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July 8, 2020

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The following quote may be attributed to National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President and Founder Thomas Glessner regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru

“Today, the Supreme Court handed the pro-life movement two major victories for which we are grateful. The Court reiterated its previous ruling that the Little Sisters of the Poor may not be compelled to pay for abortifacients in their employee insurance plans. This ruling allows the Little Sisters to continue to serve without violating their consciences. This SCOTUS decision is a major victory for freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. We further applaud the Court’s ruling to provide protection for the religious freedom of those who work in private Christian schools. Such a ruling will also protect those who work in faith-based, pro-life pregnancy centers.”



The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates is a national nonprofit providing legal counsel, education and training for pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. Representing a network of more than 1,500 pregnancy centers across the nation, NIFLA has challenged laws targeting its members in several states — including California, Hawaii, Illinois, North Dakota and New York.

The NIFLA v. Becerra ruling in favor of the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers and all Americans was released on June 26, 2018. To book interviews with the NIFLA leadership team about the NIFLA v. Becerra ruling or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team at [email protected]