Massachusetts Family Institute recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from conception until natural death. Since its founding, MFI has worked tirelessly to rebuild a culture of life in which all human life is treasured. Included in this charge are fighting the travesty of abortion in which both the woman and the pre-born child are victims, opposing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide which cheapen life, and supporting promising adult stem cell research while opposing life-destroying embryonic stem cell research.


MFI believes that abortion is a crime against both the pre-born child and the mother. The legalization of abortion by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 is one of the most egregious cases of judicial activism this country has ever seen. In addition, it has resulted in an astronomical increase in the number of abortions and a non-ending contentious public debate. Abortion involves the violent and intentional ending of a human life, while the mother can experience untold physical, psychological and emotional complications.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

As mortal beings, we will all die. There is a continuing debate, however, on how much control people should have over the circumstances of their death. Fear of pain, loss of control and concern about being a burden to others are common issues surrounding death and dying.

MFI believes that no one has the right to deliberately end an innocent life and therefore opposes both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.



MA Pregnancy Care Centers and Services List includes resources for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, sheltering homes, counseling, 24-hour hotlines, abortion reversal pill hotline, and help for those seeking to leave the abortion industry

MA Citizens for Life Resources includes resources for crisis support, educational initiatives, and life-affirming libraries 

Life Has Purpose is a Radiance Foundation campaign based in Boston that seeks to educate via text, web, and #billboardsinboston so that women know they’re not alone and that there are many resources of help and hope available to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. 

Let Them Live believes that no mom should have to choose between paying her bills or her baby’s life. Let Them Live’s mission is to offer them financial assistance so they can choose life instead. 

Pro-Life Replies to Pro-Abortion Arguments with videos for equipping advocates by Live Action

Contend Project on the science of human embryology and life at conception

Project Rachel seeks to offer post-abortive counseling in every state, with the goal of showing women that it’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. 

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Purpose Palliative Care and Respect for Human Life by Adam J. MacLeod published in Public Discourse: Bioethics

Affirm Dignity, End Euthanasia by Alliance Defending Freedom International

Seven Important Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide Laws for a summary of facts and key talking points by Patient Rights Action Fund