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The Family Research Council is an American conservative Christian group and lobbying organization formed in the United States in 1981 by James Dobson. It was incorporated in 1983.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council is expressing concern that faith-based adoption and foster care services could be forced to shut down due to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Children's Services Agency....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Family Research Council is disappointed by a Texas federal court's decision to rule against the state's dismemberment abortion ban, a law that prohibited unborn children from being brutally torn apart and killed....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). Family Research Council (FRC) announced it supports Chairman Kevin Brady's (R-TX) Tax Cuts and Jobs Act due to multiple tax reform provisions that directly benefit the family and free speech. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would increase the child tax credit, expand education savings accounts to include unborn children, provide for free speech fairness for all nonprofits including churches and faith based groups, remove most marriage penalties and includes an adoption tax credit....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council congratulated Toni Richardson and the First Liberty Institute on their hard-fought victory for religious freedom. Today, after over a year-long dispute between Richardson and the Augustus School Department, Toni's First Amendment rights were finally honored after being reprimanded and threatened by the department for privately telling a fellow employee "I will pray for you." The Augustus School Department sent First Liberty client Toni Richardson a new memorandum that removed language banning Richardson from making any "faith-based statements" and threatened further disciplinary action or dismissal if she made such statements. ...
WASHINGTON, DC-- Family Research Council praised the GOP's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) approved today by the House Ways and Means Committee - a bill that increases the child tax credit, expands education savings accounts to include unborn children, provides for free speech fairness for all nonprofits including churches and faith based groups, removes most marriage penalties and includes an adoption tax credit....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council praised policy guidance released today by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service that makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not discriminate against anyone based on their beliefs regarding marriage and sexuality. The guidance, titled "First Amendment and Religious Beliefs: Questions and Answers," states that "[o]pinions about same-sex marriage, gender identity, and sexual morality are all matters of public importance... USDA respects the First Amendment rights of USDA personnel, as well as non-USDA personnel working at facilities inspected by USDA, to share their varying viewpoints on these topics, whether through oral discussion, the display or distribution of literature, or other means."...
CAIRO, EGYPT - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins joined a delegation of U.S. evangelical leaders in Cairo on Wednesday for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss his administration's commitment to religious freedom for all Egyptians including Egypt's Christians and other religious minorities, some of whom have been the targets of waves of terrorist attacks. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Amy Barrett for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, along with seven other senators spoke out yesterday in support of Amy Barrett ahead of the confirmation vote.Senator Dianne Feinstein, during Barrett's confirmation hearing, questioned whether Barrett would be able to perform her duties as circuit court judge because Barrett was a practicing Catholic. Feinstein was quoted commenting to Barrett, "the dogma lives loudly within you."...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council criticized today's injunction by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that blocks enforcement of parts of President Trump's transgender military policy. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration announced this week that it would address the needs of the Middle East's Christian community by providing assistance directly, bypassing UN aid programs which have been largely ineffective in helping displaced Christians affected by ISIS. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council praised a ruling today by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that allows government officials to decline to facilitate an abortion for a minor illegal immigrant while she is in custody of the federal government....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - TOMORROW, Family Research Council's Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, will join other local and national pro-life leaders to speak at a press conference in front of a late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland, that just opened this week. According to Operation Rescue, Carhart is operating his new facility without a required facility license. Carhart has a history of endangering women's health and safety. In the seven years of conducting late-term abortions at his former facility in Germantown, Maryland, at least ten women were rushed to hospital emergency rooms by ambulance suffering from life-threatening complications as a result of the risky abortion procedures he performed on them. Twenty-nine year old Jennifer Morbelli died from complications in 2013 following the abortion procedure in Carhart's office of her 33-week gestation baby girl, Madison. Various representatives will speak about the danger that Carhart is to the community and the need for passage of the 20 week pain ban to end barbaric late-term abortions....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Family Research Council's Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, spoke alongside other local and national pro-life leaders at a press conference that took place in front of a recently opened late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland. According to Operation Rescue, LeRoy Carhart is operating his new facility without a required facility license and already has a history of endangering women's health and safety....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Friday, October 13th, Senior Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, will address the 12th annual Values Voter Summit shortly after President Trump concludes his remarks to an event that draws thousands of grassroots activists to the nation's capital....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, October 13, former Deputy Assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka, will address the 12th Annual Values Voter Summit taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Thousands of grassroots activists from around the country will gather in the nation's capital to hear from Gorka and other confirmed speakers which include House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), RSC Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.), Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Dr. Bill Bennett, Laura Ingraham, Dana Loesch, "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson, Todd Starnes, Steve Bannon, Judge Roy Moore, Lt. Col. Oliver North, and more....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, October 13, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) will address the 12th Annual Values Voter Summit taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Thousands of grassroots activists from around the country will have an opportunity to hear about his miraculous recovery from a shooting that rocked the nation. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Family Research Council President Tony Perkins participated in a news conference alongside U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and other pro-life leaders to formally introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate. The legislation passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 237-189....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, October 13, President Donald Trump will address the 12th annual Values Voter Summit taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. President Trump will be the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit. This will be Donald Trump's third trip to the Summit, including last year when he attended VVS as the Republican presidential nominee. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council's Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, will visit Yale University October 6 - 7 to attend the 5th annual pro-life conference, Vita et Veritas. Hosted by Choose Life At Yale (CLAY), the theme of this year's conference is "Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman." A variety of distinguished voices in the prolife movement, including former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, will gather to discuss the intersection of the promotion of women's rights and the right to life. Arina Grossu will add to this discussion sharing her knowledge of the dangers abortion poses to women's health and safety. Her talk is entitled "Dangerous, Legal, and Common: How Abortion Threatens Women's Health and Safety."...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council applauded two major actions today by the Trump administration that safeguard religious freedom. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is directing federal agencies to respect religious freedom while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is exempting religious entities from the oppressive Obama contraceptive mandate....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council today criticized a ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb declaring the clergy housing tax allowance unconstitutional. Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" pastors network is composed of over 40,000 churches from across the country for whom this issue is of great importance....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) praised the House passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) today. This bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would save over 13,000 human lives each year. This bill would prohibit brutal abortions on unborn babies after 5 months post-fertilization, because they feel excruciating pain as they are ripped apart in the womb....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week Family Research Council (FRC), along with a coalition of twenty other family policy organizations, submitted a joint amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Kenosha Unified School District v. Whitaker asking the nation's highest court to hear the case and rule that current law allows schools to make distinctions based on biological sex for purposes of deciding who will use private school facilities....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, best-selling author, and Blaze TV host Dana Loesch will address the 12th annual Values Voter Summit - an event that draws thousands of grassroots activists to the nation's capital each year. A variety of speakers, including U.S. representatives, activists, and key thinkers and leading voices of the conservative movement, have been invited to speak at this event to discuss the fundamental issues driving social conservative voters today....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Louisiana State Rep. Kenny Havard appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Rep. Havard discussed his proposal to prevent state tax dollars from going to the NFL's New Orleans Saints after the team protested during the National Anthem....
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