Upcoming Pro-Life Events Celebrating Life & Mourning Roe v. Wade

Below is a list of upcoming pro-life events happening around the state, celebrating life and mourning Roe V. Wade (Jan 22, 1973). If you know of additional events not listed here, please let us know! Email info@flfamily.org or call 407-251-5130. Continue reading

Time for Gov. Scott to stop money for Planned Parenthood

States considering termination of Medicaid Provider Agreements with Planned Parenthood are well within their legal rights. They are not required to qualify providers that are under investigation, that violate federal or state law or that act unethically. Indeed, according to the HHS Office of Inspector General, more than 9,000 providers have been excluded as Medicaid providers over the last two decades. Continue reading

Colorado Becomes the Latest State to Consider Defunding Planned Parenthood

As Colorado becomes the latest state to consider ending taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, is urging Governor Rick Scott to follow the lead of Pro-Life Governors across the country by blocking state and federal taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood in the State of Florida. Continue reading

Pro-Life Floridians Outraged as Taxpayer Funding Flows to Planned Parenthood

The pro-life community in the State of Florida is growing increasingly frustrated with Governor Rick Scott’s excuses for refusing to stop state taxpayer money from flowing to Planned Parenthood and are demanding he do so immediately. Continue reading

Reality Check on Governor Rick Scott’s 4 Reasons For Not Defunding Planned Parenthood

The job of any Governor is to enforce the law, and we appreciate Governor Scott for doing that. Yet any Governor, regardless of whether they are pro-life or pro-abortion, should enforce the law and hold people accountable for violating it. Continue reading

Gov. Rick Scott Apparently Unfazed by Newest Planned Parenthood Video

Pro-Life Floridians Continue to be Outraged as State Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Continues
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Can one man change the course of history?

YES. And this is one of those rare moments in time. This one most critical issue, the opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood in Florida, will forever define Governor Scott’s legacy – one way or the other. This will be either his moment in history defining strength of character as a real proactive pro-life governor, or the greatest blunder of his political career. Continue reading

Pro-Life Leaders Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood

Today, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, announced that a series of rallies will be held in front of local Planned Parenthood offices all across Florida tomorrow, October 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. ET. The rallies, as part of a statewide campaign – on behalf of thousands of pro-life Floridians – will include a call to Gov. Rick Scott (R) to fully defund Planned Parenthood in the state, and redirect those funds to the more than 600 community health clinics in Florida. Continue reading

Oct 10: Join the Protest Planned Parenthood Events Across Florida!

This Saturday, October 10, from 9-11AM local time, pro-life Americans all across the country but specifically in Florida will gather together to protest Planned Parenthood’s barbaric harvesting of aborted baby parts and the even greater crime of the babies killed in the process. Over 250 of these protests have been organized nationwide – including some international protests. 13 of these protests have been planned in cities across Florida. Continue reading

Fact Check (1 of 4): Reasons Florida Gov. Rick Scott Refuses to Defund Planned Parenthood

States not only have the obligation, but the legal right to terminate the Medicaid contracts of those healthcare providers who are no longer deemed qualified. In fact, the powers of a state Medicaid program to exclude a provider are broader than those of the federal government. A state Medicaid program may exclude a health care provider from participation “for any reason for which the Secretary could exclude the [provider] from participation” (i.e., the grounds for discretionary exclusion enumerated above) “[i]n addition to any other authority.” 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(p)(1) (emphasis added). Continue reading

FFPC Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood in Florida Demands Gov. Rick Scott Utilize Executive Action Immediately

Earlier today, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), led by President and General Counsel John Stemberger, held a press conference to herald the launch of a statewide campaign – on behalf of thousands of pro-life Floridians – calling on Gov. Rick Scott (R) to fully defund Planned Parenthood in the state, and redirect those funds to the more than 600 community health clinics in Florida. Continue reading

TODAY is our Chance to See the Defunding of Planned Parenthood!

Any hour now, today, Monday August 3rd, the U.S. Senate will be voting to prohibit the nation’s largest abortion provider from receiving taxpayer funds. According to their 2013-2014 annual report, Planned Parenthood received more than $500 million dollars of taxpayer money! Continue reading

Stemberger Calls for New Ethical & Principled ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s a stunt, but has successfully raised awareness of ALS as well as donations for research. But people should consider where their donations go and how the money is used. Continue reading

Florida Family Action Field Offices’ Grand Openings

Join us for food, fellowship, special speakers, networking, and making a difference! Continue reading

We need hundreds of volunteers over the next four months

Here are NINE ways you can help right now! Continue reading

“Sine Die” Victories

We had a great run this session with some solid victories. Below is a summary of the legislative victories of the good bills that passed which now await the Governor’s signature or veto. Continue reading

18 Pro-Life Events Across Florida in January 2014

Celebrating Life & Morning the Tragedy of Roe v Wade Continue reading

Would you help us now with an end of year gift?

There are only 5 days until 2013 year-end giving opportunities come to a close at midnight on December 31st. Make your year-end tax deductible gift to the Florida Family Policy Council. Continue reading

2013 Accomplishments

A couple of the videos from our Annual Policy Awards Dinner showcase some of what we’ve accomplished this year. Continue reading

As if the whole struggle depended on me alone

It was a cold day on January 20th, 1981 in Washington, D.C. Newly-elected President Ronald Wilson Reagan was giving his first inaugural address and, in closing, he pulled from history the story of a little-known hero named Martin Treptow. Continue reading

Final 2013 Legislative Report

The FFPC will continue standing for what’s right– even if at times we are standing alone. Thank you for joining us in our mission. Continue reading

Truly Black Friday Specials

There is no shame from these organizations offering to murder children for profit. To get more business– that is, kill more babies– than their competitors they will even offer frequent discounts to the abortion-minded mothers. Continue reading

The Battle We’re Already Having

Gender-based abortion is not a horror we will battle in the future. This is a battle we’re already having both around the world and right here at home, and millions of lives are at stake. Continue reading

Faithful to the End

Mother Teresa said “We do nothing. God does everything. All glory must be returned to Him. God has not called me to be successful. He called me to be faithful.” Would that we could all have this same steady and eternal perspective when we face the wins and losses of life. Continue reading

The Economic Impact of Abortion

Using median income data and corresponding income tax rates, it is estimated that those killed by abortion would have contributed $80.6 billion to the US Treasury in 2012. Continue reading

Abortion is Leading Cause of Death

LifeSiteNews points out that abortion is actually the leading cause of death in England and Wales. We take a look at the level in the US. Continue reading

Free Abortions Available

James Pendergraft, a well-known abortionist who owns abortion clinics all over the country, offered free abortions last week at many of his clinics (confirmed at least in Ocala and Orlando) with the purchase of a $150 state-mandated sonogram. Continue reading

Will You Sing Louder?

We heard stories of what was happening to the Jews, but we tried to distance ourselves from it, because we felt, what could anyone do to stop it? Continue reading

The Reality of Late-Term Abortion

After World War II, German citizens were taken on tours through the concentration camps. Many came out crying, saying “We never knew!” In America today, 20% of pregnancies end in abortion– well over 1 million babies per year. We cannot say we do not know. Continue reading

Stem Cell Research – Adult vs. Embryonic

“The problem with embryonic stem cells is that embryonic stem cells come from embryos, like all of us were made from embryos. And those cells can become any cell in the body. But it’s very hard to control them, and so they can become cancer.” Continue reading

Gender-Based Abortions Are Just the Beginning

While many now balk at the idea of gender-based abortions (still legal in 46 states), within a few years a new type of DNA testing may mean parents can find more “reasons” to kill their babies. Continue reading

Citizens Protest Mandated Contraceptives and Abortion Drugs

On June 8th citizens gathered in more than 150 rallies around the country to protest the new healthcare mandate that requires businesses, schools and institutions to provide coverage for contraceptive and abortifacient drugs.
On June 15th the Catholic Health Association withdrew its support of the contraceptive mandate with its religious exemption… Continue reading

My Body, My Choice. My Soda, Not My Choice? More Liberal Hypocrisy?

If the liberal left battles School Choice by opposing charter and private school funding, Economic Choice by pushing higher taxes, Insurance/Health Care Choice by supporting Obamacare, Land Use Choice by blocking land development, Parental Choice by attempting to pass child abuse laws for spanking, and Voter Choice by supporting term limits why is “CHOICE” one of the main foundations on which most liberals stand?

The fact is that while all of these “choice” issues are important, none is as critical as Life. None ends a human life and deems it “ok” because it was someone’s personal choice. Continue reading

Governed not by polls, politics nor profits….

Since I cast my first rather misguided vote in 1980, I have given much thought and consideration toward developing a principle based grid for political decision making. What are the moral “first principles” to consider when deciding who to vote for and why? These points below represent an attempt to develop a principled approach for social conservatives exercising active citizenship as we choose and support candidates. Continue reading

Abortion in America: The Beginning of the End

Ten recent signs of hope that we are winning the battle   There is an endless supply of bad news facing American culture.  However, we can remain optimistic about some good news– we continue to gain significant ground in the … Continue reading

Florida Election Brings Huge Victory for Pro-Life and Pro-Family Conservatives

The results from the 2010 elections have produced exciting results for pro-life and pro-family Floridians in state and federal races.  Nationwide voters sent a clear signal that the far left leaning economic and social policies of President Obama and the … Continue reading

A Perspective on Winning and Losing Elections

So your guy didn’t win the election? Maybe several of your candidates didn’t win. What about all of the time, money and effort you spent? What about the credibility of your personal support? Or what about the countless hours of … Continue reading

Ultrasound images should be shown to women seeking abortion

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/article1096733.ece By Cathy Ruse, special to the Times In Print: Monday, May 24, 2010 Last year, in the dead heat of the summer, I developed pneumonia. When my doctor suspected the cause of my fatigue and shortness of breath, he … Continue reading

>Poll Question about HB 1143 was biased

>An article yesterday in the St. Petersburg Times touts a poll that indicates Floridians are opposed to the Pro-Life bill HB 1143. However, closer scrutiny of the question that the poll asked reveals why the poll results were most likely skewed … Continue reading

>Pro-Life Still Preeminent Issue

>Joel Belz wrote this compelling piece in WORLD Magazine that urges evangelicals to continue to focus on the sanctity of human life and marriage as core issues- worthy of being lifted above other important issues. Stop ApologizingIt’s not always wrong … Continue reading

Dispute Over Value of Partial Birth Abortion Ban

After the partial birth abortion decision by the US Supreme Court, we are witnessing the most visible and unpleasant dispute in the pro life movement I have seen in my lifetime. Much of the heat is coming from our brothers … Continue reading

IN DEFENSE OF SOCIAL CONSERVATIVISM

The Case for Continuing our Focus on the Family in Matters of Public Policy By John Stemberger Today’s evangelicals are at a crossroads. There is a movement afoot among more moderate evangelicals advocating that conservative Christians adjust our policy focus … Continue reading

The First Really Bad Idea of 2007

On their best day, the so called “pro-choice” advocates say they want to make abortions “safe, rare and legal”. But the latest bad idea they have come up with is Exhibit “A” as to why they are not pro-choice at … Continue reading

Amniotic Fluid offers new Stem Cell Hope

There is an ongoing national debate over the best way to approach scientific research using stem cells. The debate has centered around those who want to destroy human embryos for the purpose of obtaining stem cells for experiments verses those … Continue reading

Governed not by polls, politics nor profits…"

A Principle Based Manifesto on Voting for Social Conservatives Since I cast my first rather misguided vote in 1980, I have given much thought and consideration toward developing a principle based grid for political decision making. What are the moral … Continue reading