Last updated on: 10/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Family Research Council Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The debate over the ‘medical’ usefulness of marijuana should have been settled with the 1999 publication of a study by the Institute of Medicine. One of the most damaging conclusions was that ‘marijuana’s future as a medicine does not require smoking.’ Unfortunately, marijuana advocates have dismissed that report and the volumes of respected scientific studies that prove marijuana’s dangers.”

2002

[Editor’s Note: The Family Research Council confirmed its “Con” position in an Oct. 8, 2009 email to ProCon.org by FRC Correspondent Keri Boeve: “Upon review of your website, the information you have posted is still valid and accurately reflects the views and mission of FRC. We have no changes or updates to recommend.”]

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“Family Research Council (FRC) was founded in 1983 as an organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy.

Through books, pamphlets, media appearances, public events, debates and testimony, FRC’s team of experienced policy experts review data and analyze proposals that impact family law and policy in Congress and the executive branch.

FRC also strives to assure that the unique attributes of the family are recognized and respected through the decisions of the courts and regulatory bodies.”

“About FRC,” FRC website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Mission:

“Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.”

“Mission,” FRC website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Other:
Nonprofit religious organization