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December 10, 2018
 
"It's a Wonderful Life" is a Pro-Life Lesson for the Ages


By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

What would Christmas be like without George Bailey? 

George is the lovable protagonist in the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." This phenomenal film, made decades ago, offers pro-life lessons for the ages. 

In this yuletide tale, George is despondent after money is missing from the savings & loan where he has dedicated his professional life. He does not believe that life is worth living anymore, and he is poised to commit suicide.

Just then, a friendly angel named Clarence appears on the scene. Clarence grants George's wish--to see what the world would have been like if he had never been born: "You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you."

For instance, George would not have been around to save the life of his beloved brother when he fell through the ice. 

As Clarence remarks, "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

After seeing the nightmare that would have been life without him, George cries out, "I wanna live again!"

As Clarence adroitly notes, "You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?"

At a time when more than 60 million preborn children have been lost to abortion, we can imagine how much better life for all of us would have been--had they but lived. At a time when assisted suicide has been legalized in a number of states, we can remind our fellow citizens about what a mistake it is to throw life away. 

It truly is a wonderful life--but how much more wonderful would it be if all life was respected, from the instant of conception to the moment of natural death?

For the George Baileys of the world, we must continue to strive to protect life at all costs.  
Celebrating Children with Down Syndrome
An interview conducted by MaryAnn Lawhon, RN demonstrates the incredible gift children with Down syndrome are to Pennsylvania. MaryAnn dedicated the video to long-time pro-life leader Betty Caffrey, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

You can view the video here.

Do You Know How Many Children Die a Year from Abortion?
Some people may be shocked to learn just how many precious preborn children die from abortion each year.

Learn more at the LifeNews.com article here.
CHAPTER EVENTS

41st Annual Pro-Life Breakfast-- Erie Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m. For more information, click here .

March for Life--Washington, D.C.--January 18, 2019--Many of our local chapters will be sponsoring buses to the March for Life. To find out if a bus is leaving from your area, contact us at 717-541-0034.

2019 Pro-Life Prayer Rally— In front of the Old Courthouse in Gettysburg, Tuesday, January 22 from Noon to 12:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo will be the featured speaker at this annual event hosted by Pennsylvanians for Human Life (PHL) Adams County Chapter. For more information, click here


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.
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