Mary Szoch

Director of the Center for Human Dignity

Mary Szoch serves as the Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. In this position, Mary researches, writes, and coordinates collaborative efforts with other pro-life advocates on policies surrounding life and human dignity.

Prior to joining Family Research Council, Mary was the Director of the D.C. Catholic Conference and the Manager of Catholic Policy and Advocacy for the Archdiocese of Washington. In her role, Mary led the Archdiocese’s public policy work in D.C. including the fight against the legalization of prostitution, the complete deregulation of the abortion industry, and limitations on the freedoms of religious organizations. Mary also directed the Department of Life Issues for the Archdiocese where she collaborated with churches and pro-life organizations to educate and raise awareness on the life issues including abortion, assisted suicide, and discrimination against people with disabilities.

Mary received her master’s in education through the University of Notre Dame’s ACE program where she taught history and English to high school students at an under-resourced school. In 2015, while teaching at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, Mary founded a non-profit, Teaching Together, that provides meaningful jobs in schools to adults with special needs.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she majored in political science and philosophy. While at the University of Notre Dame, Mary played basketball for the Fighting Irish and lettered on the 2010-2011 National Championship Runner-Up team. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mary currently lives in D.C. with her husband, Ben.

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Once Again, Democrats Argue Women Can Only Succeed If They Kill Their Children

Arizona Lawmakers Snatch Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Chip Roy, Eugene Kontorovich, James Agresti, Mary Szoch

Choose Love! Choose Life!

Planned Parenthood’s Global Assault on Life Continues, and U.S. Taxpayers Fund It

Randy Weber, Ron Estes, Mary Szoch, Ken Blackwell

3 Myths Surrounding the Abortion Drug Now before the Supreme Court

Kevin Hern, Dave Yost, Dan Schneider, Mary Szoch

Randy Weber, Christina Bennett, Mary Szoch, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Biden's tragic misjudgment: Disabled lives matter

Perinatal Hospice: A Compassionate, Life- Affirming Option

Tim Walberg, Ben Johnson, Mary Szoch, David Closson

Perinatal Hospice: A Compassionate, Life-Affirming Option

Ep. 76: Alabama, IVF, and the Dignity of Human Life

Matt Rosendale, Andrew Bailey, Mary Szoch, Hans von Spakovsky

The D.C. Five Prove that Cesare Santangelo Commits Infanticide. He Must Be Stopped.

Mary Szoch on President Biden's Troubling Strategy for Reelection

Today, and Every Day, Pray for the Legal Protection of Every Unborn Child

Praying for Life

Sarah Holliday, Mary Szoch, Ken Blackwell, Travis Weber, Macy Petty

4 Ways Republicans Should Talk about Life in 2024

Potential Suffering Does Not Diminish the Worth of an Unborn Child

Abortion, Miscarriage, and the Reality of an Unborn Child

Ep. 48: Life in the Aftermath of 2023

The Path Forward Defending Life

More Children Need the Fierce Love of a Mom like Hank Aaron’s

Tim Burchett, Mary Szoch, Jerry Boykin, Ken Blackwell

On the Anniversary of Dobbs, Let’s Demand Pro-life Politicians Defend the Unborn

Pat Fallon, Nathaniel Moran, Meg Kilgannon, Angie Thomas, Mary Szoch

Mary Szoch on the FDA, Mifepristone, and the Abortion Drug Lawsuit

4 Things You Need to Know about the Abortion Drug Lawsuit

Warren Davidson, Keith Self, Tyler O'Neil, Chris Gacek, Mary Szoch

Top 3 Abortion Pill Myths Perpetuated by the Abortion Industry

Ralph Norman, Mary Beth Waddell, Blaine Holt, John Stemberger, Mary Szoch

Kevin Hern, Mike Johnson, Mary Szoch, Jeff Myers

Abortion and Miscarriage: The Emptiness of Lies and the Fullness of Life

Unbiased Study Highlights the Authentic Benevolence of PRCs

Assisted Suicide Is Never a Compassionate Choice

Julie Rikelman Can’t Uphold the Constitution When She Doesn’t Know What It Says

A Man's Guide to Standing for Life

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors: Just the Facts - 2023 Edition

Pat Fallon, Chad Wolf, Daniel Tomlinson, Mary Szoch, Justin Danhof

Connor Semelsberger, Tom Fitton, Mary Szoch, Meg Kilgannon

‘I Would Have Wanted It’: 10,000 Forced Abortions Committed by Nigerian Military, According to Reports

‘Pregnant Workers Fairness Act’ Treats Abortion Like Maternity Leave

Kevin Hern, Michael Cloud, Mary Szoch, Dave Brat, Jerry Boykin

God-Given Rights Should Not Be Left to a Vote

Career or Kids? FRC Chose Both

Vote Pro-Life: 8 Things to Remember at the Ballot Box

Anne Hathaway: ‘Abortion Can Be Another Word for Mercy’

The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death - 2022 Edition

U.S. Abortion Law in Comparison with the Globe

The Biden Administration Needs to Learn that Moms Can Multi-task

3 Reasons Why Abortion Is Never Medically Necessary

Remembering the Unborn Victims of September 11

Dear USA Today, Abortion Isn’t ‘Support’ for Female Athletes

Protect Life, Without Exceptions (Part 3): Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy Is Not an Abortion

Protect Life, Without Exceptions (Part 1)

Disney, Where Nightmares Come True

We Can't Leave People with Disabilities Behind

Congressional Democrats Are Calling Chemical Abortion ‘Contraception’

FACT CHECK: Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Chemical Abortion

How to End Up in the Emergency Room: A ‘Guide’ to Chemical Abortion

Maternal Mortality: A Case Study in Washington, D.C.

Pregnancy Resource Centers Meet the Needs of Mothers During and After Birth

Undervalued Resources that Pregnancy Resource Centers Offer

What You Can Expect at a Pregnancy Resource Center

Chuck Fleischmann, Mary Szoch, Carroll Conley, Ben Johnson, David Closson

The Abortion Pill Regimen Is a Chemical Coat Hanger

How to Have a Difficult Abortion Conversation

10 Things You Can Do to Defend the Unborn Now that Roe is Gone

Chemical Abortion: the Greatest Threat to the Unborn in a Post-Roe World

Don’t Erase Women, Don’t Erase Moms, Don’t Erase Children

On the Eve of Dobbs, Remember That out of the Mouth Speaks Life

Yellen for Abortion Is Never Good

Yellen for Abortion Is Never Good

Assisted Suicide: An Explainer

Overturn Roe, Untold Joy Awaits

Jackie Walorski, Meg Kilgannon, Mary Szoch, David Closson

FDA Acknowledges Prenatal Screening Risks, But Fails to Condemn Eugenic Abortion

The Push to Normalize Infanticide

Mary Szoch, Chip Roy, Mike Berry, Dan Gainor, Nadine Maenza

Randy Weber, Dennis Baxley, Mary Szoch, David Closson

Jerry Boykin, Bob Good, Jon Schweppe, Mary Szoch, David Closson

The Bodies of Five Babies Cry Out for Justice

Jerry Boykin, Pat Fallon, Meg Kilgannon, Ted Cruz, Mary Szoch, Vicky Hartzler

Why Does the Far Left Want More Women to Have Abortions?

Marsha Blackburn, Jerry Boykin, Chris Mitchell, Michele Bachmann, Mary Szoch

Did Maternity Leave Get Too Expensive for Citigroup?

Abortion Advocates are Resorting to Orwellian Language Games

George Thomas, Mary Szoch, Aaron Baer, Andrew Bostom, Blaine Conzatti

Glenn Grotham, Gordon Chang, Mary Szoch, Brenton Netz

Ukrainian Athletes Are Teaching the World a Lesson in Valor

Dems Bring Abortion on Demand until Birth Act to Vote

Join Mississippi in Supporting Women With Unplanned Pregnancies

Marsha Blackburn, James Comer, Mary Szoch, Katharine Stevens

The Next Abortion Battleground: Chemical Abortion

A Welcome Defeat of Assisted Suicide in Virginia

No One Benefits From Highly Inaccurate Prenatal Tests More Than Planned Parenthood

University of Pittsburgh Succumbs to Moral Depravity

Mary Szoch, Mike Pompeo, Kevin McCarthy, Will Wade, and Emir Caner

D.C. Sirens Remind Us That Every Abortion Has at Least Two Victims

'Pastors Need to Lead the Way If Life Is Going to Win'

Haris Alic, Pat Fallon, Parker Thayer, David Closson, Jim Baxa, Mary Szoch

America Must Leave the Dirty Half Dozen Most Pro-Abortion Countries

Vicky Hartzler, James Lankfor, Mary Szoch, Connor Semelsberger

Against transgender opponents, women are vying for silver

Greg Murphy, Nathanael Blake, Mary Szoch, James Jay Carafano

A Prenatal Test Shouldn't Determine a Life

Washington Watch - December 23, 2021

Debunking the Myths about Chemical Abortion

Fact Check: 5 False Claims Corrected in the Dobbs Oral Arguments

Five False Claims Corrected in the Dobbs Oral Arguments

Mary Szoch, Sherif Girgis, Tom Cotton, Brent Keilen, Meg Kilgannon

Michael Waltz, Russell Gombosi, Mary Szoch, John Bennett, Travis Weber

Most Countries Do Not Allow Abortion Through All 9 Months. Dobbs Can Give US Chance to Join Rest of World.

Sean Timmons, Mary Szoch, Jennifer Bauwens, Melanie Conway

10 Things You Can Do to Defend the Unborn Ahead of Dobbs

Poll Numbers on Roe Show That Pro-Lifers Have a Lot of Work To Do

Pray That We Might Know Their Names: Uniting in Prayer for Dobbs

Beth Robinson: A Track Record of Disdain for Religious Freedom

From Roe to Dobbs, a Prayer for Life

No woman should have to get an abortion to keep her job

Coerced Abortion in America

Biden's Abortion-Zealous DOJ Just Won't Let Texas Go

At 18, Chloe Kondrich Is Leading the Fight for Disability Rights

Michael Cloud, Connor Semelsberger, Mary Szoch, Meg Kilgannon

Messing with Texas: Biden Not the Women's Advocate He Claims to Be

Vicky Hartzler, Mary Szoch, Katherine Johnson, David Closson

This Independence Day, Let's Recommit to Embracing Virtue

Cardona Challenged on Science and Women's Sports

Americans Are Naturally Pro-Life

Chip Roy, Ken Blackwell, Mary Szoch, Meg Kilgannon

The Importance of Changing Your Pro-Choice Friend's Heart

How to Change Your Pro-Choice Friend's Heart

The Best Pro-Life Arguments for Secular Audiences

Human-Animal Chimeras: Unethical and Unnecessary

A Pro-Life Challenge for Governor Cooper

Chris Mitchell, Mary Szoch, Tony Perkins, George Barna

Sowing Pro-Life Seeds Among the States

Don't Mistake China's Three-Child Policy For Liberalization

God Bless (Lubbock) Texas!

China's Top Experts, Cheap Goods, and a Culture of Death

Fidelity to the Constitution Requires Roe's Reversal

Spiritual Considerations During Miscarriage

Practical Considerations During Miscarriage

How to Support a Loved One Experiencing Miscarriage

The Supreme Court Sets the Stage for the 2022 Midterm Elections

Biden's Plan For Government-Run Child Care Is Exactly What Most Moms Don't Want

Abortion Is Not Health Care

God Is the Solution to a Declining Birth Rate

Mary Szoch, Alec Rowlands, Pat McElraft, David Closson

Population Isn't All That China Loses with Its One-Child Policy

Josh Hawley, Mary Szoch, Jim Baxa, Hannah Smith

The Real Cost of Biden's 'Families Plan'

Religious Freedom is a Matter of Human Dignity

I Wish President Biden was as 'Liberal' as My Grandmother

Planned Parenthood Recommits to Founder's Eugenicist Mission

Biden: Planned Parenthood Shall Be Funded

When the Patient Becomes the Physician

Pennsylvania Court Delivers Two Pro-Life Victories

The Paradox of New Zealand's Miscarriage Leave and Abortion Expansion Bills

Mary Hasson, Debbie Lesko, Mary Szoch, Jonathan Keller

Let Little Girls Dream of National Championships

On International Women's Day, Let's Challenge Agendas That Fail Women

Andy Biggs, Mary Szoch, Peter Sprigg, David Closson

Planned Parenthood's Consistent Message: Profits Over People

40 Days for Life: Praying and Fasting for an End to Abortion

Abby Johnson's New Initiative Will Help Bring Justice to Women Harmed by Abortion

Connecticut Seeks to Stifle the Voice of Pregnancy Resource Centers

Connecticut Seeks to Stifle the Voice of Pregnancy Resource Centers

Biden Puts the Abortion Industry Before the Will of the American People

Will Joe Biden Be as Pro-Life as President Trump?

Supreme Court Protects Women's Health by Reinstating FDA Restriction on Chemical Abortion

Jeff Mordock, Mary Szoch, David Closson

My Miscarriage and Roe v. Wade

COVID Vaccine: A Promising Start, But Freedom Must Be Paramount

Is Abortion the Solution to Women's Problems?

National Disabilities Day Should Be a Celebration of ALL Human Life

Fetal Dignity Laws: Respecting the Human Dignity of the Unborn

Pornography and Its Consequences