The CONtraceptive Mandate CON Job

March 2, 2012 by

This Americans United for Life Video exposes the direct assault on our First Amendment rights from the latest Federal Health Care mandate.

Ultrasound Bill Passes Virginia State Senate

March 1, 2012 by

From LifeNews.com:

The Virginia state Senate approved a bill that allows women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child that is routinely performed before an abortion but the results of which is not always provided to them.

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Ultrasound Bill Passes State Senate

March 1, 2012 by

From LifeNews.com:

The Virginia state Senate approved a bill that allows women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child that is routinely performed before an abortion but the results of which is not always provided to them.

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The Rise of Casinos = The Collapse of Character

February 28, 2012 by

From Dr. Albert Mohler”

“In the final analysis, the greatest danger posed by the casino is not anything that can be determined by economic analysis, because the greatest injury caused by gambling is not financial — it is moral. The worst aspect of the casino culture is not just that the state has decided to prey on its own citizens, but that it has decided to do so with gusto. The rise of the casino goes hand in hand with the collapse of character.”

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Dept of Justice Refuses to Uphold DOMA … Again

February 23, 2012 by

From NYT:

The Obama administration said it would not defend the constitutionality of statutes blocking same-sex military spouses from receiving marriage benefits — including rights to visitation in military hospitals, survivor benefits, and burial together in military cemeteries.

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The definition of marriage is under attack in our country, not only from those outside of government, but from the very people whose job it is to uphold it.

A court case in Philadelphia is threatening our own marriage laws in Pennsylvania. We need a Marriage Protection Amendment. Learn more…

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Right of Conscience

February 23, 2012 by

From LifeSiteNews.com:

In a decision that could impact the unfolding debate over the HHS mandate, a federal court in Washington state upheld the First Amendment rights of pharmacists to refuse to distribute potentially abortifacient contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, such as Plan B and Ella, if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. The decision overturns Washington Board of Pharmacy rules approved in 2007 by pro-abortion governor Christine Gregoire, which lacked the exemption.

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Virginia House Passes Ultrasound Bill, What About PA?

February 23, 2012 by

The Virginia State House passed a bill requiring that a woman seeking an abortion is given the opportunity to view an ultrasound image first. Read more…

Pennsylvania has similar legislation in our State House, HB 1077 – the Woman’s Right to Know Act, which passed out of committee and is awaiting a full vote in the House. Contact your Representative and Senator and ask them to support HB 1077!

Geneva College Files Lawsuit Against Obama Mandate

February 21, 2012 by

From Alliance Defense Fund:

Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor will join Geneva College President Ken Smith Tuesday at a press conference to announce a new federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional mandate that religious employers provide abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception to employees regardless of religious or moral objections.

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NJ Governor Vetoes ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage Bill

February 21, 2012 by

From LifeSiteNews.com:

New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed a gay “marriage” bill hours after it passed the legislature, saying that the issue should be offered to voters in a referendum to decide. The Senate had passed a measure redefining marriage on Monday 24-16, before the Assembly voted 42-33 on Thursday.

The definition of marriage and our religious liberty are under attack, in New York, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland and others. We need a Marriage Protection Amendment in Pennsylvania. Visit our website at www.pafamily.org to find out more.

Social Issues, the American Electorate and the Presidency

February 20, 2012 by

In this column from the “Wall Street Journal”, James Taranto examines the impact of social conservatism on presidential elections, highlighting the new book by Jeffrey Bell, The Case for Polarized Politics.  Bell makes the case that the social issues are a winner for GOP candidates, despite what the political pundits and media outlets may say.  

Some excerpts:

“Social conservatism, Mr. Bell argues in his forthcoming book, ‘The Case for Polarized Politics,’ has a winning track record for the GOP. ‘Social issues were nonexistent in the period 1932 to 1964,’ he observes. ‘The Republican Party won two presidential elections out of nine, and they had the Congress for all of four years in that entire period. . . . When social issues came into the mix—I would date it from the 1968 election . . . the Republican Party won seven out of 11 presidential elections.'”

“In Mr. Bell’s telling, social conservatism is both relatively new and uniquely American, and it is a response to aggression, not an initiation of it. The left has had ‘its center of gravity in social issues’ since the French Revolution, he says. ‘Yes, the left at that time, with people like Robespierre, was interested in overthrowing the monarchy and the French aristocracy. But they were even more vehemently in favor of bringing down institutions like the family and organized religion. In that regard, the left has never changed. . . . I think we’ve had a good illustration of it in the last month or so.’

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204880404577227694132901090.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h