NIFLA 2019 Summit at Regent Law

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 2018 heard the case of NIFLA v. Becerra, and in 2016 the case of Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt.  Both cases were so key and pivotal to the pro-life movement to warrant a CLE presentation at the 2019 NIFLA Summit held on the Regent University School of Law campus this week.  NIFLA v. Becerra considered how far speech about abortion can be compelled, while Whole Women's Health successfully challenged clinic restrictions that would have protected women. Each presenter who joined me  exhaustively researched and wrote about the topic she presented for her academic legal scholarship thesis in law school as part of her service on law review.  Corrie Lee Evans is an editor for the Regent University Law Review and has served with NIFLA in an apprenticeship, and Tifani Silveria is the Editor in Chief of the Regent University Law Review.  Each presented the fine work done this year to update on the latest case law. 
The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) represents more than 1,430 PRC's across the country.  To find a NIFLA Member Center near you, go to www.nifla.org and click on any state below.
While these cases have provided two sides of a coin – one to protect free speech, and the other to limit clinic protections, having a basic working knowledge of them is necessary, and getting that information from Christian women who are future lawyers is most helpful.  A Christian Perspective on Gender Equality is helpful in protecting women from the destruction of abortion.  Family restoration can work to protect the lives of women and children, and pregnancy resource centers do just that.  Pregnancy resource centers and the women who visit them need to have free speech rights to discuss their options to save the lives of their unborn children, as well as be protected themselves from the harms of abortion.

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