By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation House Bill 1889 is a convoluted mess of a bill that purports to promote liberty but would actually restrict rights. The Joint Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment appears to open the doors to a denial of parental rights and an end to taxpayers’ rights to be free of …Continue reading "Just in time for Christmas, pro-abortion Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are presenting their gift to the abortion industry."
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Some pregnant women in Pennsylvania could be homeless this winter, if Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro gets his way. Shapiro has threatened to cancel the contract of Real Alternatives, which runs Pennsylvania’s award-winning pregnancy and parenting support services program. In addition to funding pregnancy resource centers and …Continue reading "Gov. Shapiro threatens to cut off funding for award winning pro-life Real Alternatives"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It’s one of those pieces of legislation that leaves you scratching your head, wondering, “What are the drafters of this bill trying to do here?” House Bill 1786 is a bizarrely-worded bill which applies to “reproductive health care services,” an incredibly broad term which could include …Continue reading "Has Pennsylvania Legislature learned nothing from abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his “House of Horrors”?"
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 1786, a dangerous bill that would prevent women from seeking justice if they have been harmed by a Pennsylvania abortionist operating in another state. The bill could create a haven for future Gosnells, harkening back to the days when West Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell caused the death of …Continue reading "Unconstitutional Bill That Would Hurt Women Passes Pennsylvania House"
Editor’s note. The following remarks were delivered before the Magee-Womens Hospital Board. Good afternoon. My name is Christopher Pushaw. I am the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. We thank the Board for allowing the Federation time to speak with respect to how Magee-Womens Hospital provides fetal tissue specimens to the University of Pittsburgh for its …Continue reading "Pro-lifers ask Magee Hospital to address whether it complies with Pennsylvania law in its fetal tissue collection practices"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania could become a haven for future Gosnells, under a dangerous bill being pushed by pro-abortion Democrats. House Bill 1786, which passed the PA House Wednesday by a vote of 117 to 86, would allow abortionists who live in Pennsylvania who violate the law in other …Continue reading "The abortionist shield law passes Pennsylvania House"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Big money and big lies are a dangerous combination. That’s the chief takeaway of the 2023 general election in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reports that an astounding $22 million was spent on the PA Supreme Court race, which pitted Planned Parenthood loyalist Democrat Dan McCaffery against strict constructionist …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Democrats flood Pennsylvania airwaves with lies"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “Spectacular”—that is probably the best word that could be used to describe the 2023 Celebrate Life Banquet sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund. Much of the credit goes to keynote speaker and cable news host Raymond Arroyo, who communicated sheer joy—even as he explained …Continue reading "Hundreds of people from all across the Commonwealth turn out for the Celebrate Life Banquet which benefits the life-changing work of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund."
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation With the fall comes a particular beauty to the Commonwealth I call home. Pennsylvania becomes awash in golden and crimson, as leaves turn color in a magnificent technicolor display. It is also a golden time because of our annual Celebrate Life Banquet, which benefits the life-saving, …Continue reading "Remember, there’s always a reason to choose life! "
By Tabitha Goodling Pregnancy centers in Pennsylvania and other Democrat-led states are at risk of shutdown by their state government endeavoring to legislate them out of business. A group of executive directors of centers from across Pennsylvania have united to form one coalition to prevent that shutdown. Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative (PPWC) was formed this …Continue reading "Pennsylvania coalition forms to protect pregnancy help centers from government pushback"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Lawmaker after lawmaker has been voicing support for a program pro-abortion Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro has threatened to eliminate. Pennsylvania’s Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program, ably run by Real Alternatives, has successfully served more than 350,000 women in its impressive 27-year history. But in a …Continue reading "Destroying the program that provides help and hope every day to pregnant women in difficult circumstances"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “There was a woman who was running with a baby!” the man exclaimed as we stood together at the periphery of a charity run for a local pregnancy resource center. It was just one of the beautiful sights at this annual event which raises much-needed funds …Continue reading "Gov. Shapiro’s cold-hearted decision would wipe out the safety net for thousands of women throughout Pennsylvania"