Taking a “we-centered” approach to challenging pregnancies

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 the “right” to abortion, when that policy results in the ending of a sacred life and, quite often, …

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“She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us” – Young dad grateful for his daughter and pregnancy help

By Lisa Bourne When Cole found out his girlfriend Zayda was pregnant, he really didn’t know what to think. Zayda was 14, at the time, Cole was 15. “We were pretty young,” Cole said. “I was very scared,” he said. “I didn’t know what I was gonna do.” Cole told Pregnancy Help News it was he who …

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“Everything is going to be okay.”

The experience of this grandmother/daughter/grandchild reminded me of some of the many posts I’ve written about women who become pregnant later-in some cases, much later in life. I particularly recall one, “I’m What? Accidentally pregnant at 42, I faced the hardest decision of my life,” a deeply personal reflection that appeared at http://parenting.com. Read the …

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Facing the pressures and fears of being unexpectedly pregnant later in life

By Dave Andrusko I shared a number of tweets this weekend with my pastor. He is, like all of us, under tremendous strain. It is one thing (as he should have) to conduct Sunday services via Facebook. It’s another to do so during Lent—especially Palm Sunday and, again, the following week on Easter. The next …

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Why it is so important to choose a Pro-Life Ob-GYN

 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 …

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When unexpectedly pregnant, it is a testament to the strength and courage of a pregnant woman who honors life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She was a medical student, with a laser-like focus on completing her studies and obtaining her degree. Passionate about a prospective career as a neurosurgeon, she was completely dedicated to her research and the completion of her education. Then came the news of an unexpected pregnancy. …

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Pregnant and alone? A message for women facing unplanned pregnancy

By Chris Alexis Expectant mothers need support; that’s no secret. But when their surrounding environment or relationships don’t offer that, social media can be a place to discover it.   It is an important reminder that no one is truly alone, and if they look beyond their immediate circumstance, they will see that good people are …

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Pregnant and alone? A message for women facing unplanned pregnancy

By Chris Alexis Expectant mothers need support; that’s no secret. But when their surrounding environment or relationships don’t offer that, social media can be a place to discover it.   It is an important reminder that no one is truly alone, and if they look beyond their immediate circumstance, they will see that good people are …

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What men should know when helping women facing an unplanned pregnancy

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This repost of a story that appeared previously in NRL News Today remains a helpful to-do (and not do) list for men trying to assist women at a very difficult time in their lives. In our culture, equipped with a gazillion cell phone cameras and a multiplicity of recording devices, …

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The blessings when acts of selflessness and kindness are extended to women in need of accompaniment on their pregnancy journey

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is always heartening to see people reach out to pregnant women, offering them loving support and encouragement when they face challenging circumstances. While scrolling through a social media newsfeed, I came upon yet another example of individuals engaging in acts of selflessness and kindness on …

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