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

July 26, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Woke America Should Heed Chinese, Cuban Protestors Honoring Old Glory”

“Despite its flaws, America remains the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Americans enjoy more individual freedom than any other nation has ever experienced. The American ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in our Constitution have resulted in a nation where individuals are valued and given the opportunity to rise to their highest level of achievement, thereby truly pursuing happiness.” Read the full article in Townhall.
July 18, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Democrat Attempts to Pack the Court Threaten Constitutional Checks and Balances”

“The current clamor to pack the Supreme Court to achieve a far-left progressive agenda will become even more hysterical if, as expected by some, the court upholds the constitutionality of the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. Such a result will mean the demise of Roe v. Wade and will bring out the left in full force to demand that the makeup of the court be changed. Be prepared for the current intense political atmosphere […]
July 12, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “SCOTUS Case Could Mold Public Opinion in Favor of Protecting Life”

“The law is a teacher that instructs public attitudes. Roe opened the door for the acceptance of abortion on demand. Likewise, its demise will mold public opinion in favor of protecting life. When this happens, the observation and wisdom of founding father Thomas Paine will be affirmed.  It is a tragedy that it has taken America nearly fifty years and the deaths of 63 million children to acknowledge that protecting innocent human lives is a foundational value […]
July 5, 2021

Thomas Glessner in Townhall: “Battle Over Critical Race Theory Will Determine the Future of the American Republic”

“We are on the verge of losing our republic to a mob that wants to obliterate the rights of those who disagree with its politically correct ethos. ‘Wokeism’ is the worldview of this mob. This ‘enlightened’ view sees America as racist, dividing us into two classes – the oppressors and the oppressed.”  Read the full article in Townhall.
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 […]