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MCFL announces capital campaign at annual assembly


Massachusetts Citizens for Life board member Father David Mullen addresses the 34th annual Interfaith Assembly for Life held at historic Faneuil Hall Jan. 14. The assembly is held each year on the Sunday before the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Pilot photo/Gregory L. Tracy

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BOSTON -- “We don’t make money saving babies, but Planned Parenthood makes money killing babies,” Massachusetts Citizens for Life board member Father David Mullen told those gathered for the Interfaith Assembly for Life, held at historic Faneuil Hall Jan. 14.

MCFL used the occasion of its annual gathering to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe vs. Wade decision to announce the establishment of a capital campaign to ensure the future of the organization’s pro-life work.

Over 125 people attended the 34th annual Assembly for Life, an interfaith rally held every year on the Sunday before the March for Life in Washington D.C. filled with prayers, songs, speeches and exhortations designed to bolster pro-life supporters.

“It is important that we witness to life as we approach the anniversary of a very sad day,” said Father Mullen, who is pastor of St. Brendan Parish in Bellingham.

“We can’t give up,” stressed Joseph Reilly, president of MCFL.

“Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton are not bad constitutional law. They are not constitutional law and that’s a fact,” he emphatically declared as the assembly broke into spontaneous applause.

Attorney Philip D. Moran, president of the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund took up the subject of the constitutionality of the Roe decision in his keynote address.

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