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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Recent Activity

Coerced Abortion in America

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

America Must End Prenatal Targeting of People with Down Syndrome

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

A Pro-Life Challenge for Governor Cooper

Human-Animal Chimeras: Unethical and Unnecessary

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

Weekend Edition - May 8, 2021

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

Mary Szoch, Alec Rowlands, Pat McElraft, David Closson

The Real Cost of Biden's 'Families Plan'

Josh Hawley, Mary Szoch, Jim Baxa, Hannah Smith

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

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors: Just the Facts

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

My Miscarriage and Roe v. Wade

Jeff Mordock, Mary Szoch, David Closson

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

Is Abortion the Solution to Women's Problems?

Mary Szoch, Director of the Center for Human Dignity

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