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Pro-Life Essay Contest

Are you a student, or know of students, who would like some spending money this summer? If you have an interest in the right to life, then write for cash!

The Respect Life Committee of Saint Maria Goretti Parish is sponsoring an essay contest for Greater Philadelphia region middle school and high school students! 

This year’s essay question is: “What are your thoughts on abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected?” 

Judging will be based on Judeo-Christian Ethics relevant to this subject. Express your personal opinion according to your USA Constitutional rights of free speech. 

There are two divisions: junior division (grades 6-8) and senior division (grades 9-12).

Each division will be awarded the following cash prizes by June 15th: $300 (first prize), $200 (second prize), and $100 (third prize).

Word count: Essays in the junior division should be 500 words or less. Essays in the senior division should be 1,000 words or less. 

To submit your essay, mail or send your entry to St. Maria Goretti Parish’s address: 

Saint Maria Goretti,
ATTN: Respect Life Committee
1601 Derstine Road
Hatfield, PA 19440

Note: Please include your name, grade, and contact information. 

Deadline to submit your essay is Friday, May 31. 

If you have any questions, contact Bob McCormick by email at

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