Find a Bus for March for Life 2019

December 13, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags:

If you are interested in riding a bus to the March for Life Friday, January 18th, please contact the local bus captain for more specific information. As indicated, some buses are heading to the Youth Rally happening the day before. If you know of a bus not on this list, please contact Dan with location and contact… Read more »

Planned Parenthood’s Pervasive Prevarication in Pennsylvania

December 3, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

Is this untruth on Planned Parenthood & prenatal care the most pervasive in Pennsylvania? Perhaps. The more important question: Why are they still receiving your taxdollars? By: Dan Bartkowiak Pro-abortion activists supporting the largest abortion provider continue to spread flat-out lies. Planned Parenthood has been booted from their location in Wilkes-Barre after they informed the… Read more »

Why the number 5,462 is significant

November 27, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: ,

On December 22, 2011, after a year-long battle, a bill to regulate abortion clinics (Senate Bill 732) was signed into law by then Governor Tom Corbett after passing the State Senate (32-18) and House (151-44) a week earlier. This was in response to the atrocities uncovered with abortionist Kermit Gosnell and mandated ambulatory surgical regulations… Read more »

Giving Tuesday: Help us save lives and protect freedom.

November 26, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals and families showing generosity and making a difference in their community. A very generous partner who understands our mission and effectiveness at the Pennsylvania Family Institute has presented us with a challenge gift of $50,000 – to spur others like you to give generously to the… Read more »

Student Privacy Lawsuit Filed with Supreme Court

November 19, 2018 | 2 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags: , ,

High school students ask nation’s highest court to intervene and protect their fundamental right to privacy (November 19, 2018) Today the Harrisburg-based Independence Law Center and the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a petition for review before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of six students in the Boyertown Area School District in Boyertown, Pa. Unbeknownst… Read more »

On Nov. 16, your ExtraGive helps save lives and protect freedoms

November 9, 2018 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags:

The Extraordinary Give: Friday, November 16 Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving Pennsylvania Family Institute operates a free legal services center – the Independence Law Center – where a few expert attorneys are doing extraordinary things to help people throughout the Commonwealth. What you may not know is just this year we have provided over $700,000 worth of legal services free… Read more »

Health Center Forces Planned Parenthood to Relocate

November 1, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: ,

As Planned Parenthood stumps for pro-abortion politicians in Pennsylvania and attempts to meet their abortion quotas for the year, they now must find a new home for one of their facilities. The Kirby Health Center has informed their tenant, Planned Parenthood Wilkes-Barre, that their lease will not be renewed at the end of the year…. Read more »

Victory for Bible Club After Principal Censors Verse from School Flyer

October 29, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Independence Law Center helps high school students advertise their club and maintain their right to express student religious speech. The Bible Club at a school district in central Pennsylvania has been an active part of the school district for years. They meet together for Bible study during regular club times, they invite guest speakers, and… Read more »

Three notes from Pennsylvania’s End of Legislative Session

October 26, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights, Religious Freedom, Sex Trafficking | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania’s 2017-2018 legislative session has come to a close. Here are three notes on legislative items we were following: Pennsylvania becomes a Safe Harbor State. Senate Bill 554 passed unanimously and will now provide specialized services to victims of sex trafficking under the age of 18 instead of potential criminal charges. This would include safe housing,… Read more »

State Senate Misses Its Opportunity to Protect Children Diagnosed with Down Syndrome

October 18, 2018 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council is deeply disappointed by the lost opportunity in the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 2050, before the session ended Wednesday. This allows the targeting of babies for abortion simply because they may have Down syndrome to continue. The bill had passed the House earlier this… Read more »