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FALL RIVER — Five residents of the
Diocesan Pro Life Director Marian Desrosiers will receive the group’s Ignatius O’Connor Award, honoring “outstanding contributions to the pro life movement,” and State Representative Elizabeth Poirier and her husband Kevin Poirier of
In recognition for MCFL regional work, Madeleine Lavoie of the Greater Fall River Chapter will receive the Local Chapter Service Award and Patricia Stebbins of the Cape Cod Chapter will receive the Pro-Life Community Award.
Massachusetts Citizens for Life is the state’s oldest and largest right to life advocacy group whose membership represents a wide variety of backgrounds, occupations, and faith traditions. The awards will be presented at the MCFL Annual Dinner on September 18 in
In honoring Desrosiers, MCFL said it was recognizing her longtime work for the pro-life movement going back to the mid 1980s when she became involved through her parish of Christ the King in
Desrosiers, who resides in Bourne, is a mother of six, four of whom are surviving, and a grandmother of four.
MCFL explained that it is awarding the Dr. Joseph Stanton Award jointly to Elizabeth “Betty” and Kevin Poirier because of their advocacy of pro life measures as members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She has served as state representative for the 14th Bristol District since 1998. She succeeded her husband Kevin in the post after his 21 years of service in that same legislative seat. MCFL called them “beacons of light in the Massachusetts State Legislature” for their efforts in the House to restore the right to life of unborn children.
The Poiriers are residents of
At the regional level, MCFL is recognizing