January 21, 2019
Newspaper Publishes Truth About Abortion

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently published an op-ed piece by our Legislative Director, Maria V. Gallagher, which lays out the truth about abortion and Roe v. Wade.

Maria notes there is much wrong with the so-called "right" to abortion.

To view this eye-opening column, click here.

Hope Arises from the Ashes of Gosnell Tragedy
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

In southeast Pennsylvania–the same area of the Commonwealth where abortionist Kermit Gosnell engaged in his horrendous killing spree–stands a monument to hope.

In fact, hope is its name.

The Hope Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia launched a decade ago. It is seeing more clients than ever and is instilling optimism in a place that’s seen its share of darkness and despair.

Its enthusiastic director, Marlene Downing, offers the compassion and vision which have made the Hope Center a shining light in the City of Brotherly Love. Her effervescence is contagious, and brings with it the likelihood of continued growth for the pregnancy resource center. More

Sisters of Life Bring Joy to Philadelphia
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the Sisters of Life at their Visitation Mission in Philadelphia. The Sisters came to the City of Brotherly Love some time ago at the invitation of Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Joy radiates from the Sisters as they welcome visitors to their wreath-covered, robin egg blue doors. Sister Grace Dominic says pregnant women learn about them mostly through word of mouth. The women come from various backgrounds and represent a number of different religions. All are greeted with the same heart-felt love.

The pregnant women who come to their doors also have a variety of needs. They may require shelter, food, or the steadfast support of one person who will love both them and their babies. More
Why I Still Believe in the March for Life

Student Jessica Resuta has a ready answer for those who wonder whether the March for Life really makes a difference.

She responds with an enthusiastic "Yes!" You can read her column by clicking here.
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

Erie March for Life--January 26, 2019--See for details.

Scranton Annual Respect Life Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
The Annual Respect Life Prayer Breakfast, Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Scranton Chapter begins at 9am at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main Street in Peckville. Cost: $22 per adult, $10 for children 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Featured Speaker Seth Drayer is the Vice President of Created Equal, a pro-life education and outreach organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Seth leads Created Equal’s mission to equip pro-life defenders with the scientific/philosophic case for life and conversational skills to create dialogue about abortion in their hometowns.

15th Annual Pro-Life Dinner--Sponsored by the Bedford County Chapter of Citizens Concerned for Human Life-- Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m., Dunnings Creek Church of the Brethren, 195 Church Rd., New Paris, PA, 15554. Featured speakers will be Holly and Nate Fugate, Voices for Life.

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 .

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  or by phone at 717-541-0034.
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