Ministry eyes challenge to abortion ‘buffer zones’ in Pittsburgh

Voiding of buffer zone at abortion clinics could force Western Pa. change

Judge rejects bid to appeal same-sex marriage ruling in Pennsylvania

Pa. clerk asks 3rd Circuit to put hold on marriage ruling

Catholic Diocese of Greensburg files lawsuit over Obamacare

Will public prayer return? Officials discuss high court’s 5-4 decision

An open letter to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett to appeal ‘gay marriage’ decision by rogue Federal Judge

Pennsylvania Gov. won’t appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Federal Judge strikes down Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage

No expected opposition to same-sex “marriage” arguments in Pennsylvania courts

Nazareth Area lawsuit over Valentine’s Day cards brings questions of free speech rights

Lawsuit filed after teacher throws away child’s Valentine’s Day message | Christian Today

Penn. pro-lifer sues Hanover Township, police over free-speech rights

Todd Starnes: Jesus card not welcome in Nazareth school | Christian Post

Lawsuit filed: Jesus not welcome in Nazareth, Pa. school | Fox News

Nazareth area school district policy on Valentine’s Day cards needs to be revoked, attorney says | The Express-Times

Parents claim school banned son’s God-themed Valentine’s Day cards – and now they’re suing | The Blaze

Nazareth Area School District sued over religious notes removed from Valentine’s Day cards | The Express-Times

Nazareth rejects Jesus, gets sued | WND

Parents sue Nazareth Area School District over son’s Valentine’s Day card for classmates | WFMZ

No honor in his hometown: Jesus not welcome in Nazareth school

Censoring history of St. Valentine violated first-grader’s free speech rights | The Morning Call

Archbishop Chaput: A gathering that needs our support | Catholic News Agency

PA: Central Bucks seeks changes to student speech policy | The Intelligencer

Why is Planned Parenthood working to unseat Gosnell victim’s cousin?

UPenn symposium on “Dictating Conscience”

Faith-healing mother heads to prison for son’s death

Philly abortion tech is sentenced to 5-10 years

Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

Affidavit does not establish applicability of ministerial exception doctrine

PA: Students’ right to free expression spelled out in new policy | PennLive

Pa. lawyers defend state’s marriage amendment

Same-sex “marriage” advocates denied marriage licenses in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania parents sentenced in second faith-healing death

PA: Zoning board approves NP Mosque plans for apartment, religious instruction

More states likely to ban sexual-orientation change therapy

Pa. health care law contraceptive rulings appealed

Worker at PA abortion clinic gets 6-12 years

PA: Home schooler’s mom sues for son to play on Christian school’s sports team

PA: Montour County mom charged with giving teen abortion pills waives hearing

Jehovah’s Witness sues over Pa. center’s policy

PA State Rep. seeks conscience protection for businesses

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on marriage

Decision on Mass. case could end protest buffers in Pittsburgh | TribLive

PA: York City Council shelves buffer zone ordinance, awaits ruling from Supreme Court

PA: Gov. Tom Corbett, Kathleen Kane dropped from marriage case

PA: Ruling on student speech spurs policy review | Valley News Dispatch

“Affordable housing for gay seniors opens in PA”

Bypass Sought on Bill to Redefine Marriage in Pennsylvania

10 Commandments likely to stand another year outside Valley High

“Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding”

Judge in Pa. marriage suit nixes state appeal

No Unemployment Benefits Because Employee Failed To Notify Employer of Scope of Needed Religious Accommodation

PA: Corbett backs ban on sexual orientation discrimination

Philadelphia abortionist Gosnell gets 30 years for illegal drugs

Pa. accused of stalling in same-sex marriage case

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

Pa. Sexual Orientation Bill Could ‘Coerce’ Catholic Institutions

“Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest”

Baby Jesus Stolen From Two Nativity Scenes

Pennsylvania schools told to lose speech limits | WorldNetDaily

    WorldNetDaily: “Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp. “The speech and literature distribution policies of many schools districts in Pennsylvania are virtually identical to the ones the 3rd Circuit struck down. These policies violate the First Amendment right of students to distribute religious materials at school.” The letter says, “The Supreme Court has made it clear that students ‘do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.’” Moreover, the letter states, “The Supreme Court has definitively held that religious expression – whether spoken, written, or symbolic – is protected by the First Amendment.” “America’s public schools should recognize the constitutionally protected freedom of all students, regardless of their religious views,” said Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope that school districts in Pennsylvania will respect these freedoms and revise their policies accordingly.”

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Policies at nearly 300 Pa. school districts conflict with court ruling | Alliance Defending Freedom

Just Asking: How one young girl’s kind invitation could transform schools across the country

Easton Area School District files arguments for U.S. Supreme Court review in ‘boobies’ case

Pennsylvania Shuts Down Late-Term Abortion Center in Philadelphia

“Easton boobies case may follow bong hits to Supreme Court”

Judge sets two week June trial for challenge to Pa. marriage

“United Methodist jury convicts Pa. pastor who performed son’s same-sex marriage”

“United Methodists Try Pa. Pastor Over Gay Marriage”

Employee accuses Planned Parenthood of committing bait-and-switch abortions

    Jill Stanek at LifeSiteNews: I spoke with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Michael Norton about this apparent PP hustle. He said if it is true that PP isn’t providing full disclosure before the onset of one’s abortion in order to pull her in so deep financially she feels she can’t back out, then PP may be violating a state health standard and may also be liable for medical malpractice, which is suable. “Women who have been tricked and coerced to complete the abortion procedure after being baited to begin the process may have claims of fraud, failure to provide adequate informed consent, reckless endangerment, and pain and suffering,” said Norton. “In addition, Planned Parenthood may be committing both civil and criminal violations.”

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Harper Poll: PA Dems Split on Abortion & More

Federal lawsuit challenging Pa. marriage survives first legal challenge

When Government Keeps Teens from Seeing the Therapist | Robert Carle at Public Discourse