About NIFLA

NIFLA

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) exists to protect life-affirming pregnancy centers that empower abortion-vulnerable women and families to choose life for their unborn children.

By providing legal counsel, education and training, NIFLA helps member centers more effectively reach and serve their communities. NIFLA now represents more than 1,400 pro-life pregnancy centers across the country. Of that number, over 1,100 operate as licensed medical clinics.

NIFLA

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) exists to protect life-affirming pregnancy centers targeted by pro-abortion groups and legislation. Through legal counsel, education, and training, NIFLA enables member centers to avoid legal pitfalls in their operations. NIFLA now represents more than 1,400 member pregnancy centers across the country. Of that number, over 1,100 operate as licensed medical clinics.

Legal

For more than 25 years NIFLA has worked to protect, equip and defend pro-life pregnancy centers so they may better fulfill their mission to save lives. Legal guidelines, best practices and procedures developed by NIFLA have proven effective in protecting member centers from legal pitfalls.

NIFLA has also taken a stand in court against government-compelled speech promoting abortion, fighting to protect pro-life centers from this and other anti-life legislation. Whether at the state or national level, NIFLA remains committed to advancing the cause and culture of life in every legal battle.

Legal

For more than 25 years NIFLA has worked to protect, equip and defend pro-life pregnancy centers so they may better fulfill their mission to save lives. Legal guidelines, best practices and procedures developed by NIFLA have proven effective in protecting member centers from legal pitfalls.

NIFLA has also taken a stand in court against government-compelled speech promoting abortion, fighting to protect pro-life centers from this and other anti-life legislation. Whether at the state or national level, NIFLA remains committed to advancing the cause and culture of life in every legal battle.

Medical

NIFLA recognized the importance of using ultrasound in a pregnancy center setting for reaching abortion-minded women more than two decades ago, and has been pioneering the way in which the pro-life movement uses this important tool ever since. Ultrasound offers a window to the womb which can impact a woman’s decision to choose life by more than 80 percent.

NIFLA has two key programs to support compliance and conversion for pregnancy centers. The Life Choice Project (TLC) offers a step by step conversion program, while NIFLA’s Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound equips medical and management personnel in the legal requirements for operating a medical clinic.

Medical

NIFLA recognized the importance of using ultrasound in a pregnancy center setting for reaching abortion-minded women more than two decades ago, and has been pioneering the way in which the pro-life movement uses this important tool ever since. Ultrasound offers a window to the womb, and this impacts a woman’s decision to choose life.

NIFLA has two key programs to support compliance and conversion for pregnancy centers. The Life Choice Project (TLC) offers a step by step conversion program, while NIFLA’s Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound equips medical and management personnel in the legal requirements for operating a medical clinic.



WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

NIFLA is standing up for the most vulnerable among us – the unborn – by defending America’s pro-life pregnancy centers against pro-abortion legal attacks. The fight to protect our nation’s life-affirming centers is more intense now than ever, as unconstitutional laws attempt to force pro-life volunteers, medical staff, and even churches to promote abortion.

Click below to learn more about NIFLA's critical pro-life case before the Supreme Court, and how you can join the fight for life today.

GET INVOLVED

FIGHTING FOR LIFE FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS

  • 1993

    NIFLA was founded by Thomas Glessner, J.D., and supported by major leaders in the pro-life movement.
  • Mid-1990's

    NIFLA pioneered the use of ultrasound in pro-life pregnancy centers to more effectively reach abortion-vulnerable women and families.
  • 1998

    NIFLA developed the Institute of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound to equip personnel in the pro-life medical clinic setting.
  • 2001

    NIFLA established The Life Choice Project (TLC).
  • 2002 - Present

    NIFLA continues to battle anti-life legislation across the nation.
  • February 9, 2017

    NIFLA filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against California’s so-called "Reproductive FACT Act." The injunction was denied by the District Court and subsequently denied by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • March 24, 2017

    NIFLA filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) requesting it to overturn the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied our request for a preliminary injunction against the state of California.
  • November 9, 2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear the NIFLA v. Becerra case.
  • 2018

    NIFLA will fight for pro-life free speech before the U.S. Supreme Court. Arguments are expected to be heard on March 20, 2018.
  • May 2018

    NIFLA celebrates more than 25 years of advancing the cause and culture of life.

MISSION STATEMENT

As a faith-based nonprofit, NIFLA seeks to advance the cause and culture of life in America.

By working closely with each pro-life pregnancy center in our network, NIFLA strives to better equip these invaluable community resources so they may serve abortion-vulnerable women more effectively.

NIFLA partners with the pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics of America by:

  • Providing legal resources that enable pro-life pregnancy centers to convert to medical clinic status--a process which can help increase the choice of life by more than 80 percent;
  • Protecting pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics with on-going legal counsel and support;
  • Energizing pro-life pregnancy centers with a vision for the future while providing the necessary skills and resources to make their work more effective;
  • And providing legal resources to faith-based organizations offering complimentary services to pro-life pregnancy centers--such as adoption, maternity homes, fatherhood initiatives, and other life-saving work.

Together we can make a difference by providing America’s abortion-vulnerable families with life-affirming support and options.

VISION STATEMENT

NIFLA envisions achieving an abortion-free America and creating a culture where all life - born and unborn, regardless of infirmities, handicaps, age, or gender - is protected under the law and cherished in the hearts of the citizens of our republic.