Entries by FPIW

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.

Listen to today’s podcast here:

After Fetal Brains Sold by UW, FPIW Files Public Records Request in Indiana

FPIW filed a public records request with Indiana University (IU) on Thursday morning, seeking information related to IU’s relationship with the University of Washington Birth Defects Research Laboratory (UWBDRL).

Earlier this week, FPIW learned that UWBDRL sold aborted baby brains to Indiana University on at least two separate occasions dating back to 2013.

Some critics have questioned whether UWBDRL may have violated federal human trafficking laws that prohibit the sale of fetal tissue.  

WA School District Spends Remaining Budget on Pro-LGBT Safe Space Training

A month ago, FPIW reported on the Snohomish School District‘s payment of over $14,000 to a group that advocates transgenderism in children.

Now, according to documents obtained through a public records request, FPIW has learned that North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) spent money last year on “safe space training,” provided by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

The money was frantically spent at year-end to avoid losing budget resources for the next year.

Trump Taps Rep. Tom Price, Pro-Life Doctor, for HHS Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has selected pro-life champion Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to run the Department of Health and Human Services.

Price, a physician, is a known opponent of Obamacare, signaling the incoming administration’s intention of following through with its campaign promise to “repeal and replace.”

“Some Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act without proposing an alternative,” reported the New York Times. “Mr. Price, by contrast, has introduced bills offering a detailed,

New Video: Why Christians Must Remain Vigilant and Involved

Last week’s election results may have brought a bit of relief for Christians concerned about the government’s assaults on their religious freedom, but it’s critically important — now more than ever — that we remain vigilant in keeping our leaders accountable to their promises, and to the values we all hold dear.

In case you missed it, we released a new video last week, entitled, “Why Christians Must Remain Vigilant and Involved,” featuring Pastor Brant Bosserman from Trinitas Presbyterian Church in Everett.

Why Washington State Didn’t Follow America’s Lead

Following this week’s elections, FPIW’s Joseph Backholm, Zach Freeman, and Chris Plante sat down to talk about why Washington State’s elections didn’t go as well for conservatives as other elections did nationally.

It all comes down to one thing: high voter turnout in Western Washington, and low voter turnout in Central and Eastern Washington. Listen here:

Congress Intervenes in Lawsuit Against FPIW, Daleiden

Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against FPIW may have just entered a new frontier.

In a letter sent on Election Day, House Select Investigative Panel Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked Judge James L. Robart to clarify why the records, which Congress requested after the abortion industry sued FPIW and David Daleiden to keep them sealed, have not yet been released under the subpoena.

You can read the letter here.

2016 Washington State Elections Results

Aside from the national implications, much is on the line here in Washington State tonight.

The Washington Secretary of State’s office has announced the first round of results from tonight’s elections, giving us our first look.  These numbers are not final.  Votes from drop-off and mail-in ballots will continue to be counted in the coming days.

Statewide Offices

Governor’s Race

Bryant, Bill (R) –