A victory in Pennsylvania Special Election bodes well for the 2020 Presidential election cycle

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a test-run leading up to the all-important 2020 general election, Pennsylvania elected another pro-life candidate to Congress this week. From his ever-present precious feet pin to his 100 percent pro-life voting record in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Fred Keller is a pro-life champion. With …

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Abortion does not cure domestic violence

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is one of the most painful situations that can befall a woman–one that can lead to feelings of powerlessness, sadness, and despair. National statistics indicate that, every minute in this country, 20 people are assaulted by an intimate partner. It’s a crime that’s often hidden …

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Pro-lifers refuse to be intimidated

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I vividly recall the morning of a March for Life some years ago, when I discovered that my car had been broken into. The driver’s side window was shattered and my sense of peace initially wavered. And then I did what any dedicated pro-lifer would do: …

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Pa. House overwhelmingly passes Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Beneath a quote which reads, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday testified to the truth that people with disabilities should be protected. By an overwhelming vote of 117-76, the PA House chose to …

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Planned Parenthood lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Planned Parenthood has come down squarely on the side against disability rights in Pennsylvania. The abortion giant has been lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This common sense bill would ban abortion in cases of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. …

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1,000+ pro-lifers rally against Pro-Abortion Bullying

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation More than a thousand people crowded a Philadelphia street Friday in a show of solidarity against pro-abortion bullying. The event was incredibly inspiring, and showed the determination and commitment of pro-lifers not only in the City of Brotherly Love, but across the U.S. One woman and …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act could reach Pennsylvania House for final passage by next week

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Despite repeated pro-abortion Democrat stall tactics, Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act advanced in the House of Representatives today. This sets the stage for a showdown vote on final passage as early as next week. House Bill 321 is an important piece of disability rights legislation which …

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The transforming power of the “aha” movement

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Yesterday Maria wrote about how the Pennsylvania House Health Committee delivered an early Mother’s Day gift to mothers with children with Down syndrome by voting to advance House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, to the floor. We will update the progress of …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act moving forward in Pa. Legislature

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The young woman sat in the front row of the hearing, her eyes transfixed on the state legislators who would determine the fate of people like her—children who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. In the end, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee delivered an early Mother’s …

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Pro-life youth will not rest until every baby is loved in life and protected in law

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The tragedy of New York’s new sweeping abortion law, the “Reproductive Health Act” passed on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is having a profound impact on young people—if the essay contest I recently judged is any indication. A number of students cited the injustice of …

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‘We are lights put upon this earth for a purpose”: Young people inspire Pro-Life Movement

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The pro-life movement is a movement filled with joy, because it recognizes the great wonder of human life. Nowhere is that joy more apparent than in our annual oratory contest. Students from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania compete for the chance to take part in the …

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Town Hall Meetings Bring Life-Saving Information to Local Communities

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Audible gasps filled a meeting room not far from the battlefield of Gettysburg. The assembled crowd was reacting to the news from New York, where pro-abortion Governor Andrew Cuomo had signed a bill allowing abortions up to the moment of birth. Many in the crowd had …

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