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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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DOJ Sues University of Vermont for Violating Pro-life Conscience Rights

By Francis J. Manion1608224645295

It’s been nearly three years since a nurse in Vermont first contacted the ACLJ with what was the most blatant and horrifying account of a conscience rights’ violation we had ever heard. As we told you , our client, a surgical nurse with over ten years’ experience, worked at the University of...

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Pro-Life NC Election Official's Free Speech Rights Vindicated

By Francis J. Manion1601491736749

It’s hard to imagine a less offensive bumper sticker than the generic “We Vote Pro-Life” sticker we’ve all seen while sitting in traffic or maybe walking through our church’s parking lot. Nothing edgy, no graphic pictures, nothing in your face. Just four words, usually superimposed on an American...

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Louisville Stops Attempt To Use COVID-19 To Squelch Pro-Life Speech

By Francis J. Manion1598368016208

Not wishing to waste a good pandemic apparently, pro-abortion forces in Kentucky tried to ram through the Louisville Metro Council something they’ve failed to get several times over the past decade: a pro-life speech squashing buffer zone in front of Kentucky’s sole abortion mill in downtown...

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Conscience Protections Must Not be Violated

By Francis J. Manion1590592911547

Throughout the current pandemic we’ve been hearing about the tireless efforts of health care workers striving to save lives in sometimes hellish situations, exposing themselves to deadly disease with, all too often, tragic consequences. We’ve seen images of nurses walking through gauntlets of...

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Fight To Defend Life Continues Through Time of Crisis

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Big Abortion’s Biggest Pinocchio Returns at Supreme Court

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Beware the “Fake News” on Conscience Rights

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