a moment to go to www.noonquestion2.org (CLICK HERE) to fill out your Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Opposition Form. Let your voice be heard. Speak out against Question 2.
On Friday I wrote to make sure you knew about an attempt by the radical death lobby to bring Doctor-Prescribed Suicide to Massachusetts. I also asked you for your help to defeat them. We arestill fighting an uphill fundraising battle against the foreignbillionaires funding the suicide activists' campaign and we need your generous gift of $25, $50, $75 or whatever you can afford to level theplaying field.
Ialso need you to make sure you fill out your Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Opposition Form and let people know that you oppose Question 2 and thedanger it poses to the vulnerable.
Make no mistake, if Doctor-Prescribed Suicide is legalized the elderly, disabled and severely ill will all suffer. When suicide becomes a treatment it may soon become a preferred treatment for state regulators and insurance companies looking to hold down costs.
Consider what happened to Barbara Wagner of Oregon, where Doctor-Prescribed Suicide is legal. She'd beaten cancer twice but when it returned her health plan refused to pay for an expensive life-extending treatment recommended by her doctor. Instead they offered her a lethal prescription with no co-pay. In their view she was too old, too sick and too poor to deserve more time with friends and family.
I can't speak for you, but I don't want government bureaucrats and profit-driven corporations making these decisions for me and my loved ones. I don't want my insurance company to decide whether my life is worth the money. If suicide becomes a treatment, however, that is exactly what will happen. That's why I need you to stand with me and say no to Question 2.
Please, CLICK HERE to fill out your Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Opposition Form. After you fill out your form, please send us your generous donation of $25, $50, $75 or whatever you can afford to help us educate the people of the Commonwealth about the very real dangers posed by Question 2.
With healthcare costs rising, the proponents of the law in Question 2 are looking for a way to cut costs by cutting out real, compassionate care for the vulnerable in society. I don't want to let that happen and I'm sure you don't either. Please stand with me and fight Question 2 (CLICK HERE).
Yours for real dignity,
Robin Loughman, RN
Chairwoman, No on Question 2--Massachusetts Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide
PS--Time is running out. With only seven weeks to go we need to really step up our efforts to defeat Question 2. Please, fill out you opposition form now.
PPS--Remember, we don't have wealthy foreign billionaires supporting our efforts. It's down to concerned citizens like you and me. Please donate and be as generous as you can.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
You are Cordially Invited
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Annual Fundraising Banquet
Friday, October 19
Mary Ann Glendon, Keynote Speaker
Lantana in Randolph,
Social Hour, 6:00, Banquet, 7:00
CLICK HERE for more information and tickets
I want to remind you that we have moved the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children to April 28, 2013.
The following article appeared in the May/June MCFL News I hope you'll be able to come to the Banquet. Please put the Walk on your calendar. Anne
MCFL's 26th Respect Life Walk Moves to Spring 2013
The MCFL Walk Committee is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children will take place in Spring 2013. Respect Life Walk Co-Chair Nicholi McLaughlin said, "The reasoning behind the change is
a conflict with MCFL's Annual Dinner which also takes place in October. It doesn't make sense for MCFL to have two major fund-raising events so close together."
The delay until 2013 will give the Walk Committee extra time to investigate more opportunities for matching gifts and corporate donations. Last year MCFL received a partial matching grant from the Choose Life Foundation and donations of free ice cream from H.P. Hood. "We are hoping that these ideas will inspire the walkers knowing that every pledge they bring in will go even further," continued McLaughlin. "We've been especially gratified to see more youth groups participating in raising money for pro-life organizations in their towns."
For twenty-five years, the Walk has benefited more than forty organizations that help mothers choose life for their children. The beneficiaries, mostly staffed by volunteers, provide an impressive array of aid, including crisis pregnancy services, homes for pregnant women and educational programs.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
| This note just arrived from Robin Loughman. It is so important that I am sending it right along to you. I know you will do the very best you can. |
Bless you, Anne
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We just received this marvelous news from Merry Nordeen of Choose Life License Plates
Latest plate counts in - 3,054! The reality has barely hit me. We sold over 150 plates this past month! I want to thank everyone for your prayers and your support. My second phone call, (the first was to my husband, Ken) was to our lovely benefactor to tell him the bond will be released. When, I don't know, but it will be released for certain. Now begins the wonderful work of giving away the money. We will begin issuing our grants again and can start making bigger plans supported by the plate.
Merry Nordeen, President, Choose Life, Inc.
I must thank you also. Early in the summer MCFL telephoned 3,000 of you. The response was overwhelming, which caused the plates to have their finishing spurt. I know many of you also spread the word.
Now we still need more and more plates - We need to have them all over the roads of Massachusetts for everyone to see. Merry and Ken and the Choose Life Foundation have done an outstanding service for us and for everyone in the state.
Thank you all for voting in the Globe poll yesterday. The poll finished with 71%of the people opposed to DPS! Great work!
We have another vital request. Robin Loughman, RN, who is doing such a great job leading the No On 2 effort - Massachusetts Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicid - needs to have you send her an "Endorsement" form saying you oppose Question 2. She needs to have that information for the fight we are in. She asks you to go to http://noonquestion2.org/index.php/take-action, fill out and return the form. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, and everyone else who wants to protect life needs to sign up today.
Thank you for all you do!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The death lobby has always claimed, stridently, that abortion was safer (for the woman) than childbirth. Given the nature of the procedures, that is counter intuitive but we thought that other factors - like a traffic death of a pregnant woman being counted as a pregnancy death - might account for it. Now we have some very thorough longitudinal studies and - guess what? Pro-life intuition was right all along! Even for the woman, abortion is more dangerous than childbirth! I can't wait to cite these studies! Anne
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Look for a picture of the State House right under Ali Raisman. Poll is at the end of the article. We don't want to give them results they can quote!
Poll: http://newton.patch.com/?sem=1&ncid=keywrduspatc00000018&s_kwcid=TC|15226|newton patch||S|p|25876591408