We pro-lifers knew in 2009 that the proposed legislation which became O-care would do four things: 1) fund abortion, 2) cause rationing, 3) result in denial of care, and 4) slash conscience rights. We spent a great deal of effort and funds to educate the public. As things have unfolded, our worst predictions have materialized.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The new Texas abortion law goes into effect today. It was challenged in court. The Newton Tab gloated, " Texas abortion law gutted" You might want to read what really happened. Note that the 20 week limit and abortions having to be done in surgical facilities are now law. Also, Gov Perry plans to appeal.
Alec Torress at National Review: Two Texas Abortion Restrictions Overturned By Federal Court, 20-Week Ban Unaffected
UNICEF: Children Have a Right to Sex Services Without Parents Knowing
But we have one - as long as you register by tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 29th)!
Monday, October 28, 2013
With Halloween coming this Thursday, I did some research on UNICEF. These are the most recent pieces. There is no reason to think anything has changed, but you can make your own decision.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
For Immediate Release Contact: 781-449-1774
Boston, 10/22/13: The Board of Directors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life is delighted to introduce the new Executive Director of MCFL, Patricia D. Stewart, Esq. A resident of Norwell, Pat brings extensive background in end-of-life care and decision making. She is committed to ethical, quality health care for all.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Such good news! Pro-life Frank Addivinola is now the Republican candidate in the Fifth Congressional District race for the seat formerly held by Ed Markey. His opponent, State Senator Katherine Clark, takes an aggressively "pro-choice" position. One of her campaign ads features her touting "reproductive rights." Please spread the word.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Chapter Leadership Conference: What MCFL Can Do For You
The Boston Globe published an opinion piece over the weekend which really must be answered. If you don't read the Globe, here it is http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/10/11/supreme-court-should-uphold-mass-buffer-zone-law/Waf1cn6pdAt4ZDsp6yp4kN/story.html
Monday, October 14, 2013
Our Banquet was wonderful! People left so inspired. I want to thank the amazing committee: Chair, Matt Hanafin, Chair Emeritus, Bea Martins, Paulette Martinville, John Curry, Connie and Cathleen Murphy, Madeline McComish, and June Newman. Helen and David Cross provided lovely music, Ken Sullivan created the beautiful program, and so many others helped to make it a very special night.
Lila is delightful, so unassuming and so committed to saving lives. We were honored that her mother, Annie, flew in from California and her aunt came down from the Worcester area. Lila's contract rules out making a video. Lila spoke again on Saturday morning in DC. This is the video link to that talk,
http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=PG13J03 Much of what she said was similar. The link is much shorter than her talk and easy to listen to. If Lila's talk doesn't come up first, just scroll down the list until you find it and then scroll back up to watch the video.
At our Banquet, she gave more of her pro-life background and developed more fully the concept that life is the basic right for all and we must concentrate on that. She also made the point that, because Massachusetts self-identifies as the most liberal state in the country, then our work is even more important here. She stressed the darker the place the more significant the light of even one candle. I think you can see why we were all so inspired.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
On Tuesday, primaries will be held for the Congressional seat vacated by Ed Markey. The MCFL Federal PAC has not endorsed in this race but we do want you to know the positions of the candidates. Constituents in the 5th CD, please be sure to vote. Everyone in the state, please share this information with pro-life friends in the 5th.
All of the Democrats take firm pro-abortion positions.
On the Republican side, Frank Addivinola and Tom Tierney each answered the MCFL Questionnaire 100% pro-life.
Republican Mike Stopa did not answer the MCFL Questionnaire. According to yesterday's Globe, he is, "Personally opposed to abortion but believes Roe v. Wade is settled law and 'the right of a woman to have an abortion early in pregnancy should be protected'"
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Both State Senate Primaries Yesterday in the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire Were Won By Candidates Who Are 100% Pro-life!
Madeline McComish, Chairman of the MCFL State PAC, which worked for and endorsed both candidates stated, "It is always ideal to have an election where both candidates are pro-life. The Nov 5th general election will be ideal."
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Death with Real Dignity Conference held in Worcester last week was very informative.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
At the "Death with Real Dignity" conference, Allison Ledoux reminded attendees of two very important items.
First: You must have a Health Care Proxy. You must have it on file everywhere you possibly can. You must make it part of your annual check-up to be sure your doctor still has a copy. You must bring a copy with you to the hospital so you can use it instead of their generic one.
You can download, sign, and copy, National Right to Life Will to Live, https://www.nrlc.org/medethics/willtolive/
Or use the Health Care Proxy from the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, http://www.macatholic.org/proxy
Second, never agree to anything at first. Keep asking what the person means and then take plenty of time to think before agreeing to anything. I am afraid you have had an experience like mine. An associate of my mother's doctor called me the day after my mother had had a heart attack. She danced around what seemed to be a request not to use extraordinary means. Only later did we discover that they had put on a Do Not Resuscitate order without permission from my mother.
And I would add an amazing help in making serious health care decisions. That is Patricia Stewart's little workbook, The Healthcare Decision Guide for Catholics from http://sweetapplepress.com/healthcareguide.html
Things are not good but taking the steps above for ourselves and our loved ones will help.