The right to life is won one heart, one person at a time

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

I was reminded recently of how one single human life can change the world.

I received word on Facebook that the father of a childhood friend had died. He was a long-time restauranteur who was a beloved member of his community. His generosity and devotion to faith and family were well-known. In short, he was greatly loved.

It has been hard to imagine what life would have been like without him and his graciousness. He treated those who patronized his restaurant like family, and they reciprocated with their loyalty to him. Without him, I would have never known his youngest daughter, my beautiful friend, and would be bereft of the memories I have of her.

This is why our cause is so critical. Defending the right to life means saving an unrepeatable, irreplaceable human being from destruction. Our nation is greatly impoverished by the nearly 900,000 lives lost each year to abortion. We are robbed of so many fine people, and so many wonderful memories.

If you ever weary of this campaign to preserve human life, just think about that one special friend in your life. The one who gives you the strength to carry on in this world. Imagine life without him or her. It is as inconceivable as abortion should be.

The right to life is won one heart, one person at a time. It is a valiant cause, a noble pursuit. It is worth our time and our treasure. The world is in desperate need of the people we work to save.