A beacon of encouragement for pregnant women who are feeling scared and anxious

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

During this grave time created by the Coronavirus pandemic, people in the U.S. and around the world are thirsting for good news. I found such a ray of sunshine in my tour through cyberspace in the Twitter feed of “The View” co-host Meghan McCain. 

“My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I’m pregnant,” McCain tweeted. “Although this isn’t how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all.”

There is nothing in this world that can produce more joy than the expectation of a baby. It is the confirmation, it has been said, that God wants the world to go on.

McCain has frequently and courageously defended the right to life on her TV program, often the lone voice on a set filled with rabid and vindictive pro-abortionists. She has been like a voice crying out in the wilderness of broadcast television. She has also eloquently and touchingly spoken of the devastation she experienced during her miscarriage. 

McCain is also demonstrating that a woman does not have to sacrifice her child in order to achieve professional success. She will continue appearing on “The View”—from her home via satellite. 

This brave mother is setting a wonderful example for women around the world. Her strength and tenacity can give hope at a time when that queen of virtues may be in short supply. 

If you know of a pregnant woman who is feeling scared and anxious, share with her the story of Meghan McCain. It may be just the encouragement she needs now—and may help drown out the voices of negativism she may find along her path to parenthood.