By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It’s the kind of anniversary that calls for a grand celebration. It has now been about two years since Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s long-standing abortion facility, the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center, shut its doors. Who knows how many precious lives have been saved—and how many women have been …Continue reading "Marking the two-year Anniversary of an Abortion Center Closure"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The year 2020 will mark a new era in the decades-old fight for legal protection for preborn children in Pennsylvania. Next year the Keystone State will be holding its first Pennsylvania March for Life on May 18th. Pro-lifers from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and many points in …Continue reading "Why We Will Be Marching for Life in Pennsylvania"
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 …Continue reading "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 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. …Continue reading "The Brian Sims Saga Continues"
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. …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act"
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’ …Continue reading "Pro-abortion State Rep. bullies and harasses elderly pro-life woman"
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 …Continue reading "Down Syndrome Protection Act moving forward in Pa. Legislature"
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 …Continue reading "Down Syndrome Protection Act Re-Introduced in Pennsylvania"
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 …Continue reading "Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek to host Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate"
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 …Continue reading "Pennsylvania’s two marquee statewide races are classic pro-life versus pro-abortion contests"
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 …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood to pour $2.5 million into re-election bid of pro-abortion PA Governor Tom Wolf"
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 …Continue reading "Marking the Anniversary of an Abortion Center Closure"