By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
I know that the future of the pro-life movement is in good hands because of Katy.
Katy, who was our fearless intern at the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, graduated from Penn State University earlier this month. Her future is bright–and so is her outlook about the pro-life movement.
When Katy started with us earlier this year, she admitted she had a learning curve. By the end of the internship, she had become an eloquent spokesperson for the pro-life cause.
Katy’s accomplishments are many, and they are all the more remarkable because she wasn’t given much of a chance by doctors early in her life. You see, Katy has autism, and medical professionals told her mother that Katy would have limited communication, and would have to live in an institution.
Katy’s mother was determined to see her daughter reach her full potential. She did not accept the predictions of naysayers. And, as a result of her perseverance and that of her daughter, Katy is well-equipped to take on any challenge that comes in her path.
Katy is especially sensitive to those who would deliver a death sentence to babies with a disability. As someone who has autism, the issue of aborting children with learning disabilities is very personal to her.
So many young people such as Katy are courageously making a stand for life. That means we can expect the pro-life movement to not only survive, but to thrive, for generations to come.