The Massachusetts Family Institute recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from the time of conception. We also seek to heed Jesus’ teaching to protect “the least of these” by championing the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn and the elderly. Since its founding, MFI has worked tirelessly to rebuild a culture of life in which all human life is valued.  

Tragically, in December of 2020, Massachusetts led the way in grossly devaluing human life through pro-abortion extremism. Over the veto of Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts legislature passed the so-called “ROE Act,” legalizing the unlimited abortion of viable children until the moment a child’s head crowns.

The legislature’s actions in passing this bill were contrary, not just to a Christian understanding of the sanctity of life, but to the views of most Americans—including many people of both parties. MFI morally abhors the Massachusetts legislature’s decision as a reprehensible act and an assault on human rights. The legislature’s decision neither respected the dignity of life nor showed compassion for women in need.

In fact, in municipalities across the Commonwealth, activist elected officials have targeted pregnancy resource centers—nonprofits that provide charitable care to women and children in need—with unlawful legislation aimed at censoring them. We oppose these ordinances as an affront to the Constitution, and we welcome opportunities to challenge them in court.  

Finally, MFI opposes both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. We believe that nobody has the right to end an innocent human life created in God’s image. Already, Europe’s embrace of these practices has led to well-documented involuntary killings of the vulnerable. We work to educate the public about the sanctity of life and to warn people across the Commonwealth of what happens when that sanctity is ignored.

Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy Care Centers and Services List includes resources for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, sheltering homes, counseling, 24-hour hotlines, abortion reversal pill hotline, and help for those seeking to leave the abortion industry

MA Citizens for Life Resources includes resources for crisis support, educational initiatives, and life-affirming libraries 

Life Has Purpose is a Radiance Foundation campaign based in Boston that seeks to educate via text, web, and #billboardsinboston so that women know they’re not alone and that there are many resources of help and hope available to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. 

Let Them Live believes that no mom should have to choose between paying her bills or her baby’s life. Let Them Live’s mission is to offer them financial assistance so they can choose life instead. 

Pro-Life Replies to Pro-Abortion Arguments with videos for equipping advocates by Live Action

Contend Project on the science of human embryology and life at conception

Project Rachel seeks to offer post-abortive counseling in every state, with the goal of showing women that it’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. 

Perspectives on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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

Affirm Dignity, End Euthanasia by Alliance Defending Freedom International

Seven Important Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide Laws for a summary of facts and key talking points by Patient Rights Action Fund