By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It’s been said that good things come in “threes.” Certainly, that proved to be the case for Miami resident Christine Taala. As The Epoch Times reports, Taala was initially shocked when she discovered she was going to give birth to triplets. You see, Taala had suffered the loss …Continue reading "Mom rejects suggestion she “selectively reduce” her triplets, says now, “The triplets are these miracle babies”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I began working as a secular journalist, the Associated Press stylebook became my Bible. Although the AP stylebook has many competitors, it remains enormously influential. The AP stylebook prescribes the language that is approved for usage for news stories. I quickly learned that, in my …Continue reading "AP’s biased descriptions allow pro-abortion assumptions and psychology to worm their way into countless publications"
By Maria V. Gallagher It’s a story that’s likely to warm your heart—and it shows how medical miracles are indeed possible. Zane Kahin has been named the Gerber 2021 Spokesbaby and the company’s first ever honorary Chief Growing Officer (CGO). But the road to stardom and worldwide acclaim was far from smooth for Zane and …Continue reading "Mom of Gerber’s 2021 Spokesbaby survived breast cancer and prognosis she could not have children"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those Facebook posts which breaks your heart. A young mother who had just given birth to twins found out that one of her newborn baby boys was in medical trouble. He was flown to a distant children’s hospital where he could receive …Continue reading "What is the difference between a baby who is born prematurely and a baby fighting for life after a botched abortion? One is rushed to the NICU, the other is completely ignored."
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I saw the television report, I was mesmerized. A Pennsylvania news outlet, Fox 43, carried the inspiring story of a newborn twin who had to be taken by helicopter to receive much-needed specialized treatment (See here.) The flight nurses acted heroically to provide care and …Continue reading "Roe v. Wade should be tossed to the ash heap of history"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I was reminded recently of how one single human life can change the world. I received word on Facebook that the father of a childhood friend had died. He was a long-time restauranteur who was a beloved member of his community. His generosity and devotion to …Continue reading "The right to life is won one heart, one person at a time"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As I posted on my favorite social media platform, Instagram, one day, I paused a moment to reflect. I was about to add my preferred hashtag–#prolife. It occurred to me that such a hashtag contains a profound level of meaning. #prolife means to support life in its …Continue reading "#prolife: So much meaning, packed into one little hashtag"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Our daily repost of a story that appeared a year ago today in NRL News Today is a lovely story of love and compassion winning out amidst a global pandemic. A story out of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area shows love will find a way—even …Continue reading "Even in the midst of a pandemic, love finds a way"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I woke up in the middle of the night with a thought dangling in my brain: When the eyes change, the heart can begin to change. It seemed to me that what my dream was communicating was the idea that, when we begin to look at …Continue reading "Changing how we “see” changes how we respond"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I gazed at the photo, overwhelmed by the sight. It was a picture of a precious newborn baby girl—a girl who could easily have not been here, were it not for a woman who was willing to reach out to a pregnant woman with love, compassion, …Continue reading "If not for love…and a helping hand…"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I walked into the National Right to Life Convention not knowing quite what to expect. After all, the nation is recovering from a worldwide pandemic which has dramatically altered just about every facet of life. I wondered if people would turn out, if our interactions would …Continue reading "Paying respect to the achievements of the past while forging a way forward to success in the future: the 50th NRL Convention"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A bill to protect people with Down syndrome from prenatal discrimination is moving its way through the state legislature. The Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee has advanced House Bill 1500, also known as the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This compassionate, common sense measure would …Continue reading "Bill to ban prenatal discrimination against babies diagnosed with Down syndrome advances in Pa. Senate"