Open Letter to a Pregnant Woman During the Coronavirus Crisis

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

As I voyaged through the frozen food section of the supermarket aisle, I saw you there. Despite the barren shelves, you seemed to be in good spirits, trading laughter with the man who accompanied you.

You found the one brand of frozen pizza that was left and placed it in your cart. And in that moment, when the world seemed to be going a bit mad, you were my hero.

I applaud your courage and strength during this tumultuous time. I salute you for bravely moving forward when so many of us seem to be struggling to find our footing amidst our fears—both real and imagined. I thank you for the wonderful example you are setting of joy in the face of hardship and uncertainty.

You are showing love to your baby long before that little one takes a first breath. You are boldly forging ahead to make a way for your son or daughter. You have said “yes” to life and all its wonderful and amazing possibilities.

Thank you for giving hope in that grocery store, just by your mere presence. I said a silent prayer for you and your baby, and I feel I was not alone.

You ennoble us all with your dedication to the next generation. You bring comfort and stability when such attributes may seem in short supply.

May you and your family be richly blessed and kept safe from harm during this pandemic. You are carrying the most priceless of gifts—a human being who must be treasured, especially during times such as these.