NIFLA Statement on Schumer Supreme Court Comments

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March 6, 2020
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The following quote may be attributed to National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President Thomas Glessner regarding recent Supreme Court comments from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.:

“The Supreme Court has stated in the past that men and women of good will can disagree on the contentious issue of abortion. However, Schumer’s comments threatening Supreme Court justices if they do not vote his way on this issue seem to indicate otherwise.

It appears that in fact, those who disagree with Senate Minority Leader Schumer and his party on abortion are demonized and threatened. This is a sad commentary on the state of public discourse in our nation today.”


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]