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What it means to be a pro-life advocate in a battleground state

by | Oct 30, 2020

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

You might be wondering, “What’s it like to be a pro-life advocate voting in a battleground state?”

It means seeing Presidential candidates, Vice Presidential candidates, and their surrogates appear in your state several times a week—sometimes multiple places in your state in one day!

It means people calling in from around the country, asking what they can do to help your state during this critical time.

It means grassroots activists returning to you again and again for more pro-life materials, because printed voter’s guides are “going like hotcakes!”

It means constant text messages—sometimes as many as three or four each hour—asking how you plan to vote.

It means that nearly every television ad you see during a cable TV news program focuses on the election.

It means that your email inbox is overflowing with prognostications about how your state will lean in the upcoming election.

It means your neighborhood board of elections office appears on national television because it refuses to count mail-in ballots until Election Day—or even the day after Election Day.

It means pointing with pride to a photo of Justice Amy Coney Barrett whenever someone asks what President 

Trump has accomplished lately.

It means that celebrities fill your television screens, urging you to have a “plan” for voting.

It means recognizing that your vote is so critical it could help determine the balance of power in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

And it means that, when you finally cast that vote, you feel a sense of honor, knowing that you have done your part to help preserve the American dream for the most vulnerable among us.       

Categories: Pro-Lifers