The Pennsylvania Constitution States:

That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, WE DECLARE THAT–

§ 1.  Inherent rights of mankind.

All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.

§ 3.  Religious freedom.

All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.

Pennsylvania’s Legislators are sworn to uphold and protect these freedoms.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent is to preserve the vital personal freedom and human right to informed consent, privacy, and choice for medical procedures in Pennsylvania and to hold our legislators accountable to their sworn duty to uphold the freedoms declared in Pennsylvania’s Constitution.