By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation After more than three decades of operation, a Planned Parenthood center in south central Pennsylvania is shutting its doors. But pro-life advocates fear the closure may be only temporary—and that the operators of the Lancaster facility, which has not performed abortions, may be shopping for a …Continue reading "Will closure of a Planned Parenthood center lead to new facility in a different location that performs abortions?"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A recently-released national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that a whopping 80 percent of those surveyed have concerns about themselves or a pregnant woman in their lives amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Researchers say it is important to manage those fears–doctors’ …Continue reading "Preborn babies cannot be infected with the COVID-19 virus through the placenta, research shows"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is one of the most painful situations that can befall a woman–one that can lead to feelings of powerlessness, sadness, and despair. National statistics indicate that, every minute in this country, 20 people are assaulted by an intimate partner. It’s a crime that’s often hidden …Continue reading "Abortion does not cure domestic violence"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative 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. The …Continue reading "Adoption is a life-giving alternative to the hopelessness of abortion"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Your heart goes out to pregnant women facing challenging circumstances. You want them to know the joy that comes from making life-affirming decisions for themselves and their families. But your to-do list is longer than your arm, and you don’t know when you would find the …Continue reading "“Micro volunteering” just might have macro implications—and might in the process save a life!"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As a radio reporter for the secular media, I covered everything from Presidential candidate visits to prison riots. But one news story that is especially vivid in my mind is the time I had to pay a visit to a local abortion operation. The abortion business was …Continue reading "This waiting station, where babies awaited their deaths, reeked of misery"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When state Senator Judy Ward (R ) of Pennsylvania heard that Planned Parenthood was performing abortions in violation of the Governor’s own order against elective surgeries during the Coronavirus crisis, she decided to take action. Senator Ward penned a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, calling for …Continue reading "Reminded that PPFA is violating his own order, silence from Pa. Gov. Wolf"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I recall when I first saw the movie, “Gosnell.” I cried a flood of tears as I saw the bags carrying the remains of babies who had died in abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia House of Horrors. When I viewed the movie “Unplanned,” my heart ached for …Continue reading "“Viable.” Don’t Miss This Pro-Life Production!"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I had to look at the email twice because I could not believe what I was seeing. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation, sent out a Happy Mother’s Day greeting on Sunday. This is the same organization that commits more than 330,000 abortions each year. …Continue reading "Leave it to Planned Parenthood to turn Mother’s Day into another money-maker for the death industry"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation For many during this year of the pandemic, Mother’s Day will be filled with virtual visits. Forced to delete travel from the day’s to-do list because of Coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders, adult children will be connecting with their mothers through FaceTime, Skype, and other video conferencing platforms. Others …Continue reading "The Virtual Mother’s Day"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember when I was new to the pro-life movement. A statewide election was approaching, and I was desperate to find out whether a candidate for the state Supreme Court was, in fact, pro-life. I knew the news media would not be the most reliable source—after …Continue reading "A year of surprises, of social distancing and isolation, 2020 is also a pivotal year for politics"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) is receiving national attention for his refusal to allow an expansion of telemedicine in the Commonwealth in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason? The Chief Executive—a former clinic escort for Planned Parenthood—vetoed a popular telemedicine bill because it would …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood favorite vetoes bill because it bans telemedicine distribution of RU-486"