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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PPFA of Pennsylvania pledges to invest $1.5 million to re-elect pro-abortion governor

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The political arm of the nation’s largest abortion operation plans to spend a record-setting amount of money in the campaign leading up to the November election in Pennsylvania. The political action committee of Planned Parenthood in the Keystone State has announced it will invest $1.5 million in …

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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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