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The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and co-counsel representing pro-life journalist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed an expedited appeal yesterday in the Ninth Circuit, asking the appellate court to dissolve a federal district court’s preliminary injunction blocking the release of undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of baby…

In Letter, DOJ’s Civil Rights Division Chief Agrees All Children Should Be Protected from Bullying Regardless of Religion The Justice Department has responded to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s recommendation that it rescind its Obama-era, religion-based anti-bullying and harassment guidelines. In September 2018, FCDF executive director Daniel Piedra sent a report and recommendation to…

Attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and St. Thomas More Society filed a petition for review today in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of pro-life journalist David Daleiden, asking the Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that is “obliterating” Daleiden’s First Amendment defenses against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is suing Daleiden…

School Officials are arguing President Trump’s presidential campaign justified religiously preferential program This afternoon, attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund responded to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education’s defense of its “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” Since five families and two local organizations sued last year, the school board has refused to defend…

Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Phyllis Young, who is being punished by the Hawaii state government for declining to allow a same-sex couple to stay the night at her home. FCDF filed the amicus brief in a team effort with the Ethics…

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Religious Freedom

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


We provide expert counsel and experienced advocacy through litigation and public policy initiatives on behalf of parents who desire a safe and enriching education for their children.

Marriage & Family

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.

Bio-Ethics / Life

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


Paul M. Jonna

Senior Counsel

Daniel Piedra

Executive Director


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