She was a student in nursing school when she learned first-hand about the tragic reality of Roe v. Wade. It was 1973, and the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision had led to the legalization of abortion around the country.
She reacted in horror as she was forced to participate in the abortion of a baby of six months gestation. “I cried for weeks…I was sick to my stomach,” she says today. The post-abortion trauma led her mother to insist that the nursing school stop forcing her to take part in abortions. The school relented, but the image of that aborted baby haunts her to this day.
Now a retired nurse, the woman, whom I’ll call Vicki, is eager to see Roe v. Wade overturned and thrown into the ash heap of history. She is actively lobbying her lawmakers and looking for ways to advocate for life in her community.
Vicki is just one of the individuals across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have been energized in 2020. Despite the physical restrictions and limitations imposed by state government officials in the wake of the pandemic, they are determined to work on behalf of pregnant women and their babies.
They also see this election as critical to the fate of precious preborn children and their mothers. They are aware of the President’s staunch pro-life record, and outraged by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s complete embrace of the abortion on demand agenda.
And they are heartened by the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, whose judicial philosophy—molded by her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia—insists on remaining true to the U.S. Constitution.
Nowhere in that esteemed founding document does a so-called “right to abortion” appear. It was invented by a Supreme Court of decades past, a court which could not even agree on when life begins. Since then, ultrasound technology has opened up a window to the womb, showing the humanity of the preborn child.
For Vicki, now is the time to step out in faith to proclaim the truth about the sanctity of innocent human life. She has plenty of company in the Keystone State, with volunteers working overtime to achieve victory in November.
LifeNews.com 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.