Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In Nation Founded on Rule of Law, Obama Administration Breaks the Law and its Promises, says AUL

“Americans are funding death with monies designed to sustain life through real healthcare,” said AUL’s General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne. “The GAO report confirms that the Obama Administration has broken the law under the Affordable Care Act and ignores the President’s Executive Order by paying for abortions with taxpayer funds.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-18-14) “The Obama Administration is breaking the law by allowing abortions to be paid for under Obamacare, which expressly prohibits direct or indirect funding for abortion. Just as important, the Administration is breaking its promise to the American people made at the 11th hour in order to pass the […]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

GAO Report Reveals Abortion Funding in Obamacare

“Americans are paying for Abortion out of federally-subsidized premiums. That is taxpayer funding for abortion, period,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-16-14) “The Obama Administration has completely failed to keep its promise to protect taxpayer dollars from abortion funding. The release of the non-partisan federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Obamacare abortion funding demonstrates that Americans are paying for abortion in their healthcare,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “AUL stood with the majority of Americans on the issue of life during the debates over healthcare. At that time, 7 in 10 […]

Friday, September 12th, 2014

AUL Joins Fight for Workplace Protections for Pregnant Women

“It was absolutely unacceptable that while other (UPS) employees’ physical needs were accommodated, a hard-working pregnant mother was not given the same options,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-12-14) – Americans United for Life filed an amicus brief this week, fighting for continued workplace protections for pregnant mothers, at issue in Young v United Parcel Service (UPS). The landmark case aims to preserve the employment protections of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) for working mothers. AUL Senior Counsel Clarke D. Forsythe was instrumental in drafting the brief and will serve as co-counsel in […]

Friday, August 29th, 2014

What the New York Times forgot to say about abortion …

I wanted to be sure you saw that the New York Times, in a national profile piece out now for its weekend magazine, included Americans United for Life board member and prominent physician Dr. Monique Chireau in a long overdue discussion. Just how safe are chemical abortion drugs? And whom can you trust to tell you the truth? Reporter Emily Bazelon wrote: “Monique Chireau, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine and a board member of Americans United for Life, says the number of women who die or suffer serious complications from abortions may be higher […]

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

AUL Notes “New” HHS Rules for Obamacare Fall Short in Protecting ALL Americans’ Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-22-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that the “new” HHS mandate announced today continues to violate American conscience rights. Yoest made the following statement, following news of the 8th Revision to the Health and Human Service mandates issued under Obamacare. She said: “Once again HHS continues to violate the conscience rights of Americans while claiming just the opposite. Our own organization is a good example of the challenge posed: Americans United for Life is a public interest law firm that opposes life-ending drugs and devices required under the HHS mandate. Nevertheless, […]

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Iowa Regulation of Dangerous Chemical Abortion Drugs Upheld, Protecting Women and Girls as Medical Doctors Recommend

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-19-14) – An Iowa trial court today upheld a rule from the Iowa Board of Medicine that regulates chemical abortion by requiring that a physician physically examine a woman before providing abortion-inducing drugs. The physician-approved regulation, which was adopted by an 8-2 vote of the Board of Medicine, would protect women from potentially dangerous misuse, such as taking the drug too late in pregnancy or during an ectopic pregnancy, by requiring an in-person exam by a physician rather than a videoconference. This practice is sometime called “telemed abortion.” “Women can die when life-ending drugs are carelessly administered,” said […]

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Americans United for Life Asks Ninth Circuit to Hear Evidence of Alleged Corruption at Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-15-14) Americans United for Life filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing in the whistleblower case, Gonzalez ex rel. U.S. v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, asking the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its recent dismal and give the case its day in court. Victor Gonzalez, represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), has alleged that taxpayers were fraudulently billed millions of dollars, paid to Planned Parenthood affiliates of California. AUL filed its brief on behalf of Concerned Women for America, which represents taxpaying members nationwide. “As AUL documented in The Case […]

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Dr. Charmaine Yoest in the News

Recent commentary by AUL’s President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest Dr. Charmaine Yoest at ThinkProgress: The connection between work/life policies and the life issue July 31, 2014 …There may be the inklings of a coalition with religious conservatives and progressives on these issues. Charmaine Yoest, President of the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life (AUL) who has done past work on work/family issues, noted that her group doesn’t have the bandwidth to take them on. But they are issues she still cares about. “There really is connective tissue between work/life policies and the life issue,” she told ThinkProgress. “Because so […]

Monday, August 4th, 2014

AUL Files 19th Brief Defending the Rights of Those Burdened by Obamacare’s Anti-life Mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-04-14) – “Just like the Green family of Hobby Lobby and the Hahn of Conestoga Wood, who successfully defended themselves from the coercive Obamacare anti-life mandates, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) faces a horrific ‘choice’ staying in business or violating their beliefs,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, as AUL filed an amicus curiae brief today in the Eleventh Circuit in the case Eternal Word Television Network v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “The so-called ‘accommodation’ from the Obama Administration requires EWTN to arrange for and facilitate coverage for the life-ending drugs […]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

“Mother-Child” Pro-life Strategy Remained Popular in 2014 State Legislative Sessions, Notes AUL

“The abortion industry should be warned that the time is now to hold them accountable for their horrific treatment of mothers and their unborn children,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “In just the last four years, AUL and our sister organization, AUL Action, have helped enact 74 life-affirming measures, fully one-third of all the protective measures enacted since 2010.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-29-14) – Pro-life legislative advances continued in the 2013-2014 state legislative sessions as “common sense health and safety standards appeal to the humanity of pro-life legislators and their constituents who care about all the people harmed by abortion,” said Americans […]