Articles on Public Policy

For years ERLC has included in our legislative and policy agenda the objective of defunding Planned Parenthood—a goal shared by the GOP. Now that the Republicans control the White House and have majorities in both houses of Congress, it seemed... Continue...

Congressional Republicans are considering a resolution calling for statutory changes that permanently codify in law the Mexico City Policy, a policy that Donald Trump is expected to re-implement by executive order soon after taking office. Here is what you should... Continue...

Public policy advocacy is one of the many ways the ERLC fulfills its ministry in the public square. We are excited to release today our 2017 Legislative & Public Policy Agenda. Here, we highlight 10 of our top priorities for... Continue...

On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that as part of the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican congressional leaders would include a provision that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding. Here are ten reasons... Continue...

Terror attacks around the country in recent months have raised questions about national security. In response, some elected officials have called for dramatic changes to United States refugee policy. To be sure, there are legitimate security concerns in the United... Continue...

Before ‘Obergefell’ became forever linked to a landmark Supreme Court decision, it was the surname of Jim Obergefell. In 2013, Jim boarded a small, medically-equipped plane with his partner, John Arthur. John was dying of ALS, and the couple hoped... Continue...

Bryan Baise Cultural Tumult, New Imperatives The Obergefell ruling has reinforced for me what I had already sensed before: I can no longer take base assumptions for granted. For a while it seemed safe for me to assume that kids... Continue...

I’ve been a California resident for more than a decade, long enough to remember when a Republican was governor (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and when 52 percent of Californians voted against the redefinition of marriage, not that I’m nostalgic for those days. California... Continue...

Five Theses on the First Anniversary of the Obergefell Decision The Obergefell decision remains a travesty and assault on democracy. The first anniversary of Obergefell will no doubt be celebrated throughout the media as a reminder of the universe’s long... Continue...

In this interview, Chad Ashby of College St. Baptist Church (Newberry, SC) talks with Mark Hendrick of the SCBC Office of Public Policy about the recent Pain Capable legislation that has passed in South Carolina as well as many other... Continue...