“As I See It” — Op-Eds by NIFLA President Thomas Glessner

June 29, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Unanimous Supreme Court Relies on Landmark Pregnancy Center Case to Protect Religious Liberty”

“The NIFLA decision is a firewall protecting free speech and religious liberty. It provides a legal foundation for resistance to cancel culture. Without it, the decision in favor of Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia may have come out differently.  NIFLA v. Becerra is three years old this month. It is a decision to celebrate. As it turns out, it was issued in the nick of time. NIFLA v. Becerra stands against an aggressive cancel culture and “woke” movement that seeks […]
May 22, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Washington Examiner: “Why the Supreme Court Should Deliver a Death Blow to Roe v. Wade”

“This week, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 2018 Gestational Age Act. This law bans abortion after 15 weeks into a pregnancy. A central question in the case will be ‘viability’: whether a fetus can survive outside the womb at 15 weeks. This case provides an opportunity for the Supreme Court to deliver a much-deserved death blow to Roe v. Wade.” Read the full article here.
March 31, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Real Feminists Defend the Unborn”

“March is Women’s History Month. The media has featured articles about many impressive women and their contributions to American history. However, it appears one thing is required before a woman can be honored. She must also be a supporter of so-called reproductive rights—code for abortion.  Today, celebrities brag about their abortions in the name of feminism. Actress Jameela Jamil claims her abortion was the “best decision” she ever made. Comedian Chelsea Handler says she is grateful […]
February 23, 2021

Thomas Glessner in The Daily Signal: “Appointment of Xavier Becerra Threatens Lifesaving Pregnancy Centers Nationwide”

“It hasn’t taken President Joe Biden long to demonstrate that he is the most pro-abortion president in history. His appointment of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is proof. Becerra’s track record as California’s attorney general indicates his bias against the pro-life movement—particularly against the work of pro-life pregnancy centers.” Read the full article here.
October 31, 2020

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Big Tech Violates Free Speech Rights Upheld in 2018 SCOTUS Ruling”

“Pregnancy centers and medical clinics provide essential resources that are necessary to empower mothers to choose life. The newly released report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute documents the incredible work of such agencies nationwide. Its findings show that in 2019 pregnancy centers provided nearly $267,000,000 in supportive services to women in need – including ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy, STI testing and treatment, and vital material assistance. What these nonprofits do not provide is abortion or […]