VIDEO: If you don’t have to participate in the Inauguration, what about a same-sex wedding ceremony?

January 20, 2017 | 4 comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

All artists should be able to choose which events they express themselves in. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing several artists in their legal battle to defend their freedom of expression. As Jim Campbell, Senior Counsel for ADF, wrote in The Washington Post: “[A] number of famous designers have refused to dress Melania and Ivanka Trump… Read more »

New Report: Abortion Rate Lowest in 40+ years

January 18, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: ,

The abortion rate in the United States is now at the lowest level since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973. From the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 2014 data shows a rate of 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15-44). This rate has been on a steady decline since its peak of 29.3… Read more »

What would Martin Luther King Jr say today about religious freedom?

January 16, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Not only is January 16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but also National Religious Freedom Day. This pairing brings up an important question in light of current events, “If Dr. King was alive today, what would he say to forcing someone to participate in an event that violates their conscience, like a same-sex wedding ceremony… Read more »

Bulletin Inserts – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 9, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: ,

Many churches host a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Pennsylvania Family Institute has two bulletin inserts available to help educate and promote life to your friends and church family: Meet Willow – born at just 22 weeks – highlighting the glaring need in Pennsylvania to end late-term abortion. Making Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Unnecessary – highlighting key facts and… Read more »

Need a Ride to the March for Life? Here’s a list of PA bus locations

January 5, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , ,

Here is a 2017 March for Life bus list for Pennsylvania, listed by county in alphabetical order. If you are interested in riding a bus, please contact the local bus captain for more specific information. Also – as indicated – some buses are planning to attend the Youth Rally that happens the day before. If you… Read more »

Three New Trends with Abortion in PA (#3 is shocking)

December 31, 2016 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion | Tags:

Pennsylvania Department of Health just released their latest report on abortion statistics for PA (2015). In light of this report, here are three trends to highlight: 1) Record Low: Abortion totals in Pennsylvania. Statewide abortions went down by over 300 since 2014; hitting a record low of 31,818. This continues the trend in fewer women… Read more »

5 Things Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want You To Know

December 23, 2016 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion | Tags: ,

You – and every taxpayer in Pennsylvania (whether you like it or not) – gave a raise to Planned Parenthood. The most recent totals for Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania* show they received a 15% increase in government grants (i.e. your tax dollars) in 2015. The raise brought their total taxpayer funding that year to nearly $6… Read more »

Will PA Issue Fines for Views On Marriage? Not On My Watch.

December 22, 2016 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Good people have been fined and put out of business in states like Colorado and New Mexico because of their views on marriage. Will that happen in Pennsylvania? Not on my watch. Look what’s happened in various parts of the country: Elaine Huguenin – Fined $6,600 and forced out of the wedding industry in New… Read more »

Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion.

December 16, 2016 | 2 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Over 75 prominent religious and thought leaders nationwide, including the Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput (Archbishop of Philadelphia), have come together as charter signatories of “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion,” a statement that affirms every American’s freedom to peacefully live their lives according to their beliefs and opposes government coercion or censorship of fellow citizens who… Read more »

Top 10 Abortion Businesses in Pennsylvania (#3 is alarming)

December 15, 2016 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion | Tags: , , ,

Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania, though seeing fewer patients and offering fewer basic services, has grown their statewide market share on abortion. Here is the top 10 list for abortion facilities (by volume) in Pennsylvania for 2015*: Philadelphia Women’s Center: 5,807 Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA – Locust Street: 4,813 Planned Parenthood Pittsburgh: 3,198 Planned Parenthood Southeastern… Read more »