Massachusetts city council ends pursuit of proposal to regulate pro-life pregnancy centers

Catholic Action League executive director C.J. Doyle said the vote was ‘a victory for human life, religious freedom and constitutional government.’ By Ashley Sadler A Massachusetts city council last week finally shot down a proposed ordinance to regulate pro-life pregnancy centers after more than a year of debate. On October 18, Worcester city councilors voted 7-4 against …

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Mass Citizens for Life testifies that not only is bill attacking pregnancy resource centers in Massachusetts not justified, it is unconstitutional

Editor’s note. This appeared in the August issue of National Right to Life News. Please share this story and the remainder of the 42-page edition with your pro-life family and friends. If you have comments, please sent them to me at daveandrusko@gmail.com. Editor’s note. The following is the testimony delivered July 24 to the Joint Committee …

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Massachusetts city’s anti-pregnancy center ordinance fails

By Bridget Sielicki A proposed ordinance to disparage and penalize pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has died. The City Council failed to secure enough votes on August 2 to overturn the mayor’s July veto of the ordinance. The ordinance aimed to silence the so-called “deceptive advertising” by PRCs, which do not offer or …

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Massachusetts city drops anti-pregnancy center ordinance… for now

By Bridget Sielicki  A municipal ordinance that would compel the two pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in Worcester, Massachusetts, to discuss abortion options has been dropped after the city solicitor and the city manager agreed the measure would be unenforceable. In July 2022, the Worcester City Council voted 6-5 to authorize the city manager and the city solicitor to draft an …

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Abortion fans throw urine, harass pro-lifers at Massachusetts March for Life

By Nancy Flanders Seven pro-abortion protesters were arrested on Sunday during the annual Massachusetts March for Life on Boston Common after abortion advocates clashed with pro-life activists. According to the Boston Police Department, more than 600 pro-lifers attended the March – a record number. The Boston Globe reports that they were playing music and listening …

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Massachusetts Extremist Abortion Bill Moved to Judiciary Committee

By C.J. Williams, Massachusetts Citizens for Life The extremist law, S.1209/H.3320, originally to be heard by the Joint Committee on Public Health, has been moved to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. If confirmed by that committee in its current form, it will be passed on to the full legislature for a vote. THE HEARING …

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Massachusetts assisted suicide bill may force doctors to refer for assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Massachusetts doctors are actively opposing the bill to legalize assisted suicide. Last week Dr. Tom Sullivan, a former president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, along with 20 other physicians, urged lawmakers in Massachusetts to oppose the assisted suicide bill that provides no conscience protection for doctors …

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Compassion and Choices Celebrates as the Massachusetts Medical Society Becomes the 10th State Medical Association to Succumb to the Physician-assisted Suicide Agenda

By Nancy Valko In 1980, the Hemlock Society (now known as Compassion and Choices) was formed to work for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide by proposing state legislative bills, voter initiatives and public advocacy. These efforts failed until finally in May 1994, the Oregon Medical Association changed its position opposing physician-assisted suicide to neutrality. Six …

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Peter Kreeft’s Amazing Talk at the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Annual Banquet

We must “never, never, never, never, never give up” By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at the webpage of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. Last Thursday, Massachusetts Citizens for Life celebrated the pro-life community of Massachusetts with our annual Banquet. This sold-out event brought together pro-lifers from across the Commonwealth …

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Pro-Lifers Make Great Showing at Hearings on the Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bill

By Massachusetts Citizens for Life The other side came with a group of out-of-town hired guns and a large group of supporters to fill the seats. Our side came prepared to give testimony that was by turns logical and touching, that dealt with science and the law, and that came from doctors, ethicists, community leaders, …

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The Boston Herald is wrong on Doctor-Prescribed Suicide!

Editor’s note. This alert was sent out by Anne Fox, president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, to their members in response to an article that appeared in the Boston Herald. Just in time for the hearings on Beacon Hill tomorrow on two doctor-prescribed suicide bills, the Boston Herald ran an article on Friday which certainly …

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Let Parents Help Their Minor Children Make Good Health Care Decisions

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr, Director of Community Engagement, Massachusetts Citizens for Life Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked …

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