Monthly Archives: December 2015

The day a life was saved

December 31, 2015 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , ,

On May 22, 2015, Randall Wenger and Jeremy Samek – attorneys with our Independence Law Center – were in court on behalf of a pregnant 14-year-old, seeking a judge’s order to stop an abortion the girl‘s mom was pressuring her … Read more

PA Family Institute – What to Expect in 2016

December 29, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

PA Family Institute, counting on thousands to heed their calls to action and for financial support, is the state’s leading advocate for pro-life, pro-family principles.

Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy at the Pennsylvania Family Institute, offers insight on … Read more

Governor Wolf Gifts Some Hope to Low-Income Families; Orders Release of EITC & OSTC Approval Letters

December 25, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in education, Politics, pro-life | Tags: ,

Helping to make Christmas this year a little brighter for children in low-income families, Governor Wolf has just ordered the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to release the approval letters to all businesses for the Educational Improvement Tax … Read more

Governor Wolf Preventing Kids in Low-Income Families From Receiving Educational Scholarships

December 22, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, pro-life | Tags: ,

UPDATE – 12/25/15: Gov. Wolf orders release of approval letters.

Governor Tom Wolf continues to put Pennsylvania’s future in jeopardy by not releasing the approval letters necessary for scholarship aid donations into the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) … Read more

You helped us make these pro-life advancements in PA

December 22, 2015 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Politics, pro-life | Tags:

Pennsylvania Family Institute is helping to lead pro-life advocacy throughout the Commonwealth. Accompanied by your voice and your financial support, here are some highlights from the past year of how we advocate for pro-life principles in Pennsylvania:

2015 Pro-Life Highlights… Read more

Gov. Wolf – No Excuses. Release the Letters NOW!

December 21, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in education, Parental rights, Politics | Tags: ,

Stop holding our kids hostage & release the EITC letters now: 717-787-2500

Would you want to tell your child they have to go to a different school next year? Not because you’re moving. Not because of their grades. All because … Read more

Governor Wolf Puts Children’s Education At Risk by Blocking EITC Approval

December 18, 2015 | 5 comments | Posted in education | Tags: ,

Governor Wolf is hurting thousands of families across Pennsylvania by blocking scholarship award approval letters for the much needed Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).

It’s a sacrifice every year for families who choose private or Christian schooling for their children, … Read more

GREAT NEWS – No Vote This Year on State-Sponsored Online Gambling

December 16, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

 

HB 649 – the bad Pennsylvania proposal for state-sponsored online and video gambling – will not be voted on this year as part of any state budget deals. That’s an early Christmas present for Pennsylvania families.

This proposed legislation … Read more

Don’t Try Fooling PA Taxpayers with Online Gambling Tricks

December 15, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: ,

In the midst of budget deliberations, some PA lawmakers believe a good solution is our government getting more involved with gambling.

The idea is simple in their mind – just pass HB 649 and each year we can reach inside … Read more

10 Answers to Questions on Christmas in Public Schools

December 14, 2015 | No comments | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: ,

It’s Christmas season – which not only means Christmas lights and carols but more instances of pushback on any mention of “the reason for the season” or the celebration of Christmas – especially in public schools.

Sadly, every school district … Read more