Liberty Counsel


Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.

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President Trump Sets Judicial Record

Oct 12, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Senate approved more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees yesterday, adding another 15 confirmations just days after Justice Brett Kavanaugh was installed on the U.S. Supreme Court. With Thursday’s confirmations, the Senate has confirmed 84 Trump nominees to the federal bench, which includes 53 trial judges, 29 appeals judges and two Supreme Court justices.


Pastor Brunson Is Free

Oct 12, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Andrew and Norine Brunson
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was wrongfully imprisoned by the Turkish government since October 7, 2016, has been released from Turkish house arrest and is free to travel due to the efforts of President Trump, including his administration and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback. Moreover, Sen. James Lankford visited Turkey in December 2017 to meet with their Ministry of Justice officials to advocate for the release of Pastor Brunson.


Gosnell Movie Debut

Oct 12, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Gosnell Movie Debut. Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, Kermit Gosnell
ORLANDO, FL -  The movie, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” depicts the true story of Kermit Gosnell and his Philadelphia abortion facility that killed babies in a live-birth abortion process.

In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to kill, and involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was convicted of the murders of three infants and involuntary manslaughter after a botched abortion attempt killed a woman from an inhumanely administered drug overdose. Gosnell was also charged with 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law. Gosnell is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.


Senate Committee Votes for Cloture

Oct 5, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Senate Committee Votes for Cloture
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 51-49 for cloture today on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, allowing the debate to end under the chamber’s rules. Senators Collins, Flake and Manchin


Students Bring Bibles to School

Oct 2, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Students Bring Bibles to School
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—More than half a million students from across the United States will participate in the fifth annual Bring Your Bible to School movement on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Though the First Amendment guarantees students the right to discuss their beliefs and read the Bible at school, Bring Your Bible to School day provides a unified opportunity for young people to share their faith at school without fear.


Abortion Pill on Campuses Vetoed

Oct 2, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Abortion Pill on Campuses Vetoed
SACRAMENTO, CA —California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this week that would have forced all 34 public universities in the state to provide abortion pills to women on campus. The bill, SB 320, introduced by Sen. Connie Leyva, would have required university health centers to offer women mifepristone, also known as RU-486, on campuses by Jan. 1, 2022.


“Transition” Without Parental Consent

Oct 2, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Transition Without Parental Consent
HAVERTOWN, PA —The school district of Haverford Township has a harmful policy that permits school staff to facilitate so-called “transition plans” for gender-confused students using taxpayer funds and without parental consent. Policy 259 was adopted by the Haverford Township School Board in 2017 and, as addressed in Liberty Counsel’s letter to the school board, has violated the law.


Kavanaugh’s Powerful Testimony

Sep 27, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Kavanaugh's Powerful Testimony, Senator Lindsay Graham
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh adamantly denied the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford and the other two women in his opening statements and throughout today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Judge Kavanaugh called the process a “national disgrace.” He was brought to tears multiple times. He said, “My name and my family have been permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations.”




Students Pray Around Their Flagpoles

Sep 25, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Students Pray Around Their Flagpoles
ORLANDO, FL—All across the world, millions of students will gather at their schools’ flagpoles on Wednesday, September 26, to pray for their schools, friends, families, churches, communities and nation at the annual See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) event. SYATP is a day students are committed to global unity in Christ and interceding for their generation. The theme this year is “Broken” taken from “I fall on my knees before the Father” in Ephesians 3:14.


HHS Stops Funds for Aborted Baby Parts

Sep 25, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

HHS Stops Funds for Aborted Baby Parts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has terminated the contract between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) which would have used taxpayer dollars to fund the use of aborted fetal tissue for research.

National and state pro-life leaders recently sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar urging the government to end the taxpayer-funded use of aborted fetal tissue for research. The letter read, in part: “We were shocked and dismayed at the news report that the FDA has signed a contract to purchase ‘fresh’ aborted fetal organs from ABR, for the purpose of creating humanized mice with human immune systems.


Resistance Movement Targets Kavanaugh

Sep 25, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Resistance Movement Targets Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Christine Blasey Ford, who lodged a 36-year-old accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27. Every person whom Ford has put forth has categorically denied knowledge of the alleged incident, and each one vouched for Kavanaugh’s character.

Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denied the allegation by Ford. Sixty-five women who have known Kavanaugh since high school signed a letter stating the he has always acted honorably and with respect toward women. Over 75 women held a press conference expressing support for Kavanaugh.


Trump’s Accomplishments

Sep 24, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Trump's Accomplishments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, he has already become the most pro-America, pro-business, pro-military, pro-law enforcement, pro-life, pro-religious liberty, and pro-Israel president in the history of the United States. About 70 federal judges, including one Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, have been confirmed. A second Supreme Court Justice will soon be confirmed. One in seven federal Court of Appeals judges have now been nominated by President Trump and about 80 more federal judges will be confirmed by the end of this year. The impact of this one presidential accomplishment will continue his legacy for many years. Below is a partial list of a much longer list we have complied.

Here are some of President Trump’s accomplishments so far:


Kavanaugh Allegations Crumble

Sep 20, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Kavanaugh Allegations Crumble
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Christine Blasey Ford, who has made an unconfirmed allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, reaching back 36 years ago, is now refusing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee will hold a special session on Monday and has invited both Kavanaugh and Ford to testify on the allegations. Only Kavanaugh has accepted.

Ford’s attorneys sent a letter to committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley which states that Ford’s testimony would be premature until an FBI investigation is complete. Today, sources within the FBI have stated there is no reason for the FBI to investigate a 36-year-old allegation when Ford’s statement changed and she refuses to testify under oath. There is no alleged crime.


Celebrating the Constitution

Sep 17, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Celebrating the Constitution
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today we celebrate Constitution Day - the day the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Constitution Day, once known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the U.S. Constitution. On this day in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to the Constitutional Convention. In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed or were able to sign the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, 26, to Benjamin Franklin, 81, who had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair.


No Taxpayer Dollars for Baby Body Parts

Sep 13, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

No Taxpayer Dollars for Baby Body Parts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - National and state pro-life leaders sent a letter this week to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging the government to end the taxpayer-funded use of aborted fetal tissue for research.

The letter reads, in part: “We were shocked and dismayed at the news report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed a contract to purchase ‘fresh’ aborted fetal organs from Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), for the purpose of creating humanized mice with human immune systems. We expect far better of our federal agencies - especially under the leadership of a courageous pro-life president - entrusted with the health of American citizens. It is completely unacceptable to discover that the FDA is using federal tax dollars and fomenting demand for human body parts taken from babies who are aborted. ...The federal government must find ethical alternatives as soon as possible, and should end all association with those who participate in any trafficking or procurement of aborted baby organs. No taxpayer dollars should continue to go to this gruesome practice.”


Civil Disobedience Erupts for Kavanaugh Hearing

Sep 6, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Civil Disobedience Erupts for Kavanaugh Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - From the opening statement by the chairman through today, the final day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Democrats have engaged in and encouraged civil disobedience. During the first 40 minutes of Chairman Grassley’s opening remarks, he was interrupted 44 times. Today, some Senate Democrats on the committee openly stated they will violate Senate Committee rules on confidentiality by releasing confidential documents.

The documents that were provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee come from the time when Judge Kavanaugh worked in the White House under President George W. Bush. The documents have been deemed confidential and provided to the committee for their review under confidential seal.


Vatican Spokesmen Admit Lying About Kim Davis’ Meeting

Sep 3, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC - After lying and hiding the truth about the private meeting of Pope Francis and Kim Davis in 2015, Vatican officials now admit Pope Francis and his high-ranking officials knew who Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis was and approved a private meeting with her during his 2015 visit to the United States. Federico Lombardi, S.J., former director of the Holy See Press Office, has now “recalled that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò had spoken the night before the Davis meeting with Pope Francis and his collaborators and obtained their consensus,” as reported in the America.


Religious Viewpoint Censored

Aug 30, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

BOSTON, MA - U.S. District Judge Denise Casper denied a request to display the Christian flag in a public forum. Boston resident Hal Shurtleff and his civic organization, Camp Constitution, requested to fly the Christian flag in the city’s public forum during an event celebrating the Constitution in September.


Court Says Abortion is an “Aberration” of Law

Aug 23, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

ATLANTA, GA - The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions, calling them an “aberration of constitutional law.” While disagreeing with the Supreme Court, the court of appeals acknowledged it is not the Supreme Court, and thus affirmed the lower court’s decision that found Alabama’s law prohibiting dismemberment abortions of live unborn babies, known as Dilation and Extraction (D&E), violates the High Court’s decisions.  The three-judge panel’s decision reflects its reluctance to overturn the law, but its allegiance to its role as an intermediate appellate court under the authority of the Supreme Court’s previous decisions.


Stop Funding Terror Education

Aug 22, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Stop Funding Terror Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress has introduced a bipartisan bill to annually review whether educational resources used in Palestinian schools continue to encourage “violence or intolerance toward other nations or ethnic groups.”

The Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act was recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Young and requires the U.S. State Department to submit annual reports reviewing the educational material used in schools in the West Bank and Gaza run by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and UNRWA, the United Nation’s Palestinian-refugee agency. The Jerusalem-based IMPACT-se (Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education), a research institute that analyzes educational materials, participated in crafting the bill.