PA Republican Senate primary too close to call, likely to go to recount

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The eyes of the nation have turned to Pennsylvania and the rollercoaster ride of a race for U.S. Senate. As of this writing, the Republican primary contest is too close to call and an automatic recount is expected. Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and businessman Dave …

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“The Matter of Life” is at your theatres for just two days

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation  Tracy Robinson has quite a story to tell. “I was a ‘pro-choice’ Christian,” Robinson says. “Actually, I never gave myself that label. In fact, I didn’t give the ethics of abortion much thought. If I ever had to describe my point of view, it would have …

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A sacred call to pro-life work that springs forth from our very humanity

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I did not grow up thinking I would become a pro-life advocate. During my childhood, I considered occupations ranging from hairstylist (my grandfather was a barber) to judge (I watched a lot of law-and-order TV shows). I was also captivated by the idea of becoming a …

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Senator Bob Casey, who long claimed to be a “pro-life Democrat,” is now backing a measure which would be best described as the Abortion Without Limits bill.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It’s the tweet read ‘round Pennsylvania—a stunning admission by a man who has engaged in the most egregious of flip-flops. U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who long claimed to be a “pro-life Democrat,” is now backing a measure which would be best described as the Abortion Without …

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Pregnancy center celebrates 50 years of saving lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Pennsylvania pregnancy center is celebrating an historic milestone. Morning Star Pregnancy Services is marking 50 years of saving lives in the shadow of the state Capitol in the Keystone State. As Executive Director Linda Plummer explains, in January of 1972, a group of people met …

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Life is a good which should always be cherished, protected, and loved

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appeared in the April edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with your pro-life family and friends. Something always strikes me in the days leading up to Easter. It is a passage from Scripture that is often repeated as Christians mark …

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A salute to all of our pro-life candidates, who are rebuilding the culture of life

By Maria V. Gallagher, PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pre-primary season is in full swing in Pennsylvania, where 203 seats in the state House of Representatives are up for grabs.  Retirements from the state legislature have been numerous—due, in part, to redistricting. That means there are many new names on the candidate roster, leading to …

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Why it is so important to choose a Pro-Life Ob-GYN

 By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life  Federation She was 47 years old, living in Pennsylvania and considered a high-risk pregnancy. She desperately needed help from a doctor who would look out for the best interests of her baby and herself. She was also willing to drive hundreds of miles to secure the best possible …

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“Reproductive freedom”: Pro-abortion double speak

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Among the more curious terms advocates for legal abortion use to justify their position is “reproductive freedom.” The phrase certainly has a ring to it—but that’s because it seems life affirming. “Freedom” is such an important word in the American lexicon, connotations that extend all the …

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Classic pro-life v. pro-abortion matchup in Pennsylvania Governor race

By Maria Gallagher, PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Only one Democrat is running in the Pennsylvania Gubernatorial primary. And year in and year out, he has fought against any protections for preborn babies. Democrat Josh Shapiro has adopted an extreme position on abortion, supporting it for any reason during all nine months of pregnancy. He …

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The Prescience of the Pro-Life Movement

By Maria 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 a …

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As advocates for life, we are ambassadors for the truth

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Recently I received an e-vite to a fabulous event. It was a festive celebration, made all the more so by the longing for community that came from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was truly a gift to be able to get together to share a meal, some …

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