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 […]
Archive for February, 2011
AUL Notes Mother Jones & Huffington Post Wrong on Life: Model Legislation Protects Women & Children from Abuse
“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 […]
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 […]
“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 Charmaine Yoest noted that the Obama Administration had rescinded almost all of the regulation protecting conscience rights for medical professionals – except the provision to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights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 […]
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 […]
Below is video of a CPAC panel that Anna Franzonello of AUL participated in on February 11, 2011.
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.