NIFLA in the News

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 […]
May 22, 2020

NIFLA President Thomas Glessner in CBN News: “27 Senators Want Answers: How Did ‘Cash-Rich Abortion Giant’ Snag Small Business Aid?”

“National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President Thomas Glessner said Planned Parenthood is the last thing American taxpayers should have to fund.  ‘Over the past few months, abortion industry advocates have repeatedly harassed nonprofit pregnancy centers about whether or not they have the right to apply for COVID-19 government relief programs. Planned Parenthood also refused to cease abortion operations during the pandemic and continued to provide death-on-demand procedures that end the lives of innocent children […]
April 29, 2020

NIFLA on “Anti-abortion pregnancy centers adapt to new challenges, face increased demand during pandemic”

“Anti-abortion pregnancy centers are working to adapt during the fight against COVID-19 as social distancing restrictions are limiting access to health services and narrowing the window of time to receive them. That pressure has made unintended pregnancies more nerve-racking. “An unintended pregnancy is stressful anyway — you add a pandemic and economic collapse onto that, and it’s even worse for them,” said Leslie Salazar-Carrillo, CEO of Pathway Health Clinic in San Diego, California. The National Institute of Family and Life […]
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 […]
April 13, 2020

NIFLA in World Magazine: “The essential work of pregnancy centers”

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, Heartbeat International has seen a rise in calls to its Option Line. The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) polled 473 affiliate pregnancy centers in a COVID-19 webinar last week. Forty-two percent of them reported an increase in patients interested in abortion. States such as Alabama, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas have ordered abortion centers to close as nonessential businesses during the pandemic, spurring court battles […]