Friday, March 6, 2015

Your ears must be burning!


Eva is at the State House looking out for the interests of life.  Yesterday some legislators got talking and told her that they are very impressed with how well-informed right to lifers are when they call or visit.
That is not surprising.  I know you care enough about the life issues to keep up with developments.  We do not know when hearings on our bills will take place, but here is some background.  I'll be featuring different bills in future emails

Here are the bills we have sponsored.  We have posted the background information on all the bills we have sponsored. Note especially the Women's Safety Act which grew from the 2014 ballot question on licensing abortion facilities, where we garnered more than 70% of the vote. 

Our biggest challenge is going to be the doctor prescribed suicide bill.  Every session we think it can't get worse.  This time they have copied and pasted definitions which they hope will lull people into thinking that safeguards are in place but, in every case, those supposed safe guards are contradicted in what the bill actually says will happen.
The whole suicide may be accomplished in one day and any doctor who is approached is forced to be complicit!

Keep up your good work and thank you!

2015-2016 Legislative Agenda

For the 189th Session of the General Court of Massachusetts MCFL is once again offering a full pro-life legislative agenda. The bills are geared toward reducing abortions, protecting the unborn and infants and educating and informing the public about the value of life and the horror of anti-life policy.
The Women's Safety Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro) and Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood)
This bill, amending the definition of "clinic" in the General Laws, would bring needed attention to the lack of licensing and inspection of numerous non-hospital abortion facilities in Massachusetts
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet
CLICK HERE for the full text of the bill
CLICK HERE for articles and blogposts related to the Women's Safety Act
Laura's Law/ The Women's Right to Know Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro)
This bill is named for Laura Hope Smith, who died as the result of a surgical abortion performed by an incompetent physician. If passed, the bill would offer women more complete information about abortion and fetal development. Women seeking abortions would also be given a chance to see a sonogram of their child. A 24 hour waiting period would be imposed to ensure considered decisions were made.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text
Massachusetts Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge)
This bill would end the barbarous and utterly gratuitous practice of partial birth abortion in the Commonwealth. The 2003 federal ban, upheld in 2007 by the Gonzales v. Carhart decision, may or may not be enforced by federal prosecutors, who are often more involved in issues such as drug trafficking, tax fraud, etc. A state ban would ensure that offenders can and will be prosecuted in Massachusetts.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-Attleboro)
Extensive research indicates that, by the gestational age of 20 weeks, unborn children endure excruciating pain during the abortion procedure. This bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet
The Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act
Primary Sponsor: Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman)
This bill would allow taxpayers the opportunity to indicate on their state tax return that they would like the portion of their taxes usually spent on government-funded abortions to instead fund the Baby Safe Haven program.
CLICK HERE for a fact sheet.
CLICK HERE for bill text.

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