Moira Gaul is an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She has over fifteen years of experience advocating for the sanctity of human life in community-based, public policy, and research settings. Her areas of expertise include maternal and child health, women’s health and pregnancy resource/help centers about which she has authored a number of publications, including A Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life, a detailed examination of the public service and health care achievements of the pregnancy help movement. Gaul earned a master’s degree in public health from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and bachelor’s degrees in biology and dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Moira Gaul, M.P.H.
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Ad Campaign Ruling Highlights Needs for Outreach and Healing | March 15, 2017
Last December a Canadian appeals judge ruled against the appearance of a provocative pro-life ad campaign on the exterior of municipal buses in Grand Prairie, Alberta. Justice C. S. Anderson stated in her decision, “Expression of this kind may lead to emotional responses from the various people who make use of public transit and other uses of the road, creating a hostile and uncomfortable environment.”
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday | January 17, 2016
Three minutes. The time it takes to make toast, check your bank statement, listen to your favorite song. Three minutes. The time it takes for a pregnancy test to run.
Today, January 17, is recognized as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) by Americans, especially Christians, across the country. The first national Sanctity of Human Life Day was designated as on January 22, 1984, via a proclamation issued by then-President Ronald Reagan.
More Positive Opinions and Experiences Reported for Life-affirming Pregnancy Centers Than with Abortion Providers | December 11, 2015
By an overwhelming margin, American women and men report more favorable opinions of life-affirming pregnancy centers offering abortion alternatives, as compared to organizations providing abortions such as Planned Parenthood, according to a 2014 national poll commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI).
One thousand American women aged 18-44 years and 300 men of the same age range were surveyed about questions related to health behaviors, specifically geared towards unexpected pregnancy decisions and care. Overall opinions and impressions about experiences were measured to contrast views towards organizations which provide abortion alternatives at the community-based level and those which offer and refer for abortion.
Care Net Celebrates 40 Years of “Compassion, Hope and Help” | October 6, 2015
Last month Care Net, a network of over 1,100 life-affirming pregnancy help centers, celebrated its 40-year anniversary at its annual national conference held in San Diego. The mood was jubilant as Care Net recognized the four decades of inspired “compassion, hope and help” members groups have offered to women and men facing challenging pregnancy decisions.
Pregnancy Help Centers More Likely to be Welcomed into Neighborhoods Than Planned Parenthood | August 4, 2015
Pregnancy help centers (PHCs), also known as pregnancy resource or care centers and in the past as crisis pregnancy centers, are more likely to be welcomed than Planned Parenthood facilities into communities across the country, according to a 2014 poll commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Survey respondents were asked, in separate questions, whether as far as they knew there was either a Planned Parenthood facility or PHC currently in their community. To measure desirability, each set of respondents who said there was no such facility was then asked a follow-up question, “Would you like one?”
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