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MCFL-- Vote to keep Margaret Sanger off the $20 bill!

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 16:22:08 PM EDT

Sandra sent this along.  There has been quite a push to put Margaret Sanger's picture on the $20 bill.  Sandra shares how we can vote to put pro-life woman like Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Clara Barton on the bill (you must vote for three).  Thanks Sandra!  Anne

Please help get on the email vote to get a woman on the $20 bill replacing Andrew Jackson who is now thought to have a "questionable past."
Strangely enough, a couple of the the nominees for this honor don't have questionable pasts but well documented pasts which have done far more to harm women than to help. The list includes Margaret Sanger!  It is sickening to think of our country officially honoring someone like Sanger.  Preliminary voting closes on April 5 and then there is a final vote.  Vote now at:  http://www.womenon20s.org/  and please send this to all your contacts.  Thanks in advance.

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MCFL-- Colorado woman who cut baby out of mother's womb will not be charged in death of baby

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Colorado has no fetal homicide laws.  They say that is why the woman who killed a little eight month pre-born baby girl by cutting her from her mother's womb won't be prosecuted.
http://hotair.com/archives/201...

Now we find that the prosecutor is essentially a creature of Planned Parenthood...
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/0...

Officially Massachusetts does not have such laws either, but, as you can see from the cases below, prosecutors and judges in Massachusetts have acted with common sense.
Massachusetts # Commonwealth vs. Lawrence, 536 N.E.2d 571 (Mass. 1973) affirms the conviction for murder of a woman and involuntary manslaughter of her 27-week-old fetus.
Commonwealth vs. Cass, 467 N.E.2d 1324 (Mass. 1984) rules that a viable fetus is within the ambit of the term "person" in the vehicular homicide statute.  The case refers to Mass. Gen Law, ch. 90 § 24G, which defines vehicular homicide.

Another "unintended consequence" of legal abortion.  Lord hear our prayers for the parents of that little girl.

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MCFL-- Bravo to the "social worker in Massachusetts"

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Thank goodness this local social worker had the good of this little girl at heart and, incidentally, followed the law.  Just think what would have happened if this predator had called one of our abortion facilities!
Anne

http://www.pennlive.com/midsta...

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

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MCFL-- 40 Days for Life Closing Week.

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

You still have time to volunteer to be part of this marvelous effort.  You might hit the only warm day of the 40.
Commendations to the coordinators and volunteers who braved the worst weather possible to pray for the babies and their mothers!
Thank you, Anne

Rita Russo shared this huge news.  Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign in 2007, we have confirmed reports of 10,000 babies  who are alive today because their mothers rejected abortion and chose life!  These are people who said that they changed their minds and decided NOT to have an abortion. Praise God!

Today is day 34 of this campaign, and 301 of those babies have been saved during this campaign.  We are on our final week of vigil, ending on Palm  Sunday with a Concluding Prayer Service at 3 pm, Sunday, March 29th with Rev. Michael McNamara.  Please join us!

Friday, March 27th at 7 pm, we will have our last English Candlelight Vigil led by Rev. Joseph McDermott.

Saturday, March 28th at 6 pm, we will have our last Spanish Candlelight Vigil led by the Seminarians from St. John's Seminary.

Stations of the Cross at Planned Parenthood at 9 am  on Good Friday.

We will still be out there every day this week praying through Sunday.   If you haven't made it out yet, you still have time.  The snow has melted and the parking meters have re-appeared on Commonwealth Avenue.

40 Days for Life has put out a short video of the 3 things to say outside an abortion clinic.  You can see it here:  https://40daysforlife.com/2015...

Worcester:

SUNDAY, MARCH 29th, 3-4:45PM - Our campaign's closing event will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. Immediately following, we will have Adoration and Benediction in the Problem Pregnancy chapel at 495 Pleasant Street.

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MCFL-- Voting opened at noon today.

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

The time as come to pick the 2015 March Baby!

The March Baby will be the face of this June's Massachusetts March for Life.

This year's competition will be very stiff.  There are so many adorable choices.

CLICK HERE to pick your favorites!

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MCFL-- Dr Paul Carpentier and other life heroes to be honored at Worcester Mass. We are grateful

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

How appropriate that this Mass for Life should be on the Feast of the Annunciation!  And that Evangelium Vitae came out on the Annunciation.  Hope you can make the Mass!
Anne

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From the Worcester Diocese:

Congratulations!

All are invited
to join
Bishop Robert J. McManus
in celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
at the annual

Mass for Life

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10:00 a.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester

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Congratulations to the recipients of this year's pro-life awards who will be honored at the Mass for Life:

Paul Carpentier, MD
Evelyn Lindquist
Thomas Szkoda
Fr. Adam Reid

Read more about the Mass and this year's awardees see this week's edition of The Catholic Free Press

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March 25th also marks the
20th Anniversary of
St. John Paul II's landmark encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).

You can read it here.

Saint John Paul II, pray for us!

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MCFL-- It could be too late to be adorable - deadline tonight!

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

If you are like I am, you have had your eye on a little cutie whose picture you plan to submit to be the Walk/March Baby but you have not actually submitted the picture.  Well, we have to do it by midnight today or it will be too late!  Please get that picture in.  I am dying to see your baby!  http://masscitizensforlife.org...

Voting will start tomorrow at noon...!

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MCFL-- MCFL Convention was very rewarding

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Those who attended the Convention were delighted with what they learned and with the chance to exchange ideas.

Prof. Michael New proved beyond a statistical doubt that state laws and other efforts by state organizations have dramatically cut the number of abortions, thus saving many babies.
Two-parent parental consent laws (not just notification or one parent) cut the number of abortions by 31%!  His talk was full of gems like that.

Nancy Valko, RN shared many of her personal and professional experiences.  One thing that stood out was that, when Nancy operated on principle for a family member or patient, the result was that many of her colleagues changed their minds and started advocating properly.

Dr Mark Rollo shared the facts which show that NaproTechnology, besides being moral, natural, and safe for baby and mother is also  as successful or more successful than in vitro fertilization.  We must work to get the word out about this "miracle"

After lunch, we started something new.  Conventioneers who wanted more from one of the speakers had the opportunity to sit down and interact, question, etc.  It was marvelous.  The problem was choosing which speaker (s) to sit with.

Linda Thayer, as usual, is a huge draw.  She talked about Frameworks legislation and presented her newest program.  People were coming up to tell me they want to have her come to their towns.

Usually, by the end of the day, people are getting restless and eat lots of cookies and soft drinks.  On Saturday we has dozens of each left over because people were mesmerized and didn't even think of getting up.

Topping off the wonderful speakers was Colleen Janz, Executive Director of the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum, who came with her traveling wall.  Colleen didn't give a presentation, she gave a performance.  She made the life and times of Anthony and her fellow "suffragists", particularly their pro-life position on abortion, come alive.

It was fun to see Eric Anthony, a collateral descendent, in the audience.

I want to extend a huge thanks to St Sebastian School who lent us their beautiful facilities and resources.

We are so lucky that wonderful speakers and locations are so committed to the issue of life that they will share with us.  The pictures and videos will be available shortly - I'll let you know.

Thanks again to everyone involved in making the Convention such a success!

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MCFL-- Directions to MCFL Convention

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

We are so fortunate to be at St Sebastian's School!

If you take the Mass Pike, you will be coming from the North (traveling for about 10 min on Rte 128)

We are parking in a different lot than we had thought so please disregard all former directions

From Points South via Route 128

   Heading northbound on Route 128, take Exit 17 (Route 135)
   At the end of the ramp, take a right
   Turn right at the first set of lights onto Lyons Street which turns into Greendale Avenue
   Turn right  into parking lot of the school and St Bartholomew Church
   Go past the church until you see the statue of St Sebastian.  At statue, turn left and head out of parking lot toward Great Plain Ave.
   Take the last driveway on your right before the street and park anywhere in that lot.
   Walk around the school, following the yellow signs until you see St Sebastian again.  Enter by door behind him.  It is a very short walk.  If you cannot make a short flight of stairs inside, park all the way in by the dumpsters and tap on the patio doors outside Ward Hall  We will let you in.

From Points North via Route 128

   Heading southbound on Route 128, take Exit 18 (Great Plain Avenue)
   At the end of the ramp, take a left
   Turn left at the first set of lights onto Greendale Avenue
   Turn left into parking lot of school and St Bartholomew Church and follow directions above.

I am headed to Logan now to start picking up speakers.  Looking forward to seeing you!  Anne

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MCFL-- A baby saved yesterday in Springfield!

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

This just came from the MCFL Ludlow office,
FYI we had a save in Springfield yesterday morning.  Two of our people showed the couple a video and they immediately changed their minds!

Hallelujah!

The story is going around the internet about the young mother who was rejected by American Idol three times.  A video of her singing to her baby has gone viral and she has received a number of offers.  The neat thing is that she sat in an abortion clinic for seven hours crying and finally decided not to abort the little one who now is the light of her life.  In the story, it mentions that many mothers have posted pictures of babies they were all set to abort - one is 17 and "his mother's best friend".  I cannot find where those pictures are posted.  If you know, would you pass it on, please?  I think it would be great to share.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...

Thanks! Anne

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MCFL-- Deadlines for Baby Contest nominations and Convention registrations!

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

All of a sudden, Monday, March 23rd is almost upon us!   That is the last day to register your favorite little person(s) to be the 2015 Walk/March Baby!  You know all babies are beautiful, so the only requirement is that the baby be between 6 and 24 months today.

Nominate at http://masscitizensforlife.org...

The Convention this Saturday looks marvelous.  The speakers are truly amazing AND Rosalie is baking for coffee in the morning.  It is worth coming just for her goodies.

"We're All About Life", March 21, 8:30 - 4, St Sebastian's in Needham.  http://masscitizensforlife.org...

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your little relatives and friends and to seeing you at the Convention for all or part of the day.
Anne

PS  If you had planned to mail the baby pictures instead of registering online, you may bring them with you to the Convention and Matt will take them back to the office on the 23rd.

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MCFL-- 40 Days Wednesday good news update!

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Rita Russo, who does a fabulous job organizing 40 Days in Boston, sent this update.  All of you who have volunteered are wonderful! Anne

Today is day 28 of this campaign, with 12 days to go.  I am happy to report that 265 babies have been saved from abortion at all the sites since the beginning of the campaign, February 18th.  Never doubt the value and importance of your efforts and sacrifices for life.  Do not be discouraged.  God sees your actions.

We have the following events scheduled for the last 2 weeks of the campaign:

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

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

Concluding Prayer Service on Sunday, March 29th at 3 pm.

We still need prayer warriors from 7 am to 7 pm every day.  Please sign up for vigil hours on our website: https://40daysforlife.com/loca...

Mother Teresa once said, "Peace begins with a smile."  Remember that pro-life ministry begins with treating all you come across as a child made by a loving Creator; your simple smile can be the thing that turns someone's heart to the kind, loving ways of their Father in Heaven.

Prayer
Father of mercy and grace, we thank you for the gift of our children. Grant that every fiber of our being may rejoice when a new baby, our own or any else's, is born into the world. Help us to welcome them as we would welcome you, for whenever a new baby is conceived, another life to bear your image and another voice to praise and worship you, is beginning. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.

"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." Vatican Council II

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MCFL-- Sure enough, Warren and Markey won't help victims of sex trafficking!

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Those of you who called them are not surprised that Senators Warren and Markey value abortion more than the victims of sex trafficking.  This is an excellent account with some very thoughtful quotes.  Anne

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

Don't forget to register for the MCFL 2015 Convention.  This year's theme: We're all about Life! CLICK HERE to register.

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MCFL-- Program for MCFL Convention this Saturday

by: MCFL Press Release

Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

WE'RE ALL ABOUT LIFE

Massachusetts Citizens for Life Convention, March 21, 2015

8:30 - 9:00, Registration and Coffee

9:00 - 9:15, Welcome

9:15 - 10:10, Michael New, PhD, "Pro-Life Success in the States: Strategies for the Current Decade and Beyond."

10:15 - 11:10, Nancy Valko, RN, "Fighting Suicide, Encouraging Doctor-Prescribed Suicide - the Disconnect"

11:15 - 12:10, Mark Rollo, MD, NaproTechnology, "Ethical, Natural, and The Most Successful"

12;15 - 1:00, Lunch

1:00 - 1:15, Hope's Story, video of a MA woman who has survived brain cancer

1:15 - 1:40, Jennifer Popik, Esq. video: DC Caucus on Fetal Pain Legislation

1:45 - 2:40, Linda Thayer, "What We Could/Should Be Teaching"

Michael New, Nancy Valko, Mark Rollo, "In-Depth Follow-Up on AM Presentation"

2:45 - 3:40, Colleen Janz, Executive Director, Susan B Anthony Birthplace,"The Early Suffragists Opposition to Restellism (Abortion)"

3:45 - 4:00, Closing

NB. Traveling Wall from the Susan B Anthony Birthplace will be on display

Throughout the day

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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.

https://40daysforlife.com/loca...

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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.                    

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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

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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

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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-- Now it is Girl Scout cookies

by: MCFL Press Release

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

Last year, when we learned the facts included in this article about the Girl Scouts, it was too late to do anything in Massachusetts so I want to share it with you in time this year.  http://www.ncregister.com/dail...

Personally I find it compelling enough that our family will skip Girl Scout cookies this year but I think it is not something about which MCFL will be raising a boycott or anything.  We have important work at the State House and our educational efforts are mighty at this time of year.  I'll be sending you more information.

I did want you to know, however.  They've gone after apple pie and motherhood (especially motherhood).  Why not Girl Scout cookies?

Anne

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