Faith and Politics

Contact your legislators

Take action and send an e-mail message to your state legislators on the latest issues through the Pennsylvania Catholic Advocacy Network. Or get your legislators’ contact information so you can visit their offices, call, fax or write a letter.
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State inspectors cite Allentown abortion clinic for violations

How many examples of a lack of respect for women will we need before it is clear that abortion clinics should be regulated like other ambulatory surgical facilities? Lax, inconsistent standards allowed for the existence of the horrific abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadel
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State budget passed on time

For the first time in nine years, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget before the June 30 constitutional deadline. The $27.15 billion spending plan holds the line on taxes and represents a 4 percent cut in spending over last year. Governor Tom Corbett signed the b
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Critical Vote on School Choice – Show Your Support

Headlines across the state this morning suggest that a deal could be in the works to pass school choice before the General Assembly breaks for the summer. Time is of the essence. A big push is needed to convince legislators that they should act now! Legislators need to hear from their
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Senate Bill 732 Passed House Health Committee

Both chambers of the legislature have been working to address the fact that current Pennsylvania law favors the abortion industry. We saw this stark reality in the “house of horrors” run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. In May, the House passed House Bill 574 and earlier this mo
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Feast Day of St. Thomas More

June 22 marks the Feast Day of St. Thomas More. In a statement about the patron of statesmen, politicians and lawyers, the Pennsylvania bishops said: St. Thomas More lived—and gave his life—for truth. He provides a powerful example that not only shows that objective truth exists, but
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Ask House Insurance Committee to Vote on Senate Bill 3

As you know, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 37 to 12 on June 7. Senate Bill 3 allows Pennsylvania to prohibit insurance providers that participate in the insurance exchanges created by the federal health care reform law from covering elective abortion servic
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Question #5: Won’t school choice cost the state a lot of money in a time when the budget is already being cut?

This is part 5 of our 5-part series on commonly asked school choice questions. Read part 1, part 2 , part 3 and part 4 here. 5. Won’t school choice cost the state a lot of money in a time when the budget is already being cut? With school choice, parents have more options. Most will re
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Senate Bill 732 Passes

Today, the Senate voted 38 to 12 to pass Senate Bill 732, which, thanks to the Mensch Amendment added on Wednesday, June 8, would hold abortion facilities to the same fire and safety standards, personnel and equipment requirements, and quality assurance procedures as other freestandin
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