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

February 24, 2022

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Biden’s Pro-Abortion SCOTUS Pick Will Not Jeopardize Roe Reversal”

“The retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer gives President Biden a significant opportunity to leave a true legacy upon the nation. As Biden begins his interview process, it is clear he is committed to appointing a far-left ideologue to replace Breyer. However, this effort will not impact the current ideological divide on the high court or the chance to reverse Roe v. Wade.” Read the full article in Townhall.
January 20, 2022

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “The Left’s Love For Abortion Blinds It To Abortion Alternatives”

“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew the ire of abortion advocates with a comment during oral arguments for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in December. The case, to be decided this year, may spell the end of Roe v. Wade and its policy of abortion-on-demand. Recent responses from abortion proponents show how blind they are to the compelling realities of abortion alternatives. Barrett, an adoptive mother herself, asked if a woman who lacks access to abortion is […]
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 […]