2018 Mass. Assembly for Life Filled With Hope, Renewed Purpose

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr., Director of Community Engagement, Massachusetts Citizens for Life At the end of what some have called one of the most encouraging weeks in the pro-life movement, more than 200 people gathered in Worcester’s Mechanics Hall on Sunday for the 45th Assembly for Life organized by Massachusetts Citizens for Life [MCFL]. The …

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Beautiful Massachusetts Citizens for Life March for Life on a Gorgeous Sunday

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. Hundreds of Massachusetts pro-lifers turned out on Sunday, October 1, 2017 for the annual Massachusetts March for Life to hear inspirational speakers and music, to learn about and provide support to pro-life agencies throughout the state, and to march as a witness to the valuable of all human life from conception …

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life testify against doctor-prescribed suicide bill

Editor’s note. On Sept. 26, many pro-lifers testified before the Joint Public Health Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature against a bill that would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide. The following testimony is from Domenico Bettinelli. Good morning Mr. Chairperson and Madame Chairperson, My name is Domenico Bettinelli and I am the director of community engagement for Massachusetts …

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MCFL’s 2017 Convention Keeps the Momentum Going

Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at Massachusetts Citizens for Life. On Saturday, April 8, a beautiful spring day, several dozen pro-lifers gathered on the Boston College campus for Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s annual convention to hear speakers and to hold discussions on topics ranging from abortion to physician-assisted suicide. The theme …

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How do you know when you are succeeding? Protesters attempt to disrupt Mass. Citizens for Life Event

Editor’s note. This comes from Massachusetts Citizens for Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Yesterday, during Massachusetts Citizens For Life’s annual Assembly for Life, pro-abortion supporters jumped on chairs and started yelling in an effort to disrupt our speakers. They must have seen our ad in the Boston Globe explaining how many babies have lost their lives …

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Inspired by Irish Singer Dana Scallon at MCFL Annual Fundraising Banquet

By Gabrielle Landry “We live in a social system where if lives are not productive, they are disposable,” said Dana Scallon, Irish singer and former member of the European Parliament, in her keynote speech at the Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) Annual Fundraising Banquet. With these words, Dana captured the reason why we fight to …

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MCFL convention goers agree an annual conference is best way for local pro-lifers to renew their commitment to the cause

Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) held its annual conference on Saturday, April 2, bringing together pro-life advocates from across the Commonwealth and from neighboring states to become more effective pro-lifers by being more educated pro-lifers. The day began with the New England premiere screening of a new documentary called “Hush,” a film created by a …

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life Holds final session of Student Summary Academy

By John Triolo MCFL Director of Communications The final session of the 2012 MCFL Student Summer Academy was held last night at St.Brendan’s Parish in Bellingham.  It was an excellent night with Rep. Ryan Fattman distributing the certificates of completion as 27 students were commissioned as Pro-life Youth Ambassadors. Anna Brisbois, Laura Brisbois, Clare Marie Fecteau, …

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Doctor-prescribed suicide a dangerous initiative

By Bea Martins Editor’s note. The following letter, written by a board member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, appeared in two Massachusetts newspapers.  A measure to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide is on the ballot this November. The doctor-prescribed suicide initiative is just too dangerous. There are many problems with this initiative; let’s discuss two. First, there …

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Solid Testimony Against Ballot Measure to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts

By Anne Fox, President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a report emailed to pro-lifers in Massachusetts.  The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to address the ballot question to legalize assisted suicide which will be on the ballot this fall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yesterday’s hearings at the State House were impressive.  …

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“The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God: The Story of Ruth Pakaluk–Convert, Mother, Pro-Life Activist”

Reviewed by Megan McCrum “The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God” is a line from the Graham Greene novel, Brighton Rock. It speaks to the radicalness of God’s grace that man’s nearsightedness typically cannot fathom. Ruth Pakaluk, author of the collection of letters contained in this book, declared this line to be her favorite …

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