You Can Help Stop Assisted Suicide in Pennsylvania

Below is an important message for all Pennsylvanians who believe in the sanctity of life. Please take the action requested by Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Your phone call and email can stop assisted suicide from becoming law in Pennsylvania.

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

Please call and email your state Senator with this important message: “I want to prevent assisted suicide in Pennsylvania. Please pass Shawn’s Law—House Bill 1827.”

House Bill 1827 increases the penalties for those who try to assist individuals under age 18 or people with intellectual disabilities to die by suicide. The bill passed the House and is now pending in the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

If you do not know who your state Senator is, or you need contact information, please visit .

Please note: This is a state issue, not a federal one, so you do NOT need to contact U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.

To read the bill, please visit .

Thank you for making these critical calls and sending these important emails!

Yours for LIFE!

Maria V. Gallagher
Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation 717-541-0034

Why I’m Passionate and Committed to Speak and Work on Behalf of the Unborn.



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Leonard A.Deane, Jr.


Len Deane is a staunch supporter of the sanctity of life, especially unborn babies. He tells his personal story of his mother’s decision to chose life for him against the advice of her doctor to abort him. 

My Family and Friends, I wanted to share with you why I’m passionate and committed to speak and work on behalf of the unborn. As a young boy, age 11, I asked my mom “what is abortion?” I guess she explained it to me that some mommies don’t want their babies and they are aborted. And then she told me a story about my birth.

My sister was born 10 months before my birth and the doctor told my mom that she should have an abortion, because the baby (Len) may not live or would not be very healthy. My mom rejected the doctors advise and I was born on July 29 1941. I wasn’t a real healthy baby and the doctor told my mom, I would have a very short life.

Well 78 1/2 years later, I’m a healthy “old man” with two wonderful adult children (Holly Lynn and Brian Allan) and three incredible healthy, beautiful and intelligent grandchildren (Arbour Leigh, Quinn Caroline and Ethan John). Abortion affects generations to come; in my case two children and three grandchildren.

The word of God is clear: Proverbs 24:11-12 “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter…” Psalm 139:13-16 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Isaiah 49:1 “…Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.”

I’m asking you to join me as we fight for the life of the unborn in our community, schools, colleges and the market place. This is why I can’t support pro-abortion candidates. Below…2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates position on abortion.

Blogger’s note:
Below are current Democrat presidential candidates and those who have recently withdrawn form the race.  It’s important to note that everyone holds extreme views on abortion.

Every Democrat Still Running for President Supports Abortions Up to Birth – “All of them are outside the mainstream of America, where 60% of Americans want all or most.
Life News statement concerning Democrat presidential candidates

Nancy Pelosi and Democrats Defeat Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions – “The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling hows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide.”
Life News report about Nancy Pelosi’s remarks on the defeat of infanticide bill 

Mike Bloomberg Told Pregnant Employee to Get Rid of Her Baby in an Abortion:
Just “Kill It” – “Bloomberg, who was the Mayor of New York 2002-2013, is known for his extreme pro-abortion stance. In recent years he donated $250,000 to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood. He has also supported the censorship of pro-life groups.”
Life News article on Mike Bloomberg’s support of abortion and Planned Parenthood

Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Primary – Biden said if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, he would push for a national law allowing abortions up to birth.”  
Life News report on Joe Biden ensuring legalizing late term abortion

Joe Biden Will Force Americans to Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Agenda – “Biden will repeal the Hyde Amendment and use executive action to on his first day in office withdraw the Mexico City ‘global gag rule’ and Donald Trump’s Title X restrictions,”
Life News article regarding Joe Biden’s proposed pro-abortion actions 

Elizabeth Warren: It’s Too “Radical and Restrictive” to Stop Killing Babies in Late-Term Abortions – “I believe that abortion rights are human rights.”
Life News article on Elizabeth Warren’s view on late term abortion.

Amy Klobuchar Defends Blocking Late-Term Abortion Ban: “I Stand behind Abortions up to Birth.” – “Amy Klobuchar does not think late-term, pain-capable unborn babies deserve protection under the law.”
Life News article on Amy Klobuchar’s statements on late term abortions


Paramedic Becomes Pro-Life After Viewing Post Abortion Body of Unborn Baby

Below is a story of how one person’s experience forever reinforced his belief in the sanctity of life.  


The incident you are about to read is true.  It took place in a hospital after the infamous US Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade in January 1973.  It involves, a young Philadelphia Firefighter who was training to become a paramedic.

A segment of his three-month paramedic course was a rotation in obstetrics.  Part of this training included how to deliver a baby.  He observed how doctors assisted women during the birth process.

While he was in the delivery area, he walked into a side room.  In that small area, he observed a shocking scene.  Laying on a metal counter top was the fully formed body of a dead baby.  He described the baby’s skin as reddish in color. He didn’t understand how this baby died and what caused the crimson color of the baby’s skin. He then left the side room and asked a staff member how did the baby die. The person told him the baby was aborted.

Since that time, this incident has been etched in his memory.  It was years later that he shared this traumatic story with me.  As one who has been a long time pro-life activist, I knew why the baby’s skin was red.  I told him, since this was a late-term abortion, the baby was killed by the doctor injecting a saline solution into the mother’s womb.  This solution causes the baby to die a slow painful death and in the process burns the baby’s body.

As he matured, his belief that taking an unborn baby’s life by abortion was immoral. His view evolved to become a large part of his moral and ethical beliefs.  This incident is still clearly etched in his memory.  He said when he thinks about abortion and the right to life of the unborn, the picture of that dead baby comes to mind and reinforces his belief in the sanctity of human life.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14

prayer for the unborn