List by Month: 11-2019

Faith-family battle continues between NY state and Syracuse's New Hope Family Services

11.21.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Alliance Defending Freedom's Roger Brooks recently argued in federal court on behalf of New Hope. He says New York has threatened to take the agency's license if it refuses to place newborns with same-sex and unmarried couples. If the Second...

The PA Senate passes bill to outlaw Downs syndrome abortions

11.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

The measure got the thumbs up from both Republican-controlled chambers and now heads to Governor Wolf's desk where it could be vetoed. Supporters say the bill protects a vulnerable population and carries exceptions for rape, incest, and the...

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion

11.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion. State House members are voicing a variety of views on the prospect of burial or cremation for the tiny infants. Representative Clint Owlett says...

FBI now inestigating slew of racial incidents at Syracuse University

11.20.19 | Family Life News Team

Since November 7th, there have been reports of both anti-Asian and anti-African American graffiti being found in buildings. The latest incident involved a white supremacist manifesto that was posted online and shared with students. Governor...

Catholic dioceses in PA challenge recent state policy on adoption

11.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

3 Catholic dioceses in the Keystone State are now challenging a recent state policy that has essentially put them out of the adoption and foster care business. The diocese of Greensburg, near Pittsburgh, recently announced that its charities...

A PA Senate committe has passed a plan to raise the minimum wage

11.19.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The compromise deal would move the current $7.25 minimum to $9.50 an hour by 2020, rather than the $15 sought by Governor Wolf. The full Senate is expected to vote on the plan this week.

NY's comptroller calls for better notifications for devel. handicapped families

11.19.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom DiNapoli's audit, just released, also says the state office for people with developmental disabilities doesn't always provide families and guardians with records they requested. He said the state office of mental health was also failing to...

PA's prison agency has agreed to improve death row conditions

11.19.19 | Terry Diener

The deal stems from a federal lawsuit that called the inmates' living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death row with at least 42½ hours a week out of their cell...

Pro-life groups take on New York state for new hiring law

11.19.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Several pro-life organizations and a church are taking on Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a new law they say will force them to employ workers who oppose their values and pro-life mission. Alliance Defending Freedom's Denise Harle says, "this...

20+ People have been left homeless by a massive fire in Hornell, NY

11.18.19 | Bob Price

At least four homes are completely gone. Two More suffered significant damage. One man was seriously injured in the fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. The Red Cross is assisting all those displaced by the blaze which spanned half of a...