Monthly Archives: February 2019

Independence Law Center attends SCOTUS Bladensburg Cross Case

February 28, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Attorneys from the Independence Law Center were at the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to the arguments in an important case.  In American Legion v. American Humanist Association, the Supreme Court will weigh in on whether a state’s maintenance of … Read more

3 Ways President Trump’s Protect Life Rule Makes Pennsylvania Better

February 27, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

The Trump administration unveiled a new Title X rule which would stop taxpayer funding of organizations that perform or refer for abortions, like Planned Parenthood. The Protect Life rule states that any entity that commits abortions or refers for abortions … Read more

Testimony – Buyer Beware Act (Human Trafficking)

February 22, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Sex Trafficking | Tags:

On Friday, February 22, Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy for Pennsylvania Family Institute, was part of a roundtable discussion this morning (Friday, February 22nd) to discuss the topic of human trafficking, centered on Rep. Seth Grove’s Buyer Beware Act … Read more

Victory for Bible Club students at Mechanicsburg

February 21, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

Big Win for Freedom of Speech and Religious Liberty as Independence Law Center Earns Victory for Student Bible Club

From the desk of Michael Geer, President & CEO – Pennsylvania Family Institute:

I have wonderful news to share. The Independence … Read more

Pray for the Boyertown Six and the U.S. Supreme Court

February 18, 2019 | 8 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags: ,

***UPDATE: The review of the Boyertown student privacy lawsuit by the U.S Supreme Court was scheduled for today (Friday, February 22nd). However, the court chose to reschedule consideration of the case. We do not yet have a new date, but … Read more

I was the one speaker the Lt. Governor cut off short. Here’s my take on the first stop of his Weed Tour.

February 12, 2019 | 9 comments | Posted in Marijuana | Tags: , ,

By: Dan Bartkowiak

The first stop is in the bag for Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s Weed Tour, oops – his “Listening Tour” – and here are my takeaways from attending the tour stop in Harrisburg.

1. The tour is a… Read more

Do you want to do something in response to NY? So do we.

February 7, 2019 | 21 comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags:

Bible Club Students Sue Their School: What you should know

February 1, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

Student leaders of a Bible club have filed a lawsuit against Mechanicsburg Area School District (MASD) over unconstitutional policies that violate students’ rights and for their discriminatory practices that led to denying permission to offer Bibles during non instructional times, specifically from … Read more