By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
One of the reasons I was initially persuaded to enter the field of journalism was because I liked the idea of having a front row seat to history as it was being made. That dream came true for me, as I was able to report on Presidents and Vice Presidents, First Ladies and Second Ladies, former astronauts and even a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
When I moved from the political beat to the life beat, working full-time in the pro-life movement, I did not initially realize that I still had a prime seat for watching history-in-the-making. It was just from a different vantage point, and it is often by means of an Internet connection.
And so this year I am a virtual visitor to the National Right to Life convention, watching fascinating general sessions via nrlconvention.com . The convention theme of Keeping Tomorrow Alive is on full display, as speaker after speaker notes the incredible strides that are being made to protect and defend the generation yet to be born.
To take just one example, It was electrifying to hear David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, whose undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials exposed the alleged trafficking of baby body parts, say that, on every front, Planned Parenthood is facing the end of its abortion empire.
Daleiden adroitly noted that “the worth of a human being is more than the sum of his or her body parts.”
In any other context, such a statement would be hailed by women’s rights activists as undeniably true.
The courageous citizen journalist wisely pointed out that “each new little member of the human family is an asset and not a liability.”
And the truth of that statement makes Daleiden’s prediction about the fate of the pro-life movement entirely conceivable: “If we keep steady, we can win.”
History is, indeed, being made at the 2017 National Right to Life Convention. Be sure to take the cyber route. You won’t be disappointed!