Ultrasounds not only save lives but also help preserve families

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appears in the September edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with your pro-life family and friends. Science has now confirmed what parents the world over have known in their hearts—that ultrasounds of preborn babies are important for parent-child bonding, including …

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With Roe v. Wade’s reversal, state pro-life group experienced upsurge in the numbers of students contacting them for information and elucidation

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I will never forget a gentleman named Mat (yes, that’s how he spelled his name) who was dedicated to the operation of a local pro-life chapter in his area. He was so committed to the cause that, even when felled by ill health, he continued to …

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Rev. Herb Lusk II, who was on fire for Life, passes away at 69

A wonderful role model with the rousing voice and generous heart By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember when I first heard him, his voice thundering through the church sanctuary. He seemed bigger-than-life, with a preacher’s unique gift to electrify a crowd. He spoke passionately and convincingly about how abortion had …

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks to Expand Abortion

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The days of the slogan “safe, legal, and rare” are long gone in Pennsylvania. Some lawmakers make no secret of the fact that they do not want abortion to be rare–in fact, they are making every effort to increase abortions in the Commonwealth. A co-sponsorship memo …

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Unless we are vigilant, we could find another Kermit Gosnell operating in our midst

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Imagine if a serial killer had walked the streets of your state—and you did not even know about it. I was surprised recently when I spoke before a class of well-educated college students. The students were articulate and knowledgeable. And yet, when I asked how many …

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Love, the heart of the Gospel message, is also the heart of the pro-life movement

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been said, quite rightly, that the pro-life case can be made in purely secular terms. In other words, someone could be an atheist, and still believe in the sanctity of human life. But it is also important to note that people of faith have …

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The foreknowledge of the pro-life movement can be evaded but not denied

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Dictionary.com defines “prescience” as “knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.” See what has come to pass, see how pro-lifers knew how it was inevitable. On the night of January 22, 1973, CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite led off his newscast with …

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 Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects governor’s request to fast-track lawsuit to fight Constitutional Amendment

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pro-abortion Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been handed a legal setback in his effort to stop a Constitutional Amendment which would guarantee that there is no Constitutional right to taxpayer funding of abortion and would keep abortion out of the state Constitution. The Pennsylvania  Supreme Court …

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PPFA seeks to turn an abortion-free county into an abortion mecca

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a brazen move that runs directly counter to public sentiment in the county, abortion giant Planned Parenthood is once again trying to open an abortion business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The county—long known for its sizeable Amish population—has valiantly fought to keep the area abortion-free …

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Let the heroic deeds of 9/11 continue to live on in our memories, and in our pledge to protect the most vulnerable among us

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is with great pain that I revisit the events of 9/11/2001. I recall the shock and disbelief I felt when I flipped on a television and saw the second plane fly into New York’s Twin Towers. When another plane hit the Pentagon, I feared that …

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In a post-Roe world, Real Alternatives provides a valuable safety net for pregnant women

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Picture this: a young woman, scared and alone, discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant. She turns to the Internet, searching for help. She quickly discovers a path to empowerment is just a few clicks away, thanks to the dedicated work of Real Alternatives, Inc. The ground-breaking non-profit …

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The pro-life movement is the shining light ever present in the pro-death darkness

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A radio talk show host once asked me how the pro-life movement was faring across the country. A few days later, a pro-life advocate who has been in the trenches for quite some time asked me the same question. I responded “fantastic!” and noted how energetic …

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