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Join the Public Policy Conversation Online

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI said of social media, “I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. This is not simply to satisfy the desire to be
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Twisted Ethics in the Pro-Abortion Mindset

The posturing in opposition to the Mensch Amendment to Senate Bill 732 and House Bill 574 in Pennsylvania has been a public lesson in the twisted ethics of the pro-abortion mindset. The Mensch Amendment and House Bill 574 are similar bills that do one thing and one thing alone: they h
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Strengthening Abortion Regulations: Why Support the Mensch Amendment?

The Pennsylvania Senate will not vote on Senate Bill 732 this week, but they may consider the Mensch Amendment to Senate Bill 732 in the coming weeks.  The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has asked its pro-life advocates to support the Mensch Amendment because the state’s abortion in
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Important Pro Life Votes – Contact Your Senator

Two important pro-life bills may be considered in the Senate early next week. Please contact your legislator today to urge him or her to vote pro-life!
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Abortion clinics should be held to the same standard as other ambulatory surgical facilities

The deaths of one woman and seven newborn babies in the Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell have many asking how Pennsylvania should respond. One proposal, House Bill 574, aims to improve oversight of abortion clinics by holding them to the same fire and safety standard
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Abortion Clinic Regulations Bill Passed in House

House Bill 574, sponsored by Representative Matt Baker (R-Tioga), would hold abortion facilities to the same standards as other freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities.   While HB 574 would not bring an end to abortion in Pennsylvania, this bill would ensure that health regulation
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Senate Bill 3 passes Appropriations Committee

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to operate and maintain “health insurance exchanges” to provide a menu of low cost, government subsidized insurance plans to help otherwise uninsured people get access to necessary health care. The PPACA sp
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Act Now: Abortion Clinics Should be Regulated

As the “house of horrors” run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell made all too clear, current abortion clinic regulations are not sufficient.  The resulting District Attorney’s report clearly stated that abortion clinics should be held to the same standards as other ambulatory surgical facilities (
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Action Alert: Abortion Clinics Should Meet Same Health Standards as Other Surgical Facilities

We often hear abortion referred to as an issue of women’s health.  However, in Pennsylvania, freestanding abortion clinics are not subject to the same health standards as other ambulatory surgical facilities.  Simply put, the current law favors the abortion industry, not women’s healt
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