Pro-Life Men’s March Coming To Boston This Saturday

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A pro-life march is taking place in Boston this weekend.

Organizers of The Men’s March have scheduled an event for pro-life men on Saturday, October 15 in one of the most left-leaning parts of the country:  Boston, Massachusetts.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15 outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic at 1055 Commonwealth Avenue (adjacent to Boston University). After the attendees listen to speakers for about an hour, they will walk more than three miles to the Massachusetts State House for a pro-life rally, scheduled to begin around 2 p.m..

The Men’s March movement was founded by Jim Havens and Father Stephen Imbarrato. Havens hosts a weekday radio show on The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network; Father Imbarrato co-hosts on Fridays.

The idea for The Men’s March came from the show, Havens told NewBostonPost in an email message.

“Every Friday from 4-5pm on The Simple Truth, Fr. Imbarrato and I provide pro-life updates and commentary you’re not going to hear anywhere else (listen in Boston on WQOM The Station of the Cross 1060AM),” Havens wrote. “Stemming from our discussions on the show, we launched the first National Men’s March to End Abortion in Washington D.C. the weekend before Father’s Day in 2021 and 300 men showed up with only four weeks notice. From the first event, the fruits were clear — in the process of coming together to face reality, take responsibility, repent of what we have and haven’t done, and make a new resolve to get off the sidelines and do more as leaders in the cause of abolishing abortion, many men were being healed and strengthened. The fruits have continued to grow as more and more join us in this urgent push to proclaim the truth in the public square and press on to end the ongoing, daily mass murder of our little brothers and sisters in the womb.

“The National Men’s March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood welcomes all people of goodwill to join us in Boston on October 15th — men for the march, women and families to join us at the rally,” he added.

The march has an encouraged dress code. It says that laymen should wear suits (ties are optional) and priests should wear clerics.

As Havens notes, this isn’t the first rendition of The Men’s March. Such events have taken place in Baltimore (November 2021), Tallahassee (June 2022), and Washington D.C. (June 2022). 

The event differs from some pro-life events in that attendees will be advocating for fetal personhood. The full name of the event is “The National Men’s March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood.”

Advocates for fetal personhood want the U.S. Supreme Court or an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to recognize the right to life of all persons, born and unborn. That would include unborn children and therefore outlaw abortion nationwide because abortion kills unborn children.

From a constitutional perspective, personhood advocates make their argument from the perspective of the Fifth Amendment and Fourteenths Amendment to the federal constitution.

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” And the Fourteenth Amendment says no state can “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Father Imbarrato, the Men’s March co-founder, explained his support for personhood in an email message to NewBostonPost. He said he feels it’s the only way to end the mass slaughter of the unborn.

“Government sanctioned, government protected, government funded daily mass murder of the preborn will not end until personhood from conception is recognized,” Father Imbarrato wrote. “I say recognized because it already exists in our founding documents. This notion that abortion is now in its proper place; in the hands of the people and state governments is just a fallacy. Our right to life including the pre-born‘s right to life is an inalienable right endowed by our creator and not derived from the will of the people or any state government. We need to recognize constitutional Personhood from conception now! This is what the men’s march to abolish abortion and the rally for Personhood is all about.”

While two Catholics are leading the effort for this pro-life event in Massachusetts, the Archdiocese of Boston has not promoted it.

The Archdiocese of Boston has told its pastors to not make announcements about the march despite Catholic doctrine strongly opposing abortion. A spokesman for the archdiocese said that Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, wants the archdiocese to focus on the annual March for Life in Washington D.C., which he attends every year.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston sent NewBostonPost this message:

We informed the group organizing the event the following:

“Following the positive developments from the recent Supreme Court decision, we received news that the March for Life will continue its efforts during the annual event in January 2023.  The Archdiocese will focus its limited resources and its efforts coordinating with parishes, schools, and ministries on the annual March.  Cardinal Seán will lead the delegation from the Archdiocese, having participated in every March for Life over five decades.  We recognize that there are events, marches and protests of all kinds being planned and scheduled following the SCOTUS ruling.  However, we are committed to the annual March and have advised our parishes, schools, and ministries as such.   As in past years, the Pro-Life Office and the Deacons for Life will continue in the Archdiocese to hold Holy Hours for Life in January for all who cannot journey to Washington.  I should point out that events which are scheduled and publicized in the Archdiocese without consultation with our teams make it difficult to participate, especially when we have existing programs already in place.  We share a universal commitment to end abortion and to promote life and through our Pro-Life office and Archdiocesan ministries will continue the work.”


The founders of the Men’s March say they are disappointed by the archdiocese’s response.

“But they will not discourage us,” Father Stephen wrote. “I find it ironic that they’re placing all of their pro-life efforts into one event, one day, the March for Life in Washington D.C.. Yet the March for Life leadership is telling everyone that now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned there should be state marches and local city marches. This is what we are providing for the city of Boston and the Archdiocese. Yet they are not only rejecting us but creating obstacles for us. This can never be the Catholic mindset when it comes to the mass murder of pre-born children.”

The Boston march isn’t the final march of its kind this year. Another Men’s March is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, November 14.

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