Created Equal

About the Book

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.”

These familiar words from our Declaration of Independence set forth the founding principles of the American Republic. All human beings are created equal and thus, are given by their Creator, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, modern-day America has departed from these foundational principles – beginning with its denial of the right to life for the unborn. In doing so, America has set itself upon a course that, unless reversed, will lead to its eventual destruction from within.


Father Frank Pavone, founder Priests for Life

“The pro-life position affirms the very principles established by our founding Fathers. In Created Equal: Reflections of the Unalienable Right to Life, my friend and colleague Thomas Glessner sounds the alarm that convenience has triumphed over certainty, and the courts over the Declaration of Independence. “

Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

“Thomas Glessner has done an admirable job of explaining and exploring the legal and moral framework of America and why its abortion regime is such a radical departure from our nation’s founding principles. Any who reads this book will be forced to reflect on the meaning of America, life and their own existence. “

Allan Sears, J.D. President, Alliance Defending Freedom

“This book provides compelling arguments from our nation’s history to expose how abortion-on-demand is not only unconstitutional, but has resulted in tragic consequences for our nation.” 

 About the Author


Thomas A. Glessner is the founder and President of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a public interest law firm founded in 1993 and committed to legal counsel and training for Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) and Pregnancy Medical Clinics (PMCs). NIFLA represents more than 1,350 PRCs/PMCs nationwide.

Mr. Glessner is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Law in Seattle in 1977 and practiced law in the Seattle area for ten years. He was the president and CEO of the Christian Action Action Counsel (now Care Net) from 1987 to 1992, establishing legal guidelines and programs for the training of hundreds of board members and directors of PRCs/PMCs.

Thomas A. Glessner is the author of Achieving an Abortion Free America (Multnomah Publishing 1990), Destiny’s Team: A Story About Love, Choices and Eternity (Anomalos Publishing 2007), a novel, and The Emerging Brave New World (Anomalos Publishing 2008), a nonfiction work. Mr. Glessner is a member of the bar associations for the United States Supreme Court, the State of Virginia and the State of Washington.

Mr. Glessner and his wife, Laura, live in Fredericksburg, Virginia and have four children – Joshua, SaraLynn, Brannan and Jefferson.

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