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Important Pro-family Victories in MA!

by MFI News

Wonderful news!  Late last week, we learned that the Assisted Suicide bills in the MA legislature have both FAILED.  Technically, they were “sent to study,” which effectively kills them for the remainder of the 2017-2018 legislative session.  Suicide advocates will now have to refile legislation in January of 2019 and begin the whole process anew.  […]

Assisted Suicide Bills Linger on in Massachusetts

by MFI News

The two MA bills seeking to legalize assisted suicide were both given extensions from the Joint Committee on Public Health on Wednesday.  The Senate bill (S1225) now has until March 7th, 2018 for the committee to make a decision on it, and the House version of the bill (H1194) was extended until May 9th.  This […]

A MA Doctor’s Case Against Assisted Suicide

by MFI News

Massachusetts Citizens for Life Board Member Mark J. Rollo, MD, wrote a fantastic op-ed in the Worcester Telegram opposing physician-assisted suicide, which we strongly encourage you to read. As I See It: The argument against assisted suicide bill With its decision to withdraw opposition toward physician assisted suicide, the Massachusetts Medical Society has turned back the […]

Assisted Suicide Hearing on Beacon Hill a Success for Pro-lifers

by MFI News

This week’s legislative hearing on physician-assisted suicide was one of the strongest pro-life showings I’ve seen on Beacon Hill. Working with a broad coalition of both local and national activists on this issue, MFI helped ensure that opposition to assisted suicide had a large presence at the hearing. Nearly a dozen doctors testified against the […]

Every life is worth fighting for: help stop assisted suicide in MA

by MFI News

On Tuesday, I’ll be at the State House testifying against the imposition of Doctor Prescribed Suicide in Massachusetts. Two years ago, when this same noxious bill was being considered on Beacon Hill, I was introduced to the story of fellow Marine J.J. Hanson. He was diagnosed with the same aggressive form of brain cancer that […]

Help us stop assisted suicide

by MFI News

I know many of you were involved in the 2012 statewide ballot referendum on assisted suicide, and over 1.5 million of you and your neighbors voted successfully to protect the sanctity of life. Thanks to a broad coalition of churches and faith leaders, as well as members of the medical profession and disability community, we […]

Of Note: “Joni’s Message” and “All Black Lives Matter”

by MFI News

Joni’s Message We encourage you to watch this timely video from Joni Eareckson Tada to Massachusetts legislators on the assisted suicide bill:   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- All Black Lives Matter Last week, MFI’s Jonathan Alexandre wrote an article for the NewBostonPost, exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood facilites as “factories of Black death.”  “Black Lives Matter.” The slogan, which started […]

Is Your Quality of Life Too Low?

by MFI News

Hundreds of concerned citizens turned out yesterday for the public hearing on House Bill 1991, the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill.  The pro-life side was well-represented with doctors, lawyers, faith leaders and even misdiagnosed patients testifying against the bill. MFI Legal Counsel Jonathan Alexandre and I both spoke out against the bill as well. It was revealing how […]

Speak Out Against Assisted Suicide

by MFI News

This Tuesday, October 27, MFI staff will be heading to the State House in Boston to speak out against the horror that is physician-assisted suicide. Please join us at 1 p.m. in Hearing Room A1-A2 as we stand up for those who will be victimized by HB 1991, “An act affirming a terminally ill patient’s right to compassionate […]

Boston Cardinal addresses national audience on MA Q2 Victory

by mafamily

By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, thanked his fellow bishops and Catholic organizations from across the United States for helping to defeat doctor-assisted suicide on the Massachusetts statewide ballot Nov. 6. O’Malley, in remarks prepared for delivery in Baltimore Monday at the main annual gathering of […]