The Painful Reality of Dismemberment Abortions
ONLINE NEWS                            March 27 , 2017


The Painful Reality of  

Dismemberment Abortions

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director 
Reality TV can reveal some painful realities at times.  

I was recently watching a reality television show in which cast members grimaced as they listened to a description of the barbaric mistreatment of canines in a foreign country. The act of depravity being described was truly dreadful. It was commendable that one of the program's leading ladies was trying to draw attention to the animal cruelty in an effort to end it.

But I couldn't help thinking--what if a reality show cast was filmed while hearing this description: 

"The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off."

These chilling words are derived from the U.S. Supreme Court case Stenberg v. Carhart. They describe a dismemberment abortion. The quotation continues:

"Dr. Carhart agreed that ‘[w]hen you pull out a piece of the fetus, let's say, an arm or a leg and remove that, at the time just prior to removal of the portion of the fetus, ... the fetus [is] alive.’ Dr. Carhart has observed fetal heartbeat via ultrasound with ‘extensive parts of the fetus removed,’ and testified that mere dismemberment of a limb does not always cause death because he knows of a physician who removed the arm of a fetus only to have the fetus go on to be born ‘as a living child with one arm.’ At the conclusion of a D&E abortion no intact fetus remains. In Dr. Carhart's words, the abortionist is left with ‘a tray full of pieces.’”

It's a grisly practice that should never be performed in a civilized society. The intent of Senate Bill 3, which has passed the Pennsylvania Senate and is pending in the PA House of Representatives, is to ban horrific dismemberment abortions. The bill would also change the legal limit on abortions in PA from six months' to five months' gestation to reflect advanced medical technology that can save babies at earlier stages of development.

Call your representative in the PA House. If you don't know who your representative is, or you need contact information, please visit Tell your representative you want to see brutal dismemberment abortions banned--once and for all.

If we can't stand hearing the description of a dismemberment abortion, our Commonwealth should not tolerate it. A child in the womb should never be subjected to this kind of horror...and the child's mother should not have to undergo the unspeakable pain of losing a child to such lethal abuse. 
Help Confirm  Judge Neil Gorsuch
to the U.S. Supreme Court
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court are under way, and so far Judge Gorsuch has performed admirably. Unfortunately, there are some  Senators, led by the radically pro-abortion Senator Chuck Schumer from New York, still threatening to try to block Judge Gorsuch's confirmation, including Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr. 

Please call and email Senator Casey and ask him not to block Judge Gorsuch's nomination . Call his D.C. office or district office closest to you at:

Washington, D.C.: 866-802-2833                 
Philadelphia: 215-405-9660                         
Scranton: 570-941-0930        
Erie: 814-874-5080            
Harrisburg: 866-461-9159                           
Pittsburgh: 412-803-7370                           
Bellefonte: 814-357-0314  
Allentown: 610-782-9470       

To email Senator Casey through his website, visit .

Life-affirming Video
Check out this cute, life affirming video created by Tom Fletcher, the lead singer of the British band McFly .  It chronicles the pregnancy of his wife Giovanna, that culminates in the birth of their son Buddy and is a sequel to a similar video they did for their first son, Fletcher.

Pro-abortion Senator Admits
Abortion Exploits Women

It has been interesting watching pro-abortion Senators twist the truth during the confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. However, in an odd twist, pro-abortion Senator Patrick Leahy revealed the truth about abortion exploiting women when he talked about a Nazi-trained abortionist he worked with who nearly killed a girl

To read more about the Senator's admission, click here.
2013 St. Marys Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting

Elk County Right to Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation-- Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Sacred Heart Parish Center (rear entrance) 337 Center St, St. Mary's PA 15857. PA Pro-Life Federation Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo and Education Director Matthew Wagner will be talking about how Life is Winning, Death is Losing, Roe Will Go, Fake News is Failing, and how to Achieve the Dream. All are welcome to attend. No registration or fee required. For more information, contact Mary Bea Maloney at 814-834-3834 or by emailing

Crawford County Citizens for Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation--Pro-Life Town Hall Luncheon. Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the Agatha Center, Pine and S. Main Sts., Meadville PA 16335. PA Pro-Life Federation Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo and Education Director Matthew Wagner will be talking about how Life is Winning, Death is Losing, Roe Will Go, Fake News is Failing, and How to Achieve the Dream. The cost is $5 per registered person payable at the door.  Register by April 21 by contacting Barb Burkett at 814-336-8443 or by emailing


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If you live in another part of the state and you'd like to get involved in a local chapter, contact Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo at or by phone at 717-541-0034.

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