By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She was a medical student, with a laser-like focus on completing her studies and obtaining her degree. Passionate about a prospective career as a neurosurgeon, she was completely dedicated to her research and the completion of her education. Then came the news of an unexpected pregnancy. …Continue reading "When unexpectedly pregnant, it is a testament to the strength and courage of a pregnant woman who honors life"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Today’s look back at what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is about as heart-warming, and, therefore, timeless, as you can get. See if you agree. Ps. Their baby was born April 29, 2020. When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in …Continue reading "Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the transformative power of ultrasound images"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The piercing sapphire eyes first caught my attention. They were matched by a grin which looked like it was the precursor to a laugh. The stand-out features belong to Nathan, one of the babies who grace an information piece called “CareLine,” mailed out by The Women’s …Continue reading "“Babies make life better,’ they just do”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Easter was a huge cause for celebration in the family in which I was born. My mother made intense preparations in the days leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus. She would make sure each of her little girls had a special occasion dress (and sometimes …Continue reading "Easter and the promise of new life"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A number of times in recent years, I have opened a celebrity biography, only to find within its pages a reference to abortion. Sometimes it is the first time that the abortion has been shared publicly. In her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, Hollywood actress Sharon …Continue reading "In new memoir, actress Sharon Stone writes about her abortion at 18 and her inability to have children"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A teenager who has become something of a goodwill ambassador for people with Down syndrome achieved another milestone recently. Seventeen-year-old Chloe Kondrich of western Pennsylvania managed to form a connection with a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Kondrich’s father, Kurt, a police officer-turned-disability rights activist, had sent …Continue reading "Beautiful response to a goodwill ambassador for people with Down syndrome"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation My co-worker surprised me one day by asking, “Did you see what’s on your cup?” I turned the red paper cup around and looked at the wording imprinted on it. It stated, “Face it. Without adoption, Wendy’s wouldn’t be here.” I knew it to be true. …Continue reading "Adoption: A life-giving alternative to the hopelessness of abortion"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Never count GenZ out—especially when it comes to the pro-life movement. GenZ, or Generation Z, generally refers to those individuals who were born from 1997 onward—the eldest of whom are 24 years of age. This age cohort grew up with social media and are considered the …Continue reading "GenZ poured their hearts out in essays for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Essay Contest"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I began working as a radio reporter while still in college, I quickly learned how decisively important the choice of words was and is in conveying the meaning of a story. On the topic of abortion, for example, I thought that the best way to …Continue reading "An illusion and a misnomer: “Pro-choice”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In the spirit of Women’s History Month, I wanted to reflect on the awe-inspiring women who have contributed greatly to the cause of advancing protection for innocent human life. When I was quite young, I read a biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and was deeply impressed …Continue reading "The amazing women whose tireless advocacy powers the pro-life movement"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The group of ladies joked that they should start their own reality show, based upon their attempts to get together through a Facebook Messenger video chat. They had gathered through the miracle of cyberspace for connection, positivity amidst the pandemic, and prayer. In fact, they have …Continue reading "New life inspires hope amidst the fear surrounding the Coronavirus"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I know of a premature baby who spent more than 100 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. The separation from family was all the more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, her grandmother was able to keep a watchful eye on her from afar, …Continue reading "“AngelEye” allows family to keep a watchful eye 24/7 on hospitalized babies separated by COVID-19"