Heartbeat Bill Would Provide Pennsylvania Better Protections for Human Life

October 21, 2019 | 2 comments | Posted in abortion | Tags:

The heartbeat is a universal sign of life and an objective minimal standard for determining when life should be protected. (HARRISBURG, PA – October 21, 2019) Pennsylvania Family Institute stands with many in the PA General Assembly and throughout the Commonwealth in supporting today’s introduction of the Heartbeat Bill, Senate Bill 912 and House Bill… Read more »

2019 Election Voter’s Guide Now Available

October 15, 2019 | 2 comments | Posted in Politics, Voting | Tags: , , , , ,

We are less than three weeks away from Pennsylvania’s next election on Tuesday, November 5th and, as always, we at the Pennsylvania Family Council want to help you make informed decisions about your candidates for various positions. Thanks to the support from people like you, our team now has this year’s voter’s guide available, free of charge. Click here… Read more »

Wolf and Fetterman are making matters worse with the growing vape crisis

October 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Marijuana | Tags:

On Thursday, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that Pennsylvania was now one of 21 states with a reported death linked to vaping. This outbreak of lung-illnesses due to vaping is now up to 1,299 reported cases, including 26 deaths, with 219 reported in the last week. On the same day of this most… Read more »

PA House Will Open in Prayer Again, Thanks to Speaker Turzai

October 2, 2019 | 8 comments | Posted in Politics, Prayer | Tags: ,

When the PA House of Representatives reconvenes to open their legislative session later this month they will be able to continue their guest chaplain policy for opening prayer, thanks to a recent court ruling and due to the commitment of Speaker Mike Turzai to this issue.  Last year, members of the Pennsylvania House lost in… Read more »

Philadelphia abortionist responsible for 40,000 abortions closes clinic

September 26, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Health, Life, pro-life | Tags:

During the trial of Kermit Gosnell, only one time during the entire horrific trial did the jury audibly gasp. That was when Dr. Charles Benjamin testified in a matter-of-fact way that he had performed over 40,000 abortions in his over 30 year career. His private practice, Berger and Benjamin, LLP, has been performing abortions since… Read more »

Science, Experience Show Recreational Marijuana Is Not In Pennsylvania’s Best Interests

September 25, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Marijuana | Tags: , , ,

Governor Wolf now pushes for legalization, ignoring strong evidence of the harms from today’s high-potency, commercialized marijuana With today’s release of Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s report on his marijuana “listening” tour and Governor Tom Wolf changing his position to now fully support legalization, Pennsylvania Family Institute raises serious concerns over the legalization and commercialization of… Read more »

Take 90 seconds today to call your State Senator: “Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act.”

September 22, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

Day of Action: Monday, September 23, 2019 Who: Pennsylvania State Senators What: Take 90 seconds to call your State Senator and ask to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act (House Bill 321) this year, which would stop any child from being aborted solely due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Where: Anywhere! Today is their… Read more »

Health concerns are mounting over marijuana. Are you listening, Lt. Governor Fetterman?

September 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Marijuana | Tags:

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s taxpayer-funded marijuana “listening” tour ended in June and his office had said a summary report would be out by the end of July. It’s now September and still no report. Whenever the report is released, I’m certainly concerned with the amount of taxpayer funds spent on this one area, already shelling… Read more »

Independence Law Center in Brief to SCOTUS: Sex and Gender Identity are Distinct

August 30, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Sexuality | Tags:

The Independence Law Center filed a United States Supreme Court friend-of-the-court brief in support of the employer in the Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC case. We filed on behalf of Dr. Paul R. McHugh, M.D., the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Harris Funeral Homes was sued by a male employee who started to… Read more »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Keynote Speaker for PA Family Institute’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Banquet

August 28, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Banquet | Tags:

This September, PA Family Institute marks our 30th anniversary. To celebrate, we invite you to join us at our Celebration Banquet in Hershey on Friday, September 27th. There will be a big announcement made that night and you’ll hear from our exciting featured guest, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Banquet Sponsors Some sponsorship levels include a private… Read more »