FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 2, 2019
Media Contact: Blake Gober
The following quote may be attributed to National Institute of Family and Life Advocates President and Founder Thomas Glessner regarding the scroll of nearly 250,000 names from The Moral Outcry petition unfurled before the Supreme Court during yesterday’s Oct. 1 live rally.
“In Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court said, ‘We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. However, that question is no longer difficult.
Science proves beyond a reasonable doubt that human life begins in the womb and abortion ends the life of a human infant. Pregnancy centers that utilize ultrasound are effective in showing pregnant mothers the truth of the human life within them. Because of the work of these life-affirming agencies, abortions are being reduced.
Since science now provides indisputable evidence of the humanity of the unborn, the Supreme Court must now rethink and reverse its ruling in Roe v. Wade. The work of pregnancy centers not only empowers mothers to choose life, but also provides them with life-affirming alternatives such as adoption. Adoption creates families and provides joy to couples who desire to parent.
Pregnancy centers are the connection between mothers who are traumatized by an unwanted pregnancy and the millions of mothers who desire children but are unable to conceive. Such life-affirming services combine with the scientific evidence of human life within the womb to provide overwhelming reasons for the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade.
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 Thomas Glessner about the NIFLA v. Becerra ruling or NIFLA’s pending legal action in other states, please contact NIFLA’s media team at [email protected].