Problem with the pro-abortion rhetoric—it simply does not match reality

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation An interesting thing happened this week when the Governor of Pennsylvania posted on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. His post encompassed just three words: “Abortion is healthcare.” Out of curiosity, I decided to check out the comments below Democrat Governor Josh …

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Fighting back against doctors’ pressure to “reduce” (selectively abort) quadruplets

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Once, while scrolling through my emails, I came upon a fascinating find. It was a message from a man named Michael.  Michael came to his pro-life convictions naturally. You see, he is a quadruplet. I will let Michael take up the story from there: “When my …

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What is your pro-life story?

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Everyone has a pro-life story to tell. Granted, some may be more dramatic than others, but, by virtue of our own births, we are the result of a pro-life decision. I have often been captivated by the way toddlers react to soft-touch fetal models. They …

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“Let’s start with our kids” pro-abortion Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro says as he cancels contract with Real Alternatives

Real Alternatives runs Pennsylvania’s award-winning Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program for 28 years By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Irony was on grand display at last week’s budget address by pro-abortion Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro. The Governor, who has made abortion the hallmark of his administration, began his address to …

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Student essay contests—just one more way National Right to Life affiliates are reaching out to the next generation 

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation One of my favorite times of the year is coming up—the launching of our student pro-life essay and oratory contests. The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has for decades rewarded young people who boldly and winsomely articulate the pro-life message in the written and spoken word. One …

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“12,000 Too Many” is theme of MCCL’s March for Life

Number of abortions in Minnesota increased by 20 percent in 2022—reaching more than 12,000 abortions By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I have often thought that a true-to-life image of an unborn child is worth a thousand words. But what if thousands of fetal models appeared in the corridors of power? It’s a …

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There is something inherently beautiful about babies that just melts your heart

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I recently acquired a photo that has brought me a great deal of joy which I am eager to share with other people. The picture is a close-up of a delightful young baby boy, grinning from ear to ear. I have saved the photo on my …

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Against all odds, may every pregnant mother have the opportunity to hear her child’s laughter

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was the laughter that struck me. The unmistakable sound of children’s laughter, coming from somewhere outside my apartment. The giggles were a refreshing escape from the monotony of the day, and they instantaneously made me smile. It is for them that advocates for life …

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“Let’s start with the kids” pro-abortion governor says, same governor who has made abortion the hallmark of his administration

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Irony was on grand display at this week’s budget address by pro-abortion Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro. The Governor, who has made abortion the hallmark of his administration, began his address to a joint session of the state legislature by saying, “Let’s start with our kids.” …

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“It Takes a Family” teaches parents how to counteract the dangerous messages of Planned Parenthood

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I worked as a reporter, the general consensus among my colleagues seemed to be that no one ever changed their mind about abortion. People were either solidly in the “pro-choice” camp or the “pro-life” division, and cross-overs simply did not happen. How wrong we …

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Each law that protects preborn children and empowers their mothers in a life-affirming way is evidence of love in action

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation With the advent of February, minds often turn to matters of the heart. A good many people get engaged or married during the month of St. Valentine. So now would be the perfect time to extend love to those on the margins of society—the vulnerable …

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Pro-abortion Gov. Shapiro hijacks alternatives to abortion funds, redirects to pro-abortion organizations

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The extreme nature of the pro-abortion lobby was on full display at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last week. Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro bragged that he had canceled the contract for Real Alternatives after nearly 30 years of funding. Real Alternatives administered Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy and …

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