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

December 26, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Dr. Oz Must Take a Clear Stand on Pro-life Issues to Win Voters”

“Enter Dr. Mehmet Oz, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University, the leading Republican candidate for the very crucial Senate seat in Pennsylvania. As a well-known celebrity, Dr. Oz brings serious credentials to the job. However, on the crucial issue of abortion, he is a typical politician speaking out of both sides of his mouth. If Oz continues his egregious double-speak, he may seduce pro-life voters into thinking they have a friend. In fact, such advocacy remains […]
November 20, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Will Be Central To a Post-Roe America”

“The invaluable resources provided by pregnancy centers will be more critical than ever in a post-Roe America. In this situation, every state will be able to set its course regarding the continuation of abortion. Some states, like Texas, may restrict and ban abortion after the very early stages of pregnancy. Others, such as Alabama, may completely ban abortion. Still others, such as California and New York, will likely expand access to abortion and allow it […]
September 13, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “The Supreme Court Should Follow the Science That Proves Human Life Begins At Conception”

“In Roe, the high court punted on the issue of when human life begins by saying: ‘We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.’ This dodge of the central issue relating to abortion was not […]
September 6, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Decision Could Spell Doom for Roe v. Wade”

“Last week, the Supreme Court refused to impose an injunction on a Texas law that prohibits abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy. The court’s decision was based on legal issues of standing and not the constitutionality of the law. This decision indicates that SCOTUS may overturn Roe. SCOTUS will likely hear arguments in October surrounding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center. This case concerns a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Roe prohibited […]
August 30, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Despite Taliban Tragedy, America Must Protect Human Life”

“Americans must continue to boldly display to the world our values, which liberate and do not oppress. Protecting all human life is a foundational American value that must be asserted. Our nation will be faced with another opportunity to preserve human life in the months ahead.  Soon, the U.S. Supreme Court will review a Mississippi law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks in a pregnancy. This concept flies in the face of the tragic precedent established in Roe […]