Children Realize These are Babies, Why Not Abortion Advocates?

Opinion   |   Maria Gallagher   |   May 21, 2018   |   1:45PM   |   Washington, DC

They came at just the right time.

Work had been bubbling up like a geyser before me, and I was swamped. Just when I was feeling overwhelmed, I saw two small faces peering at me through my office window.

I went outside my office door to investigate and I found them–five young children, accompanied by their pregnant mother. She had come to our office to pick up literature. Her boys and girls were there to see our soft-touch fetal models which show the child in the womb at various stages of development.

The children squealed in delight as I handed them each of the fetal models. To say they were excited would be a vast understatement.

Their mother took one of the larger fetal models to compare it with the child growing inside her. It was truly a touching sight.

Seeing the miracle of life through the eyes of these precious children was a tremendous gift. It reawakened my sense of responsibility for educating the public about the sanctity of human life.

I handed each of the children a parting gift–a fetal model to take home with them. They were thrilled.

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And I was exuberant, seeing this as just one more proof that our work to restore protection for innocent life is not in vain. Note: Maria Gallagher is the Legislative Director and Political Action Committee Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and she has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio. File photo.