The beauty of respecting life—even when circumstances look bleak

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation What drives your commitment to promoting the sanctity of innocent human life? Was there an eye-opening moment when a life-changing incident forced you to come to grips with the tragedy of abortion? For Tracy, a candidate for the Pennsylvania state legislature, the defining moment occurred when …

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Can there be a more bedrock pro-life conviction than that every life matters?

By Dave Andrusko The great apologist G. K. Chesterton once wrote, “All men matter. You matter. I matter. It’s the hardest thing in theology to believe.” That quote is embedded in a paragraph someone wrote that I saved on my hard drive.  Alas, why I have the paragraph, I don’t know who wrote it! (Senior …

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The story behind “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,” Robert Munsch’s classic children’s story

By Rai Rojas Editor’s note. This ran a while back but it is so incredibly powerful I repost it every couple of years. “Only he who suffers can be the guide and healer of the suffering.” — Thomas Mann My six-year-old grandson loves to read almost as much as he loves being read to. So …

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The sweetest Valentine I ever received

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember the sweetest Valentine I ever received. One February 14th, when my daughter was four years old, we wandered into a drug store. My little girl immediately gravitated to the greeting card section. Although she could not read, she pointed to the card she wanted …

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A Birthday Kiss and Hug and the importance of being there

By Dave Andrusko Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday. Emily turns 37 years old. Thirty-seven years ago the Washington, DC metropolitan area was digging out from under the 15 to 22 inches of snow dumped on us over the previous two days. It was dubbed “Megalopolitan Blizzard.” Today it’s nearly 60,  and we have exchanged …

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Perspectives from a newly made “Lita”

By Ingrid Duran, Director, Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. This column appears on page 6 of the January digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this, along with all the other stories, columns, and commentaries, with your pro-life family and friends. On the twelfth day of Christmas my first grandson was …

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Speaking A Language Of Life in clear and vigorous language

By Caitlin Thomas In the Catholic Church’s efforts to teach about the grave evil of assisted suicide and the threats it poses, we must use clear and vigorous language. And it is always, always important that we do so with love. Assisted suicide is suicide. In the few states where it is legal, physicians willing …

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Mother rejects calls to “pull the plug,” daughter awakes after seven months in a coma

By Dave Andrusko It was September 2018 and Kertease Williams knew “something has taken over and [was] ruining my daughter,” but “I just don’t know what.” Her daughter, Kertisha Brabson, herself the mother of two small children, was “acting funny,” Ms. Williams told WBNS, a Columbus, Ohio, CBS affiliate. At the hospital, she was doing …

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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 Best Christmas Gift of All is in front of our faces

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Each year when the coldness of winter is just about to settle in, I return to Bedford Falls, NY, where the town streets are wrapped in a blanket of snow and the ivory lights glistening in the trees signal the celebration of Christmas. It is my …

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