The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) exists to protect life-affirming pregnancy centers that empower abortion-vulnerable women and families to choose life for their unborn children.

How We Serve

By providing legal counsel, education and training, NIFLA helps member centers more effectively reach and serve their communities. NIFLA now represents more than 1,500 pro-life pregnancy centers across the country. Of that number, over 1,200 operate as licensed medical clinics.

Legal Guidance for Life-Affirming Pregnancy Centers

For more than 25 years, NIFLA has worked to protect, equip and defend pro-life pregnancy centers so they may better fulfill their mission to save lives. Legal guidelines, best practices and procedures developed by NIFLA have proven effective in protecting member centers from legal pitfalls. NIFLA has also taken a stand in court against government-compelled speech promoting abortion, fighting to protect pro-life centers from this and other anti-life legislation. Whether at the state or national level, NIFLA remains committed to advancing the cause and culture of life in every legal battle.

NIFLA is the national leader in providing legal counsel to pregnancy centers to enable them to convert to medical clinic status and provide ultrasound services. Since 1998, NIFLA has trained more than 4,500 management and healthcare professionals in the legal and medical “how to’s” of providing limited ultrasound through its Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound.

Empowering Pregnancy Centers to go Medical

NIFLA recognized the importance of using ultrasound in a pregnancy center setting for reaching abortion-minded women more than two decades ago, and it has been pioneering the way in which the pro-life movement uses this important tool ever since. Ultrasound offers a window to the womb which can impact a woman’s decision to choose life by more than 80 percent.

NIFLA has two key programs to support compliance and conversion for pregnancy centers. The Life Choice Project (TLC) offers a step-by-step conversion program, while NIFLA’s Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound equips medical and management personnel with the legal requirements for operating a medical clinic.