Author archives: Carrie Russell

Tony Perkins Testifying at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing

by Carrie Russell

July 2, 2010

As one who has spent a number of years in uniform, as a Marine and a police officer, my remarks will focus primarily on Ms Kagan’s treatment of military recruiters at Harvard Law School.

As has been pointed out while Dean of the law school she defied the requirements of a federal law, known as the Solomon Amendment. Her violation of this federal law was motivated by her vehement opposition to the military’s prohibition against open homosexuality.

This protracted incident, combined with the just made public report of her re-writing of the medical findings of ACOG on partial birth abortion as advisor in the Clinton White House, raises doubts as to whether she possesses the requisite judicial temperament and impartial nature required of a Supreme Court justice.

We do not need a justice on the Supreme Court who sees it as her life mission to write the homosexual version of Roe v. Wade by striking down one-man, one-woman marriage across America. These positions and the temperament accompanying them make her unfit to sit as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. I urge the Senate to reject her nomination.”

Perkins’ complete prepared testimony can be viewed here.

Video: Capitol Hill News Conference on Federal Funding for Abortion Advocates

by Carrie Russell

June 17, 2010

At a June 16 Capitol Hill news conference, Family Research Council joined members of Congress and other pro-life leaders to discuss the Government Accountability Offices report on federal funding for abortion advocates. The report was requested by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and other key members of Congress. The report revealed that six organizations connected to the abortion agenda received over a billion dollars in federal funds between 2002 and 2009. The organizations included Planned Parenthood Federation of America, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Guttmacher Institute.

Peter Sprigg testifies before the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability

by Carrie Russell

June 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.- June 11 Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg

testifies before the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA), urging the committee to maintain the current policy which permanently defers men who have had sex with men since 1977 as blood donors.

Read the entire written testimony here.

The ACBSA voted 9-6 against lifting the ban. For more, read today’s Washington Update and FRC’s Press Release.

Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Press Conference

by Carrie Russell

June 7, 2010

Excerpts from a news conference to discuss how overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will seriously undermine the religious liberties of those serving in the all-volunteer force, most particularly military chaplains.

In attendance:

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA)

Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Congressman Steve King (R-IA)

Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO)

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Congressman Todd Tihart (R-KS)

Douglas Lee, Chaplain (Brigadier General) USA (Ret)

Kevin Theriot, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund

Pastors from Key States

May 27, 2010, Washington, DC.