Maria Gallagher and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation are fully aware that Senator Bob Casey (D), who has reportedly long held pro-life views, voted last week in favor of the so-called Women's Health Protection Act – a sweeping attempt to legalize abortion up to birth and overturn all existing state pro-life laws.
"I think that Pennsylvania voters need to realize that Senator Bob Casey is not pro-life," Gallagher submits. "He is not his father. His father, the late Robert Casey, Sr., was a staunch advocate for life as governor. Unfortunately, his son is not. It's a crying shame, and we're very saddened by it."
Presently, she has high hopes for the upcoming GOP U.S. Senate primary. Because all of the Republican candidates are pro-life, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has not endorsed anyone. But in Gallagher's opinion, Kathy Barnette really stands out.
"Barnette is a pro-life Republican," she begins. "She's also an African-American. She's also a woman, and so she brings a new identity to the Republican cause in the U.S. Senate. It's very exciting to see somebody of her caliber run for the U.S. Senate, and we're very thankful for her pro-life commitment."
The winner of the general election will replace Republican pro-life Senator Pat Toomey, who is retiring.