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.
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.
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
This article first appeared in Disrn News on January 11, 2020. A year ago, on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York’s political leaders