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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Americans United for Life Action Calls on the Senate to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to Address Abortion Funding Problem in the Exchanges

“Whether or not an insurance Exchange is established by the federal or state government, it receives taxpayer dollars, which should not be used to pay for abortions and life-ending drugs and devices,” said AUL Action’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-25-15) – In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federally run health insurance Exchanges in 36 states can receive taxpayer subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. For Americans United for Life and AUL Action, the problem is that the ‘Obamacare’ subsidies—taxpayer dollars—can be used by abortion-covering insurance plans. “Whether or not an insurance Exchange is established by the […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

AUL Releases “The New Leviathan”: The Mega-Centers Report, How Planned Parenthood Has Become Abortion, Inc.

“At Planned Parenthood, abortion sales are UP and other services are DOWN,” observed AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “This is as a result of a move to create abortion mega-centers to mass produce abortions at an even deadlier rate.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-24-15) – “Over the last 45 years, Planned Parenthood has become the expert in making money from ending lives,” observed Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Yoest, in releasing AUL’s “Mega-Center Report,” entitled “The New Leviathan” (available here) which details how the billion-dollar abortion profiteer has increased its profits and market share, even as fewer U.S. women seek abortions. “Unlike […]

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Statement by Dr. Charmaine Yoest at Selma Project Rally

It is an honor to stand here today, with these dear friends – with the brave and courageous members of the Black Prolife movement. We are all grieving together as we gather tonight in the shadow of the tragic and murderous racial violence that unfolded in Charleston this week. So it’s appropriate, and humbling, that we meet here in Selma, a special place, a historic place. There’s a heritage here – blood has been spilled here that we must commit our hearts to worthy of. We are inspired by the brave men and women who stood here, who stood together […]

Friday, June 19th, 2015

AUL Stands With Diverse, Pro-Life Coalition in Selma Because #BlackWomenMatter, Calls on Office Holders to Enforce Laws Protecting Women in Abortion Clinics

MEDIA ADVISORY: In historic Selma, Alabama, Rally at Christ the King Cathedral and March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge planned for June 19 and 20, 2015 “We stand here in Selma to note once again that when laws that protect health and safety are not enforced, African Americans bear too heavy a burden,” said Dr. Yoest. “Life-saving health and safety standards must be enforced.” WASHINGTON, D.C./ATLANTA, GA (06-19-15) – Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest joined a diverse coalition of African American and pro-life organizations for a special event — TheSelmaProject.com — announcing a new partnership on behalf […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015

New Texas Law to Protect Young Girls from Sexual Predators Based in Part on AUL’s Women’s Protection Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-15-15) – Americans United for Life President & CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, commended Governor Greg Abbott for signing Texas HB 3994, a measure based in part on AUL model legislation designed to protect young girls from sexual predators. The new law requires that parents or guardians be notified and be placed in charge of caring for their minor children, including decisions regarding abortion. “Too often, sexual predators use abortion to cover up their crimes against young girls, faking consent or claiming to be the parent so that the evidence of their criminal acts will be destroyed,” said Dr. Yoest. “This […]

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Dr. Charmaine Yoest calls for U.S. Senate to Pass 5-Month Abortion Limit

This morning, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life participated in a press conference on Capitol Hill calling for the U.S. Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which would limit abortions after five months of pregnancy. The conference, which was organized by Senator Lindsey Graham featured other speakers including Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life, and Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America. Watch Charmaine’s comments at the conference below: Dr. […]

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Americans United for Life Action Calls on U.S. Senate to Support Commonsense Limits on Abortions at 5 Months of Pregnancy

“Unborn infants should not be subjected to the inhuman pain of later term abortion nor should women’s lives and health be put at risk, so that abortionists can sell a deadly product through all nine months of pregnancy,” said AULA’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-11-15) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate, introduced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) after winning support of the U.S. House. Sen. Graham, in a Capitol Hill news conference today is expected to announce […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Diverse, Pro-Life Coalition Says #BlackWomenMatter, Call on Office Holders to Enforce Laws Protecting Women’s Health and Safety in Abortion Clinics

MEDIA ADVISORY: In historic Selma, Alabama, Rally at Christ the King Cathedral and March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge planned for June 19 and 20, 2015 “Criminal acts against far too many women of color are being ignored here in Alabama and nationwide,” said event organizer Catherine Davis. “But we promise you that an energized coalition will be working together to hold abortionists accountable and to call on office holders to enforce the law.” Atlanta, GA (06-10-15) – A diverse coalition of African American and pro-life organizations will join together for a special event — TheSelmaProject.com — announcing a new partnership on […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

5th Circuit Protects Women’s Health with Ruling Holding Texas Abortionists to Real Medical Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-09-15) – In a sweeping victory for women, the Fifth Circuit has upheld a Texas law requiring that abortion clinics meet the same health and safety standards as facilities that provide other outpatient surgeries. In a per curiam decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Lakey, the Court found that the medical requirement advances Texas’ interests in safeguarding maternal health and protecting women from substandard abortion facilities and practices. “Texas has struck a decisive blow for women’s health and safety against a predatory abortion industry,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “A largely under-monitored, under-supervised, and […]

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Oklahoma Expands Enforcement Options for Abortion Law Violations, Creates Legal Standards to Hold Sex Offenders Accountable Requiring Abortionists to Protect Young Girls

“Too often, sex offenders fake a parent’s signature to use abortion as a cover up for abuse, and for too long, the abortion industry has turned a blind eye to crimes committed by evil men, as they profit from the cover up,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-05-15) – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into a law a groundbreaking, pro-life measure that passed with tremendous bi-partisan support and will expand the enforcement options for any violation of state abortion laws as well as provide greater protections for young girls who become victims of sexual abuse. Oklahoma SB 642 is based […]