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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 Abortion’s Cloak of Invisibility

By Francis J. Manion1440444914933

The abortion industry in this country could not thrive as it does without the cover of secrecy provided by both the media and, in many cases, government officials more interested in protecting a powerful political ally than the lives of those upon whom that ally preys. The recent and ongoing...

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ACLJ Pleased With Resolution Of Case

By Francis J. Manion1439571523235

The American Center for Law and Justice is pleased to announce the settlement of the case of Doris Fernandes vs. The City of Philadelphia, et al. Dr. Fernandes, a Catholic pediatrician who objected to participating in certain reproductive health services, particularly contraception, emergency...

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Stonewalled By Bureaucracy

By Francis J. Manion1433869102152

The case of Andrew Glenn v. Maryland Department of Health is a cautionary tale showing what happens when unelected bureaucrats are given unbridled discretion to control the information we the citizenry are permitted to have. As we’ve reported here , and here , Glenn is a Maryland citizen who has...

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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

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