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A Minor's Ability to Consent to an Ultrasound Examination and Pregnancy Related Services

April 2007
By: Thomas Glessner and Anne O'Connor
The law has long acknowledged that minors do not have the same maturity and capacity as adults to make many decisions. Areas where a minor's rights traditionally have been limited include: voting, driving an automobile, drinking alcohol, getting married, obtaining a tattoo, body piercing, and enteri...
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Converting Your Pregnancy Help Center into a Medical Clinic

January 2006
By: Thomas Glessner
Providing medical services to abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable clients has proven to be an effective way not only to serve the needs of these women, but also to empower them to choose life. Through medical services such as ultrasound, these women are introduced to the humanity of their unborn...
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Staffing the Pregnancy Medical Clinic

October 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
Pregnancy help centers around the nation are converting their operations into licensed medical clinics. In doing so, they are reporting that they are seeing increased numbers of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women. In addition, they are seeing dramatic increases in the number of clients ch...
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Ultrasound and Legal Liabilities

April 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
Reprinted from "NIFLA Clinic Tips," Vol. 2 No. 1. The powerful impact of an ultrasound examination upon a woman contemplating an abortion cannot be overstated. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, February 17, 1983, related an anecdote that portrays the influence such an examination c...
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The Provision of Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound in the Second and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy

January 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) promotes limited obstetrical ultrasound examinations at pregnancy help medical clinics. In promoting ultrasound we have found that there is a great deal of confusion regarding the nature of the ultrasound exam given at a pregnancy center an...
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Determining Whether to “Go Medical” -- A Board Assessment Survey

January 2003
By: Thomas Glessner
Pregnancy help medical clinics are surfacing as one of the most powerful tools in reaching abortion-vulnerable women. Life-affirming medical clinics are obtaining exceptional results in the following areas: • Increasing the overall number of clients • Attracting more abortion-m...
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