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A “Sanctuary” for abortion? How many abortions are enough?

by | May 17, 2024

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

A sanctuary for abortion? That was what was on the agenda of Pennsylvania’s Northampton County Council meeting Thursday.

The Council voted to table the resolution for now. But an amended form of the measure could be back on the agenda in three weeks.

Advocates for life need to be on the alert—the push for abortion-without-limits could surface in your community—even if you live in a state with protections for preborn children.

In 2022, the latest year for which statistics are available, 2,403 abortions occurred in Northampton County. That makes it the number three spot for abortions in Pennsylvania, surpassed only by Allegheny County (7,804) and Philadelphia County (13,054).

The resolution prompts the question: How many abortions are enough? The equivalent of 100 kindergarten classes lost their lives as a result of abortion in Northampton County. That’s incredibly tragic.

Also, consider the fact that each abortion carries with it a mother who is left to grieve the loss of her preborn child.

Making a county a sanctuary for abortion simply raises the misery index in that locality, exacerbating the county’s troubles.

Action Alert: If you live in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, please contact the County Council members and let them know you oppose the abortion sanctuary resolution. You can contact them via or by phone at 610-829-659