May 22, 2013
“This terrible decision from the 9th Circuit ignores the growing body of evidence that late-term abortions are dangerous for women” noted AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “And yet a woman receiving an abortion at 20 weeks is 35 times more likely to die than she was in the first trimester.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-22-2013) – Ignoring the growing body of evidence detailing abortion’s harms to women, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Arizona’s prohibition of abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, despite the fact that the risks to maternal health dramatically increase with such later-term abortion procedures. The troubling ruling involved [...]
Each year, AUL publishes Defending Life: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.
This annual resource manual combines our model legislation, expert analysis, and 50 state report cards into a single nonpartisan guide for legislators, policy makers, the media, and interested Americans. It comprehensively addresses abortion, protection of the unborn (in contexts outside of abortion), bioethics, the end-of-life, and health care freedom of conscience, expertly tackles legal and policy challenges for the pro-life movement, and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.READ MORE
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States, in perhaps the most controversial case in the 20th century, ruled in favor of a woman’s right to an abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Four decades later, our country has witnessed over 55 million abortions and millions of hurting men and women, who have struggled in the wake of personal loss as a result.READ MORE