National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

Empowering the Choice of Life

aka NIFLA   |   Fredericksburg, VA   |  http://www.nifla.org

Mission

NIFLA was founded in 1993 to provide professional legal assistance to pro-life pregnancy centers, which now number nearly 3,000 nationwide. These centers exist to provide alternatives to abortion for women considering abortion. NIFLA concentrates its efforts in assisting centers with their day-to-day legal needs and providing assistance to centers to convert their counseling operations into life-affirming medical clinics staffed by professional health care providers. NIFLA promotes the use of ultrasound under the supervision of a licensed physician to inform women in crisis pregnancies of the life within them so that they can make an informed choice regarding their pregnancy. NIFLA provides legal counsel, resources, and training to centers that desire to make such a conversion.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Mr. Thomas Glessner JD

Vice President for Legal Affairs

Mrs. Anne J. O'Connor JD

Main address

10333 Southpoint Landing Blvc., Suite 107

Fredericksburg, VA 22407 USA

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EIN

54-1673492

NTEE code info

Right to Life (R62)

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Abortion is the most common elective surgical procedure in the nation. Currently, 869,000 such procedures are performed in America. This is a significant drop from the high of 1.6 million in 1991. However, NIFLA, as a pro-life agency, seeks to achieve an abortion free America where every child in every community is welcomed. NIFLA works to develop the professionalism of pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. By advising such entities on legal issues of significance to their operations such agencies more effectively provide life affirming services that empower mothers considering abortion to choose life. NIFLA's current membership is comprised of 1,560 pro-life pregnancy centers, of which 1,300 operate as medical clinics providing key medical services to mothers considering abortion. Such services include ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy, STI testing and treatment, Abortion Pill Reversal, well women visits with a physician, and others.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Life Choice Project (TLC)

The Life Choice Project (TLC) is a program designed to provide pregnancy centers the necessary resources to convert their operations into licensed medical clinics. Such resources include: a medical clinic consultant, a Nurse Manager consultant, medical policies and procedures and sample forms, legal training for board of directors, on-site visit, training in the implementation of limited obstetric ultrasound for two qualified medical professionals and the executive director, discounted medical malpractice insurance, discount from a manufacturer on a new ultrasound machine, a legal and organization audit, NIFLA membership for one year.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound is an accredited training course offered in-person and online for medical and management professionals who work at pro-life pregnancy centers. The course trains qualified professionals in the "how to's" of providing limited obstetric ultrasound in the pregnancy medical clinic setting.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NIFLA's attorneys provide on-site board training to pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. NIFLA's legal expertise assists such organizations in avoiding the legal pitfalls of operating in this nonprofit field.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Monthly legal and medical updates to keep member organizations operating according to best practices in the industry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NIFLA simply wants to achieve an abortion free America where every child, born and unborn, is welcomed in a life-affirming community and supported as a vital member of such community. Abortion is never seen as a solution to an untimely and unwanted pregnancy. Rather, life-affirming alternatives to abortion, through the work of pro-life pregnancy centers are supported and provided with critical legal counsel in order to build a culture of life in every community in America.

We seek to develop effective pro-life licensed medical clinics in every community. Such clinics are staffed by medical professionals and volunteers to provide mothers considering abortion life-affirming options.

Our programs -- The Life Choice Project (TLC), the Life Empowerment Initiative, and others -- are working to accomplish this. Our legal programs such as the Legal Audit, Board Trainings, and the Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound provide our membership centers with the highest caliber of legal advice to enable them to achieve this at their local levels.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

Board of directors
as of 09/01/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Stan Huie

Delta Airlines, Retired

Stan Huie

Delta, Walk Through the Bible

Ardyth Hallock

Interiors by Ardee, Ltd.

Byron Calhoun

M.D. OBGYN

Laura Glessner

Spotsylvania County Schools

Thomas Glessner

NIFLA

Brendan Flohr

Wells Fargo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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