The civil rights struggle of this century: the campaign for equality for those inside their mothers’ wombs.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I think about leaders who have truly inspired me, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tops the list. As a child, I was fascinated at how he had led America from the darkness and despair of segregation to the light of inclusion and solidarity. …

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Abortion Industry pushing Teleabortions in Pennsylvania

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The abortion industry is engaged in a major push in Pennsylvania for telemedicine abortions (“teleabortions”). These abortions occur when the abortionist is not physically present, but communicates with the woman via computer screen. Three abortion facilities in the Keystone State recently applied for telemedicine status: Planned …

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The March for Life is Pro-Woman!

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman” is the theme for the 2020 March for Life, which steps out on January 24thin Washington, D.C. The theme brilliantly captures the essence of the pro-life movement: it strengthens rather than diminishes; it gives hope for those who might otherwise despair; …

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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 In recent weeks a good friend passed away, and I am still coming to grips with that tremendous loss. Decades ago—in a past I had no knowledge of—my friend had an abortion. I never knew what drove her decision. Was she pressured by a boyfriend or …

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The evil Culture of Abortion is destined to fall

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 babies of Philadelphia have lost a dear friend

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The City of Brotherly Love lost a valiant champion for the cause of life this week. Carla Ezell, the former Southeast (PA) Regional Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, died after an impressive tenure trying to rebuild the abortion capital of the Commonwealth into a safe …

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What’s in Store for 2020 on the Life Front?

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The year 2020 will be critical when it comes to the “life issues” in Pennsylvania and across America. To begin with, it may be the most important election year of our lives. While President Donald Trump has achieved a stellar pro-life record, not one of the …

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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 at the end of December, as we approach the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we began running articles from the past which relate directly [or even indirectly] to the somber realization that over 61 million unborn babies have paid the ultimate price …

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Bill Would Toughen Abortion Center Regulation in Pennsylvania

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania state Representative Timothy O’Neal has introduced a bill which would strengthen abortion center regulation within the Commonwealth. House Bill 2138 is a common sense measure which would require abortion facilities to post the results of health department inspections on their websites. The legislation would also …

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Safeguarding unborn life in the 2nd millennium

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A captivating headline caught my eye recently. The news article, written by Kim Strong for the York Daily Record, was about two 95-year-old women who were the oldest twins living in York County, Pennsylvania. The story noted how different the women were in temperament—one was sassy, …

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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 Editor’s note, This appears on page four of the December digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to share the latest edition with your pro-life family and friends. It has become a lovely tradition in hospitals around the nation: dressing newborn babies …

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We can make a powerful case for life with “just the Facts” of fetal development

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As a journalism student, I was taught never assume. Yet, as a radio reporter, when covering the issue of abortion, I assumed that my listeners knew the basics about abortion. The huge irony here is that I myself did not have a fundamental knowledge of abortion–in …

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