Rally Held Outside Rep. Lamb’s Office to Support the Born Alive Act, End Infanticide

April 24, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion | Tags:

Jeremy Samek, Senior Counsel for Pennsylvania Family Council, gave the following comments outside of Congressman Conor Lamb’s Allegheny County district office urging support for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. When my oldest son was born, he required immediate medical intervention and a major surgery the day after he was born and another a… Read more »

Teacher & Principal Stop First Grader from Sharing John 3:16

April 17, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Attempts to censor speech of public school students during non-instructional time continues in Pennsylvania This past Valentine’s Day there was yet another example of a Pennsylvania school suppressing students’ right to freely live out their faith and the Independence Law Center stepped in to set things right. On February 14, 2019, first-grade students from a… Read more »

10 Facts on Planned Parenthood’s activities in Pennsylvania

April 4, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: ,

If you’ve seen the movie Unplanned, you’ve seen abortion and the activities of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in Pennsylvania, through an important window given to us by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director. To further open that window, here are ten facts about their activities in Pennsylvania: 1) 40 Abortions every day…. Read more »

Why You Should See ‘Unplanned’ This Weekend

March 29, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

By: Dan Bartkowiak I joined a sold-out crowd in Harrisburg for Thursday’s premiere of Unplanned (hosted by Pennsylvania Family Institute) and I absolutely encourage you to see it in theaters. This movie offers a powerful window into Planned Parenthood – the largest abortion provider that covers one-third of the nation’s abortions (in Pennsylvania, it’s 50%)…. Read more »

Movie Premiere: Be one of the first to see UNPLANNED

March 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: ,

Two locations: Harrisburg | Lancaster Pennsylvania Family Institute is sponsoring a movie premiere event for Unplanned on Thursday, March 28th – the day before the nation-wide release – in Lancaster and Harrisburg. General Admission: $8.00 per ticketGet your tickets: Harrisburg (Regal Cinemas) | Lancaster (Penn Cinema) About the movie: All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was… Read more »

Take the “3-21 Challenge” for the Down Syndrome Protection Act

March 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

March 20th not only marks the beginning of Spring but also the start of new life for Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act. State elected officials announced they will hold a press conference Wednesday, March 20th to announce the introduction of the Down Syndrome Protection Act. The following day, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day…. Read more »

Justice for Jack should be a Reminder to Pennsylvania

March 6, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

In a great victory for religious freedom, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced Tuesday that it will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips, ending over six years of legal battles against him. The state had launched this new prosecution just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor last… Read more »

Independence Law Center attends SCOTUS Bladensburg Cross Case

February 28, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Attorneys from the Independence Law Center were at the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to the arguments in an important case.  In American Legion v. American Humanist Association, the Supreme Court will weigh in on whether a state’s maintenance of a 93-year-old World War I memorial that includes a 40-foot cross—known as the Peace Cross—is… Read more »

3 Ways President Trump’s Protect Life Rule Makes Pennsylvania Better

February 27, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

The Trump administration unveiled a new Title X rule which would stop taxpayer funding of organizations that perform or refer for abortions, like Planned Parenthood. The Protect Life rule states that any entity that commits abortions or refers for abortions may not receive tax dollars designated for family planning services. Not one dime of the… Read more »

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 »