The Accomplishments of Your Support

Since our founding in 1985, The Family Foundation has worked to achieve many significant victories, including milestones such as implementing abortion center health regulations (2011), prohibiting taxpayer funding of elective abortions (2010/2019), the Student Religious Liberty Act (2008), Internet filters on public library computers (2007), a constitutional amendment affirming the definition of marriage (2006), parental consent before a minor can have an abortion (2003), required posting of our national motto “In God We Trust” in public schools (2002), a partial birth abortion ban (1998/2003), parental notification for abortion (1997) and outlawing riverboat gambling (1996).

While there have been literally thousands of bills over the years we’ve strategically and successfully fought to pass or defeat, below we list a few of the highlights.


  • Required Parental Consent for Abortion

  • Appropriate Health and Safety Standards for Abortion Centers

  • Require opportunity for women to view ultrasound prior to abortion

  • Wrongful death for unborn

  • Informed Consent for Abortion

  • Fetal Homicide Law (Conner’s Law)

  • Prohibited Partial Birth Infanticide

  • Passed Prenatal Protection

  • “Established Choose Life” License Plate with Proceeds to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

  • Eliminated State Taxpayer Funding of Low-Income Elective Abortion

  • Prohibit Funding of Elective Abortion in Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges

  • Restitution for Victims of Eugenics


  • Teach the Benefits and Value of Marriage in Family Life Education

  • Added a Marriage Amendment to the VA State Constitution

  • Increased Penalties for Possession of Child Pornography

  • Defeated the Elevation of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity to a specially protected class

Religious Freedom

  • Conscience Clause protection for faith-based child placement agencies

  • Conscience and free association protection for college student groups

  • Initiated Moment of Silence in Schools

  • Required Pledge of Allegiance in Schools

  • Required Posting of National Motto: “In God We Trust”

  • Protected Public School Students’ Religious Liberty Rights

  • Conscience Clause Protections for Genetic Counselors

Parental Rights

  • Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit

  • Protected parental rights as fundamental

  • Educational Accountability in Schools

  • Private School Families Access to Public School Transportation

  • Required parental involvement for schools to survey children concerning sexual activity

  • Local Option and Parental Notification for Family Life Education

  • Internet Filters on Public School and Public Library Computers

  • Removed school barrier to Kinship Care

Constitutional Government

  • Property Rights Constitutional Amendment

  • Protected Free Speech on College Campuses

  • Outlawed River Boat Gambling

  • Pro-Family Welfare Reform

  • Defeated Regional Sales Tax Referenda

  • Began Phasing Out the Car Tax

  • Limited the Amount and Frequency of Payday Loans

  • Protected Private Property Rights with Eminent Domain Reform

  • Budget Transparency by placing State Budget Expenditures Online

  • Health Care Freedom Act

  • Banned Gambling at Internet Cafes

  • Refund to Taxpayers when Budget Surplus Existed

Our Victories to Come…

  • Full Educational Choice for Families

  • Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

  • Divorce Reform/Modified No-Fault Divorce

  • Religious Liberty Protections for Faith-Based Charities and Schools

  • Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

  • Improved Access to Adoption