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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)The head of a public policy organization dedicated to strengthening families tells why pro-lifers in Massachusetts are gathering today in the Great Hall of the State House.

"We are bringing pro-life activists from across the commonwealth to the State House to do two things," says Andrew Beckwith, president of Massachusetts Family Institute. "One, we really want to promote and raise awareness about the phenomenal work that so many of our pregnancy resource centers are doing. But also, this is all being done in the context of these infanticide bills, radical late-term abortion bills that are sweeping different parts of the country."

In Massachusetts, legislators are discussing a measure known as the Roe Act.

"That would get rid of the requirement under current law for parental consent for a minor to have an abortion," Beckwith explains. "It takes late-term abortions out of hospitals and puts them into clinics, [and] it also removes the requirement that doctors do their best to preserve the life of a child who survives abortion at age 24 weeks or beyond, which is why it's appropriately called by our side the Infanticide Act."

Beckwith

State Representative Marc Lombardo (R-22nd Middlesex), Friends of the Unborn, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, and Renew Massachusetts Coalition are joining Massachusetts Family Institute for a press conference today.

"Come to the State House and be prepared to talk with the pregnancy resource center volunteers and staffers, and then take that message to your state representative and state senator," says Beckwith. "Use it as an opportunity to talk to the elected officials that represent you, to make sure they're aware for the great work that these pregnancy resource centers are doing, especially if their district or community."

Finally, he encourages pro-lifers to let the representatives know they are not in favor of this Roe Act.

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