Assisted Suicide

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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 […]

MFI Assisted Suicide Video

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MFI Executive Vice President Andrew Beckwith recently conducted four insightful interviews on the issue of Assisted Suicide, addressing the so-called “Death with Dignity Act.”  He spoke with a cancer patient, a geriatric oncologist, an elder law attorney, and a disability advocate.  Each had a sobering perspective on this proposed legislation. Watch the video here: Share […]

Massachusetts Death With Dignity Act: Why or Why Not?

by mafamily

The Massachusetts Death With Dignity Act will appear on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot. Supporters argue that the measure would give “terminally ill” patients dignity and control over their deaths, and would alleviate suffering. Opponents argue that the measure is morally wrong, and that beneficiaries of “terminally ill” patients could abuse the provisions […]

The push for suicide faces resistance in new poll

by mafamily

A recent online poll in the Worcester Telegram shows a clear majority (57% to 42%) against this November’s ballot initiative legalizing physician’s assisted suicide.  A majority of the comments posted by readers are also very encouraging, showing that Massachusetts still has a strong culture of life. Share This:

Assisted suicide advocates say they’ve got the signatures

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According to the State House News Service, supporters of doctor-prescribed suicide have gathered enough valid signatures to put a binding question before the voters in November, and are now bracing themselves for a fight with opponents of assisted suicide. The Boston Archdiocese, the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Family Institute, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, and advocates […]

Get Smart on the Fight Against Suicide

by mafamily

The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is launching an education campaign on the so-called “Death with Dignity Act” this month.  Churches throughout the state will be hosting two hour workshops featuring experts in medicine, law and ethics who will explain how you can oppose doctor-prescribed suicide.  The legal and medical analysis of this bill presented at […]

Boston Globe removes poll on assisted suicide

by mafamily

On Sunday afternoon, we sent an email asking you to vote in an online poll being conducted by the Boston Globe about doctor-prescribed suicide. Our friends at Massachusetts Citizens for Life did the same. We watched as the results steadily moved from people supporting the ballot measure to people being overwhelmingly against it, by a […]