Pro-life activist Meredith Parente was awakened to the humanity of the preborn child some years ago. She began her advocacy journey with a local pro-life group in West Virginia. Today, Meredith heads something called the Magee Project, which is working through education and prayerful witness to end abortions at the Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Meredith’s goal is not to shut the hospital down. She notes that some 10,000 babies are born there each year. The hospital is also home to a world-class neonatal intensive care unit, saving the tiniest and most fragile of human beings.
Still, tragically, Magee performs some 400 abortions a year, making it the largest hospital-based abortion operation in Pennsylvania, according to Meredith’s research. However, since the Magee Project began, abortions at Magee have dramatically decreased from the 700 abortions a year performed previously.
Meredith has met with the hospital board in an effort to achieve an end to the destruction of innocent human life at the medical facility. She’s also spoken with employees and interns who had no inkling that abortions take place at Magee.
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Meredith’s approach to ending abortions at Magee is peaceful, loving, and powerful. Through prayerful public witness and educational campaigns, she is working toward the day when Magee is abortion-free.
You can learn more about the Magee Project by listening to a segment on the Positively Pro-Life! Podcast available online by clicking here. The Positively Pro-Life! Podcast is produced and hosted by the staff of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Keystone State affiliate of National Right to Life.
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.