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January 14, 2019
 
Watch Amazing Pro-Life Video


An amazing pro-life video is changing hearts and minds about abortion.

The video, produced by the group Live Action, shows an animation of a dismemberment abortion. This is the kind of abortion we would like to see banned in Pennsylvania.

To view this eye-opening video, click here.


  
Can You Look Into Her Eyes and Say Abortion is OK?
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

I was captivated by a baby girl I saw recently in church. Her eyes were filled with wonder, taking in everything within her environment.

This chance encounter made me reflect upon the development of an unborn child. At just 19 days after conception, the eyes begin to develop. Imagine that. Less than three weeks after egg and sperm have united, the birth of sight begins. It is truly incredible.

By the 9th week after conception, the preborn child will be able to squint–a quite human response.

If we could look her in the eyes at that point, would any of us say that abortion is a rational option? More

A Day in the Life of the Pro-Life Movement in PA
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

When the men of the U.S. Supreme Court issued the tragic ruling Roe v. Wade in 1973, I suppose they thought they had settled the issue of abortion.

But 46 years later, the issue is anything but settled.
I have been reminded of that truth this week, in my work at the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, an affiliate of National Right to Life.

Calls have been pouring in from people wanting to make a public stance against abortion. An enthusiastic college student wants to partner with us to grow his campus pro-life group. And a second student–equally on fire for life–begins a long-anticipated internship with us next week.

And that is just a tiny taste of what’s been going on in the pro-life movement in Pennsylvania as 2019 is still in its infancy. More
Search for Pro-Life Education Director

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, headquartered in Harrisburg, is searching for a passionate pro-life writer and speaker to fill the part-time position of Education Director. Competitive candidates will ideally have a Bachelor degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or Education. 

They will possess strong personal pro-life beliefs and have the ability to express/defend that position to others. Experience in desktop publishing, a working knowledge of government/politics and a strong understanding about the issues of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia are a plus. Responsibilities include: content for the Federation’s website, www.paprolife.org , social media, electronic and print newsletters and fact sheets; public speaking at churches, schools, pro-life town hall meetings, and other venues; responding to media and public inquiries; administering the Federation’s outreach to youth, including the annual essay and speech contests; arranging and staffing educational displays at pro-life events; and serving as a resource to local pro-life chapters and organizations across the state. 

Job duties are performed at the headquarters 20 hours per week with a dedicated team of staff members who work together to carry out the mission of the Federation. The Federation is the largest single-issue pro-life organization covering the entire Commonwealth. It is nonprofit, nonsectarian and nonpartisan. It is the Pennsylvania affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. 

Interested candidates should send a cover email with attached resume to Betty Berry, Office Administrator, at berry@paprolife.org . Address any questions regarding the position to Betty by email or by calling 717-541-0034.  
CHAPTER EVENTS
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, visit our website at www.paprolife.org or contact us at 717-541-0034.

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

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

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  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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