Once a life begins, it should be protected, cherished, and nurtured

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In his new book Renewing Our Hope, popular preacher Bishop Robert Barron makes note of the “outrageous statement” made in the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Planned Parenthood v. Casey. That statement, which will live in infamy, says, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define …

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Vice President Pence says he is proud to work with a President who “stands without apology for the sanctity of human life.”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation At a rousing campaign stop in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Vice President Mike Pence warned that a Biden-Harris Administration would pack the U.S. Supreme Court with activist pro-abortion  judges who would try to make laws from the bench. Pence pointed out that for 150 years, there have …

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Pennsylvania 10 is classic pro-life/pro-abortion contest

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The race to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional district is one of the most closely watched political contests in the nation. Veteran pro-life Republican Congressman Scott Perry is facing a challenge from pro-abortion Democrat Eugene DePasquale. The contrasts between the two candidates on the life issues could not …

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A NRL News Today look back at where we were at a comparable time prior to the 2016 presidential election

Editor’s note. We are now 18 days from an historic General Election.  Each day, as we approach November 3rd,  we’ll be taking a look back at what we wrote at a comparable point in time in 2016. We’ll either repost the remarks without change, or update it to reflect that the pro-abortion Democrat is Joe …

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The “Two Joe Bidens”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation An astute follower of politics recently called our office at the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee. He wanted to draw our attention to a YouTube video from February. The Reuters video gained attention for a gaffe made by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. He mistakenly …

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The limitless possibilities for babies with Down syndrome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All month we have posted new stories and reposting previously run stories. The next time you hear that the prospects for children with Down syndrome are bleak, I would like you to think about Chloe Kondrich. The 16-year-old …

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Love, the heart of the Gospel message, is also the heart of the pro-life movement

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been said, quite rightly, that the pro-life case can be made in purely secular terms. In other words, someone could be an atheist, and still believe in the sanctity of human life. But it is also important to note that people of faith have …

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Take advantage of the perfect opportunity to share the truth about Down syndrome Americans and their lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve been posting stories, new and old, all month. I’ll never forget my eighth grade graduation party. It was held in a restaurant that had a large dance floor at the side complete with a Disco ball. I …

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The blessings of being the mother of a child with an extra chromosome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A woman blessed with a child with Down syndrome is reaching out to other mothers to help them during what can be a time of uncertainty and stress. Heather Gregg of Whitestown, Indiana, launched a program called the Lucky Mama Project with the aid of a …

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Pennsylvania Pro-Life Leadership Award given to pro-life President Trump

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation With his trademark humor and charm, radio talk show host Ken Matthews lit up the night at the Celebrate Life banquet benefitting the life-saving, life-changing work of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Matthews noted that pro-lifers “changed the direction of the nation” with the election of pro-life …

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Here’s why the Pro-Life Movement has such staying power

By rebuilding a culture of life—one life-saving law, one life-giving heart, at a time. By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. As we take our daily look back at what appeared in NRL News Today one year ago, what could be more relevant than a tribute to our Movement’s incredible staying …

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An election critical to the fate of precious preborn children and their mothers

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She was a student in nursing school when she learned first-hand about the tragic reality of Roe v. Wade. It was 1973, and the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision had led to the legalization of abortion around the country. She reacted in horror as she was forced to …

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