FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following the failure of House Bill 7070 to pass the State Senate NIFLA released the following statement:
“NIFLA is grateful that the Connecticut State Senate did not pass the clearly unconstitutional HB 7070. Mothers facing unexpected pregnancies should have a safe haven to review all of their options rather than a place that profits from their choices. Pregnancy center clients regularly express overwhelming gratitude because they receive the love, support, and services they need to make an informed decision. HB 7070 seeks to halt the work of these lifesaving nonprofits for the benefit of the abortion industry.”
– Thomas Glessner, NIFLA Founder and President
“The failure of HB 7070 to pass is a win for pregnancy centers and for the women of Connecticut. NIFLA will continue to oppose all legislation that seeks to target pro-life pregnancy centers and the professionals who serve them because of their deeply held beliefs. All 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. Instead of doing the bidding of Planned Parenthood and organizations like it, legislators should work to support women and local nonprofits that provide them with options and resources.”
– Anne O’Connor, NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs
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].