By Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
2016 may be remembered as the year in which a new era of hope dawned in the United States–and you helped to make what seemed impossible become possible again.
For the past eight years, the Obama Administration has thwarted opportunities to provide greater protection for pre-born babies and their vulnerable mothers. From the appointment of pro-abortion U.S. Supreme Court Justices to the passage of a massive health care plan that included taxpayer funding of abortion, the Administration has uniformly sided with the abortion industry against the best interests of American citizens.
But last week, the winds of change blew through the U.S. with the election of a Presidential ticket that has pledged to dismantle the dangerous Obama agenda.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to appoint Justices in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who saw the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade as a wrongly-reasoned ruling that needed to be reversed. With the aid of a like-minded Congress, the Trump Administration can safeguard our tax dollars from being spent on abortion. Research indicates that, when public funding of abortion occurs, abortion totals skyrocket, so untold numbers of precious preborn lives can be saved over the coming years.
This dramatic turn of events would not have been possible, however, without you, the members of the grassroots. Your dedication to the cause of life, not only during this tumultuous Election Year but in all the years that have preceded it, laid the foundation for the rebuilding of a culture of life in the United States.
The calendar may say that we are approaching winter, but it is really springtime for the pro-life movement.
I salute you for your perseverance in unbelievably trying times; your courage in defending life, no matter what the personal cost; and your faithfulness in holding on to the dream that every child’s life will someday be protected under the law.
You will help make America safe for babies and their mothers again.