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Media Contact: Blake Gober
NIFLA Calls on Connecticut Legislature to Vote Against House Bill 7070
Ahead of an expected vote on House Bill 7070 the President of NIFLA, Thomas Glessner, and the Vice President of Legal Affairs, Anne O’Connor, released the following statements:
“In light of NIFLA’s landmark victory in NIFLA v. Becerra last year, HB 7070 is clearly unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government does not have the right to target a group of people because of their sincerely held beliefs. NIFLA will do everything within its power to protect pregnancy centers and see to it that unconstitutional legislation targeting its members is overturned.”—President and Founder of NIFLA, Thomas Glessner
“States should consider the potential costs of such pro-abortion policies. Rather than force taxpayers to pay thousands or even millions of dollars to defend unconstitutional bills on behalf of the abortion industry, Connecticut lawmakers should read the Court’s rulings on the issue.—NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs, Anne O’Connor
Better yet, legislators should work to support women and local nonprofits that provide them with options and resources.”
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 nearly 1,500 pregnancy centers across the nation, NIFLA has challenged laws targeting its members in several states including California, Hawaii, and Illinois.
The NIFLA v. Becerra ruling in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers and free speech was released on June 26, 2018. NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs Anne O’Connor acted as co-counsel on NIFLA v. Becerra before the Supreme Court.
To book interviews with Anne O’Connor or Thomas Glessner about this legislation, NIFLA v. Becerra or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team at [email protected].