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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Pro-life Speech Restriction Challenged

Dec 15, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

HARRISBURG, PA – Liberty Counsel asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today to reverse the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction against a “buffer zone” ordinance, enacted by the city of Harrisburg, which prohibits pro-life speech on public sidewalks up to 70 feet outside a Planned Parenthood abortion center.

In Reilly v. City of Harrisburg, U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo upheld the “buffer zone” ordinance which was drafted by Planned Parenthood and passed without any debate or serious discussion by Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion allies on the Harrisburg City Council.


Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Dec 14, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Senate passed The Human Heartbeat Protection Act, also known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” by a vote of 18 to 13 yesterday. HB 258 bans abortions on babies when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. Liberty Counsel has offered free legal defense once it is signed into law.


Live Nativity Comes to DC

Dec 10, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Live Nativity Comes to DC
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Police officers will stop traffic as camels, sheep and a donkey accompany Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men and shepherds dressed in first century attire as they proceed around the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Christmas Under Marx and Lenin

Dec 3, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Christmas Under Marx and Lenin
ORLANDO, FL – Between his campaign against President Gerald Ford in 1975-76 and his race against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan delivered more than 1,000 radio broadcasts. In fact, Mr. Reagan wrote most of those three-minute broadcasts himself. In one broadcast during the Christmas season, Reagan shared a story about Christmas in the Ukraine before and after communism.


Alabama and West Virginia Vote for Life

Nov 9, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Alabama and West Virginia Vote for Life
ORLANDO, FL—Alabama and West Virginia voters have now approved amendments to their state constitutions aimed at protecting the lives of preborn children.

Alabama’s Amendment 2 declares the public policy of the state is to recognize and support the importance of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life; and to protect the rights of unborn children. It also says there are no constitutional rights to an abortion or abortion funding.


Good News for Constitutionalist Judges

Nov 7, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

With more Republican seats in the Senate, President Trump has a green light to nominate scores of judges that have a constitutionalist judicial philosophy
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Senate Republicans increased their seats in the midterm elections, which is good news for continuing to confirm constitutionalist judges. The so-called “blue wave” became a “blue puddle.”


Florida School’s Shocking Plan

Oct 25, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Florida School's Shocking Plan, LGBT, Pasco County Public Schools
LAND O’ LAKES, FL —- Pasco County Public Schools personnel have adopted a harmful, unauthorized “policy” and practice of promoting LGBT ideology in violation of the rights of students, parents, and teachers, all without school board approval. Liberty Counsel has offered assistance to the Pasco County School Board, urging it to take immediate action and stop the harmful behavior at Chasco Middle School and elsewhere in the district resulting from a so-called “Gender Support Plan” and “Best Practices Guide.”

Jackie Jackson-Dean, a school psychologist, credits herself as lead author of a “Gender Support Plan” (Plan) and “Best Practices Guide” (Guide) adopted without school board approval. Page two of the Guide credits her as “lead content developer.” The documents encourage improper locker and bathroom access, the use of false gender pronouns, and withholding of information from parents. The unauthorized Plan imposes one person’s beliefs about gender over the beliefs of teachers, other students, and parents. The Plan and Guide require teachers to refer to some children by false gender pronouns, rather than pronouns consistent with biological gender, and to promote false ideas about gender to other children.


President Closes Jerusalem Consulate

Oct 23, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - The Trump administration announced it will merge the Jerusalem Consulate, responsible for relations with the Palestinian Authority, into its newly relocated U.S. Embassy.


CA Crisis Pregnancy Centers Win

Oct 21, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

CA Crisis Pregnancy Centers Win

LOS ANGELES, CA - A federal district court in California has issued a permanent injunction which now prohibits the state from enforcing the California Reproductive FACT Act, a law which compelled pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The court has also ordered the state to pay attorney’s fees and costs to Liberty Counsel.

Liberty Counsel’s case, Mountain Right to Life v. Becerra, was sent back from the U.S. Supreme Court to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which sent it back to the district court, after the High Court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra that crisis pregnancy centers cannot be forced to promote abortions. Liberty Counsel represents three pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in Southern California: Mountain Right to Life, known as the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center (San Bernardino), His Nesting Place (Long Beach) and Birth Choice of the Desert (La Quinta).


Florida Counseling Ban on Trial

Oct 17, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Florida Counseling Ban on TrialWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Liberty Counsel is presenting oral argument tomorrow in federal court against the City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County for their adoption of City Ordinance 5407 and County Ordinance 2017-046, which prohibit minors from receiving voluntary counseling from licensed professionals to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion.


Silence Is Not an Option for Pastors

Oct 17, 2018 — Liberty Counsel

Silence Is Not an Option for Pastors
ORLANDO, FL - Pastors and church leaders are free to speak up regarding biblical and moral issues relevant to this upcoming election, including educating their members about the positions of candidates.

No church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for opposing or supporting a candidate for political office. Pastors and church leaders can encourage people to register and to vote. They can inform people about biblical and moral values, and they can distribute voter information about the positions of the candidates.


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.