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Pro-life Conference Recognizes NIFLA for “Defending, Protecting and Promoting Life and Liberty”

September 5, 2018—ATLANTA, Ga.—NIFLA was recognized today at the annual Care Net conference, the nation’s largest yearly gathering of pregnancy center and church leaders.

NIFLA president and founder, Thomas Glessner, J.D. received special recognition commemorating NIFLA’s leadership in the NIFLA v. Becerra Supreme Court case earlier this year. Care Net president Roland Warren presented the Care Net 2018 Life Legacy Award to NIFLA for “defending, protecting, and promoting life and liberty.”

“I founded NIFLA to provide medical training and legal assistance for pro-life pregnancy centers who face ferocious attacks by the abortion industry,” said Glessner to attendees. “We are honored to accept this award, and to protect thousands of pro-life pregnancy centers nationwide that embody our motto of empowering mothers to choose life.”

Care Net’s praise for NIFLA’s leadership and the NIFLA v. Becerra case has been echoed by other prominent pro-life leaders. Focus on the Family president Jim Daly stated that NIFLA’s Supreme Court case is “one of the most significant pro-life cases to come before the…Court in years.”

NIFLA received the award on the same day the Charlotte Lozier Institute released a comprehensive report celebrating the impact of pro-life pregnancy centers in the U.S. entitled “A Half Century of HOPE: A Legacy of LIFE and LOVE.”

Produced in collaboration with NIFLA, Care Net, Heartbeat International and other pro-life pregnancy center organizations, the third edition of this pro-life resource details the impact of pregnancy centers in their communities and the nation as a whole. In addition to a summary of service over the past 50 years, the report also highlights stories of the many lives changed and saved by pro-life pregnancy centers.

“We are privileged to equip, serve and defend pregnancy centers working hard on the front lines of the fight for life,” added NIFLA VP Anne O’Connor, J.D. “NIFLA exists to protect the critical work of America’s pro-life pregnancy centers, as well as to promote their positive impact in America’s communities.”

Attendees of the Care Net 2018 Conference also have the opportunity to participate in one of three workshops presented by NIFLA’s leadership team. NIFLA President Thomas Glessner, J.D. and NIFLA VP Anne O’Connor, J.D. will be teaching a session on Defending and Protecting Pregnancy Centers at 4 p.m. today. NIFLA VP of Medical Services, Audrey Harper Stout, R.N., R.D.M.S. is teaching a workshop on Advanced Nursing Practice: Unusual and Abnormal Ultrasounds at 1:30 p.m. this Friday, September 7.


NIFLA is a national nonprofit organization providing legal counsel, education, and training for pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics.

Representing a network of more than 1,450 pregnancy centers across the United States, NIFLA has recently challenged laws in California, Illinois and Hawaii that target its members. Arguments for NIFLA’s Supreme Court case NIFLA v. Becerra were heard on March 20 and a decision in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers was released on June 26 of this year.

To book interviews with Thomas Glessner or Anne O’Connor about NIFLA v. Becerra or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team at [email protected]

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