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Pro Life Bill Passes House

House Bill 1948 updates Pennsylvania’s laws to be in line with the will of most Americans as well as medical advancements that reveal the baby’s ability to feel pain and live outside the womb. And it passed the House by a vote of 132 to 65. Specifically, House Hill 1948 bans dis
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Statutes of Limitation Retroactivity Would Violate PA Constitution

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee hosted a hearing this week regarding the legality and constitutionality of House Bill 1947. The measure, passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in April, proposes to remove the criminal statute of limitations (SoL) for childhood se
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Bringing the Safe Haven Program to Light

Every new parent has felt overwhelmed. But some new parents, like those suffering from mental illness or domestic abuse, despair to the point of abandoning their child. To them, this may seem like the only choice.  Unfortunately, many do not know about Safe Haven program, designed to
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Statement on Judiciary Committee Hearing for HB 1947

The Senate Judiciary Committee today was scheduled to hear from several witnesses on whether House Bill 1947 violates Pennsylvania’s Constitution, which prohibits the General Assembly from retroactively altering statutes of limitations to revive causes of action that have expired. “I
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HB 1947 Treats Churches, Other Private Institutions Differently

As the understanding around the particulars of House Bill 1947 grows, many have questioned the disparate treatment of public entities (like public schools and government) and non-profit or private entities (like Catholic parishes and schools). Simply put, there remains in the bill ine
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Bill Would Harm Schools, Parishes, Services

Send a message to your legislators about House Bill 1947. The following commentary by Wilmington attorney Stephen E. Jenkins appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 5. Pennsylvania House Bill 1947, which has now been sent to the Pennsylvania Senate, would largely eliminate the s
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Murder of an Unborn Child

When a pregnant woman is killed, society mourns a double tragedy because two lives are taken. Fetal homicide laws in 38 states recognize that a child in the womb is worthy of protection, and assert that those who kill an unborn child should be prosecuted as murderers. Cases of fetal h
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