Life

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.

Abortion

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.

Resources

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

Affirm Dignity, End Euthanasia by Alliance Defending Freedom International

 

An Easy Way to Help

This summer, MFI partnered with Renew Massachusetts Coalition, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, and the MA Alliance to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion to successfully launch a

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