Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic
The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.
Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life
“We are pro-life,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said, leading at least a thousand attendees in a chant on the front Capitol steps. “We are pro-life. We are pro-life.”
GOP lawmakers are wrong, vaccines and abortions save lives | Opinion
The track record of the Republican caucuses in the Legislature ... shows that they are anti-science and anti-public health.
In resolution, Pa. lawmaker blames COVID-19 outbreak on ‘our presumptuous sins’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The resolution, sponsored by state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, calls for a statewide day of 'humiliation, fasting, and prayer.'
A Pa. lawmaker is supporting ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’ What are they? How do they work? | Friday Morning Coffee
What started as a local resistance movement is gaining steam nationwide.
Another GOP abortion ban bill. The same glaring weakness | John L. Micek
There’s no mistaking where state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz stands on abortion. She wants it gone. And to help that goal on its way, the freshman Republican from Clinton County is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit the procedure as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. That’s at around six weeks, which is […]
‘The people of Pennsylvania expect better from us:’ Outrage-filled week punctuated with bipartisan call for civility
A string of controversial actions by lawmakers in the state House — from abortion-protester harassment to white nationalist selfies — led Democratic and Republican leadership on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to tone down their rhetoric and focus on respectful legislating, while also acknowledging “the nation is watching.” “There is no room for hate in […]
Plenty of red meat, but no real solutions at annual Capitol gun-rights rally | John L. Micek
The answer was just 'more guns' And that doesn't work.
Why does the Pa. Legislature begin sessions with prayer? Experts say it’s more than just tradition.
When a member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives gave a fiery Christian prayer before the chamber welcomed a new Muslim lawmaker on Monday, critics were quick to denounce it as Islamophobic and unconstitutional. In a two-minute prayer, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, called Jesus “our only hope” and willed “every knee” to bow to God. Minutes […]
‘I stand by it. I won’t apologize:’ Pennsylvania lawmaker at center of controversial prayer says in Christian radio interview
State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, the freshman Republican from Clinton County who sparked a social media backlash and garnered national headlines for her controversial invocation at the start of Monday’s voting session in the state House, isn’t backing down. In a broadcast interview with The American Pastors Network on Thursday, Borowicz acknowledged that there was “definitely […]
Muslim lawmaker calls for unity one day after Pa. House member delivers ‘Islamophobic’ prayer
A Muslim lawmaker in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly called for unity one day after a fellow House member delivered a prayer decried as Islamophobic. Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Philadelphia, said Tuesday he’d been hesitant to offer the House’s “morning inspiration” in the past because of how inspiring other members had been. “I hope I’m able to inspire […]
Pa. Legislature’s first Muslim woman calls prayer delivered by fellow House member blatant ‘Islamophobia’
A first-year member of the Pennsylvania House on Monday offered a prayer laden with political and Christian imagery shortly before the swearing in of the chamber's first Muslim woman.