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 (House Bill 12). Here is his testimony: Good morning. Thank you to Rep. Wendi Thomas for hosting… 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 Law Center earned a great victory in their lawsuit filed on behalf of students in… 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 will keep you updated. Thank you for your prayers this week on behalf of Alexis… 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 | 4 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 public relations ploy aimed at giving the Wolf administration cover to support recreational marijuana. Lt…. 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 a table during lunch. Podcast Lawsuit FAQ with Timeline of Events Press Release – Independence… Read more »

Tell PA General Assembly: Abortion is Two Million Too Many

January 17, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

FACT: This year, Pennsylvania will surpass two million abortions performed in the state since Roe v Wade. That’s more than the populations of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh combined. Our elected leaders, as well as those in our community, need to know that abortion is two million too many in Pennsylvania. That’s why we encourage you to sign… Read more »

Beyond Roe – What two million Pennsylvanians should teach us

January 17, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion | Tags: , , ,

By Gina Diorio Flashing brake lights, honking horns, pedestrians scurrying to their destinations atop rumbling subway cars or alongside the T. Spend any time in either of Pennsylvania’s two largest metropoles, and you’ll find yourself unable to escape the sights and sounds of everyday life in the city. Some find the noises exhilarating; others, exhausting…. Read more »

Help trafficking victims: Support the Buyer Beware Act

January 10, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Sex Trafficking | Tags:

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It’s an evil business, one that largely operates underground. Its victims are real and have to live with the dire consequences. And it happens right here in Pennsylvania – in our cities, in our small towns and on our many highways. We can take the next step to ending human trafficking and go after the… Read more »

Response to Misleading Letter from Mechanicsburg Area School District

January 9, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

On Tuesday, January 8th, the Independence Law Center (ILC) corrected misleading statements issued by the Mechanicsburg Area School District (MASD) regarding the administration’s unconstitutional prohibition on students sharing Bibles with other students. The misleading statements by the school district and the correction of the record by ILC are listed in the following letter (Click here to download the full letter): Red –… Read more »