What Would Pro-life Gov. Robert Casey Say About Campaign 2020?

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I treasure the autographed copy of the book Fighting for Life, which has a place of prominence in our office library. The book tells the moving story of the life of former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey, Sr., who called himself the “First of the New …

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Marking the Five-Year Anniversary of Chloe’s Law

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania celebrates an important milestone this week–the five-year anniversary of the signing of “Chloe’s Law.” This landmark act, signed by pro-life Republican Governor Tom Corbett, ensures that the parents of preborn babies who are diagnosed with Down syndrome receive information and supportive resources to help them …

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Abortion at Heart of pro-abortion assault on Brett Kavanaugh

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. It is all the more fascinating in the re-telling. I am talking about the unprecedented drama that surrounded the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the …

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Cable TV Commentator’s Arguments for Legal Abortion Melt Away

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The arguments made by pro-abortion advocates can melt away quicker than a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream on a sweltering July day. Take, for instance, the defense of legal abortion posed by cable television commentator Tomi Lahren. In her book Never Play Dead, Lahren …

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Mother Seeks Censure of Pro-Abortion Lawmaker who berated and harassed her teenage girls and their friend

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She had come seeking justice–not for herself, but for her daughters and their friend. Ashley Garecht recently came to the state Capitol in Harrisburg, PA to do what she said was her job–advocating on behalf of her children. You might not know Ashley’s name, but chances …

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Abortion and the Art of Communicating Truth in a winsome way

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “Big Tech” bias has been in the news lately, as evidence mounts that technology giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google routinely stifle certain points of view. Stephanie Gray is someone accustomed to speaking truth to powerful tech companies. The accomplished speaker headlined a viral video …

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Preemie Babies Show the Importance of Defending Life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She came into the world [at the tender age of 26 weeks’ gestation–just two weeks past Pennsylvania’s late-term abortion limit. At birth, she weighed a scarce pound-and-a-half–approximately the same weight as a block and a half of butter. As a result, medical professionals whisked her into …

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Encouraging a Dialogue for Life!

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember a friend asking me a series of questions long ago. The question-and-answer session helped to cement my pro-life views and ultimately led me to advocacy for pregnant women, children, people with disabilities, and the frail elderly. As pro-lifers, we need to ask questions of …

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Thinking back how I was struck by “pro-choice” blindness

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I look back on the brief time when I was a young adult and thought I was “pro-choice,” I am struck by my blindness. During that period, I was blind to the fact that abortion took the life of an innocent, unrepeatable child. I was …

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Kudos to NRLC’s 50 state affiliates

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation At times when I am in my office at the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, I feel like the curator of a pro-life library. This was one of those times, when a number of people called our office asking for pro-life information—information they had a tough time finding …

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“My father, Dan Vitale, treasured life and all its beauty”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Perhaps he got it from his father—an Italian immigrant who managed with his wife to raise a large family on a barber’s salary during the toughest of economic times. Or maybe it came from the fact that he was the sixth of seven children and knew …

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