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

October 7, 2020

Thomas Glessner in the New York Post: “Kamala Harris Tried to Force My Pro-life Group to Promote Abortion”

“Two years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in favor of the free-speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers in NIFLA v. Becerra. Yet many watching Wednesday’s vice presidential debate may not realize that NIFLA v. Becerra was originally NIFLA v. Kamala Harris. Harris is a hard-liner on abortion rights. That’s par for the course for today’s Democratic Party, of course, but she takes things a step further by seeking to silence pro-lifers in […]
September 9, 2020

Thomas Glessner in The Daily Caller: “‘Disney Is Complicit’: Pro-Life Groups Condemn Disney For Working With China After Boycotting Georgia Over Heartbeat Bill”

“‘National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President Thomas Glessner also noted that ‘for decades, China has upheld a brutal forced-abortion policy aimed at limiting its population.’ ‘Apparently, this does not bother Disney in the least,’ Glessner told the DCNF. ‘Disney’s earlier comments about punishing the state of Georgia over a law limiting abortion seem consistent with its positive view of Chinese Communist Party values.'” Read the full article in The Daily Caller.
September 9, 2020

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Who Would’ve Thought Trump Would Be America’s Most Pro-life President?”

“However, after four years of serving the nation, one thing is absolutely clear. Not only is Trump pro-life, he is the most pro-life president the nation has ever seen. His policies are proof. Consider such Trump initiatives as defunding Planned Parenthood, reinstating the Mexico City Policy from the Reagan years, appointing constitutionalist federal judges, extending civil rights protection to pro-lifers in the workforce, and HHS promoting life-saving policies. All such actions show President Trump’s commitment […]
June 8, 2020

Thomas Glessner and Angie Thomas in The Washington Examiner: “Supreme Court May Change the Future of Abortion”

“The law in question is Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which requires abortion providers to hold admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. The law closed a loophole that allowed abortionists to get around this requirement, even though it applied to all other doctors. The regulation passed with bipartisan support in 2014. As is the case with many regulations meant to protect the safety of women during an abortion, the abortion […]
April 28, 2020

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Americans Working Together Save Lives During COVID-19”

“All medical services are provided under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. In regard to the provision of ultrasound, they abide by national medical guidelines issued by the American Institute in Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM). In addition to the supervising medical physician, the medical staff at many of these clinics also includes Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, sonographers and Physician Assistants. Most of these professionals provide their services on a volunteer basis. Such medical services […]