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 | No comments | 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 »

Tickets now available: PFI’s 30th Anniversary Celebration with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

August 27, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Banquet | Tags:

PA Family Institute’s 30th Anniversary Celebration BanquetFriday, September 27th | Hershey, PA Individual dinner tickets now available!There is already a high-demand for tickets and we expect this event to sell-out. Featuring: Sarah Huckabee SandersFormer White House Press Secretary with special guest Bob Vander Plaats Get your tables and tickets online at or by calling the PFI… Read more »

Victory! PA House Prayer Policy Upheld, Court Cites Independence Law Center Arguments.

August 26, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Prayer | Tags:

Independence Law Center filed friend-of-the-court brief in support of policy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ longstanding policy that requires any guest invited to give an opening prayer of any legislative session to be “a member of a regularly established church or religious… Read more »

Back To School: Remember to Pack Your Religious Freedom

August 26, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

Several links below to resources on expressing your faith in school. As children and college students head back to school, it’s always good to be reminded that religious liberty goes to school too. Please remember that your child has constitutionally-protected religious liberties at school.  Last school year, we dealt with numerous infringements on religious freedom – from… Read more »

Victory for PA County sued for using government seal with a cross

August 8, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Freedom from Religion Foundation attempted to censor cross on county seal; Independence Law Center filed friend-of-the-court brief supporting county. Today, a court ruling granted freedom to Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) to use its government seal that includes a cross. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled unanimously to overturn a lower court… Read more »

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

August 5, 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 »

March for Life Coming to Pennsylvania on May 18, 2020

July 24, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Life | Tags:

Rally and march to be held in Harrisburg on Monday, May 18, 2020. Pennsylvania Family Institute, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the National March for Life, have announced a Pennsylvania March for Life to be held on Monday, May 18th, 2020 at the steps of the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg. “We’re… Read more »

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education is the Healthiest Option for Youth

July 11, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Children, education, Health, Parental rights, Sexuality, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

Ascend is a premier advocacy organization that promotes SRA, or Sexual Risk Avoidance, educational programs.  “Ascend is the nation’s leader in the SRA field. For over a decade, we have helped thousands of America’s youth make smart, forward-thinking choices about their sexual behavior.”  Effective communication of these positive choices was the focus of this year’s… Read more »

Do Pro-Lifer’s Really Not Care About Children After Birth?

July 10, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Children, Life, pro-life | Tags: , ,

In our contemporary political climate, it is often the case that people more readily argue about babies than take care of them. This political argument, however, almost always focuses solely on the pregnancy of the mother. It very rarely goes beyond that to include or take seriously the health, development, and future of the child… Read more »