By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Not so long ago, a friend of mine, ever-sunny Robin, was all set to serve as a volunteer on a women’s retreat weekend. Then she learned that her beloved grandchild in utero, Quinn, had to be delivered by C-section the next morning. She left the retreat, …Continue reading "Why would life be less sacred before birth than after birth?"
By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation While not one major network has covered the story, thanks to social media, most people are aware of Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’ disgraceful harassment of a peaceful, prayerful, pro-life witness in front of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood. In his eight minute tirade, which he filmed and …Continue reading "The Birth Privilege of Brian Sims"
By Michael Cook A Portuguese woman who has been “brain dead” since December last year gave birth to a son late last month. Twenty-six-year-old Catarina Sequeira, a canoeing champion who had represented her country, suffered a serious asthma attack at home on December 26 when she was 19 weeks pregnant. For 56 days a ventilator …Continue reading "“Brain-dead” Portuguese woman gives birth"
By Texas Right to Life Earlier this month, the airline JetBlue hosted the youngest customer in the company’s history. While a flight from Puerto Rico to Florida was still in the air, a mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy and the flight crew captured images of the unexpected arrival. JetBlue released a statement …Continue reading "Mom gives birth midflight; airline names the plane after her baby"
By Nancy Flanders Dana Scatton celebrated her 18th birthday on January 11. But on this birthday she was in the hospital and in the fight of her life. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor while seven months pregnant, she was given just months to live. At 33 weeks gestation, just a couple of weeks after …Continue reading "Teen diagnosed with brain tumor in third trimester gives birth to healthy daughter"
By Dave Andrusko The post is so stunning, so beautifully written, so intense that I will not spend more than a few sentences telling you that rewire news was the last place in this galaxy that I expected to read, “Only Through Becoming a Parent Have I Been Able to Let Go of My Grief …Continue reading "The birth of her daughter brings mother a “radical shift in outlook” allowing her to let go of the grief at losing her own father"
Carrie DeKlyen would not abort her baby to remain in clinical trial By Dave Andrusko There is courage and there is courage. And there is faith and there is faith. Carrie and Nick DeKlyen of Wyoming, Michigan have a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over of both. While in a coma and …Continue reading "Mother in coma with aggressive cancer gives birth to baby"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten …Continue reading "Life is no less sacred before birth than after birth"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Recently, a friend of mine, ever-sunny Robin, was all set to serve as a volunteer on a women’s retreat weekend. Then she learned that her beloved grandchild in utero, Quinn, had to be delivered by C-section the next morning. She left the retreat, bound for her daughter-in-law’s …Continue reading "The life of a baby, no less sacred before birth than after birth"
By Dave Andrusko “The Witness” is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, and Jill Kruse is an editorial assistant. Ms. Kruse just wrote a beautiful profile of a family whose “Triplet ‘miracle’ shows the power of prayer, beauty of life.” Kruse begins her story with a recent letter sent to the Cathedral …Continue reading "Grandparents credit the power of prayer for successful births of daughter’s endangered triplets"
By Dave Andrusko When I first watched “Introducing,” the whimsy thought crossed my mind this is almost the pro-life equivalent of one of those “Fast and Furious” movies. If you go to youtube.com, you’ll find a minute and a half long video that in a very innocent and affectionate way illustrates the growth of a …Continue reading "Couple lovingly documents “Our little 9 month project” in 90 seconds!"
Editor’s note. Yikes, I missed this alert from our friends at Massachusetts Citizens for Life. While the first episode aired last night, you can watch the premiere at pbs.org. A terrific use of 55 minutes of your time. Starting Wednesday, PBS is offering a new series about the first 9 months of our lives and …Continue reading "9 Months That Made You"