Moira Gaul, M.P.H.Associate Scholar
Moira Gaul is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute where she works on pregnancy center studies and women’s health-related issues.
With a background in pregnancy center work, Moira first developed a passion for the outreach in the role of client services director at an early medical pregnancy center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has also served as a volunteer and board member of a pregnancy center in Washington, D.C. More recently, she has been a center director for services located within an urban-based rescue mission clinic and at a satellite based out of a public university’s student medical services in Pennsylvania.
In addition to her tenure at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Moira’s policy and advocacy experience includes serving as fellow and director of women’s and reproductive health at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. She has authored publications on a variety of women’s and children’s health and sanctity of life topics, including having co-authored two in-depth national reports on pro-life pregnancy help centers. She has testified before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association conferees, state legislatures, and public school boards.
Moira received bachelor’s degrees in biology and dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a master’s in public health (with an emphasis in maternal and child health) from the George Washington University.
The abortion pill is now the most common abortion procedure in Pennsylvania, accounting for more than half of all abortions in our state. But is the abortion pill as safe as women are led to believe?
Over 5 years from 2016-2020, the result of the dedicated, compassionate care in U.S. PHCs is an estimated 828,131 Lives Saved, and millions of lives saved since the creation of PHCs over a half-century ago.
Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) associate scholar Jeanneane Maxon was honored with a special award at the recent Heartbeat International annual conference March 28 – April 1, the theme of which was “Onward” for the over 1,500 people in attendance.
Pregnancy Help Centers (“PHCs”) are one valuable resource protecting women from coerced abortions. PHCs are uniquely positioned to meet the medical, emotional, educational, and physical needs of pregnant women.
“Greater love hath no man than this,” says John 15:13, “that a man lay down his life for his friends.” As with the parable of the Good Samaritan, so often that great love is lain down for those who are strangers – one’s “not yet” friends. So it was with the Sister Paula Vandegaer, a pioneering nun devoted to the sanctity of every life and to walking alongside women considering abortion. Sister Paula passed away in Los Angeles, California, on August 13 at age 82.
In 2021, there are approximately 3,000 pregnancy center locations in the U.S. (counting medical mobile units as separate locations).
"Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law" is a befitting state motto for Missouri, where in 2019 pro-lifelawmakers and officials have been very busy trying to make the state a safer place for unborn children and their mothers.
As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level.
Science displays majesty in Alexander Tsiaras’ “From Conception to Birth Visualization” shared during his 2010 TED Talk. Through magnificent artistry and scientific genius, Tsiaras’ visualization embodies this year’s March for Life theme - Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science.
A Half Century of Hope, A Legacy of Life and Love commemorates 50 years of life-saving and life-changing pregnancy center outreach. This 80-page report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute represents the third edition of the pregnancy center service reports titled A Passion to Serve, published by Family Research Council in 2009 and 2011.