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July 30, 2018
 
Each Child Makes a Difference

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director

Recently I was reminded yet again of the ability of a single child to change the dynamics of an environment.

I was on a retreat weekend with a fabulous group of women. The sharing and camaraderie we experienced were truly touching.

And yet, I could see the faces of the women really light up when they encountered a little girl on the stairwell. The blonde-haired beauty was excited to show us all her brand-new shoes. The ladies asked the man accompanying her if this was his daughter, and he responded that it was his granddaughter. The love in his eyes was absolutely magnetic.

This experience brought to mind that every girl is a princess who ought to be treated as such. It also made me reflect yet again on the power of the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren.

And these are just additional reasons why abortion is so disastrous to our culture. It severs the sacred relationship between generations. It eliminates a whole kingdom of princesses. And it diminishes the human family.

The next time you see a little boy or girl--maybe even in your own family--could you kindly say a prayer for all those babies yet to emerge from their mothers' wombs? These priceless treasures deserve our protection and love. All of us have a role to play in ensuring that they receive a chance at life.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
is Trying to Become the Most
Pro-Abortion Governor in America
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Legislative/PAC Director Maria Gallagher wrote an informative article for LifeNews.com exposing Governor Tom Wolf for the radical pro-abortion Governor he is, while revealing Scott Wagner to be the ONLY candidate in this race standing up for the unborn. 

For the LifeNews.com article, click here .

For an educational piece comparing pro-life Scott Wagner and the radically pro-abortion Tom Wolf on the life issues, click here
SPECIAL EVENTS
PRO-LIFE WALKERS MAKE IT TO PA FROM THE WEST COAST
 
Young people with Crossroads Pro-Life Walks will be trekking across Pennsylvania soon. During a stop in Lancaster, local pro-lifers are hosting summer walkers at St. Leo the Great Church on Wednesday, August 1 st at 7:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 nd before they move on. Pro-lifers are invited to meet them and offer support. For more information, contact Tom Ramsbottom, the Lancaster Event Coordinator, at 717-468-3822.
 
Crossroads Pro-Life Walks was founded in 1995 to respond to Pope St. John Paul II's call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in order to reestablish a culture of life. These young people are converting the hearts and minds of others by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death.   
 
This summer, young adults are conducting three simultaneous pro-life walks across America from Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.. Walkers who started in Seattle will be passing through these Pennsylvania towns and cities: Franklin, July 25 th ; Curwensville, July 26 th ; Sunbury, July 30; Lancaster, August 1 st -2 nd ; and Philadelphia, August 4 th -5 th . Walkers who started in San Francisco will pass through Washington (PA), July 30 th and Uniontown, July 31 st . To learn more about Crossroads , visit https://www.crossroadswalk.org/

Voter Training Seminars

Priests for Life will conduct two voter training seminars in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 3, 2018. The afternoon session will be from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. The evening session will be from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Participants will learn voter responsibilities, key issues and resources available to inform voters about the positions of the parties and candidates. Online training will also be available from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. on August 9 th  and 11 th , September 10 th  and October 24 th . For more info and to register, please click here.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE
PRO-LIFE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Today is the perfect day to register for the 2018 Celebrate Life Banquet to be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Hotel Radisson Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA. Our keynote speaker this year will be Ann McElhinney, coauthor of Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, and co-producer of the film with the same title. The movie will open nationwide on October 12, 2018, less than a week before the banquet. Make sure you reserve your seat early, as seats will go fast!!!

Click here  to make your reservations now!
CHAPTER EVENTS
Fayette County Fair:  July 26 - August 4, 2018--Greater Fayette County Respect Life Committee will be having a pro-life table at the Fair. To volunteer, please contact Chuck Kosco at 724-640-9224.

McKean County Fair:  August 12-18, 2018--McKean County Right to Life will be having a pro-life table at the Fair. To volunteer, please contact Kelly Dart at  kelly.dart@dirt-ex.com .
  
Somerset County Fair:  August 18-25, 2018--Citizens Concerned for Human Life of Cambria/ Somerset will be having a pro-life table at the Fair. To volunteer, please contact Ann Pool at 814-472-8584.

Cambria County Fair:  September 2-8, 2018--Citizens Concerned for Human Life of Cambria/ Somerset will be having a pro-life table at the Fair. To volunteer, please contact Ann Pool at 814-472-8584.

Life Chain:  October 7, 2018 from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M--Citizens Concerned for Human Life of Cambria/Somerset will be holding a life chain on Rt 219 (Main Street) in Carrolltown, PA followed by a baby shower in Saint Benedict Church Hall to benefit The Gabriel Project. Please bring an unwrapped baby gift to donate. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ann Pool at 814-472-8584.

Annual Pro-Life Prayer Breakfast:  October 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in New Germany PA. Guest speaker will be Mary Forr. Suggested donation for breakfast and speaker is $10. Please call to register in advance, 814-472-8584. 

  
For more pro-life events in your area,  click here. For a complete list of chapters,  click here.

Live in Southeast PA? Contact SE Regional Coordinator Carla Ezell to find out more about joining a chapter in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, or Philadelphia County. You can reach Carla by e-mail at  ezell@paprolife.org.

If you live in another part of the state and you'd like to get involved in a local chapter, contact Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo at  ciccocioppo@paprolife.org or by phone at 717-541-0034.
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
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