Thomas A. Glessner

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Attorney and President, NIFLA


Thomas A. Glessner is an attorney and president of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a national legal network of more than 1,300 prolife pregnancy resource centers and medical clinics. An attorney for four decades, he is a member of the bar associations for the U.S. Supreme Court, Virginia, and Washington State. He is also the author of several books, including most recently Created Equal: Reflections on the Inalienable Right to Life.

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First Amendment cases are very much on the national mind these days, and the news from the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is very encouraging for those who believe in strong protections for constitutional freedoms. The court delivered a First Amendment victory last week in a case involving religious free exercise, and kept alive hope for victories in two other cases where the hot button issues of same-sex marriage and abortion are involved.



When it comes to protests, the national mainstream media plays a deceptive numbers game. For instance, the press gave huge coverage to last weekend’s March for Women, which drew a reported 200,000 people protesting the Trump Administration and allegedly proclaimed solidarity with women.