For sure, the sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat can definitely turn a parent’s own heart in the direction of life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation We talk early and often about the remarkable power of visuals to promote life. For instance, it is hard to argue against the humanity of a preborn child when you see the baby’s ultrasound image on social media.  In addition, still photos of an unborn child …

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In the midst of a difficult situation, a life-affirming path can appear— seemingly miraculously—for a pregnant woman and her child.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appears in the January issue of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents of this 48-page edition with your pro-life family and friends. It was the photo that my group of friends had been waiting for—a snapshot of a beautiful newborn …

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New pro-abortion Pennsylvania Governor meets with Planned Parenthood to hear “fresh demands.”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has wasted no time trying to take advantage of a new administration to issue a fresh list of pro-abortion demands in Pennsylvania. Planned Parenthood PA’s executive director and the CEOs of a trio of Planned Parenthood affiliates met with newly-inaugurated Democratic Governor …

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Coming together to champion human rights from the post-Roe vantage point

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation They were the words that I had longed to hear for so many years: Roe is no more! As I watched online coverage of the annual March for Life, I couldn’t help but think of that lovely day in June of 2022 when I heard that …

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If abortions are offered in Lancaster, it will mark a new, melancholy chapter in the history of an area previously distinguished by its lovely landscape

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website, and you’ll find a painful reminder of the abortion industry’s efforts to expand abortion in the Keystone State. Where once 17 abortion facilities were listed, now there are 18. The new listing is for a Planned Parenthood Keystone location …

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The ultimate reality show? The development of the child in utero

An unborn child’s life is as dramatic as any series you will watch on cable television By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The reality of the hidden life of the unborn child can pop up in the least likely of places. I happened to be watching a “reality show” known for its …

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Remy was the answer to Kaiden’s prayer for a baby brother every single night for a year

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The photo is impossible to miss—a baby boy, happily looking up at the camera, a broad smile on his face. The border around the picture is in the shape of a heart—a symbol of the love that surrounds him. Baby Remy is one of the adorable …

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Dr. Alveda King has carried on Martin Luther King’s crusade for justice—“most particularly and passionately for African-American children in their mothers’ wombs.”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As a child, I learned about the incredible leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights pioneer transformed a nation with his non-violent protests and peaceful advocacy. A man of dignity, strength, and courage, Dr. King brought a heroic sense of hope to the …

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Ending a human life is not “care.” It is a violation of human rights

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Through my two tours of journalism school—graduate and undergraduate—and a stint as an adjunct faculty member teaching journalism—I became accustomed to the crafting of news articles. I tried to pursue balance and fairness in my reports, and was cognizant of how a single word could dramatically …

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A tremendous debt of gratitude to those stalwart individuals who founded America’s pro-life movement

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I have often wondered what it must have been like to have been part of the organizational force behind the beginning of the pro-life movement in the U.S. I have thought of the anguish of knowing that the taking of innocent human life had been legalized …

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Every birth is worth a city-wide celebration

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This repost of a story that appeared a while back in NRL News Today reminds us that each and every one of us is unique and invaluable. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It was one of those uplifting stories you may not have seen in your daily Facebook …

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2022: the year when Dobbs v. Jackson gave life a second chance

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I review my life, the year 2022 will definitely be a highlight. For years, I had told students and retirees, teachers and health care workers that the tragic 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Roe v. Wade would be overturned in our lifetime. At the time, …

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