Archive for February, 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

AUL Notes Mother Jones & Huffington Post Wrong on Life: Model Legislation Protects Women & Children from Abuse

Americans United for Life Vice President of Legal Affairs Denise Burke noted that the anti-life media once again got their facts wrong in reporting on AUL’s “Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act.”  AUL’s groundbreaking model legislation seeks to ensure that a pregnant woman and her unborn child are protected from criminal violence and that her decision to carry her child to term is respected.  Specifically, the model legislation was drafted in direct response to the well-documented and growing problem of pregnancy-related violence against women. “Leave it to the anti-life lobby to claim that model legislation that shows respect for the choice a […]

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Georgia Child Protection Act Protects Minors from Abuse and Predation, Legislators Say

“Our children must be protected from predatory and abusive behavior,” said former Georgia State Senator Rusty Paul. ATLANTA, GA. (02-23-11) – Americans United for Life Georgia representative Rusty Paul commended two state legislators who are calling on their colleagues to pass “The Child Protection Act,” as a necessary safeguard children to protect Georgia’s children from physical and sexual abuse. Paul, former Georgia state senator, said that in light of the release of undercover videos shot in Planned Parenthood facilities across the country in which clinic workers appear to turn a blind eye to sex trafficking of minors, the time was […]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Yoest Calls Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s Legacy the “Lives Saved Because He Told the Truth About Abortion”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-22-11) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted with sorrow that a true hero of the pro-life movement, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, had died. Dr. Yoest made the following comments about the pivotal pro-life figure, once a premier abortionist who presided over 75,000 abortions and become a founding member of prominent pro-abortion organizations, who later denounced his former colleagues and profession to embrace the pro-life cause and to work against the brutal abortion industry. Dr. Yoest said:  “Dr. Nathanson was a beacon of uncompromising truth into the horrifying reality of abortion.  The courage and […]

Friday, February 18th, 2011

AUL Calls for Strong Conscience Clause Protection for Medical Professionals

“No longer should the civil rights of medical professionals be held hostage to political interests,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-18-11) – Americans United for Life president and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that the Obama Administration had rescinded almost all of the regulation protecting conscience rights for medical professionals – except the provision to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services. “AUL predicted that the rights of conscience of medical professionals could be violated without stronger protections,” said Dr. Yoest. “This must come to an end.  No longer […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

AUL urges Virginia to opt out of the abortion coverage in President Obama’s health care law

AUL attorney Mary Harned says Virginia has “the legal right to opt out and the absolute support of a majority of Americans.” RICHMOND, VA. – (02-17-11) – Americans United for Life staff counsel Mary Harned testified before the Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health on Thursday, urging the Commonwealth to opt out of a part of President Obama’s Health Care plan which presently allows insurance plans that cover abortion to participate in state exchanges. In the general assembly building, Harned made her comments, noting, “70 percent of Americans – both pro-life and pro-choice – do not want to see […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

VIDEO: Pro-Life Panel at CPAC

Below is video of a CPAC panel that Anna Franzonello of AUL participated in on February 11, 2011.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The time to regulate RU-486 is now

“Telemed abortions” have made headlines in the last year, and with that attention AUL has received numerous requests from state legislators and policy groups seeking to curb the practice. While this issue is so “hot,” states have the perfect opportunity to protect women by regulating the provision of abortion-inducing drugs. Abortion Providers Misuse Abortion Drugs Planned Parenthood and abortion providers misuse RU-486, and they do not hide this misuse. In at least two courts and in multiple media outlets, abortion providers have admitted to providing RU-486 to women well outside the directions contained in the drug’s label. For example, RU-486 […]

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Saunders Speech at the United Nations on February 11, 2011

Remarks of William L. Saunders at the Annual Briefing of the DIIFSD during the 49th session of the CSD in New York (United Nations), February 11, 2011: Ladies and Gentlemen – I am pleased to be here today as a representative of those members of civil society who participated in the conference on “Empowerment of the Family in the modern world: challenges and promises ahead”, which was sponsored by the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, and was held in Doha, Qatar, in January 2010. The conference drew upon distinguished scholars, governmental officials, and representatives of NGO’s from […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

VIDEO: Anna Franzonello on Breitbart.TV at CPAC

Anna Franzonello of AUL appeared live on The Stage Right Show on Breitbart.TV on Friday, February 11, 2011 at CPAC in Washington, D.C.

Monday, February 14th, 2011

PHOTOS: Expose Planned Parenthood Vigil in Washington

The photographs below are from the Washington, D.C. Vigil for Victims held in conjunction with vigils nationally on February 14, 2011. To see the individual photographs, click here. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.