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MCFL-- Today is Day 20! Check 40 Days activity this week.

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 13:10:29 PM EDT

40 Days for Life - Haverhill Afternoon of Prayer
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA
When: Wednesday March 18 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
 -  Holy Hour for Life (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) 4 PM to 5 PM,
 -  Presentation by Mary Ann McCarthy, Director Haverhill Pregnancy Care Center 5 PM to 5:30 PM
 -  Stations of the Cross for Life 5:30 PM to 6 PM.  
Come help us bring our petition for the unborn to the Living Christ in prayer and thanksgiving.  Directions to the church are available on the website at https://40daysforlife.com/loca...

Boston Campaign
at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Boston

English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, March 13, 20, and 27

(bus from Norwood on Friday nights, rsvp 781-769-5398 annie40days@gmail.com)

Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, March 14, 21, 28

More on the website: https://40daysforlife.com/loca...

Worcester:
FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH, 11AM-NOON - Bishop McManus will lead us in the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester.

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NOTE FROM ANNE: THE WEATHER HAS FINALLY TURNED TO SPRING!   NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP TO SPEND SOME TIME AT  A FACILITY.  YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

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MCFL-- It's never too early to be adorable!

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 13:14:38 PM EDT

This year's Respect Life Walk / Massachusetts March for Life on June 28 will have a whole new look and tone with many more young people. I'll be telling you the exciting details!

The first order of the day is to choose the March Baby who will be the face of the March.
Your adorable little one, or another you know, would make a darling March Baby.  Pictures must be submitted by March 23, 2015, so you need to get going!  Babies must be 6 - 24 months now.  Pictures will become the property of Mass Citizens.

If you know a family with a baby the right age, please tell them about the contest.  Rob says his neice is going to win.  Let's give him a run for his money!

Please go online to see how you can submit pictures, http://masscitizensforlife.org...

NB Voting will start online March 24, 2015 AT NOON.  You'll want to get people geared up to vote for your baby!

I know you look forward to seeing all the dear little ones, as do I.

Anne

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MCFL-- Board member Bridget Fay hits the big time.

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 13:09:30 PM EDT

Here is Bridget at National Review Online!  I am sending this before I even read it because I am so proud and want you to have it so quickly.  I know it will be fabulous!  Please press reply to let Bridget know what you think.  Whoee!  Anne

‎http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415122/international-womens-day-time-unity-not-division-bridget-l-fay

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MCFL-- Your ears must be burning!

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

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.  http://masscitizensforlife.org... 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!

Anne

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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MCFL-- YOU can make the Boston Globe run a pro-life ad! Yes, you can...

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

I am embarrassed to admit that we subscribe to the Boston Globe - my husband insists on the sports.  I always feel that I should do penance.  If you subscribe you may feel that way also.  WELL... this marvelous opportunity has come up!  The Globe is giving subscribers vouchers which will be used to run ads for charities of their choice.  That means you and I can (I already have) get vouchers worth $100 toward a Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc. ad!!!!

You don't need anything but this link  and your phone number.  PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST YOUR GROUP AS MASSACHUSETTS CITIZENS FOR LIFE, INC.
We have those great billboards and are working on new ones.  A nice, big, pro-life ad in the Globe would certainly go along well to educate the general public.  Just the thought makes my day!

Please go to http://www.BostonGlobe.com/GRANT  immediately and get your voucher.

Thank you, thank you
Anne

PS  What could be easier or more life-saving.  Again, please be sure to list Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc.  

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MCFL-- 40 Days Happenings this week

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

Dear Friends, 40 Days is going splendidly.  From now on, the weather will be easier and Day Light Savings Time will help.  Please sign up to pray at "your" local clinic and try to attend some of the great events below.
Thanks for all you do for life!
Anne

BOSTON

Boston Campaign at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Boston

English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, March 6, 13, 20, and 27

Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, March 7, 14, 21, 28

HAVERHILL

40 Days for Life - Haverhill Afternoon of Prayer
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA
When: Wednesday March 18 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
 -  Holy Hour for Life (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) 4 PM to 5 PM,
 -  Presentation by Mary Ann McCarthy, Director Haverhill Pregnancy Care Center 5 PM to 5:30 PM
 -  Stations of the Cross for Life 5:30 PM to 6 PM.

LYNN

St. Adelaide's will have Eucharistic Adoration in the main church on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  due to a death in my family today followed by the Lenten 7:00 p.m. Mass.

WORCESTER

RACHEL ROSARY - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH, 6:30-7:15PM - The Grafton Parishes will be hosting a Rachel Rosary (to pray for post-abortive mothers and fathers) across the street from Planned Parenthood at 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester.

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MCFL-- Latest Gallup disaster for pro-abs!

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

In spite of what the media would like us to believe, polls show a definite, long-term move in the pro-life direction - and that is irrefutable!
http://www.nationalrighttolife...

The country is moving pro-life because of  the educational work you and I do.

I enjoy composing these emails for you.  Right now about 25,000 of you receive them.  We get very positive feedback. You are amazing about making the phone calls, taking part in the polls, and telling you neighbors the latest pro-life information.

There is no way to send out that many emails without using a service, which costs money.  Please   http://masscitizensforlife.org...    make a small (or large) donation today.  Better yet, make a pledge so that we will know we can keep sending out the emails.

Thank you in advance for your help - and for all the work you do following up on the emails!

Anne

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Upcoming MCFL events

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

March 21, 2015.  The Convention is fast approaching!  Be sure to register now.  

MCFL Annual Convention "We're All About Life"
March 21, 2015, 9:00 - 4:00
Dedicated to the Memory of Janet Callahan

Professor Michael New, the leading expert on abortion statistics proving the powerful impact of state laws on reducing the number of abortions.Here is his excellent piece on the life of Dr Willke which appeared in National Review,   http://www.nationalreview.com/...

Dr. Mark Rollo, specialist in NaproTechnology, a natural method of fertility restoration that is safe, moral, effective, and inexpensive.

Colleen Janz, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace in Adams, MA.

Linda Thayer will bring people up-to-date on dangers of the proposed Health Care Curriculum Frameworks. The Frameworks include lessons that teach children how to obtain abortions without parental knowledge.

Nancy Valco, RN nationally recognized speaker and writer on suicide, doctor-prescribed suicide and end-of-life care.

Coffee and Registration: 8:30AM
St Sebastian School, 1191 Greendale Ave, Needham

Register online today: http://masscitizensforlife.org...

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MCFL-- Arrangements for Elinor Rafferty

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 12:11:16 PM EST

Dear Friends,

I want to let you know that visitation and Elinor's funeral are on Friday morning in Quincy.   I hear that the funeral director, like most people who crossed her path over the years, was a good friend of hers.

I take comfort in the fact that Elinor is praying for the cause of life and Mass Citizens in particular.

Anne

http://www.legacy.com/obituari...

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MCFL-- Upcoming 40 Days Events

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

We are going to send you upcoming 40 Days events each Wednesday to help you make your plans.  Volunteers are still needed.!  Please check the websites to sign up for your times.                        

Thanks,
Anne

Boston Campaign at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Boston

English Candlelight Vigils Fridays at 7 pm, Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27

Spanish Candlelight Vigils Saturdays at 6 pm, Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Haverhill Campaign:
Location:  Merrimack Valley Women's Health Services, 288 Groveland St. Haverhill
Sign up for Hours:  7 AM to 7 PM

Worcester Campaign Events:
RACHEL ROSARY - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH, 6:30-7:15PM - The Grafton Parishes will be hosting a Rachel Rosary (to pray for post-abortive mothers and fathers) across the street from Planned Parenthood at 470 Pleasant Street in Worcester.

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MCFL-- Membership Matters! Join Today

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

Dear Friend of Life,

We all have a huge, vitally important job to do and we need you as part of the team!  We must restore protection for life at all stages.  As a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, you will be essential to our efforts.  I hope you will join us at this exciting time.

I honestly believe, that when we restore legal protection for the unborn, it will invalidate the pro-death cliches (quality of life, cost of care, etc) and will keep them from being used against others on the edges of life.

Let's look at the public policy question we had on last November's ballot in 11 State Representative districts calling for the local legislator to vote for legislation requiring facilities that perform abortions to be licensed and inspected. We averaged more than 70% of the vote! That is 11 districts out or 160. We know there are more than 40 other districts that are as pro-life demographically.

The people involved made it easy because they had some organization and activity in place.

We plan to go in to every district in the state and try to organize in the same way.  That is necessary for when the abortion issue is returned to the states.  Immediately, it is necessary to stop the "Care and Comfort in Dying" bill which has been filed.

The Convention on March 21st is going to be great!  You will notice that members get a discount. The Mothers Day Dinner is coming together beautifully with Virginia Webb as Chair and Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life Committee, as speaker.  Student Lobby Days are progressing, the Speakers Bureau is well on its way to speaking to 10,000 students this school year, the Walk for Life on June 28 is now the Massachusetts March for Life with a whole new look and tone with many more young people, and we are seeking locations for the Summer Academy, which draws students from all over the state.

I hope you enjoy getting our emails and have learned something from them.  Please help us to continue to grow by becoming a member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life! (CLICK HERE to join today!) As a member you will receive our wonderful quarterly magazine.

The website also has the option to pledge I can't tell you how important pledges are. Every time you pledge, you make it possible for me to plan our life-saving work.

I thank you for your commitment, your support, and your prayers.

With gratitude,

Anne

PS.  You may join on-line (CLICK HERE), by sending a check for $30 (individual) or $50 (family) to Mass Citizens for Life, 529 Main Street, 1M9, Charlestown, 02129, or by calling 617-242-4199.

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MCFL-- Our Dear Elinor Rafferty, former MCFL President, has died!

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EST

June Newman, Elinor's close friend just called to tell me that Elinor died this morning.  Elinor - the funny, spunky, super-committed gal who was always doing some pro-life work.  When we had our Board Christmas party at my house last December, I wondered how I would get it all together without Elinor and June.

When someone gets elderly and frail, it is harder for people to remember them, especially when many who are left didn't know them.  Trust me, Elinor was always up to pro-life good, taking care of the movement and of individuals.  I'll let you know as soon as we have arrangements.

Thank you, God, for the gift of Elinor!
Anne  

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MCFL-- Results of the DPS poll and a great DPS video

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 17:29:28 PM EST

Thank you for voting in the D-PS MA poll.  When we started, "No" was way behind.  Poll ended "No 62.26% to Yes 37.74%"  You do good work!  The comments are priceless.                    

http://wwlp.com/2015/02/18/sta...

This video is beautiful and should convince any Christian who is not already opposed to doctor-prescribed suicide.  Yes, there are too many of those as I'll be sharing with you.  Please pass it on.  Anne

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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MCFL-- MA DPS poll - we are behind! VOTE NOW!

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 16:05:31 PM EST

When I voted at 8:45am, we were behind 41% - 58%.  Please vote and pass on!
Thanks,
Anne

http://wwlp.com/2015/02/18/sta...

Use the web address above. The poll is at the bottom of the article.

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MCFL-- Kick Off Rally on Wednesday at 3pm

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 00:02:41 AM EST

40 Days for Life, Boston has sent the following.  You may find out below about events in all locations.  As Rita says, "It is time to sign up..."

Anne Dear Friends for Life,  

I hope you are coping with this old fashioned winter.  The Vigil will be challenging, but babies are still dying there, despite the weather.  I promise you, I will be there.  The Kick Off tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3 pm with Brother Pio, FPO, is on, as are the Candlelight Vigils Friday night at 7 pm (English) with the seminarians from St. John's Seminary, and Saturday night at 6 pm (Spanish) with Sister Maria Ruth, Daughter of St. Paul, of the Spanish Radio Apostolate.

 The only thing in question is the bus from Norwood/Dedham.  If you plan to take the bus, be sure to RSVP to annie40days@gmail.com or 781-769-5398.   We do not want to run a bus with 3 people on it.  If you come, we will have the bus.

There is negligible snow forecast for the rest of the week.  It will be cold, however, so dress warmly.    It is also time to sign up for vigil hours.  You are the power of this campaign.  Your prayers and witness can save lives.  An hour is not so long to stand outside.  It is up to us to show the world that these babies' lives matter.  They have no voice but ours.   Register on our website and sign up for hours.

If you have any difficulty, please email me and I will help you. Don't forget we are doing "Daily Informal Vigil Hours" this campaign.  If you can give us an hour, even better, an hour a week, choose a name for your group and we will post it on our website under Resources as "Daily Informal Vigil Hours".  We invite others to join you.  The list is attached and will be updated weekly.

Check out the absolutely stellar list of prominent people who have endorsed 40 Days for Life at this link:   https://40daysforlife.com/medi...   We can be proud of the support of Pope Francis and many other prominent pro-lifers.  Use this list to your advantage when promoting the campaign.  The Vigil flier is also attached.  Post it wherever you can. Pray that we may use these 40 Days for Life to plead for God's mercy and grace upon all those involved in the sin of abortion.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  1 Corinthians 15:58 See you on Comm. Ave.!

United for Life,

Rita Russo    

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MCFL-- Great Letter from Agatha

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 15:06:24 PM EST

Congratulations to Agatha Bodwell for her letter in the Cape Cod Times

Aftereffects of abortion deserve compassion

Posted Jan. 27, 2015 @ 2:01 am  Cape Cod Times

   On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we not only mourn the loss of 56 million children that were never born, but we also offer compassion to their parents who may still be carrying the burden of grief and regret. The psychological consequences of abortion can be devastating. Some sad and lesser-known statistics regarding the aftereffects of abortion include:

   • Women have a 65 percent higher risk of clinical depression following abortion vs. childbirth.

   • 65 percent of women suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following abortion.

   • Suicide rates among women who have abortions are six times higher than those who give birth.

   • Excluding women with a prior history of substance abuse, those who abort their first pregnancy are five times more likely to report subsequent drug and alcohol abuse vs. those who give birth.

   Men and women who are still suffering from an abortion in their past can find healing and peace by reaching out to organizations like Project Rachel, Rachel's Vineyard, Fatherhood Forever and, locally, Learn Your Options.

   Agatha Bodwell

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MCFL-- Think 57,000,000 is Too Big to Get Your Head Around?

by: massprolife

Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 15:11:07 PM EST

57,000,000 deaths are more than most of us can get our heads around, although we would all love to put our arms around any of those babies.  Dave Andrusko has a piece at LifeNews with a video which will, literally, blow your mind and make that total real - a real must-see!  

Anne

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/0...

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MCFL-- Brittany's Death Dangerous to Us All

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Nov 03, 2014 at 11:40:14 AM EST

Friends, obviously we mourn the death of any person.  Poor Brittany was used by Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society). According to reports, Brittany far out-lived her prognosis.   Let us hope and pray that her suicide will not be the opening the death lobby needs to pass dangerous doctor prescribed suicide laws.  As usual, Rita Marker says it so well: http://www.americanthinker.com...

We must be practical.  Doctor-prescribed suicide will be proposed again in the Massachusetts legislature.  That makes each of our votes tomorrow even more important.

We'll be sending out last-minute info on candidates later in the day.  You may also check the MCFL website: http://masscitizensforlife.org...

Let's pray for all those have terminal illnesses.

Anne

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MCFL-- All we can do is pray

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 14:09:53 PM EDT

Brittany Maynard is the young woman with a brain tumor who moved to Oregon in order can kill herself on Saturday, which, ironically, is All Saints Day.  The case is doubly sad because she is being used by the death lobby, Compassion and Choices.  

Brittany has received many many encouraging messages such as this:  http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

Now it seems that Brittany has decided to delay killing herself! (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/health/terminally-ill-woman-may-have-changed-mind-about-taking-her-life)

We can only pray that she will decide against suicide once and for all.                                                                                                                                                                                  
Unfortunately, C&C has invested so much in her that I am afraid  she will be under a lot of pressure.  C&C is fine with her delay now because it keeps their message on the covers of all the magazines but they won't want to let her off the hook.

Let's keep praying for Brittany and all those with terminal diagnoses.
Anne

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MCFL-- Banquet was Superb!

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 12:35:15 PM EDT

It is so gratifying when people leaving an event are all saying it is the best one ever.  That is certainly what happened last night!  The Banquet was "sold out," many people were there whom we haven't seen in a while, the awardees were so deserving of recognition, and Ryan was delightful.  He tells about his life and work in such an entertaining, inspirational way.  He made so many excellent points.  One that struck me especially was that some of the best things in life are unplanned.  That takes a faith that so many lack these days.

I want to thank Bea Martins, Matt Hanafin (who is developing into a great speaker), and their committee, and our Executive Director, Pat Stewart, emcee par excellence.

I would like to remind you again of the Award winners who are just a few of the wonderful pro-lifers out there.

Dr. Joseph Stanton Award
            Dr. Barbara Rockett

Ignatius O'Connor Award
           40 Days for Life Coordinators (on behalf of all participants)
                       Attleboro: Ron LaRose, Stephen Marcotte, Darlene Howard
                       Boston: Rita Russo
                       Haverhill: Paula Lahti
                       Lynn: Cori Connor-Morse
                       Springfield: Tim Biggins
                       Worcester: Pauline Morris

Pro-Life Community Awards
           James and Bernadette Lyons
           Greater Lawrence Chapter

              Muriel Ostrowski
           Burlington Chapter

             Thomas Pasternak, R. Ph.
          Greater Fall River Chapter

I enjoyed seeing you all!

Anne

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MCFL-- Pray With 40 Days, Today at Home, Tomorrow at an Abortion Facility Near You

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Linda sent this a few minutes ago.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THAT FATHER WHO LOST HIS CHILD, 12 WEEKS OLD, TODAY.  READ BELOW.  GOD HELP US ALL.

40 Days for Life/Worcester
We ask you to pray for a young man who our prayer volunteers spent hours with today outside Planned Parenthood.  Carol reports, "We stood outside PP for 3 hours this morning with a crying young man whose girlfriend was inside aborting their 12 week-old baby which he desperately wanted.  He really needs a lot of prayers.  It was heartbreaking."

40 Days also needs you to pray at the facilities.  Sometimes, as you are praying, you can really feel the prayers reaching inside.  40 Days is doing a wonderful job!  If you haven't joined them yet, now is the time.  This campaign goes through Nov 2, All Souls Day.  You can easily sign up online for whatever time you want.

Thanks,

Anne

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MCFL-- Question 5 Signs - View Here!

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 12:35:53 PM EDT

The Public Policy Question to require abortion facilities to be licensed and inspected is moving along beautifully!  The local people have been holding meetings, writing Letters to the Editor, and doing other publicity.  As you saw yesterday, the opposition is essentially pushing back-alley abortions.  What a pro-life victory this is going to be!  

It is time for lawn signs, which will also be used for stand-outs and at the polls.  They are especially important at the polls because people forget about the ballot questions and leave them blank.

The election is three weeks from today!  I must get the signs out to the districts ASAP, but we still need to raise $1,050 more to pay for them.  So many people have helped already.  Please help me raise the $1,050 today so I can order the signs.  

I am so grateful for all you do.  Please donate today!

Thank you,

Anne

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MCFL-- We Finally Got the Pro-Back-Alley-Abortion Letter!!!

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 11:15:16 AM EDT

Our abortion facility licensing public policy question is #5 in most districts where it is on the ballot, # 6 in a few others, and #7 in Wilbraham.  It is the same question (see wording below).  Our people in those districts have been sending excellent Letters to the Editor. We have been hoping to have some Letters to the Editor opposing our ballot question, which would give us more of a chance to publicize the pro-life position in favor of #'s 5,6, & 7.  Well, one finally came!  A doctor from Boston wrote to the Sentinal and Enterprise in Fitchburg and Leominster, which are two of our districts.

With true pro-abortion logic, he opposes a law requiring licensing and inspecting by saying, "If we truly want to protect and improve women's health and safety, we need to pass measures that increase access to safe, legal health-care, not restrict it.

I think either he or his cronies will write the same letter to all the papers in the 11 districts where the question is on the ballot.  Please be on the lookout.  It is a wonderful vehicle for a few letters, at least.  Again, please check the list below and contact everyone you know in any of the districts.

There are going to be some good wins in the Massachusetts legislature on Nov 4th.  The ballot question will be the other bright spot for us!

Thanks,

Anne

PPQ #5,6,7

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?  THIS SAME WORDING APPEARS ON BALLOTS IN LOCATIONS BELOW NUMBERED EITHER 5, 6, OR 7.

QUESTION # 5
BRAINTREE
EAST LONGMEADOW, pct 1,
FALL RIVER,  Wd 1, pcts A, B, C; Wds 2, 3, 4; Wd 5, pcts A, B, B1, C; Wd 6, pcts A, B, CC, C1; Wds 7,8,9
FREETOWN, pcts 1, 2, 3
HANOVER
LEOMINSTER
NORWELL
NORWOOD
ROCKLAND
SPRINGFIELD, Wd 6, pcts C,D,G,H, Wd 7, pcts, B-E, G
WESTPORT
WEYMOUTH
WORCESTER,  Wd 5, pcts 1,2,4,5; Wd 6; Wd 8, pcts 1,5

QUESTION # 6
FITCHBURG
HOLBROOK, Pct 1
LUNENBURG, Pct B
NEW BEDFORD, Wd. 1, pcts D,E,F
WALPOLE, Pcts 1, 2, 6, 7

QUESTION # 7
WILBRAHAM

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MCFL-- VOTE NOW: Mass. Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Poll

by: MCFL Press Release

Sat Oct 11, 2014 at 20:39:51 PM EDT

Channel 22 in Springfield has it right, "Viral video promotes 'death with dignity.'"  I heard it is being discussed in local high schools!  Please respond to poll right now.  We can't have them using the results against us!

Thank you,

Anne

http://wwlp.com/2014/10/09/vir...

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MCFL-- "Dear Brittany"

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

In response to the email about Brittany, the young woman with brain cancer who plans to commit doctor-prescribed suicide, Anne sent along this note and beautiful letter.  I always appreciate it when people want to share with other pro-lifers.

"Here is a powerful letter written to Brittany from a mother of four who is dying of cancer.  Thought you might like to share it."
http://www.aholyexperience.com...

I also include the article about the European Human Rights Court which, liberal as they are, still seems to get it.
http://www.christianpost.com/n...

Anne

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MCFL-- Good Response to Latest Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Story

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

The national media is bursting with the story of the young woman with a brain tumor who moved to Oregon, got her prescription, and is deciding when to use it.  Marilyn Golden, who helped advise us on our Question 2 win in 2012, handles this difficult story very well,  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c...

This doctor-prescribed suicide push is never going away - but, then, neither are we!

Vote now,

Anne

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MCFL-- A Delightful Surprise! Important Dates

by: MCFL Press Release

Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 11:01:26 AM EDT

Last night, at their dinner, Morality in Media gave out awards.  I was completely surprised and most honored to accept, on behalf of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, an award for supporting traditional family values!  Others who were honored included the Catholic Daughters of America, Mass. Family Institute, the Knights of Columbus, State Representatives Jim Lyons and Jim Miceli.  Patrick Trueman, President of the national Morality in Media spoke brilliantly.  He was a close friend of Dr. Joseph Stanton, so I was delighted to sit with him and reminisce.

Speaking of dinners, I want to let you know that the MCFL Banquet Committee is pleased to announce their decision to dedicate the 2014 Banquet to Joe Reilly, former Executive Director, President and Chairman of the Board.  Also they asked me to tell you that almost all the tables are already reserved.  I'm looking forward to seeing so many of you!

Anne

Pro-Life October is even busier than usual this year:

Every Day, 40 Days continues.  You can still volunteer: http://40daysforlife.com/

Pro-Life Sunday, Oct 5:  Life Chains across the state (list at end of email).  

Sunday, Oct 5, 11:30 a.m.  Respect Life Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Cross,1400 Washington Street, Boston
All are welcome (508) 651-1900 or ProLifeOffice@rcab.org  

Monday, Oct 6, 6:45pm - MCFL  Information Night on ballot question concerning abortion facility restrictions - Norwell Public Library, 64 South Street, Norwell, for towns of Norwell, Plymouth, and Rockland  

Thursday, Oct 9, 7:00 pm - MCFL  Information Night on ballot question concerning abortion facility restrictions -  Leominster Veteran's Center, 100 West Street, Leominster, MA , for Leominster, Fitchburg, and Lunenberg, Pct B

LIFE CHAINS   * means verified for 2014  

LEOMINSTER / N WORCESTER COUNTY - Main St at West St at Monument Square, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Robin Koroskenyi  978-466-3902

*LONGMEADOW - Longmeadow St at Bliss Rd, Sat, Oct 18, 11:00 to 12:00 noon; Tony Moran   413-567-3197  

LUDLOW - Center St 1/4 mile south of Mass Turnpike entrance, Sat, Oct 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Anna Maria Dias  413-589-7933    

* OXFORD - Main St at Sutton Ave, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Fr Michael Lavalllee  508-987-8892  

* SHREWSBURY - White City Plaza, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Louise Faiola  508-756-1150  

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MCFL-- Doctor-Prescribed Suicide "Out of Control" in Netherlands

by: MCFL Press Release

Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

I wanted to pull out a few statistics for you, but there are so many and they are so awful that I couldn't.  Please read it yourself.  As is so often the case with the death lobby, things get worse than could have been imagined.  Please start praying because the Massachusetts DPS bill will be filed again in January.

Thanks,

Anne

P.S. I started thinking and did the math.  If Massachusetts followed the path of the Netherlands, we would have about 2,000 known suicide/euthanasia cases a year!

http://www.breitbart.com/Breit...

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MCFL-- Our ABORTION RESTRICTION Public Policy Ballot Question in the News

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 00:40:22 AM EDT

Christine Williams has written a fine piece.  Local people in the districts where the question is on the ballot are setting up meetings and writing to their local papers.  We have some radio and TV coming up.

The Anchor: http://www.anchornews.org/news...

The Pilot: http://thebostonpilot.com/arti...

The Catholic Free Press: http://www.catholicfreepress.o...

Please be sure to check the list below to see if you or friends or relatives live in one of the districts - and then donate!

Thank you,

Anne

The Public Policy Ballot Question
Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?  THIS SAME WORDING APPEARS ON BALLOTS IN LOCATIONS BELOW NUMBERED EITHER 5, 6, OR 7.

QUESTION # 5
BRAINTREE
EAST LONGMEADOW, pct 1,
FALL RIVER,  Wd 1, pcts A, B, C; Wds 2, 3, 4; Wd 5, pcts A, B, B1, C; Wd 6, pcts A, B, CC, C1; Wds 7, 8, 9
FREETOWN, pcts 1, 2, 3
HANOVER
LEOMINSTER
NORWELL
NORWOOD
ROCKLAND
SPRINGFIELD, Wd 6, pcts C, D, G ,H, Wd 7, pcts, B-E, G
WEYMOUTH
WORCESTER,  Wd 5, pcts 1, 2, 4, 5; Wd 6; Wd 8, pcts 1, 5

QUESTION # 6
FITCHBURG
HOLBROOK, Pct 1
LUNENBURG, Pct B
NEW BEDFORD, Wd. 1, pcts D, E, F
WALPOLE, Pcts 1, 2, 6, 7

QUESTION # 7
WILBRAHAM

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MCFL-- Today at 5:00 and Other Important Dates This Week

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 11:14:57 AM EDT

Today at 5:00pm the Boston Bar Association hosts a panel discussion on the New Buffer Zone.  It appears that they lined up a half dozen BZ supporters and finally decided maybe they should have someone opposed to the BZ.  They were lucky to get Phil Moran, one of the counsels in McCullen vs Coakley, who has already called the New BZ "draconian."  Of course Phil is going to clean their plates because he has the Constitution on his side and knows much more about the whole thing than the half-dozen  Boston Bar Association supporters, 16 Beacon Street (right across from the State House) at 5:00.

Thursday, Oct 2nd at 7:00 pm there will be an information session at the Braintree Library about Public Policy Question #5 which will appear on the ballot in Braintree and Weymouth.  This will instruct the legislature to vote to require abortion facilities to be licensed and inspected.  Right now there are sixteen unlicensed facilities in the Commonwealth.

Thursday, Oct 2nd, Morality in Media Dinner, Bear Hill Golf Club, Stoneham, Features Patrick Trueman, well-known pro-lifer,  http://www.moralmedia.net/acti...

Saturday, Oct 4th, 9:00am - noon, Assumption College, Worcester, Death with Real Dignity  Speakers:  Deacon Peter J. Gummere, John Kelly, and Marie Romagnano, all people you have been wanting to hear!  http://masscitizensforlife.org...

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