Both before and after their births, our children are precious lives belonging to God and redeemed by Him

By Marie K. MacPherson Editor’s note. This first appeared at Lutherans for Life and is reposted with permission. “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame …

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The sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat can definitely turn a parent’s own heart in the direction of life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation We talk early and often about the remarkable power of visuals to promote life. For instance, it is hard to argue against the humanity of a preborn child when you see the baby’s ultrasound image on social media.  In addition, still photos of an unborn child …

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Taking a “we-centered” approach to challenging pregnancies

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a recent 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, …

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Acorns and Oak trees: Rebutting the Flawed Logic of Abortion Advocates

By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This latest in our series of posts that appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is a perfect example of how to succinctly and authoritatively debunk erroneous  pro-abortion assertions. Good writing should illumine truth. That was my goal in writing a recent op-ed on …

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The genuine article: love for both mother and unborn child that can’t be faked, because it comes from the heart

By Dave Andrusko We are just two days away from the 48th anniversary of another day that will live in infamy: January 22, 1973, when Justice Harry Blackmun unloaded Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two decisions which were as muddled in legal reasoning and historical analysis as they were sweeping in scope and …

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The preciousness of unborn life clear even to a preschooler

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those videos you hope will go viral, because of the beauty, truth, and goodness contained within it. A proud godfather shared with me a clip of his goddaughter, who is now pregnant. The camera showed a close-up of the woman’s clothed womb—with …

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Every single life is a miracle to be celebrated, and miracles never get old

By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Miracles never get old. And we are on the verge of one.  A nine-month mystery will soon be revealed when we meet the grandchild we first learned about last spring. We know not the gender nor the size nor the eye color, all determined from the very …

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What if we realized “You are your baby’s first home …. Your baby’s first protector”?

By Dave Andrusko Can you imagine how different the fate of millions of unborn babies would be if moms and dads looked upon them not as a kind of disposable property but as someone whose fate is entirely in their hands and whom they have an obligation to do everything humanly possible to protect? In …

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Why abortion activists hate photos of pre-born babies

By Jonathon Van Maren If the pre-born are not human, pro-life apologist Scott Klusendorf is fond of saying, then no defence of abortion is necessary. But if they are human, no defence of abortion is adequate. The entire abortion debate hinges on whether or not the person being aborted is, in fact, a person. Human beings have …

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The belief that life has infinite, irreplaceable value– as plain as a red sweater on a newborn baby’s back

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has become a lovely tradition in hospitals around the nation: dressing newborn babies in distinctive garb, based upon a holiday or some other celebration. Witness babies dressed like Mister Rogers, the acclaimed children’s television host…newborns dressed as characters from the film “Frozen”…and babies outfitted in …

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Striving to safeguard unborn life in the 2nd millennium

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The news article, whose captivating headline once caught my eye, was about two now 96-year-old women who were the oldest twins living in York County, Pennsylvania. The story, written by Kim Strong for the York Daily Record, noted how different the women were in temperament—one was sassy, …

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