The First Liberty
“We need to affirm and appreciate the foundational primacy of freedom of conscience and religious freedom. It’s under a cloud today, dismissed as a cover for discrimination or bigotry or hatred, but it’s the first of the political rights … if you work out the logic of each of the rights—freedom of association depends on freedom of speech, freedom of speech assumes and requires freedom of conscience, and when the inner forum of the conscience is respected, then the outer forum of the public square can be protected, too.”
–Os Guinness, Historian and Author
Independence Law Center: Advancing Self-Evident Truths.
We defend human life at all stages and defend the rights of the people to freely exercise their religion, as well as all the other First Amendment freedoms that depend on that first freedom. We protect and advance these and other self-evident truths through advocacy in courts of law and courts of public opinion, and through legislative, local, and educational policy development.
The Independence Law Center is a public-interest civil rights law firm affiliated with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded through tax-deductible contributions that works to preserve religious liberty, promote marriage and the family, protect human life, and improve education and policy for our clients. We are here to assist and represent individuals, private entities, as well as government entities through legal advice, legal representation, and testimony before legislative bodies.