Congressman Gary Palmer Headlines Friends of the Family Banquet 9/22/17

August 10, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Friday, September 22nd | Hershey, PA | 6:30pm Tickets and Sponsorships Now Available Pennsylvania Family Institute is pleased to announce our Friends of the Family dinner banquet featuring Congressman Gary Palmer along with special guest Blaine Adamson. Featured Guest: Congressman Gary Palmer Rep. Gary Palmer was playing shortstop on the practice field for the annual Congressional charity baseball game earlier this summer… Read more »

50% of Central PA Planned Parenthoods have CLOSED in the last 5 years.

August 10, 2017 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

Planned Parenthood Stroudsburg recently announced they are shutting their doors, the 12th Planned Parenthood facility to close since 2013. Planned Parenthood operates three regions in Pennsylvania – Western, Southeastern and Keystone. Since 2013, the Southeastern region has closed three facilities while Planned Parenthood Keystone – who say they cover 37 counties (which is over half… Read more »

Three Things Students Said of City on the Hill This Year

August 2, 2017 | No comments | Posted in City on the Hill | Tags:

City on the Hill is an experience like no other. Expert speakers. Over a dozen training sessions. Sworn in as a student Senator. Debate issues on the Senate floor at the Harrisburg State Capitol. All this and more is packed into one week for dozens of high-school teens and staffed by the Pennsylvania Family Institute. That’s what… Read more »

Powerful opening statement made in student privacy court case

July 18, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held a hearing on the case Doe v Boyertown Area School District which began with the following opening statement made by Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center. The opening statements reads as follows: May it please… Read more »

Friends of the Family Banquet Friday evening, September 22

July 13, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Since 1989, PFI has become a leader in Pennsylvania for promoting and defending the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom.  Our success has not come without help though – we’ve been able to make a difference because people like you believed in our mission and stood alongside us over the years. Please save the date now for our celebration on the… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Planned Parenthood should not operate in Reading High School

July 11, 2017 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, education | Tags: , ,

There are several reasons why the Reading School District should reject a current proposal that would invite Planned Parenthood to operate directly in the high school. 1) Taxpayers should not fund Planned Parenthood’s political activism. Here is a photo used in a presentation given to Reading School Board members by two groups – Access Matters and Planned… Read more »

Farmer Banned From Market: Why This Should Concern You

July 11, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

        Steve Tennes and his wife own a working produce farm where they also host wedding ceremonies and receptions. As Catholics who believes in traditional marriage they decided the farm will not be used for same-sex wedding ceremonies. Tennes is also a long-standing member of the East Lansing Farmers’ Market, where he sells his fruit, even… Read more »

PA is #1 on this harmful list – and lawmakers want to make it worse.

July 3, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

FACT: Pennsylvania already takes more money from citizens through casino gambling than any other state – even Nevada, with its Mecca, Las Vegas. There, at least, a substantial percentage of the money-losers at casinos traveled there for that purpose. It’s called “destination gambling.” Same with Atlantic City. But here in Pennsylvania, the empty wallets and pocketbooks leaving the… Read more »

Reading Planned Parenthood caught – again – misinforming women about services

June 28, 2017 | 2 comments | Posted in abortion, education | Tags: , ,

New investigation reveals Planned Parenthood Reading falsely advertising adoption referrals. Of the three options available to women who are pregnant – parenting, adoption or abortion – Planned Parenthood Reading appears to be focused solely on one option: abortion. Adoption Referrals? Planned Parenthood Reading lists “adoption referrals” as a service on their website. PA Family Institute… Read more »

State Budget Should Increase Education Tax Credits, Expand School Choice

June 26, 2017 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

We’ve reached crunch time on PA budget talks here in Harrisburg and one thing you can remind your elected officials about is making sure they help more families find the best education option for their children. Two statewide programs, the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), have provided over… Read more »