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Sunday, January 31, 2016

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  •  http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2016/january/documents/papa-francesco_20160122_anno-giudiziario-rota-romana.html


  • http://zenit.org/articles/popes-address-to-italian-national-committee-for-bioethics/

What Can Be Gleaned Thus Far of Philosophies on Marriage/Family and the Sanctity of Human Life of Those Who Would Like to Represent Pa's 8th Congressional District?




Marriage and Family
The Sanctity of Human Life

DEMOCRATS
Shaughnessy
Naughton
http://shaughnessy
forcongress.com/

“A judge just threw out Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage! This is wonderful news for families in the 8th District and across the state, and a big win for civil equality….in Congress I will continue to fight for equal rights” (https://www.facebook.com/ShaughnessyForCongress/posts/461783367301267)
“When elected to Congress I will fight to:
• Keep politicians out of women’s private healthcare decisions
• Ensure access to quality, affordable health care, including reproductive health care” (http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/issues/)

Emily’s List endorsee (cf, http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/issues/)

Steve Santarsiero
(Pa State Rep)
http://santarsiero
forcongress.com/

“In the legislature he co-sponsored HB 300, which protects Pennsylvanians from discrimination based on their sexual orientation.  He fought for marriage equality long before it was popular and called on the Supreme Court to rule in favor of equal rights” (http://santarsieroforcongress.com/issues/equal-rights/).
Co-sponsor of HB 1510, which has been called “intolerant and prejudiced against people of faith”  (Pa Catholic Conference).
“He has also stood up for the reproductive rights of women. Time and again, Steve has had to stand up to attempts to limit women’s access to reproductive care, shut down women’s health organizations, and the Corbett Administration’s proposed invasive ultrasound bill” (http://santarsieroforcongress.com/issues/equal-rights/).

Planned Parenthood rated his “Position on Reproductive Rights” as “supports” and his “Position on Preventative Healthcare” as “supports” (http://www.plannedparenthoodpa.org/legislature/legislative-scorecard/).


REPUBLICANS
Marc Duome
http://www.duome
forcongress.com/



Brian Fitzpatrick



Dean Malik
http://www.dean
malik2016.com/

" if it becomes the norm it [same sex "marriage"] will violently dilute the very essence of matrimony and serve only to weaken the institution of marriage itself..... In contemporary society, little contemplation is occasioned either by the act of marriage or now, also the act of divorce....Perhaps it is time for us to recognize that family is the bedrock of society" (Top Ten Weapons in the Left's War on the Family, 5/4/12).

“when the Democrats get power, they are very rigid, very disciplined, no matter what the issue. Whether it’s expanding access to abortion or redefining marriage …. But when Republicans get power, they immediately start compromising. It’s amazing. Power causes Republicans to back away from their principles. It’s really hard for me to understand why that Is” (J.D. Mullane, Marine asks GOP to support congressional bid, BC Courier Times. 1/24/16)

"Unrestricted access to abortion renders the incredibly serious business of human sexual behavior seemingly inconsequential. And it renders marriage superfluous" (Top Ten Weapons in the Left's War on the Family, 5/4/12).

“Pro-Life”

“You’re a pro-life guy and I am, too. And it’s interesting because I’ve had pro-life Democrats come to me and say they’re with me. I come at the pro-life issue as a libertarian, because I believe it is the government’s responsibility to protect the autonomy and sanctity of the individual, including the unborn. Pro-life is not a strictly religious argument” (J.D. Mullane, Marine asks GOP to support congressional bid, BC Courier Times. 1/24/16)
Scott Petri
(Pa State Rep)
http://www.petri
forcongress.com/
Co-sponsor of HB 1510, which has been called “intolerant and prejudiced against people of faith”  (Pa Catholic Conference).
Planned Parenthood rated his “Position on Reproductive Rights” as “mixed” and his “Position on Preventative Healthcare” as “supports” (http://www.plannedparenthoodpa.org/legislature/legislative-scorecard/).

Andrew Warren

“Warren changed parties last year after concluding the GOP had moved too far to the right…. ‘What really tipped the scale was Schiavo,’ he said of the right-to-die case involving Terri Schiavo, who was raised in Huntingdon Valley. ‘I knew I was not even in the same book as the national organization’….On abortion, Warren said he was ‘100 percent in favor of a woman's right to choose’” (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/11/06)


SOCIALISTS
Eli Sadoff
http://sadoff
2016.com



DC Update: "Religion and Morality are the Essential Pillars of Civil Society."



In addition to its own Marriage and Family and Pro Life alerts, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops explains that "Action alerts for pro-life issues can also be found through our partner organization, the National Committee for the Human Life Amendment"

How is the Pa Delegation Responding?

(HR 3495/
S 2159)
(HR 824 /
S 435)
S 1598)
(HR 1299 /
 S 667)
1.   Bob Brady (D)
Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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2.   Chaka Fattah (D)
Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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3.   Mike Kelly (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
Sponsor
4.   Scott Perry (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
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5.   Glenn Thompson (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
6.   Ryan Costello (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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7.   Pat Meehan (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Voted YES
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
9.   Bill Shuster (R)
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
Voted YES
In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Voted YES
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Voted NO
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
·    Bob Casey (D)
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In 12/15, voted FOR Omnibus without ANDA
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·    Pat Toomey (R)
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In 12/15, voted AGAINST Omnibus which lacked ANDA
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Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for Co-Sponsorship/Support of pro life and pro marriage/family legislation backed by the USCCB and/or the NCHLA.

The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

To check U.S. House votes:

To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or governor@pa.gov.

Contacting Our Bishops