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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Video: How We Know We’re Winning

In the last few months we’ve heard Big Abortion say they want a national discussion on abortion. We both know this profit-driven industry is trying desperately to normalize this injustice. But do they really want to talk about abortion? Or do they just want to shut down any opposition to their pro-abortion narrative? Watch our new one-minute video to find out:

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Illinois SB 1564 Continues to Move – Get Your Pastor’s Briefing Book

Illinois SB 1564, a bill that would dramatically reduce the state’s conscience protections for health care providers and pro-life pregnancy centers, continues to advance. Yesterday, the House Committee on Human Services voted along party lines to advance this dangerous bill to the House floor. If the bill passes the House, it will go to Governor Rauner for consideration. People from across Illinois have been asking what more they can do to help. That’s why we’ve created the Pastor’s Briefing Book on SB 1564. We ask that you download it today and send it to your pastor asking them to speak […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

AUL Commends U.S. House for Standing Up for Women and Their Unborn Children with Passage of an Abortion Limit at 5 Months of Pregnancy

“There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-13-15) – Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, “long overdue and one of the most commonsense laws under consideration. There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry. It’s time to protect […]

Monday, May 11th, 2015

AUL Action Supports Limiting Abortion at 5 Months of Pregnancy Because of Dangers Faced by Mothers and Their Unborn Children

Pledges Scored Vote on H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-11-15) – Americans United for Life Action President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on members of the U.S. House to vote in favor of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and released today. Click here to read the bill. The vote in the House expected this week will be scored. “Limiting abortion at 5 months of pregnancy, as an unborn child becomes able to live outside the womb and as the abortion procedure becomes […]

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

AUL at New York Times on “Surge” of Pro-Life Bills

On May 8, 2015, AUL staff counsel Anna Paprocki provided comment to the New York Times in an article entitled “State Legislatures Put Up Flurry of Roadblocks to Abortion.” An excerpt is copied below. Oklahoma’s governor this week approved a law extending to 72 hours the mandatory waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. Here in Florida, lawmakers enacted a 24-hour waiting period that requires two separate appointments — one for an ultrasound and information about fetal development and another for the actual procedure. These are just two laws in a surge of bills passed by Republican-controlled state […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

AUL Joins Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance in Opposing SB 1564, an Assault on Speech and Conscience Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Attorney Anna Paprocki to speak at noon (Central) Event WASHINGTON, D.C./CHICAGO, IL (05-05-15) – Americans United for Life attorney Anna Paprocki will participate in a Tuesday media event as part of the Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance to oppose SB 1564 and its draconian punishments for pro-life Americans who do not comply with the abortion industry’s agenda in Illinois. In her remarks, Paprocki will observe: “SB 1564 is detrimental to both healthcare providers and patients. It violates people’s constitutional rights of conscience and free speech, and illustrates the abortion industry’s strategic shift from choice to coercion in their […]

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

AUL Action Says a Vote to Disapprove RHNDA Vital for Preserving the Constitutional Freedoms of Pro-life Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-30-15) – Calling for passage of H.J. Res 43, the Joint Resolution of Disapproval on the implementation of the “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014” (RHNDA) enacted by the D.C. government, Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that defeating RHNDA “is vital for preserving the Constitutional freedoms of pro-life organizations based in Washington, D.C. who could be forced to hire people who work in opposition to the mission of creating a country in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.” In a letter that went to Capitol Hill today, Dr. […]

Monday, April 27th, 2015

AUL Reveals 2015 Legislative Trends – Pro-Life Innovations and Dangerous Bills Targeting the Sick and Elderly

“Mothers and their unborn children should not be abandoned to a callous, profit-motivated abortion industry that lobbies for us to ‘Trust but Never Verify’ women’s health and safety,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. Click here to download a copy of AUL’s 2015 State Legislative Sessions Mid-Session Report. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-27-15) – “Innovative additions to informed consent enhancements on health risks and realities of abortion, medically appropriate health and safety standards for abortion providers, abortion limits at 5 months of pregnancy, and dangerous legislation targeting the sick and elderly represent key legislative trends across the country on life issues,” noted Americans United for Life […]

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Bipartisan Members of Congress urge Illinois state legislators not to pass anti-conscience bill that violates federal law

A bill that would force pro-life health care providers in Illinois to promote and participate in abortion, SB 1564, passed the Senate and now moves to the House. Plainly bad policy, the bill would also violate federal law. A bipartisan letter from Members of the federal Illinois delegation urges state legislators to immediately cease consideration of SB 1564. If the bill becomes law, pro-life doctors and pregnancy centers in Illinois, which exist solely to provide alternatives to abortion, would be forced to distribute information on where to obtain abortions. The unnecessary and coercive policy could cost Illinois its federal funding. […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

AUL To Testify in Colorado to Protect the Rights of Unborn Victims of Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne to testify in support of Colorado SB 268, the “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act,” before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 352, in the State Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-22-15) – “When Longmont, CO young mother-to-be Michelle Wilkins was brutally attacked and her 7-months-old unborn baby viciously cut from her body, you would think that the attack against both mother AND child would be fully prosecuted,” said Americans United for Life General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne, speaking in Colorado. “But while Ms. Wilkins’s attacker faces multiple charges, murder of Aurora, her unborn child, is not […]