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Life-affirming stories abound in a time of great uncertainty

by | Mar 31, 2020

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Even in the midst of a frightening pandemic, where grim forecasts predict massive death tolls, life-affirming stories are emerging.

I happened to be standing in a line at the supermarket, keeping my social distance, when I could not help but overhear a wonderful conversation which speaks to the dignity and value of all human life.

An elderly woman had turned to the middle-aged father and son behind her and started to ask them questions about their lives. She learned that the family actually numbered thirteen—and the mother was pregnant. 

To this family, each child was an abundant blessing, an unrepeatable, one-of-a-kind creation. Each member of the household had equal worth—including the child nestled safely in the mother’s womb. 

Rather than a burden to be discarded like a used tissue, the preborn child was celebrated and revered. The life of that unborn baby is filled with tremendous possibility and promise, which his or her parents deeply recognize. 

In a society that all too often does not honor life, this family is a shining example of hope—the kind of hope that can bring healing to us all. 

In this unique time, look around you. See the blessing of each individual member of your family. Treasure each beloved friend. Know that each person is a gift who can bring about a world of change—something our world sorely needs…especially right now at a time of great uncertainty. 

As apprehension and  concern grip our nation, let us all be the voice that reassures that each and every life remains beautiful, inviolable, and deserving of the full protection of the law.  

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