Entries by FPIW

FPIW Joins Effort to Encourage Trump to Protect Religious Freedom

FPIW has joined with dozens of pro-family organizations asking President Trump “to swiftly sign a broad religious freedom Executive Order protecting the right of all Americans to freely live out their faith.”

In a letter to President Trump, Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan, and Majority Leader McConnell, the organizations call on the new presidential administration and Congress to reverse President Obama’s attacks on religious freedom and enact strong protections for the sacred right.

FPIW Signs Letter Asking Congress to Adopt Pro-life Healthcare Reforms

Recognizing the potential for unprecedented action on healthcare reform during the 115th US Congress, several pro-life organizations have delivered a letter to legislators, calling on them to ensure that any healthcare reforms prohibit federal taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion.

Joseph Backholm, President of Family Policy Institute of Washington, signed on to the letter, joining representatives from Family Research Council, Priests for Life, American Center for Law and Justice, National Right to Life,

UPDATE: NC Refuses to Repeal HB2

The North Carolina General Assembly has abandoned efforts to repeal HB2, a common sense law that protects the privacy rights and safety of women and children.

The state legislature’s refusal to repeal HB2 comes just days after the public learned that a deal had been struck between the North Carolina General Assembly and the City of Charlotte.

Under the conditions of the deal, the City of Charlotte had agreed to repeal its controversial local ordinance requiring business owners,

Breaking News: NC Set to Betray Women and Children

News broke yesterday that the North Carolina General Assembly will begin a special session on Wednesday, December 21, to consider repealing HB 2, a state law that protects the privacy rights of women and children, as well as the freedom of association and property rights of business owners.

The special legislative session is part of a backroom deal between the state legislature and the Charlotte City Council. Provided that the state legislature repeals HB 2 by the end of the year,

Kasich Takes Easy Way Out; Unborn Pay the Price

Governor John Kasich vetoed Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” yesterday, crushing hopes that the Buckeye State would enact some of the strongest legal protections for unborn babies passed by a state legislature.

The “Heartbeat Bill” would have prohibited abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected – sometime around six weeks after conception. The bill passed with a veto-proof super-majority in the Ohio Senate and a near veto-proof vote in the House.

There were 20,976 abortions performed in Ohio in 2015,

Vaping Bad for Children. Sex-Change Not So Much.

The Surgeon General made news yesterday for warning parents against allowing their children to use electronic cigarettes.

“Scientists are still learning more about how e-cigarettes affect health. However, there is already enough evidence to justify efforts to prevent e-cigarette use by young people,” the Surgeon General’s website contends.

“Your kids are not an experiment,” Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, said in a video message to parents.

Trump To Select Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary?

Several media outlets are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump will select Washington State Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to serve as Secretary of the Interior.  McMorris Rodgers, from Spokane, has served in Congress since 2004 and is the current chair of the House Republican Conference. She is the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives.

This appointment would also impact the Washington State legislature; it is expected that several Republican state legislators would be interested in filling her vacant congressional seat in a special election that would take place next November.

FPIW to Host “Family Issues in a Trump Administration” Event in Spokane

After such a tumultuous election FPIW has been asked, “What happened and where do we go from here?”

Join us on December 20th, at 6:30pm, for our “Family Issues in a Trump Administration” forum at the RL Red Lion at the Park Hotel in Spokane.

At this special event, we’ll talk about the national implications of the recent elections, including what Congress is expected to do, appointments and judicial vacancies we expect to see filled,

What’s Next for the Abortion Industry?

Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry are facing some major challenges after the November election, including the revelation that groups in several states, including the University of Washington, have indeed been profiting from the sale of fetal body parts.

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