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P.O. Box 9520
Rancho Santa Fe, California  92067

Physical Address:  (UPS & FedEx Only)
16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 3-15
Rancho Santa Fe, California  92067
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Phone: (858) 759-9948

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Welcome to The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s mission is to defend religious freedom by providing protective legal services at the trial level to persons whose religious liberty and free-speech rights have been attacked. FCDF is a nonprofit public-interest law firm which defends the conscience rights and religious freedom of those of all faiths and no faith.

What makes FCDF unique—and so very much needed—is its focus on trial-level defense. Whereas other public-interest attorneys and nonprofits tend to focus their work at the appellate level, FCDF has seasoned expertise at the trial-court level where these rights most need to be defended. Too many cases never get to the appellate level—precisely because harassed, oppressed, intimidated men and women do not have the resources to defend their rights at trial. That is where the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund comes in. Moreover, FCDF is the only such firm based in California, where the push against religious liberty is particularly strong.

The Center for Medical Progress Case

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances, has recently been releasing a series of damaging videos implicating Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal harvesting of fetal tissue, fetal body parts, and whole fetal cadavers.

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Mt. Soledad Cross Case

On Friday, July 17, 2015, title to the Mount Soledad National Veterans War Memorial was transferred from the United States Department of Defense to the Mount Soledad Memorial Association pursuant to a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 (H.R. 3979, section 2852), sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R. Calif.).

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