By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Hope can seem in short supply for a pregnant woman facing challenging circumstances. That is why Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program, administered by Real Alternatives, is so critical. Democratic Governor Robert Casey Sr. put funding in the budget for a first-of-its-kind program back in …Continue reading "Tell PA Gov. Shapiro not to cancel life-affirming Real Alternatives’ contract at the end of the year"
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 …Continue reading "The Importance of Choosing a Pro-Life Ob-GYN"
Real Alternatives has served 350,000 women during its 27-year history. By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Linda was a teenager when she discovered she was pregnant. Rather than receiving support from those around her, she experienced condemnation—and pressure to abort her precious chil “I found myself pregnant at 16 years old and …Continue reading "Calling on Pennsylvania lawmakers to work to save a program that provides hope to thousands of pregnant women"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appears in the August edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with your pro-life family and friends. The deplorable legacy of mass murderer Kermit Gosnell will never be forgotten among those who suffered the loss of loved ones at the abortionist’s …Continue reading "Why NRL News Today is so important: apologists for the abortion industry abound in newsrooms in Pennsylvania and across the country"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is a carefully-crafted safety net which has served Pennsylvania women for decades. Now, the Governor has announced a plan that would unravel that safety net, leaving thousands of pregnant women without the vital services they need. Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro wants to pull the plug …Continue reading "Pro-abortion governor wants to wipe out Real Alternatives, the program that many pregnant women in vulnerable circumstances depend on"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Nearly 350,000. That’s how many Pennsylvania women have been served through the groundbreaking program administered by Real Alternatives, Inc. Imagine if those women—enough to populate a city—had gone without the vital services provided by PA’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program. At a most vulnerable time …Continue reading "The time is now to stand up for pregnant women and for Real Alternatives"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a shocking decision, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has announced that he intends to allow Pennsylvania’s contract with Real Alternatives to expire at the end of the year. Real Alternatives administers Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program, which funds pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes, and …Continue reading "URGENT ALERT from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation"
A pregnant woman is not a problem to be solved but a person to be cherished and revered By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a discussion with friends, I heard one of my dearest confidants lament the fact that so many people are blinded by pro-abortion ideology. How can people stand for …Continue reading "Honoring both lives by proving solutions that are life-affirming rather than death-dealing"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A champion for life recently contacted our office, asking what direction the pro-life movement should be headed in, a year after the Dobbs U.S. Supreme Court decision overturned Roe v. Wade. My answer: Forward! It is true that we face a number of challenges, from an unrelenting abortion industry …Continue reading "By communicating our message in a winsome way, we will build up the culture of life which our nation so sorely needs"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The reality of the hidden life of the unborn child can pop up in the least likely of places. I happened to be watching a “reality show” known for its contentious female friendships when I was surprised to see one of the leading ladies show up …Continue reading "The ultimate reality show? An unborn child’s life is as dramatic as any series you will watch on cable television."
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 report on Roe …Continue reading "The Prescience of the Pro-Life Movement"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The pro-life movement in Pennsylvania and throughout the country has been quite clear: abortion harms women. That being the case, National Right to Life and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation have been vocal about ensuring that women who have undergone the tragedy and trauma of abortion receive …Continue reading "Led by courageously pro-life lawmakers, Pennsylvania Senate not about to pass legislation pushed by the abortion industry and its allies in the state legislature "