New life inspires hope amidst the fear surrounding the Coronavirus

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pa. Gov. shuts down businesses but not Planned Parenthood

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation    When the Governor of Pennsylvania issued an order shutting down businesses throughout the Commonwealth because of the Corona virus crisis, Planned Parenthood was not included. In fact, the nation’s largest abortion operation is not only doing business—it is trying to do a booming business. When fear …

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Urgent Legislative Alert: Contact Pa. state senators to vote for Telemedicine Abortion Ban

From Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Please call and email your state Senator in the Pennsylvania Senate with this urgent message: I want to prevent telemedicine abortions in Pennsylvania. Please support the House-passed version of Senate Bill 857. If you do not know who your state Senator is, or you need contact …

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Pro-life candidates in Pennsylvania win two special elections

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A pair of pro-life candidates endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee won all-important legislative seats in Tuesday’s special election. In Pennsylvania state House District 8, pro-life Republican Tim Bonner was victorious in the race for an open seat representing Butler and Mercer counties.  …

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The growing threat of tele-abortions needs a pro-life legislative response

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The threat of tele-abortions is growing in Pennsylvania. As a result, Pennsylvania residents are being encouraged to contact their state Senator and urge him or her to support the House-passed version of the telemedicine bill known as Senate Bill 857. The House inserted an important amendment …

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It’s a phenomenal alternatives-to-abortion success story

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Imagine three college football stadiums, filled with capacity crowds. That has been the amazing reach of Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy & Parenting Support Services Program, which is administered by Real Alternatives, Inc.  More than 318,000 clients have been served by the program, which has become a model for …

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Contrary to previous denials, Planned Parenthood Wilkes-Barre is now listed by state as an abortion facility

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation For some time now, Planned Parenthood has denied performing abortions at its facility in Wilkes-Barre, in northeastern Pennsylvania. But recently, the center has been added to the Pennsylvania  Health Department list of abortion facilities in Pennsylvania. (The total list of free-standing abortion centers numbers 18, but …

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The more than 61 million victims of Roe v. Wade

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I once attended a talk where the female attendees were shocked to learn that the total number of abortions in the U.S. at that point was more than 58 million.  (Now it is more than 61 million.) Nearly 90,000 abortions occur each year–more than 32,000 in …

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A pro-life look at International Women’s Day

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As we mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, I contemplate the world that my daughter lives in.  It seems to me that she benefits greatly from a solid educational foundation, and a myriad of opportunities for pursuing her dreams. Her gender is no impediment for …

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