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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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Beware the “Fake News” on Conscience Rights

By Francis J. Manion1573749691541

You may have seen this past week headlines from a variety of news outlets loudly proclaiming the death of conscience rights: “ Trump’s ‘conscience rule’ for health providers blocked by federal judge .” “ Second federal judge strikes down Trump’s ‘conscience protection’ rule for health care...

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HHS: Targeting Pro-Life Centers Violates Federal Law

By Francis J. Manion1548169200000

Recently, we told you about our important victory in a First Amendment lawsuit we filed against the State of California’s misguided attempt to force pro-life pregnancy care centers to act as referral agencies for the abortion industry. That case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court which...

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Can the Government Refuse to Hire a Pro-Life Nurse?

By Francis J. Manion1528984800000

No sooner had the disastrous results of Ireland’s recent referendum to repeal that country’s longstanding constitutional protection of unborn children been announced, than the pro-abortion side began making noises about the need to coerce even religiously objecting doctors and nurses into...

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Victory: Free Speech for Pro-Life Counselors

By Francis J. Manion1524862250844

As reported here , we recently sued the City of New York in federal court over a city law that was being used by some city police to threaten with jail peaceful sidewalk counselors who came within fifteen feet of the entrance of abortion businesses. The law, Administrative Code §8-803 makes it...

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Fighting Unconstitutional Anti-Pro-Life Speech Laws

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Victory Against Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

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Protecting Life “Beginning at Conception”

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