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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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Court Upholds Infringement of Pro-Life Rights

By Francis J. Manion1476825396848

The constitutional rights of pregnancy resource centers and pro-life advocates in California were dealt a serious blow last week by yet another federal court. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision refusing to enjoin California’s recently enacted FACT Act, a law that...

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Conscience Rights Attack in Illinois

By Francis J. Manion1471441058958

“Resolved: That the guarantee of the rights of conscience, as found in our Constitution, is most sacred and inviolable, . . . and that all attempts to abridge or interfere with these rights, directly or indirectly, have our decided disapprobation, and shall ever have our most effective opposition.”

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ACLJ in Court for Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Francis J. Manion1466007438142

Yesterday I had the honor of presenting argument to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on behalf of three California crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) challenging that state’s recently enacted Reproductive FACT Act. (A video of the argument can be viewed here .) Our clients, LivingWell...

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Hopeful Signal In Little Sisters Case

By Francis J. Manion1459286514960

In the most closely watched religious liberty case of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court today dropped a major hint that it might not be content to let the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia result in a 4 – 4 deadlock that would force the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities...

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Stopping Law Forcing Abortion Promotion

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Stonewalled By Bureaucracy

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