Join Others in Supporting Religious Freedom on Friday!

March 21, 2012 by

From Citizenlink:

Before the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the new federal health care law on Monday, thousands of people are expected to make their voices heard in rallies taking place nationwide, saying the law violates their religious freedom.

Nearly 60 groups, including the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life America, Students for Life of America and the Alliance Defense Fund, have joined forces as the Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate, and are sponsoring rallies in more than 120 cities nationwide at noon local time on Friday.

There are several locations in Pennsylvania. Find out more at standupforreligiousfreedom.com.

Health Mandate Now to Include College Students

March 19, 2012 by

From Lifesitenews.com:

In a move that is likely to reignite the ire of religious leaders, late Friday afternoon the Obama administration announced a proposal that would require universities, including religious universities, to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their students, as well as their employees, without a co-pay. This appears to significantly widen the originally-announced HHS mandate, which had only applied to employees.

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Voter Registration Deadline Days Away! Are You Registered?

March 16, 2012 by

This year, the Pennsylvania Presidential Primary is a competitive one. Make sure you get out to vote in April!

You’ll get to vote for president of the United States, but will also vote on offices closer to home: your state representative and state senator, US representative in Congress and US senator.

Read the news on any given day and you’ll find that often it is local officials that make decisions that directly affect you, your family, your business, your church and your neighbors.

How are your elected officials doing to represent your values? You can become part of the answer only if you’re firstregistered to vote by March 26th, then get out and vote on Election Day! If you’ll be 18 by Election Day, make sure you register as well!

Are you registered to vote? How about your family, friends and church? Did you know polls show that as many as half of those sitting around us in our churches either are not registered to vote or don’t show up at the polls?! You can help change that!

Hold a “Voter Registration Sunday.” The registration deadline is next Monday, March 26, so you only have this Sunday, March 18 and next Sunday, March 25, advertise it in your church bulletin with the help of your pastor, set up a small table with the forms and information and you’re set! Just be sure to get those forms back to the county elections offices by March 27th.

You can find voter registration forms at your local County board of elections or online at www.votespa.com.

Watch for Pennsylvania Family Institute’s 2012 Primary Voters’ Guide for the April 24 Primary Electionavailable online at www.PAFamily.org before the election.

Call Yourself a Social Conservative? Christian? Consider These Principles for Voting and Let’s Register by March 26th, Vote on April 24th!

March 16, 2012 by

Here’s a link below to a column from our colleague in Florida that is worth your reading, your thoughts, your prayers and your action as we approach Pennsylvania’s Primary Election on April 24, 2012.

Yes, we’ll help pick a President, but wherever you are in Pennsylvania, you’ll cast important votes for who will represent you in Harrisburg and Washington. And in many areas, your Primary Election may be your ONLY real choice in candidates, not in November!

Watch PAfamily.org for a nonpartisan Voter’s Guide in contested races at all levels, and don’t forget: Register to vote by March 26th, and get out to VOTE on April 24th!

“Governed not by polls, politics nor profits” by John Stemberger, Florida Family Council.

http://flfamily.org/uncategorized/governed-not-by-polls-politics-nor-profits/

 

Contraception Mandate – About the Constitution, Not Contraception

March 16, 2012 by

From State Rep Tim Krieger, R-Westmoreland:

Since this mandate gained wide public attention, there has been no discussion by the administration of the legal and constitutional questions involved. Instead, the Obama administration and its allies on the left have done their best to muddy the waters of the debate by framing it in terms of “women’s health” and “reproductive freedom,” suggesting in the process that their opponents want to make the use of contraceptives illegal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Lies Uncovered – Abortions will be Paid for by Taxpayers

March 15, 2012 by

From Alan Sears, our Pittsburgh banquet speaker on May 24:

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e., ObamaCare, was being debated in public and in Congress during 2010, Americans who supported life were told again and again that the legislation would not cover abortion. But like so many other aspects of Obama’s healthcare overhaul, what was promised and what was received turned out to be two different things – especially considering that many legislators read the bill only after they signed it into law.

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Year of the Bible – Good for All

March 14, 2012 by

Opinion piece in Harrisburg Patriot:

The Pennsylvania Legislature declared 2012 the “Year of the Bible.” The step has caused controversy, but lawmakers had good reason for this as the Bible is the best-selling book of all time and considered by many to be the best book ever written. 

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The Video That Should Go Viral!

March 9, 2012 by

Choose Life!
After you watch this, consider that upwards of 90% of Down Syndrome children diagnosed prenatally never see the light of day; and their parents never see the special light of their children’s lives, as these blessed parents did.  World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jVxz71ygHbk

Ultrasound Bill Becomes Law in Virginia

March 9, 2012 by

From LifeNews.com:

Governor Bob McDonnell today signed into law a pro-life bill that allows women in Virginia to see the results of an ultrasound that is routinely performed by abortion facilities prior to an abortion.

 

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Women’s Right-to-Know Act: Ultrasound gives more information

March 5, 2012 by

The following was published in The Patriot News on Saturday March 3.

There is one area of Pennsylvania health care that allows doctors to routinely withhold some of the best information from their patients — information that women deserve — and we now have an opportunity to stop this from continuing.

A doctor just told my father-in-law he might have thyroid cancer. He went for a biopsy and now a specialist wants to run further tests to get a better look.

Every step of the way, the doctor is showing him the results of these tests. In the same way, if you tear your ACL or are planning to have your wisdom teeth out, the doctor will show you the X-ray and other information prior to performing any procedure.

Why? To let you know exactly what is happening and to best inform you of what the doctors are recommending. That way, people like my father-in-law can feel confident in making a decision — a choice — about a surgical procedure. It’s called informed consent. Unfortunately in Pennsylvania, women are often denied this right.

Abortion clinics should offer women the best information technology can provide about what is happening inside their womb and about the abortion procedure so she is fully informed when making her decision.

It’s with that right in mind that Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering the Women’s Right to Know Act (House Bill 1077). Ultrasound technology is an amazing advancement. It allows doctors to see the gestational age of the unborn baby, observe any health concerns and give insight into important information related to performing an abortion.

That is why abortion facilities nearly universally conduct ultrasounds already.

However, this information is rarely shown — or even offered — to the woman.

HB 1077 would provide every woman the opportunity to see their ultrasound, but it remains her choice. It’s an effort to ensure the opportunity for a woman to receive the best information available to help her in making this important, life-changing decision.

20 states in the U.S. have ultrasound laws in place. This is evidence of the resourcefulness that this technology provides — to doctors and to women seeking abortions.

Each woman is capable and should be empowered to make her own decisions.

Part of that empowerment is providing complete information.

With abortion clinic operators already performing ultrasounds for the benefit of the doctor, why not allow for that information to be provided for the benefit of the patient as well?

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in Pennsylvania and nationwide, claims in its mission that it believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility. If Planned Parenthood truly means that, there’s no reason it should deny women the full information that they deserve, including the chance to view a routine ultrasound.

Without the passage of the Women’s Right to Know Act, many women across the state of Pennsylvania will continue to be denied the opportunity to base their health care decisions on full information.

A woman seeking an abortion would only be affected by this law in one way: the doctor would offer her the chance to view the ultrasound of her developing baby.

I certainly hope and pray my father-in-law doesn’t have cancer. But I also hope his doctor — and every doctor — makes it a standard of care to provide the best information possible.


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