By Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The youngest Republican woman to be elected to Congress in 2020 credits her mother with saving her life.
Pro-life Florida Congresswoman-elect Kat Cammack (R-03), 32, told Fox News that doctors recommended abortion when her mother Ginny was pregnant with her. Even her own grandmother pushed for abortion.
Ginny had experienced a stroke when she was pregnant with Kat’s sister at age 27, and physicians feared she would not survive a subsequent pregnancy. However, six years later, she was able to experience a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy daughter in Kat.
We need to provide opportunities to learn, to think critically, to articulate facts, to argue persuasively, and to defend the truth about the sanctity of every human life. Our Essay Contest is an excellent way to do that! We invite all students in Grades 7-12 who are attending any school in PA, including homeschool, to enter our contest. Winning entries are awarded cash prizes and publication, but all students win by being a voice for life!
The following is from Maria Gallagher, Legislator Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation comparing President Trump’s record against former Vice-President Joe Biden’s record. The Federation recently endorsed President Trump for relection.
Please print out and share this comparison piece.
I am once again sharing the comparison piece on the Presidential candidates on the life issues.
This is an educational piece, not a political one, so it can be distributed in churches and other places where pro-lifers congregate. It can also be printed in newsletters and shared on social media. You will find it below.
No abortion center inspection reports have been posted on the Pennsylvania Health Department website since early February. Is the Health Department failing to inspect abortion facilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Or is the Department lagging woefully behind in posting to its website inspections that have already been completed?
Please call and email your state Representative and state Senator with this urgent message: Please hold the state Health Department and Governor Tom Wolf accountable. Please tell them abortion facilities need to be inspected, and the results need to be posted on the Health Department website.
For background information, please see the National Right to Life article on the situation here
If you do not know who your state representative and state senator are, or you need contact information, please use this link.
Thank you for making these important calls and sending these vital emails.
P.O.C. Three little letters. Do they mean anything to you?
In the eyes of some, that’s all we really are.
Products of Conception.
Did you know that there is a special room at every abortion center called the POC lab? It’s where abortion workers literally piece back together an aborted child, reassembling his torso, legs, arms, and head to make sure that the entire baby was suctioned from the mother’s uterus. If every part of the baby is not accounted for, a remaining piece in the mother may cause infection and potentially death.
Former abortion worker turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson says that workers at her clinic would joke that the room was called the Pieces Of Children lab.
How can anyone joke about reassembling a tiny human like a jigsaw puzzle? Or actually do it?
Can they not see the clearly human features? Can they not see the life that once was? The life that existed just moments earlier but was violently ended by the flip of a switch?
The following is from, Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation with information on the one-act play, Viable from Christian Creative Media.
The incredible pro-life production called Viable is now available for live stream. This powerful presentation delves into the issue of abortion, reconciliation, and healing. I have just watched the production and I can tell you the writing, acting, and directing are superb. Please be advised that parental guidance is suggested because of the sensitive subject matter.
The following is from Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.
I will never forget the time when I was a radio reporter and I decided to do a feature on Valentine’s Day.
I arranged to visit a second-grade class at a local elementary school to record their impressions of the holiday. As I took out my microphone and tape recorder, the children gathered around me at lightning speed. They were eager to give their reflections of Valentine’s Day. In that moment, I just felt surrounded by love.
I remember my own excitement as a grade school student anticipating Valentine’s Day. My mother believed in celebrating to the hilt, so the day was filled with cards, gifts, cake, hors’ d’oeuvres, and even flaming cherries jubilee. Again, growing up, I always felt great love on Valentine’s Day.
It seems to me that the national public policy which permits abortion on demand erases a great deal of love from our lives. That is because it eliminates the children who carefully craft those handmade Valentine’s and whisper “I love you” at times of great grace.
Just think if we were to make a Valentine for every child lost to abortion, and for each woman who grieves a child that abortion has taken. The cards could stretch to the heavens and back.
I believe that every woman who was coerced into abortion knows what she is missing—an irreplaceable child with a boundless capacity to love. How sad that a woman could be driven to surrender the one who would love her the most.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is using the Sprout app for a virtual adoption to follow the journey of a pregnancy from conception until birth. They are now in week 4 of this journey. This is a great way to show others the humanity of the unborn.
Watch as the Federation journeys through pregnancy using the amazing app Sprout. Conceived on January 22, our virtual baby will be due in October. Sprout can be a powerful pro-life teaching tool because it uses incredible life-like graphics, even allowing you to hear, feel, and see baby’s heart beat!
Week 4: At the moment of conception, a unique and unrepeatable person comes into existence with its own DNA, making it distinct from mother. In this stage of life, a zygote develops into a small collection of cells and about just a day or two later enters the blastocyst stage. Once implanted in the uterus, this life becomes an embryo and begins to produce hormones that may register on a pregnancy test.
“Young people are the heart of the March for Life. And it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation.” – President Donald Trump
The following is by Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.
The leader of the Free World came to the March for Life—and we as a nation will never be the same.
“For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life. And today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you,” President Trump said last Friday.
Through the power of his words, the President has raised the visibility of the March for Life—and the pro-life cause in general. Truly, there is nothing like the bully pulpit to inspire and engage the American people.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month and to celebrate, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has been posting stories all month on adoption. Below is one from Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director of the Federation on Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas.
by Maria Gallagher
My co-worker surprised me one day by asking, “Did you see what’s on your cup?”
I turned the red paper cup around and looked at the wording imprinted on it. It stated, “Face it. Without adoption, Wendy’s wouldn’t be here.”
I knew it to be true. The founder of Wendy’s, the late Dave Thomas, had been adopted as a child. As an adult, after building a successful nationwide restaurant chain, he became a tireless advocate for adoption.
Think about it. Consider the jobs that would have been lost, the relationships that never would have formed. The people who would not have had Dave Thomas to look up to as a mentor and a business leader, were it not for adoption. Just one child. One story. One adoption.