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Last Call to Help Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion

by mafamily

For the past few months, volunteers from across the state worked hard to collect signatures that will put ending taxpayer funding abortions on the 2020 ballot. The necessary 80,239 signatures, however, have a submission deadline: November 20, 2019. That’s only 8 days away. We need your help with a final push to collect as many […]

Federal Ruling Reinstates Protections for Faith-based Adoption Agencies

by mafamily

The executive branch delivered an enormous victory for religious freedom last week when the President reversed an anti-religious ruling from the Obama administration. Days before President Trump took the oath of office, President Obama declared that faith-based adoption and foster care agencies would be required to place children in same-sex households despite any religious convictions […]

Newburyport Votes to Ban Retail Marijuana

by mafamily

It was election day this week across the country. At MFI, we believe that participating in elections is an important part of being “citizens of the kingdom.” As people of faith, we are called to be involved in our government, and voting is a fundamental way we exercise that responsibility.  In our state, we often […]

MFI Helps Lynn Parents Advocate Against “Free” Contraception in their Schools

by mafamily

Condoms, birth control pills, the birth control shot, and Plan B: These are all the contraception methods that the Lynn public school committee is considering giving out to students for free at school. The committee members are grappling with their district having the 6th highest teen pregnancy rate in the state, so at the Septemeber […]

#GenderSnowperson?

by mafamily

One story garnering a lot of attention this week is the Gender Snowperson that’s being taught to 4th graders in Lexington public schools. Yes. You read that right. The Gender Snowperson is a tool used to teach 9 and 10-year-olds to “never assume boys have penises.” Parents would likely never have discovered this LGBTQ+ indoctrination of […]

MFI Faces Intersectional Protest at Harvard Law School

by mafamily

Yesterday, I had the privilege of addressing the Students for Life club at Harvard Law School. They invited me to discuss the MA ROE Act and the pro-life community’s response to it. We were informed Wednesday night that there was a planned student protest against my message, so I anticipated having to defend the pro-life […]

Beacon Hill Sees the Open Arms of the Pro-Life Movement

by mafamily

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several groups come out in support of the ROE Act – a bill that radically expands abortion – including Marty Walsh’s gang of pro-abortion mayors and a handful of labor unions. Wednesday, however, pro-life advocates took another public stand against this Infanticide Act. MFI partnered with pregnancy care […]

MFI 2019 Fundraising Banquet – Videos

by mafamily

As promised, for those of you who couldn’t attend our annual banquet last week (or for those who just want to re-watch the event – there’s some pretty great stuff in there), here are the videos of that evening. Thank you again for all your continued support! We could not do what we do without […]

MFI to Co-host Celebration of Life Day at State House

by mafamily

MFI cordially invites you to the Celebration of Life Day at Beacon Hill! This coming Wednesday, October 30th, MFI is co-hosting the annual event to showcase the wonderful and vital work of pregnancy care centers from across the Commonwealth. Representatives of many pregnancy care centers will be present, along with faith leaders and pro-life supporters, […]

Father Fights to Save 7-year-old-son

by mafamily

Many of you contacted me this week expressing concern about a national news story out of Texas. For those of you who aren’t aware, 7-year-old James Younger has found himself amid an ugly custody dispute that may be a tipping point in the battle over parental rights and transgenderism. Younger’s mother has convinced herself that […]

2019 Banquet was a Major Success!

by MFI News

Thank you to all who joined us for our 28th Annual Fundraising Banquet. It was a huge success; thanks to your generosity, we set a record for money raised! We are forever grateful to all of you who continue to stand with us in our fight to defend families in Massachusetts. Your contributions make it […]

Summit on the Sexualization of Children

by MFI News

This week, MFI was at our nation’s capital, hearing from experts on issues related to life, liberty, and religious freedom. We were joined by our fellow Family Policy Councils from across the country. On Wednesday, the Heritage Foundation, a national player on many of our issues, hosted its first ever Summit on the Sexualization of […]

MFI Joins Hundreds at Lowell Peace March

by MFI News

This past Saturday, MFI staffers participated in a Peace March in Lowell. Hundreds of Lowell residents joined together to protest the recreational pot shops that have seeded themselves in that community. Our Community Alliances Director, Mike King, was invited to speak in front of Lowell City Hall on the dangers of recreational marijuana use. Mike […]

Bring Your Bible to School Day!

by MFI News

Can my kids really bring their Bible to school? Yes! And they should. Thursday, October 3rd, is Bring Your Bible to School Day. This nationwide event is put on every year by our national partner Focus on the Family. We’re joining them to promote this event because it is important that our children and youth understand […]

Victories!

by MFI News

The past two weeks have seen many blessings for pro-family advocates across the country and right here in Massachusetts! We hope you feel encouraged by these major victories. Arizona Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win for Religious Freedom Two young women, Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, own and operate a small business together that specializes in […]

An Easy Way to Help

by MFI News

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 ballot initiative to stop our tax dollars from going to abortion in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office approved the proposed ballot language two weeks ago. Now, however, the […]

Sex vs Gender: Confusing? They Shouldn’t Be

by MFI News

While Beacon Hill legislators debated adding a gender “X” designation to state IDs this week, it became clear that no one was actually looking at the state-issued documents that are at the center of this legislation.  Proponents of the bill testified that current ID’s don’t accurately reflect their “gender.” But if you pull out your MA […]

Business Owner? Entrepreneur? Grow with us!

by MFI News

Every year, over 500 guests from around the Bay State join together at MFI’s Annual Fundraising Banquet to hear from a dynamic pro-family speaker and to celebrate our shared family values. As many from our network of family advocates gather at this event, we believe this is an excellent opportunity for local small business, services, […]

What Would You Say?

by MFI News

A year and a half ago, Joe Backholm, the former President of our sister organization the Family Policy Institute of Washington, shared with me his vision for equipping the church with good answers to tough questions – make short videos. I’ll admit, at first I was a bit skeptical. I’d rather read an article than […]

MFI News: Trans Activist in Lawrence Assaults 4-year-old & HHS Awards pro-life victory in Vermont

by MFI News

Trans Activist in Lawrence Assaults 4-year-old Two weeks ago in Lawrence, a transgender “woman,” born Jakob Nieves, was arrested for sexually exploiting a 4-year-old girl. Nieves was caught when he purportedly sent pedophilic images to an undercover federal agent on a messaging platform called Kik. Unsurprisingly, most mainstream media has failed to pick up on this […]

Planned Parenthood forgoes $60 million in tax dollars

by MFI News

Midnight on Monday this week was the deadline for healthcare providers receiving federal funds to demonstrate they would commit to no longer providing abortions. This requirement stems from the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Title X standard, the “Protect Life Rule,” which aims to ensure that health clinics engaged in abortion will no […]

Don’t Leave the Room

by MFI News

For those of us with kids in school, especially those involved in youth sports, this time of year often includes a visit to the pediatrician’s office for an annual physical.  A number of parents have contacted me over the years with horror stories about their young, adolescent children being asked all kinds of inappropriate, confusing, […]

Vaping no, Marijuana yes?

by MFI News

Our lawmakers have been busy this summer working on a new legislative initiative affecting youth, one that many of us would likely support. In response to the rapid rise of tobacco addiction in teens, Beacon Hill is seeking to ban vaping (e-cigarettes). Although this ban would be the first of its kind in the U.S., […]

Peak Transgender-ism Waxes Ugly

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, A few weeks ago, MFI wrote on highschool girls in Connecticut who are fighting back against the transgender movement’s aggressive attack on women’s sports. While we received tons of positive feedback from that post, a viral story this week reminds us that sports aren’t the only arena LGBTQ+ activists are […]

Planned Parenthood fires CEO

by MFI News

If you haven’t heard, Planned Parenthood just fired their President and CEO, Dr. Leana Wen, because Wen wanted to focus primarily on “health care” issues rather than political advocacy. Dr. Wen wrote in her statement that the “board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.” Not […]

The Girls Finally Fight Back

by MFI News

I’m delighted to introduce MFI’s new Communications Director, Molly Lukić. She joined our team last month after having worked in the office of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN). Her first day on the job was the marathon Infanticide Act hearing on Beacon Hill (Welcome to Massachusetts!). She jumped right in and her contributions have already proved […]

A Win for Life at the Infanticide Hearing

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, Monday’s Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Infanticide Bill was a win for life. Over 700 pro-life advocates flooded the State House, many of whom testified before the committee, sharing the truth about abortion. This was one of the most highly attended hearings ever on Beacon Hill. During the first few […]