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Posts from April 2011

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HR 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, moves towards vote in House

by mafamily

One of the most important pro-life initiatives in Congress, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” is inching closer to the House floor. Yesterday, the House Rules Committee met to discuss H.R. 3—which is a good indication that the bill will hit the full House for a vote next week. Take a minute to call […]

Sixty-three legislators sign letter opposing MariaTalks.com

by mafamily

April 28, 2011 His Excellency Deval L. Patrick Massachusetts State House Office of the Governor Boston, MA 02133 Dear Governor Patrick, We are writing to you to ask for your assistance in addressing a matter of profound concern to us relative to the website www.mariatalks.com, which was highlighted in a recent Boston Herald story. It […]

With budget debate comes predatory gambling fight

by mafamily

Next Wednesday, there will be a public hearing at the State House on several bills that would expand legalized predatory gambling here in Massachusetts. The bills would expand legal gambling to include Class III gambling (i.e. slot machines), opening the door for full-fledged casinos. “Increasing the availability of gambling is economically regressive, will increase social […]

Legislators united against Maria Talks website

by mafamily

With the taxpayer-funded website MariaTalks.com staying in the headlines, legislators from both sides of the aisle spoke out yesterday, calling on Governor Patrick to take down the website and terminate all funding. The press conference, organized by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut), took place outside the House chamber and included more […]

Clement refuses to bow to homosexual attacks

by mafamily

After the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) pledged to target the Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding for representing the Congress in the defense of DOMA, the firm buckled and dropped the case barely a week after House Speaker Boehner hired them. “In reviewing this assignment further, I determined that the process used for vetting this […]

NH legislators seek to require parental notification for abortion

by mafamily

Legislators are once again moving in the Granite State to ensure that parents are notified when their underage daughters are considering an abortion. The House has approved the bill, with the Senate likely taking it up and approving it in the next month. Though a law was briefly on the books, it was declared unconstitutional […]

Brown joins John Kerry in supporting Planned Parenthood

by mafamily

Last Thursday, Senator Scott Brown took three important votes, and giving credit where credit is due, voted the right way on two of them. He joined with every Republican senator in voting to defund Obamacare, a vote that failed by a 47-53 margin. On this vote he upheld his promise to be the “41st vote” […]

Frank McNamara: On teen sex, ‘practical’ goes awry

by mafamily

Staying on the theme of teen sexuality and education, Frank McNamara, Jr. (former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts) has a fantastic column in today’s Boston Globe on condoms and sexual abstinence. In talking about moves to make condoms even more readily available for free to children as young as 11 (the mayor of Philadelphia offers to […]