The Northeast Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition sponsored a rally last week outside U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office at 8572 Bustleton Ave.
Longtime pro-life leader Mike McMonagle cited Boyle’s votes for the Whole Women’s Health Protection Act (which McMonagle said allows abortion until birth) and Medicaid funding for abortion and against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
The rally started with a prayer, and McMonagle and another longtime pro-life leader, Pastor Bill Devlin, addressed the crowd.
McMonagle recalled that the Northeast was once represented by three consecutive pro-life congressmen: Democrat Josh Eilberg, Republican Charlie Dougherty and Democrat Bob Borski.
They were followed, McMonagle noted, by pro-choice Democrats Joe Hoeffel and Allyson Schwartz. McMonagle pointed out that Boyle was pro-life while a state representative but McMonagle said he switched his view to help him win the 2014 congressional primary.
McMonagle said the pro-life community is happy that abortions are down at the Planned Parenthood facility on Comly Road.
Now, he hopes Boyle returns to his pro-life position. He referenced two prominent figures – Ronald Reagan and former U.S. Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania – who switched their views on abortion to the pro-life position. ••