Thomas M. Messner, J.D.Senior Fellow In Legal Policy
Thomas Messner, J.D., is Senior Fellow in Legal Policy at CLI where he researches and writes on issues involving life and conscience. Messner earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. After law school, Messner clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and practiced law in Washington, D.C. Previously Messner served as a Visiting Fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, where he researched and wrote about religious liberty and other issues.
Baltimore Pregnancy Center Refuses to Stop Fighting, Wins another Legal Victory against Local Ordinance
A pro-life pregnancy help center (PHC) in Baltimore has won another legal victory in its fight against a city ordinance. The Baltimore ordinance would have forced Greater Baltimore Pregnancy Concerns Center to post a disclaimer in its waiting room stating that it does not provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services.
Federal regulations issued by the Obama Administration have raised concerns that Christian charities operating federally funded care provider facilities housing unaccompanied alien children could be required to facilitate access to abortion.
The Supreme Court issued an order that will stop certain abortion laws in Texas from being enforced until the federal courts decide whether those regulations are constitutional.