Mother Seeks Censure of Pro-Abortion Lawmaker who berated and harassed her teenage girls and their friend

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She had come seeking justice–not for herself, but for her daughters and their friend. Ashley Garecht recently came to the state Capitol in Harrisburg, PA to do what she said was her job–advocating on behalf of her children. You might not know Ashley’s name, but chances …

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The Brian Sims Saga Continues

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The saga surrounding pro-abortion Pennsylvania state Representative Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) continues. If you’ll recall, Sims made national headlines when he harassed a trio of teenagers and an older woman praying outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood facility. He immortalized the encounters by videotaping and posting them himself. …

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Planned Parenthood lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Planned Parenthood has come down squarely on the side against disability rights in Pennsylvania. The abortion giant has been lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This common sense bill would ban abortion in cases of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. …

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Pro-abortion State Rep. bullies and harasses elderly pro-life woman

By Dave Andrusko Because his distasteful and bullying behavior was caught on video (in fact, he videotaped the exchange himself), I’m guessing the uproar over Pennsylvania Democratic State Rep. Brian Sims’ abominable treatment of an elderly pro-life woman will not blow over in a day or two. Or, at least I can hope not. Sims’ …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act moving forward in Pa. Legislature

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The young woman sat in the front row of the hearing, her eyes transfixed on the state legislators who would determine the fate of people like her—children who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. In the end, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee delivered an early Mother’s …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act Re-Introduced in Pennsylvania

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Down Syndrome Protection Act has been reintroduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and referred to the House Health Committee. The latest Down syndrome bill is sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R–Allegheny County) and state Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York County). The bill has also …

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Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek to host Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Answer: The Pennsylvania Gubernatorial debate. Question: What do Pennsylvania voters need to watch in order to know where the candidates for Governor stand on abortion? “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek will be posing questions to the two major party candidates for Pennsylvania Governor at a highly-anticipated debate …

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Pennsylvania’s two marquee statewide races are classic pro-life versus pro-abortion contests

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation While it is not garnering the attention that the all-important 2016 Presidential election consumed, Election 2018 remains a critical contest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The two marquee statewide races pit strong pro-life champions against politicos with brazenly pro-abortion records. Pro-life former state Senator Scott Wagner, a …

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Planned Parenthood to pour $2.5 million into re-election bid of pro-abortion PA Governor Tom Wolf

By Dave Andrusko You would expect Planned Parenthood’s political arm to pour money into the campaign coffers of a prominent pro-abortion governor. And it wouldn’t surprise you that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) would be a particular darling of the nation’s largest abortion provider. After all, Wolf, running for a second term against pro-life former …

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Marking the Anniversary of an Abortion Center Closure

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation This is definitely an anniversary worth celebrating. It has been nearly a year since the troubled Hillcrest abortion facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, permanently shut its doors after decades of operation. And the city is still standing. I mention that because abortion advocates routinely issue dire predictions when …

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The contrast between pro-life Wagner and pro-abortion Wolf is vast and crystal-clear

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Democrat Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania seems to be competing for the title of most pro-abortion Governor in the U.S. The former Planned Parenthood clinic escort doubled down on his support for the abortion industry with a campaign appearance before abortion advocates this week. While he talks about …

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Rep. Barletta, Sen. Casey, a Study in Contrasts

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The two Pennsylvania candidates vying for the U.S. Senate this year are a study in contrasts, as far as their positions on the life issues are concerned. Congressman Lou Barletta, a Republican, has a 100% pro-life voting record. He supports a ban on taxpayer funding of organizations …

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