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MCFL-- Testimony in person tomorrow or by email this week

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Jun 29, 2015 at 18:17:33 PM EDT

All 50 states have "Baby Safe Haven" Laws.  Massachusetts has among the best results, having had only one abandoned baby die since the bill passed.  The wording of the law acknowledges that it does not have sufficient funds appropriated.
Rep Geoff Diehl has filed The Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act, H 2481, which allows the tax-payer to re-direct the portion of his/her taxes which has been used to pay for abortions.  That amount would be used to fund the implementation of the current Baby Safe Haven Law.

Hearings:  Joint Revenue Committee, June 30th, 10:00 am, Room B1.

Testimony will be short.  Please keep these points in mind.

H 2481 does not cut the amount of taxes the state collects.
H 2481 does allow those who oppose abortion on moral grounds to be sure they are not paying for abortions
H 2481 does fund important educational efforts.
http://masscitizensforlife.org...

If you are not going to able to attend in person, please email your testimony to both chairs.
Senate Chair: Michael Rodriques, Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov
House Chair: Jay Kaufman, Jay.Kaufman@mahouse.gov

Your efforts make all the difference!
Thank you,
Anne  

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MCFL-- State Senator Thomas Kennedy, R.I.P.

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Jun 29, 2015 at 13:13:35 PM EDT

The cause for life has lost a stalwart!  Massachusetts State Senator Thomas Kennedy of Brockton passed away yesterday morning at 63.

First elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1983, Senator Kennedy rose to the upper chamber in 2008 following the retirement of Senator Robert Creedon.

Senator Kennedy had been confined to a wheel chair since an accident as a boy,  He was a staunch advocate for the needs of those most vulnerable: the unborn, the disabled, the sick, and the dying.  His opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide was especially important.

Please pray for him and his family and that his district will continue to be represented by an advocate for life.

Bless you,
Anne  

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MCFL-- Abortion can cause Cerebral Palsy: another reason to March on June 28th!

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Brent Rooney, MSC, at http://www.justiceforkids.webs... sends along interesting studies.  Today he points out that previous abortions cause subsequent babies to be born prematurely, which is the major cause of birth defects including cerebral palsy.  This is another one of those things we have included in talks and now the studies are piling up.

Dr. Ellice Lieberman and her Harvard University colleagues reported in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM198709173171206) that Black-American women in Boston with more that one (1) prior abortion nearly double (1.91 times) their risk of premature deliveries.

The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, in its 2007 premature birth textbook, listed 14 "Immutable Medical Risk Factors Associated with Preterm Birth".  Of 14 "preemie" risks the third listed risk is "Prior first trimester induced abortion"' URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.ph...

The latest, Tatavarti SR, Arimilli V. PRETERM BIRTH ASSOCIATED with CEREBRAL PALSY. Journal Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare. May 2015;2;2476-2479,  http://www.jebmh.com/data_pdf/... Rao.pdf  

BREAKING GOOD NEWS!  About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before!

Just 10 days until the March!  Hope you are working on some good signs.

Anne

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MCFL-- ...not even my mother

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

 Sometimes a video says it all and needs no explanation.  Dave Andruscko, Editor of National Right to Life News, recommends such a video. interviewwithunborn.com.  

Please share it.  

Anne

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MCFL-- Banquet Speaker and Mothers Day

by: MCFL Press Release

Sun May 10, 2015 at 02:53:04 AM EDT

We are so fortunate to have as our featured speaker Karen Santorum, mother of eight children, including Gabriel and Bella, and wife of Senator Rick Santorum

Their son, Gabriel Michael, who was born prematurely and died two hours after birth on October 11, 1996. Karen wrote Letters to Gabriel which expresses the bond between mother and child with incredible tenderness and love. The book makes a bold and profound statement about the gift of life, family values, the bond between parent and child, the grieving process and the paradox of suffering.

According to George Will, "When the Santorums received a blessing named Gabriel, they suddenly experienced the reality at the heart of a public policy argument about respect for life."

Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world in 2008 they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. Bella's disorder, Trisomy 18, is a rarer, more lethal cousin of Down syndrome. Only half of babies born with it survive a week; only ten percent see their first birthday. Bella recently celebrated her seventh birthday.

Bella's Gift is the story of how the entire family came together to love and care for Bella and how God strengthened them during the storms and blessed their family with grace, peace, and joy.
Searchingly honest, faith filled, and surprisingly joyful, Bella's Gift is a loving, lived-out testimony to the truth that everyone counts, even "the least of these."

Be sure to save the date: October 22, 2015.

I would like to share this poem, whose author is unknown but whose thoughts are universal.  Blessings to all you Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers and Mothers-in-spirit!  Anne

There is no love like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth
Like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time
And when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one
For all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on
Through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love
From the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.

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MCFL-- Speaker at MCFL Banquet: announcement coming!

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri May 08, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

We are so fortunate to have this gifted speaker!
We had been bubbling over with delight for months but felt that Mothers Day was the most appropriate day to let you know.
You will see why we think so.
Please watch your email tomorrow!
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MCFL-- Viability depends on care - new study published in NE Journal of Medicine

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu May 07, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Ever since 1973, pro-lifers have maintained that viability depended on our ability to care for a baby, not on the baby's age.  At that point the Supreme Court wanted to place viability at the end of the "second trimester"   Now the New England Journal of Medicine  has published a study which essentially finds that the chance of healthy survival for babies born at 22 weeks depends on the attitude and ability of the hospital.  You need to subscribe to read the study but the NY Times has a good article about it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05...

Just another place where the Supreme Court did not think things through before sentencing tens of millions of babies to death.

Of course, viability could apply to people who are disabled, elderly or ill...

Keep up the good work!

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MCFL-- The Elms College, Chicopee, graduation speaker: blatantly pro-ab Congressman!

by: MCFL Press Release

Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Thanks to Dennis for passing on this information from the Newman Society!  Dennis has written to Bishop Rozanski and President Reap.  I have included contact info in case you also wish to contact them  Anne

College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) in Chicopee, Mass., will host Congressman John Lewis of Georgia as the College's 2015 commencement speaker on  May 16. As previously reported  by the Newman Society, the College chose Lewis for his "personal and political focus on civil rights," despite a consistent pro-abortion voting record. He earned 100 percent ratings with the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice America in 2013 and 2014 Lewis voted against banning partial-birth abortions, barring minors from crossing state lines to procure abortions, and requiring minors to involve responsible adults before having an abortion. Lewis also co-sponsored the Women's Health Protection Act, which would effectively prohibit medical professionals from recommending ultrasounds or other procedures to women considering abortion. Additionally, he voted in favor of increased federal funding for contraception and embryonic stem cell research.

Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., President of Elms College

Office of the President
Sandra Talbot
Assistant to the President
413-265-2293
talbots@elms.edu

291 Springfield Street • Chicopee, MA 01013-2839

BISHOP
Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski
76 Elliot St., P.O. Box 1730
Springfield, 01102-1730
Tel. 413-732-3175

contact email form at http://www.diospringfield.org/...

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MCFL-- The Elms College, Chicopee, graduation speaker: blatantly pro-ab Congressman!

by: MCFL Press Release

Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Thanks to Dennis for passing on this information from the Newman Society!  Dennis has written to Bishop Rozanski and President Reap.  I have included contact info in case you also wish to contact them  Anne

College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) in Chicopee, Mass., will host Congressman John Lewis of Georgia as the College's 2015 commencement speaker on  May 16. As previously reported  by the Newman Society, the College chose Lewis for his "personal and political focus on civil rights," despite a consistent pro-abortion voting record. He earned 100 percent ratings with the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice America in 2013 and 2014 Lewis voted against banning partial-birth abortions, barring minors from crossing state lines to procure abortions, and requiring minors to involve responsible adults before having an abortion. Lewis also co-sponsored the Women's Health Protection Act, which would effectively prohibit medical professionals from recommending ultrasounds or other procedures to women considering abortion. Additionally, he voted in favor of increased federal funding for contraception and embryonic stem cell research.

Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., President of Elms College

Office of the President
Sandra Talbot
Assistant to the President
413-265-2293
talbots@elms.edu

291 Springfield Street • Chicopee, MA 01013-2839

BISHOP
Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski
76 Elliot St., P.O. Box 1730
Springfield, 01102-1730
Tel. 413-732-3175

contact email form at http://www.diospringfield.org/...

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MCFL-- WALK / MARCH BABY: WE HAVE A WINNER!

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 12:51:56 PM EDT

We are most grateful to the families who entered their adorable babies.  Every one of them is precious!  Anne

AND THE WINNER IS...

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MCFL-- Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund Dinner, April 26, 2015

by: MCFL Press Release

Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

On behalf of our friends at the PLLDF:

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MCFL-- MCFL Mothers Day Dinner featuring Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 15:27:38 PM EDT

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MCFL-- Lauren Hill R.I.P. Inspiring piece from...The Globe!

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 17:15:15 PM EDT

Lauren Hill, that darling girl who lived life to the fullest and helped so many others in spite of having a brain tumor, has died.  Reading about Lauren over the past year, one couldn't help but think she should be the one getting all the attention instead of the death lobby.  I know you join me in praying for Lauren and her wonderful family!  Anne

http://www.bostonglobe.com/met...

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MCFL-- Corrected link to the PD-PS poll

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

I had used the link in the last email to vote, but it isn't working for some people.

This should work,  http://www.providencejournal.c...

Please vote!
Thanks,
Anne

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MCFL-- D-PS poll in RI. Vote NOW!

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

A poll in Rhode Island asks:
Should a person facing a terminal illness have the right to hasten their own death?

http://www.providencejournal.c...

Wonder what journalism school the author of that question attended?
Anyway, as I write this, we are a bit ahead.  Since it is Rhode Island and can be applied to Massachusetts, we need to crush it!
Thanks,
Anne

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MCFL-- We say "dismemberment abortion" Media doesn't know what to say

by: MCFL Press Release

Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

Carol Tobias, President of the National Right to Life Committee, sent out this statement yesterday.  The link below is from today.  They are both worth reading.  Anne

"Today at 8:00 a.m., Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas signed into law a bill banning dismemberment abortions!

This new law is based on model legislation drafted by National Right to Life.

It is the first of what we hope will be many state laws banning dismemberment abortions.

This law could have the power to transform the landscape of abortion policy in the United States.

And I want to ask you to help us pass it in more states!

I want to warn you that this next paragraph is graphic in its description of what a dismemberment abortion is.

In a dismemberment abortion, a forceps or similar instrument is used to twist and tear pieces of a living unborn baby from her body until the baby bleeds to death. Many of these babies are developed enough to feel pain.

"Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb," said our director of State Legislation, Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D.  "Before the first trimester ends, the unborn child has a beating heart, brain waves, and every organ system in place. Dismemberment abortions occur after the baby has reached these milestones."

Even Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court has written forcefully about the brutality of such abortions. The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act would ban them - and National Right to Life is leading the fight to pass the law wherever we can.

Oklahoma is expected to pass the ban soon, and it's being considered elsewhere as well.

We learned in the debate over partial-birth abortion that when the American people are told about brutal methods of abortion like this, they recoil and want to see those abortions banned.

Those who have been with us since the fight over partial-birth abortion know that it helped transform the debate, moving many people - especially many young people who grew up at the height of the debate - to the pro-life side. The debate over protecting unborn babies from the barbarity of dismemberment abortions can have just as powerful an effect!"

And how the media react:  http://www.americanthinker.com...

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MCFL-- Don't answer that call and Important dates.

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

I just received a call from "The Pro-Life Committee".  The caller could/would not tell me who they are or anything about them.  Please know that, if Mass Citizens calls you, we tell you up front exactly who we are.  I certainly did not donate to this unknown committee.  You'll probably be getting a call also.

There are some exciting events coming up:

April 17, last day to vote for your favorite March Baby.  Vote here:  http://masscitizensforlife.org... for-life-march-baby-contest-vote-now/

April 25, Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Newton Marriott, http://masscitizensforlife.org... 04/150403-2015-Century-Dinner-Flyer.pdf

May 6, Boston lunch fund-raiser for pro-life champion Cong. Chris Smith, Offices of Zenzabar, http://masscitizensforlife. org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Invite-Rep.-Chris-Smith-May-6-2015-Luncheon.pdf

May 7, MCFL Mothers Day Dinner, Agawam.  Information and Reservations: http://masscitizensforlife.org...

May 10, Announcement of Speaker for MCFL Annual Banquet

June 12, MCFL Annual Meeting and Elections, MCFL Headquarters

June 28, Massachusetts March for Life sponsored by Mass Citizens, Boston Common, Rally 1:00 pm , March 2:30  more info coming

Oct 22, MCFL Annual Banquet, Four Points, Norwood

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MCFL-- Walk to Aid Mothers and Children grows into Massachusetts March for Life

by: MCFL Press Release

Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

I have some very exciting news!

As you know, we have been walking to aid mothers and children for about 30 years.  Especially in the early years, proceeds from the Walk were a large part of the yearly donations for many of the helping beneficiaries who did not have the resources to hold their own walks.  We were honored to provide the Walk for them.

On June 28, 2015 we will walk again.  We will still raise money for beneficiary groups and encourage you to get pledges.

We have decided to broaden the focus.  With more than one million babies having been killed by abortion in this state since legalization, we feel compelled to draw public attention to this carnage.  Many young people are also anxious to do just that.

We have decided to refocus with the Massachusetts March for Life which, while still raising money to help pregnant women, will be geared toward youth activism like the March for Life is in DC.  Just like the March in DC, we older folks will be very welcome!

Many states are holding Marches half way between the trips to DC.  Our Walk seemed the perfect vehicle to do the same.

More than a million lives lost in Massachusetts - that is too big to hide!  We must draw attention them!  We must March for them.

Please mark your calendar for the Massachusetts March for Life, June 28 on Boston Common.

I am really delighted with this new, expanded approach to changing the hearts and minds of the public!

Anne

Be sure to vote for the March baby - you have until April 17th.

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MCFL-- Easter and Passover Greetings

by: MCFL Press Release

Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT


Many of my Jewish friends are having their Seder meal today and Christians are celebrating the Triduum which climaxes with the Resurrection tomorrow.

One cannot help but have pro-life thoughts meditating on these beautiful holidays.

Shalom
On Passover and always
May you rejoice
In our traditions and
Always be blessed
With the rich and bountiful
Gifts of life!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... 1 Peter 1:3

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." St Pope John Paul ll

Thank you for all you do to save the lives of His precious ones!
May you have a blessed holiday weekend.
Anne

Video of unborn baby clapping along with parents' music

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

We saw this 101 year old great grandmother get to hold her newborn grandchild

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

We already knew what science is still finding out about babies.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci...

This video is very heartwarming.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...

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MCFL-- doctor-prescribed suicide -the battle starts in Massachusetts

by: MCFL Press Release

Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 00:00:00 AM EDT

The latest Doctor-Prescribed Suicide bill, H 1991, has been filed.  We have no idea when, but between now and the summer of 2016 hearings will be held.  Things you should know:
1)  The Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide has reconstituted and updated it website, http://www.noassistedsuicidema... and email list.  You should be hearing from them soon.
2)  H 1991 is a mess.  It pretends to answer all our concerns about safeguards but, reading the implementation part shows huge internal inconsistencies between what it promises and what the bill would actually do
3)  The Public Health Committee, which was evenly split in 2013 - 2014 appears to be more in favor of D-PS this time.  Committee contains three co-sponsors.
4)  We have always known the concept of "prognosis" was inaccurate.  This 60 Minutes video shows how cancer patients at Duke are being "cured"  The first article is about one of them.  The other two articles are about cancer treatments in the works.  With the buzz that cancer will be solved very soon, why would any legislature encourage someone to kill herself?  Anne

Success at Duke
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/po...

Miracle patient
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03...

Other medical advances
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/...

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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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

+ + +

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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