Monthly Archives: May 2017

PA is one-vote away from putting children at risk, bringing gambling to every household

May 30, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

As technology brings positive advances, it also creates new problems for old vices such as gambling. Pennsylvania’s HB 271 is a poor response to the impulsive pull of online gambling, fantasy sports games betting, and online lottery tickets.

On June … Read more

City on the Hill: “One of the best decisions I have made.”

May 30, 2017 | 1 comment | Posted in City on the Hill | Tags: , , ,

By Jessica Wollum, City on the Hill alumnus (2013-2015)

When I first found out about City on the Hill (COTH), I knew that I wanted to attend the program and I did for three summers. Doing so was one of … Read more

Shift funds away from Planned Parenthood because of their gap in services.

May 25, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , , ,

In his 2018 proposed budget, President Donald Trump states the highest funding priorities for the Health and Human Services are “health services through community health centers” that provide “critical health care services to low-income and vulnerable populations.”

President Trump is … Read more

Downingtown School: “1st Amendment rights are established by law.”

May 25, 2017 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , ,

In a victory for student rights and Constitutional freedoms, a Pennsylvania school district in the national spotlight has sided with honoring any student’s right to speak out and assemble on public sidewalks.

Two teenagers stood on the public sidewalk outside … Read more

9 Unelected Officials Threaten Your Religious Freedom, Privacy Rights

May 18, 2017 | 3 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

Proposed Change Would Undermine Personal Privacy and Religious Liberty

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) is proposing a dangerous end-run around the legislature that seriously threatens your personal privacy and religious liberty. We need you to take action today to Read more

2017 Judicial Primary Guide

May 15, 2017 | 15 comments | Posted in Voting | Tags:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 is Primary Election Day. Voters across Pennsylvania will be voting for municipal offices (Mayor, City Council, Township Supervisor, Sheriff, Recorder of Deeds, School Board member, etc.) and Judicial candidates.

To help you in your voting decisions, … Read more

PA state officials consider legalizing “crack cocaine of gambling”

May 15, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

State officials in Harrisburg are considering the addition of state-sponsored video gambling in local businesses throughout Pennsylvania, either as part of the budget process or in a yet-to-be introduced Senate bill.

Here are 11 reasons why this is a bad … Read more

Watch the Press Conference: Better Care. More Access. YES on SB300

May 9, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Politics | Tags: , , ,

SB300: Pennsylvania should invest our limited funding for family planning services in better care and access options.

TAKE ACTION: BetterCareMoreAccess.com

BLOG: Three BIG reasons to support SB300.

HANDOUT: Planned Parenthood in PA is not the best taxpayer investment.… Read more

Three BIG Reasons to Support SB300: Better Care. More Access. No Abortion.

May 9, 2017 | 7 comments | Posted in abortion, Politics | Tags: ,

FACT: In March 2017, Planned Parenthood shut down their clinics in Easton and Bristol, marking the tenth and eleventh closing for the abortion business since 2013. On April 12, 2017, Neighborhood Health Centers of Lehigh Valley, a federally qualified health … Read more

Response to President Trump’s Religious Freedom Executive Order

May 4, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

The following is a statement from Pennsylvania Family Institute President and CEO Michael Geer on President Trump’s Religious Freedom Executive Order:

Religious freedom and rights of conscience have been severely undermined in America in recent years. The Executive Order signed … Read more