The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street
Boston Massachusetts 02129
We are in a life and death battle! We must win. I am counting on your gift to match our year-end educational effort.
In these final two days of 2015 we must raise $5,000 in order to earn matching funds. Your gift will make the difference. Your gift today will help to save a life.
Over the next two days, please contribute to the life-saving educational work of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Charitable Trust and receive a tax deduction for 2015. Please click on http://masscitizensforlife.org/2015-matching-funds/
You may also send a check to MCFL CHT, 529 Main Street, 1M9, Charlestown, MA 02129. Please mark Matching Funds on the memo line.
Contributing any time until night will not only help us save more precious babies and save many women from a lifetime of regret, but it will be fully tax-deductible for you when you file your taxes for 2015.
Any amount will be doubled and will move us toward our goal! Thank you for acting on your passion to protect life at all stages!
We are so lucky to have Linda Thayer who has put together this beautiful Christmas meditation which I want to share it with you. It comes with best wishes for you and yours from the MCFL Board and Staff. http://masscitizensforlife.org/christmas-2015/
It is confirmed that the hearings for H-1991, the Doctor-Prescribed Suicide bill will be October 27 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Gardner Auditorium. H-1991 will be the only bill to have hearings before the Public Health Committee that day.
The next Planned Parenthood protest date has just been announced with ho further details yet. It is Saturday, October 10.
Additional 40 Days info,
Kick-off Event at Haverhill Clinic, 288 Groveland Street.
Wed., Sept. 23, 8am
The 40 Days for Life Haverhill Fall Campaign is in memory of a prolife prayer warrior - John Cronin - who spent hundreds of hours praying at the Haverhill clinic. Kick-off event will be followed by a 9am Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. John Cronin's widow, Connie, will be present at the event.
We're also starting a new initiative -- The Prayer Partner Hotline will match people with a prayer partner so they can pray with another person at the clinic. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to become a prayer partner and help others feel comfortable praying at a clinic.
Doctor Prescribed Suicide Informational Public Meetings
Sept 23, Chicopee Public Library, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sept 24, Westfield Athenaeum, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sept 28, Walpole Public Library, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sept 29, Danvers Public Library, 7:00 pm 0 8:00 pm
Sept 30, VFW Hall, Leominster, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 4, Mass for Pro-life Month, St Jerome, Weymouth, 10:30 am
Oct 4, North Adams Life Chain, noon - 1:00 pm
Oct 14, Celebration of Life Day at the State House featuring PRC's, Great Hall 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 17, Death With Real Dignity Seminar, 9:00 - noon, Assumption College
Oct 18, Eleanor McCullen at St Catherine's, 3:00 pm, St Catherine, Norwood.
Oct 22, MCFL Banquet featuring Karen Santorum, with emcee Scott Wahle
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS, CHECK http://masscitizensforlife.org/
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3134 to stop, for one year, taxpayer funding going to any Planned Parenthood Federation of America unless it certifies that it will not perform or provide any funding to any clinic that performs abortions. The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate.
The U. S. House also passed HR3504 The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It is straightforward bill that requires that infants who survive an abortion are entitled to the same standard of care of any child born alive. The bill should now go to the Senate.
The way your congressman voted
If you ask me how your congressman voted, I won't even have to ask you who your congressman is. No matter where you live in Massachusetts, your Congressman voted to fund abortions at Planned Parenthood with your tax money and to allow babies who are born alive to be mutilated in the ways we saw and heard in the PP Scandal videos.
When you are in the pocket of the death lobby you don't have to think.
Next Tuesday, the U. S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). Let's see if it can pass in spite of our senators. Anne
We know people all over the country are watching the doctor-prescribed bill here in MA. This was brought home to me when someone from CT sent this along:
One of your folks - Mark Rollo, MD – recently wrote a letter to the editor in Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/letters/ci_28995303/dont-give-doctors-right-kill
Please write to your paper. We have good tips: http://masscitizensforlife.org/writing-an-effective-letter-to-the-editor/
Or, you could take some of the good technical tips from this webpage from Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society) and turn their arguments to our advantage by telling the truth. http://compassionandchoices.org/userfiles/Letter-Writing-Guide.pdf
Please send copies of your letters so we can share them. Thanks, Anne
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act," (H.R. 3762), 240-189. Among other things, the bill would block, for one year, most federal payments to affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).
In advance of the vote, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, advised House members that the roll call on passage of the bill would be included in NRLC's scorecard of key right-to-life votes, and added, "Our members and affiliates will view the roll calls on H.R. 3762 as votes for or against stripping $400 million from Planned Parenthood."
H.R. 3762 is a special type of legislation called a "reconciliation bill." This means that it cannot be blocked in the Senate by the filibuster, which has been the main obstacle to previous attempts to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Nevertheless, the bill faces formidable obstacles in the Senate.
"Planned Parenthood now commands about one-third of the total abortion 'market'," said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. "For far too long federal taxpayer dollars have been funneled to the nation's abortion giant, and it's time for that to stop. We applaud passage of the reconciliation bill and we urge the U.S. Senate to act quickly."
The bill would close the largest pipeline for federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and apply as well to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Title V and Title XX block grant programs. These sources account for roughly 89% of all federal funds that currently flow to Planned Parenthood. Under the bill, the amounts denied to Planned Parenthood are reallocated to community health centers.
Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider of abortions – at least one-third of all abortions in the U.S. are performed at Planned Parenthood-affiliated facilities. According to their most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood received at least $528 million annually from the federal government or state and local governments.
Based on data from their own annual report from 2013-2014, nearly one in eight women walking through the door of a Planned Parenthood clinic has an abortion. A background memo from National Right to Life is available here:http://www.nrlc.org/communications/ppfamediabackground