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Upcoming events

MIT Pro-Life is looking forward to the upcoming semester. The events we have planned include:

Movie Screenings and Talks

Dr. James L. Sherley - On adult stem cells

THIS MONDAY APRIL 26, 2010 7 pm in W-11. Food will be provided.

James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) in Watertown, Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Sherley joined the faculty of BBRI in 2007 as a new member of its Programs in Regenerative Biology and Cancer Biology to lead a new focus in developing adult stem cell-based technologies for advancing cellular medicine. In June 2009, he co-founded BBRI’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, for which he now serves as Director. Dr. Sherley is a 1980 graduate of Harvard College, with a B.A. degree in biology; and he completed joint M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. After post-doctoral studies in cancer cell molecular biology at Princeton University, he joined the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia as principal investigator in 1991. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the future Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sherley is a 1993 Pew Biomedical Research Scholar, 2003 Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Research, and 2006 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award recipient. He is also “PGP-10” in the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sherley is an outspoken critic of human embryonic stem cell research and abortion, because both promote the destruction of innocent human beings.

Petition to MIT Medical for refund of elective abortions covered by MIT's health plan

The petition is still open! You can sign it HERE.

Vigils at Planned Parenthood of Boston: Members of MIT Pro-Life usually organize vigils on Saturday mornings. Stand outside with protest signs, pray or just hang around. If interested contact Matt Shireman at shireman(at)

Information booth: Approximately every other Friday during the school year 2009-2010, 10am-2pm, Lobby 10 in the Infinite Cooridor

Look for our information booth! We have information about the scientific and legal aspects of abortion as well as places to go for help.

Past events

Movie screening of MAAFA 21

Movie screening of Bella. We had a great turnout and hope everyone had a great time.

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE, Washington D.C. We are just back for the march which took place Friday Jan, 22, 2010. Great people, great environment. Hope many more can come next year!

Vigil at Planned Parenthood on Nov. 21 2009 where we held protest signs. In collaboration with Tufts for Life.

We hosted Dan Norton who gave a talk on Abortion and Moral Relativism on Nov. 2, 2009

MIT Prolife took part in this year's Massachusetts Walk for Life on Oct. 4, 2009

During Spring 2009 MIT Pro-Life engaged in the following activities:

- Red envelope campaign. As part of a wider national effort, we sent red envelopes to the White House, letting the president know that defending the unborn is still a vital issue for many of us.