Berger introduces bill to protect religious freedom

January 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

Magistrates and assistant Registers of Deeds whose sincerely held religious beliefs prevent them from participating in solemnizing a marriage between persons of the same sex will be protected from losing their jobs by a new bill introduced this week.   This quickly became a concern in 2014 following the legalization of marriages between same-sex couples in our state. We heard from magistrates and Registers of Deeds across the state who… Read the full article…

Rep. Ellmers Betrays Pro-Life Community [UPDATED]

January 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

**UPDATED**   Earlier today we asked you to call Rep. Renee Ellmers after we learned that she requested that her name be removed as co-sponsor of a major pro-life bill that would protect unborn babies from being aborted when they can feel pain at 20 weeks. Your response to our email (below) has been overwhelming! THANK YOU!    We know from many of you that when you are calling her office you… Read the full article…

Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

January 16, 2015 at 10:35 pm | Defending Marriage | No comment

Today we learned that this year the Supreme Court will review lower court cases that ruled state Marriage Amendments constitutional.   The Supreme Court will decide two issues:  (1) Whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex; and 2) Whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.   Since our Marriage Amendment was overturned in 2014… Read the full article…

RELEASE | NC’s GOP Representatives Support HR 36

January 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2015 NC Values Coalition Applauds Representatives’ Support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act     Raleigh, NC - Just one week after its introduction The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) has support from all ten Republican Members of North Carolina’s Congressional Delegation. H.R. 36 is compassionate legislation that will protect children and their mothers by stopping abortion after 20 weeks, when children in the… Read the full article…

ACT NOW to protect unborn lives!

January 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

Please take a moment today to call or email your Congressman and urge them to co-sponsor H.R.36 – the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.   Please contact your Representative NOW!   This compassionate legislation will protect children and their mothers by stopping abortion after 20 weeks, when science shows that children in the womb are able to feel pain. The United States is one of only 7 countries in the… Read the full article…

PRESS RELEASE | NC Values Coalition Calls on NC Delegation to Support Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

January 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NC Values Coalition Calls on NC Delegation to Support Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act   Raleigh, NC – H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was introduced in the 114th Congress by Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Tuesday. This compassionate legislation will protect children and their mothers by stopping abortion after 20 weeks, when children in the womb are able to feel… Read the full article…

Women have a right to know

January 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

The 2011 Woman’s Right to Know Act was a major victory for our pro-life community in North Carolina. Abortions have declined in our state by 23%!   Before the Woman’s Right to Know Act became law, abortion doctors were required to perform ultrasounds for women seeking abortions, but the doctors were not required to show patients the ultrasound or explain it to them. The Woman’s Right to Know Act changed this… Read the full article…

On abortion rules, DHHS fell short

December 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

Last year we rejoiced together when, after months of praying and lobbying, the NC General Assembly passed historic pro-life reforms meant to reduce the number of abortions in North Carolina, prohibit using tax dollars to fund abortions, and improve the health and safety of women by increasing safety standards imposed on abortion clinics.   The passage of SB 353 was a great victory for our pro-life community! While abortion is a… Read the full article…

At the forefront of the battle for marriage

November 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Defending Marriage, Featured | No comment

The NC Values Coalition has stayed at the forefront of the battle over marriage re-definition in North Carolina.  First, we led the fight in the legislature to get the Marriage Amendment on the ballot in 2012.  Next, we led the public referendum campaign—Vote VOR Marriage NC—that resulted in successfully passing the Marriage Amendment by 61%.  We did everything in our power to keep the Marriage Amendment from being overturned, and… Read the full article…

RELEASE | Fitzgerald: Where was McCrory’s concern for Constitution when Marriage was under attack?

November 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Defending Marriage, Featured | No comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2014 Fitzgerald: Where was McCrory’s concern for Constitution when Marriage was under attack? Raleigh, NC - Yesterday, in an attempt to secure more executive power, Governor Pat McCrory issued a press release announcing that he is filing suit against the General Assembly in order to strip them of the ability to appoint members of independent State Commissions. In his press statement, Governor McCrory stated:  ”Upon taking office,… Read the full article…

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