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Francis J. Manion

Francis J. Manion is Senior Counsel with the ACLJ who emphasizes First Amendment law and pro-life legal matters before state and federal courts. A 1980 graduate of Seton Hall School of Law, Manion honed his litigation skills with more than 15 years of experience as a trial attorney in private law firms where he served as trial counsel on behalf of pro-life demonstrators. He joined the ACLJ in 1996 and emphasizes protecting constitutional rights in the public school, the work environment, and the public arena. Manion also emphasizes defending the public displays of the Ten Commandments and other historic displays that are part of our nation’s heritage. He also focuses on safeguarding the rights of medical personnel who are often required by employers to violate their consciences and religious beliefs by participating in pregnancy-ending procedures.

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Francis J. Manion

Big Government Protects Big Abortion

By Francis J. Manion1425657963529

Imagine a state with a business or industry – any business or industry – with a horrendous track record of harming, sometimes even killing its customers. For years this business has somehow managed to fly under the radar of state regulators, concealing its slipshod, unsafe practices from those...

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Victory in Case of Pro-Life Counselor

By Francis J. Manion1419015172916

I previously reported on a case I tried in October involving longtime pro-life stalwart, George Krail of Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Krail, a colorful and courageous presence outside the notorious Cherry Hill Women’s Center for the past 25 years, had been charged with criminal harassment by the Center’s...

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Hold Abortion Industry Accountable

By Francis J. Manion1415303937096

The scandalously lax regulation of the abortion industry is a well-documented fact. From Dr. Gosnell’s “ House of Horrors ” to Steven Brigham’s decades long trail of quackery , the unique status of abortion as a politically protected procedure has resulted in countless tales of grotesque medical...

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Government Coercion of Doctors?

By Francis J. Manion1412710604067

This week in federal court in Philadelphia, the American Center for Law and Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pediatrician who was fired after requesting a religious accommodation of her beliefs against dispensing contraceptives – including the morning-after pill – to her pediatrics patients.

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