Post by: Sarah Stefaniak
This summer I am working for the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA). This organization housed in Fredericksburg, VA provides legal support to crisis pregnancy centers around the country, a place where both mother and baby are seen as unique human beings deserving of protection.
My first week at the internship consisted of attending a national summit led by NIFLA. I was exposed to numerous topics regarding abortion that plague our society including the issues of human trafficking, forced abortions, and child abuse. It was exciting to interact with so many members working in the pro-life movement. I also had the chance to observe a pro-life documentary in the making, watching the attorneys I work with give interviews about the work they do!
I was able to interact with state representatives who have been key in supporting pro-life legislation. I was able to talk with directors and nurses from around the nation who are doing what they can to save the unborn at these centers.
Back in the office at Fredericksburg, I have started researching and editing legal tips that are available for crisis pregnancy centers to access. In the office there is a poster of the United States and it is filled with blue tacks. Each tack represents a pregnancy center that NIFLA supports. It’s amazing to know the work that I’m doing will be sent out to all of those blue dots. These tips will help people better understand the law so they can continue the life-saving work that they are doing. I look forward to what the rest of the internship experience has to offer.
This post was written by a Center for Global Justice Intern. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.