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Massachusetts Citizens for Life and partner organizations to illustrate dangerous impact of proposed ROE ACT.

by | Oct 29, 2019

By Massachusetts Citizens for Life

During the Celebration of Life, an annual lobby day that highlights holistic and life-affirming resources for women and children, Massachusetts Citizens for Life invites media to a press conference at noon on Wednesday, October 30th. National experts from a broad spectrum of political backgrounds, including abortion survivor, Claire Culwell, will speak on the impact of provisions in the ROE ACT (S.1209/H.3320).

C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement, MCFL: “Massachusetts can do much better than a bill that ditches basic standards of medical care in favor of a burnt-earth push for abortion access over women’s safety. In no other medical procedure do we reduce regulations and safety- -it’s backward. In this case, it uniquely discriminates against women.”

Regarding a weeklong campaign launched by MassNARAL that claims, “Massachusetts can do better,” MCFL President Myrna Maloney Flynn said, “I agree 100% with NARAL. Massachusetts can do better. But the so-called ROE Act will make things worse.”

Bill Gilmeister, executive director of RenewMass, says, regarding the showcasing of resource centers, “Pregnancy health centers offer a positive response to pregnant women in difficult circumstances. They provide the resources women need when experiencing tough pregnancies. They are willing to come alongside in support. This is in stark contrast to the abortion businesses that seek to profit from women in need.”

New Mexico attorney Mike Seibel will speak to reporters in the Great Hall Wednesday. Siebel is currently prosecuting the outpatient abortion facility on behalf of his client, Keisha Jones, who was killed by the deregulation of late-term abortion procedures in New Mexico, the same kind of provision that “R.O.E.” would permit in Massachusetts.

“Massachusetts may take late-term abortion out of hospitals and away from life-saving medical equipment,” Seibel said. “Let [New Mexico] be a lesson for Massachusetts. You pass that bill, and there will be transports to hospitals for uncontrolled bleeding, uterine rupture, sepsis . . . just like here in New Mexico. Massachusetts will devolve from its first-class status in healthcare to substandard care. There will be deaths just like those in New Mexico.”

Depositions, testimony, and other legal documents will be available to press following the speakers’ statements, as will activist and abortion survivor Claire Culwell.

Where/when? Great Hall, Massachusetts State House

Press Conference: 12:00 noon – 1:00pm

Celebration of Life Event: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Categories: Pro-Lifers