National Right to Life endorses Lou Barletta for Pennsylvania Senate, opposes Bob Casey

WASHINGTON –National Right to Life has endorsed pro-life Rep. Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate election. Barletta will challenge pro-abortion Sen. Bob Casey in November. “National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Lou Barletta, whose position on life reflects the true values of Pennsylvania’s voters,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “There …

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PA Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Down Syndrome Bill

By Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Down Syndrome Protection Act by an overwhelming 10-5 margin. The bill, also known as House Bill 2050, would ban abortion in the sole case of a Down syndrome diagnosis for a preborn child. Pennsylvania lawmakers were outraged when they learned that Iceland had …

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Pro-Life Victories in Pennsylvania primaries

By Maria Gallagher, PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Keystone State’s closely-watched May 15th primaries resulted in pro-life victories at both the state and federal levels. Twenty-nine out of the 30 state House and Senate candidates endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee won their races. The high victory rate shows that Pennsylvania …

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and the Issue of Life

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appeared in the May digital edition of National Right to Life News. Be sure to share individual stories and the entire issue with your friends and family. If you’re busy raising children, caring for grandchildren, working a job, and/or taking care of your home, …

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Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act Achieves Astounding Victory

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Children with Down syndrome and their families achieved an astounding victory last week, as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation designed to protect preborn babies who have been diagnosed with an extra chromosome. House Bill 2050, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, achieved passage by an …

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passes bill protecting babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Children with Down syndrome and their families achieved an astounding victory this week, as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation designed to protect preborn babies who have been diagnosed with an extra chromosome. House Bill 2050, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, achieved passage by an …

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Bill Protecting Babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses Passes Pennsylvania House of Representative

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Preborn babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be protected under a bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The House approved the measure on Monday. “People with Down syndrome contribute greatly to our families, workplaces, and communities,” said Maria Gallagher, legislative director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the …

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Bill Protecting Babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses Passes PA House Health Committee

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Preborn babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be protected under a bill passed Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee. The measure passed by a 17 – 09 vote. “The Down Syndrome Protection Act would prohibit an abortion of any child solely due to a diagnosis of …

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Pa. Pro-lifers rally on behalf of HB 2050 and SB 1050

Would ban the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Disability rights activist Karen Gaffney has swum the English Channel, holds an honorary doctorate, and is a nationally acclaimed speaker. In short, Karen, who has Down syndrome, has an amazing list of accomplishments on her resume. Yet, …

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Rally planned in support of Pennsylvania’s House Bill 2050

Would ban abortions because baby has Down syndrome By Maria Gallagher, legislative director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Families of children with disabilities from throughout Pennsylvania will be gathering in March for a rally designed to stop the abortion of children with Down syndrome. The rally, which will be held March 12th in the Capitol Rotunda, is …

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Pa. legislators to introduce bill banning the abortion of babies with Down syndrome

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Children with Down syndrome would experience new protection, under bills being introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania state Senate. The measures would ban the abortion of babies who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb. Currently, babies in the Keystone State …

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The Making of a Milestone

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation 2016 turned out to be a milestone year in the history of abortion in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The year brought the lowest number of abortions ever recorded in the Keystone State. Given the fact that abortion has been legal nationwide for nearly 45 years, this is …

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