Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
"When I was told I was going to lose my leg, the first thought I had was that I would rather be dead…I don't think we should let those type of ideas infiltrate what should be a medical decision.
"Secondly, if you are terminally ill and have made those wishes to your doctor saying 'I don't want to be kept alive, I'm in pain and I want to go,' right now, that's what happens. It's not like people are being artificially kept alive against their own will.
"My wife is a psychiatrist, she spends her life trying to prevent people from killing themselves, and now we are going to say 'it's okay, you can do that.' I just don't see it."
Kennedy states that he wants to increase services, such as visiting nurse care, so that people don't feel as if they are at that point.
For a printable copy of the article, click here: Kennedy on DPS.pdf
Friday, October 23, 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 email@example.com 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
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Dear fellow pro-life advocate:
Regarding the petition to stop the public funding of abortion, we now have less than one month to gather the 64,750 signatures before the deadline date of November 18. We have collected a lot of signatures, but not yet nearly enough. So please, if possible, turn your effort up a notch!
More and more churches are getting involved. Some of the results from last week include St. Mary's in Melrose (280 signatures), St. Camillus in Arlington (233 signatures), and St. Mary's in Dedham (277 signatures). Many other churches, both Catholic and Protestant, are scheduled to have signature gathering campaigns in the coming weekend. If you have not already scheduled one at your church, please do so now!
Some Catholic pastors have stated that they wanted to postpone a decision whether to allow signature gathering at their church until they heard from their bishop. Please advise these pastors of the following:
Yesterday I met with attorneys representing the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. They advised me that, in each of the four Massachusetts dioceses, each pastor was free to do as he wished on the matter. (For confirmation of this, pastors can call the Massachusetts Catholic Conference at 617-746-5630.)
Accordingly, please see your pastor ASAP and ask for permission for his parish to get involved in this important pro-life endeavor.
If you need petition sheets, these can be obtained by contacting any of the following:
You can also obtain petition sheets by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 781-312-8755.
Thank you for whatever assistance you can provide in gathering signatures and advancing the pro-life cause in Massachusetts.
God bless you for your effort.
Massachusetts Alliance to Stop Public Funding of Abortion
Contact: Ron Larose
Phone: (508) 736-9813
Contact: Rita Russo
Phone: (781) 762-4391
Contact: Debbie Papalia
Phone: (978) 490-5302
Contact: Cori Connor-Morse & Padre Paul McManus
Phone: (781) 334-0029
Contact: Tim Biggins
Contact: Lee Crowley (508) 887-1064
Pauline: (508) 839-7674
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
DPS drug same as execution drug that has been ruled "cruel and unusual punishment" - terrific article!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
And Debbie shares this excerpt from the 40 Days international daily report of Oct 13
And Debbie shares this excerpt from the 40 Days International Daily Report of Oct 13 by Shawn Carney
"She found herself praying alone on Day 1 ... and she immediately prayed for help with the campaign. Later in the day, that help arrived.
"A woman came out to the vigil and said she had just found out about 40 Days for Life and wanted to help in any way possible. "And wow! Has she backed up her words!" Debbie said. "She has been a huge help and was an answer to my prayer on Day 1!"
"On the days when John felt really ill, he would still go to the vigil and remain in his car to pray. He was that dedicated and never complained. I was fortunate to meet John's wife, who was so inspired to see people coming out in his honor."
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Oct 14, Celebrate Life Day at State House, Great Hall, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch included. RSVP required,Robert@RenewMACoalition.org
Oct 17, "Death With Real Dignity" Seminar, Assumption College, 9:00 am - Noon,
Oct 17, Sing A Little Louder: Pro-life activist, Penny Lea, and an exclusive screening of the short film, "Sing a Little Louder". Saturday, October 17, 5pm at St. Elizabeth's Parish, North Adams, MA. Food and refreshments will be served. Contact email@example.com
Oct 18, Eleanor McCullen on the Buffer Zone Supreme Court Case, St Catherine, Norwood, 3:00 pm, http://masscitizensforlife.org/get-involved/events/
Oct.18, Milton Respect Life Walk, St Mary's 1:30 to benefit Friends of the Unborn, Contact James Kackley for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to have Karen Santorum as our keynote speaker at our annual Fundraising Banquet next week on Thursday, October 22nd. We have a few last minute tickets still available. If you and your family or friends would like to hear Mrs. Santorum's highly anticipated speech, please be sure to purchase your tickets ASAP! Seating is very limited, and this is an event you will not want to miss.
For tickets or for more information, call Matt at 617-242-4199 ext. 221. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis and they will not be sold at the door. Call now!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Benefit Jeffersonian Dinner with Dan Diaz, whose late wife, Brittany Maynard, became the Face of the National Death with Dignity Movement
Monday, October 26th, 6PM at a lovely private home
Tax Deductible donation of $2,500 / person requested – which will be doubled by an anonymous donor for a total impact of $7,500
Thursday, October 8, 2015
... mainly, that Planned Parenthood makes a fortune from abortion despite their misleading claim that it only represents 3% of their services ...
... their cancer screenings have dropped by 50% as abortions have increased ...
... and finally, Planned Parenthood does not own one mammogram machine. Not one.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
FOR SIGNING BILL TO LEGALIZE DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED SUICIDE
We will be returning to the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four points by Sheraton located at 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike (Route 1 southbound) in Norwood, MA. The venue is always beautiful and the staff is so welcoming. Join us for our social hour at 6 PM. The Banquet dinner will begin promptly at 7 PM.
Tickets are still available for this year's event, but seating is limited, and no tickets will be sold at the doors. Ticket prices are $75 per ticket, or $65 per ticket when purchasing ten or more. To purchase your tickets today, or for more information, contact Matt at 617-242-4199 ext. 221. Don't delay!
Kindly RSVP by Monday, October 12, 2015. We hope to see you there!
Matt Hanafin & Bea Martins
MCFL Banquet Committee Co-Chairs