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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) dismissed seven out of eleven claims on Friday against pro-life journalist David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). In 2015, NAF sued David and CMP after they began releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby body parts. Buying and selling fetal tissue is illegal…

SAN DIEGO – Federal Judge Cynthia Bashant heard oral argument on Tuesday over the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent. FCDF seeks a court order halting the District’s ongoing efforts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to “address…

David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed a motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week, asking the court to reassign the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) lawsuit against David and CMP to a different judge. The presiding judge, William H. Orrick III, is an avid Planned Parenthood supporter. FCDF and…

Despite suffering a resounding court defeat and in light of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, officials for California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) are relaunching their administrative investigation of Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery. Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s chief counsel, said: “This is a witch hunt. Once again, the California government is…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund is seeking answers about the Seattle public school district’s developing collaboration with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to “address Islamophobia” in its schools. Earlier today, FCDF filed a public records request with the school district asking for emails between school officials and CAIR operatives regarding a district-wide Muslim…

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Religious Freedom

We advance and defend the Constitution and the rights and liberties of all Americans to practice their beliefs.


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Marriage and family are the building blocks of American society. We defend and promote marriage for both the well-being of the individual person and our culture.

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Through litigation and public policy initiatives, we protect the most basic human freedom: the inalienable Right to Life.


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