The preciousness of unborn life clear even to a preschooler

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those videos you hope will go viral, because of the beauty, truth, and goodness contained within it. A proud godfather shared with me a clip of his goddaughter, who is now pregnant. The camera showed a close-up of the woman’s clothed womb—with …

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Supreme Court decision already having positive impact in Pennsylvania

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation This week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the FDA requirement that banned the mailed distribution of abortion drugs is already having a positive impact on Pennsylvania. Planned Parenthood Keystone has removed from its website a page touting abortions by mail. The abortion giant openly avowed that …

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48 ways the Pro-Life Movement is creating and fortifying a Culture of Life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As we approach the 48th anniversary of the tragic U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, here are 48 ways the pro-life movement is making a profound impact on our nation through education, legislation, political action, and alternatives to abortion. Federal court judges are boldly asking the Supreme Court …

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Honoring the women who have turned their back on the abortion industry

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This story from a year ago in NRL News Today reminds us of the pain and regret so often women feel after undergoing an abortion.  Some, like Maria’s friend, then “work tirelessly to try to ensure that other women do not fall prey to …

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Acts of selflessness and kindness on behalf of a woman in need of accompaniment on her pregnancy journey

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is always heartening to see people reach out to pregnant women, offering them loving support and encouragement when they face challenging circumstances. While scrolling through a social media newsfeed, I came upon yet another example of individuals engaging in acts of selflessness and kindness on …

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One fourth of free-standing abortion centers in Pa. have had health and safety violations just since September

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A check of the Pennsylvania Health Department website reveals that one fourth of the free-standing abortion centers in Pennsylvania have had health and safety violations since September. The Health Department notes that 16 free-standing abortion facilities currently operate in the Keystone State. Of those, four were …

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Restoring the Culture of Life requires efforts on many fronts

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the …

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The abortion revelation in “This is Us” raises far more questions than it answers

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Every pregnant woman deserves love and support, and should be made aware of the fact that there are people who are willing to journey with her at every stage of her pregnancy. Even if the father of her child is unwilling to step up and be …

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A Pro-life “SheToo movement” going strong since 1973

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Beginning toward the end of December, we began running articles from the past which relate directly [or even indirectly] to the somber realization that over 62 million unborn babies have paid the ultimate price for Justice Blackmun’s jurisprudential flights of imagination on January  22, …

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The belief that life has infinite, irreplaceable value– as plain as a red sweater on a newborn baby’s back

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has become a lovely tradition in hospitals around the nation: dressing newborn babies in distinctive garb, based upon a holiday or some other celebration. Witness babies dressed like Mister Rogers, the acclaimed children’s television host…newborns dressed as characters from the film “Frozen”…and babies outfitted in …

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As we approach a new year, we hold to a vision of a life-affirming nation with even greater passion

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I happened to catch a segment on a morning news show showcasing a Georgia voter. The man had just become a father for the first time this year.  He said that, when casting his ballot in the January 5 run-off elections, he would be thinking about …

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Striving to safeguard unborn life in the 2nd millennium

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The news article, whose captivating headline once caught my eye, was about two now 96-year-old women who were the oldest twins living in York County, Pennsylvania. The story, written by Kim Strong for the York Daily Record, noted how different the women were in temperament—one was sassy, …

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