Student sues Pennsylvania school district for sexual harassment, violation of personal privacy

March 21, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags: , ,

PRESS RELEASE – Independence Law Center Principal tells student to ‘tolerate’ undressing with student of opposite sex, make it as ‘natural’ as possible  PHILADELPHIA – A high school student and his parents sued the Boyertown Area School District Tuesday for intentionally violating his right to bodily privacy after he was exposed involuntarily to an undressed… Read more »

PA University orders pro-life group’s chalk messages washed away, group taking action

March 14, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, pro-life | Tags: , ,

Independence Law Center helping to defend free speech, First Amendment freedoms A Harrisburg-based legal team is helping a PA university chapter of the largest pro-life youth organization in defending against the censoring of their pro-life views. A letter was sent on Monday to the president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania from the Alliance Defending Freedom… Read more »

Bipartisan School Choice Bill Passes House with 73% Support (Roll Call)

March 14, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

The PA House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an expansion to Pennsylvania’s landmark school choice program that has helped thousands of families find the best education option for their children. HB250, championed by State Representative Mike Turzai, passed with a 73% bipartisan vote; which would expand the current Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship… Read more »

Yes on HB250 – Help give more families education options

March 13, 2017 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , ,

Legislative Alert: House Bill 250 Pennsylvania’s landmark programs, the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), have helped parents make the best choice for their children’s education. Under these programs, businesses are allowed to direct some of their tax dollars as a credit to be used as scholarships for families to… Read more »

This PA city is the perfect example for defunding Planned Parenthood

March 9, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Recent reports indicate Planned Parenthood is voluntarily closing TWO MORE PA CLINICS – both their Easton and Bristol clinics will shut down by the end of the month. That brings the total Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood closings to ELEVEN since 2013. The Easton clinic marks the first Planned Parenthood location that offered abortion services on-site to… Read more »

President Trump Is Right to Remove Mandate Regulating Public School Bathrooms, Locker Rooms

February 23, 2017 | 3 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” Letter was unconstitutional and dangerous to Pennsylvania schools and families. Harrisburg – A previous order by the Obama administration that violated students’ privacy rights and safety has now been rescinded by President Donald Trump. “The federal government has absolutely no business regulating local school district bathroom and locker room policies here in… Read more »

Freedom Denied in Washington State – Court Rules AGAINST 72-Year-Old Florist

February 16, 2017 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Today the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman, the florist that chose not to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony by making floral arrangements for a customer she served for over nine years. The court concluded that the government can force citizens to create artistic expression and participate in events with which they… Read more »

Pa Family Council Urges President Trump to Protect Religious Liberty

February 10, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council has joined allied organizations and hundreds of thousands of American families across the nation to urge President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill their campaign promise to uphold and protect religious liberty in our nation. We have cosigned a letter with our national ally Family Policy Alliance and our network of… Read more »

Senate Victory – SB3 Passes (Roll Call), Sent to PA House

February 8, 2017 | 16 comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , ,

Today, the PA State Senate voted 32-18 in favor of SB3. Championed by Senator Michele Brooks, SB3 would limit abortion to five-month of pregnancy (current law is up to 6 months) and end the barbaric procedure of dismemberment abortion. If your State Senator voted yes, we encourage you to call and express your thanks. Here’s… Read more »

PFI Praises PA Senate for Passing SB3, Efforts to Improve Nearly 30-Year-Old Abortion Law

February 8, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , ,

SB3 aligns with medical advancements and public opinion by ending both late-term abortion and the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa. – Today’s vote in the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass SB3 by nearly two-third majority is an encouraging sign to all, as it would bring much-needed improvements to our outdated policies… Read more »