By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
I recently heard a definition of the word "hero" that really touched my heart--someone who saves another he or she doesn't even know.
That certainly describes you--and all those who selflessly devote themselves to saving the lives of preborn children and helping mothers facing challenging pregnancies.
In this way, heroism is a hallmark of the pro-life movement. While in some cases, especially when an unexpected pregnancy occurs in our families, we are aiding those we know and love, in many situations, we are reaching out to individuals who were previously unknown to us.
Whether you volunteer in a pregnancy help center...donate your time and talent to a local chapter affiliated with National Right to Life...or financially support the pro-life cause...you are somebody's hero!
This is part of the nobility of the right-to-life movement--people giving of themselves, without expecting anything in return. It can be difficult to sacrifice for the good of another, but it is particularly striking when someone is doing so for a stranger.
It is, in fact, the kindness of strangers that can make the difference to a woman contemplating--or more likely, being pressured--to have an abortion. So many people around her may not be supportive of her pregnancy. But caring and compassionate pro-lifers will be--no matter her financial background, her family situation, her race or creed. The pro-lifer is an equal opportunity supporter, a person who is willing to give, no matter what the cost.
The women and children you help to save from the scourge of abortion may never have the opportunity to thank you. I feel privileged and honored to do so now!