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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Americans United for Life Calls for Criminal Penalties to be Added to National Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, in Light of Horrific Planned Parenthood Videos

“As the Wall Street Journal first reported, ‘Dueling Assessments of Planned Parenthood Videos’ shows that pressing questions must be investigated by Congress, as half-a-billion taxpayer dollars go to the nation’s number one abortionist federation each year,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-01-15) — “Today’s video from the Center for Medical Progress again illustrates Planned Parenthood’s decade-long track record of trafficking in infant body parts and demands a strong legislative response. The video today indicates that babies have possibly been born alive during abortions, facing a horrific fate. Americans United for Life is calling on Congress to add criminal […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

AUL Attorneys Detail Possible Violations of Federal Laws for Congressional Committees and Leadership Investigating Planned Parenthood, Calls for Congressional Hearings

“The shocking undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood abortionists and associates sipping wine while discussing money to be made from infant bodies, butchered and sold for parts, may represent broad-based corporate corruption coordinated at the national level,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-27-15) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest today sent a letter and detailed legal response to multiple committees and top legal authorities in Congress, now currently investigating the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), following release of videos indicating PPFA’s involvement in lucrative. infant body parts trafficking. “Given the fact that half-a-billion […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

AUL Supports Conscience Rights of Catholic Nuns; Files 28th Brief Against Obamacare’s Draconian Anti-Life Mandates

“When the government goes to court – multiple times – to punish nuns who do not want to purchase life-ending drugs and devices, you know that the system is broken,” said AUL President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-26-15) — Americans United for Life’s legal team filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief this week in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, now before the Supreme Court on a petition for certiorari, demonstrating the coercive, unconstitutional effects of Obamacare’s “HHS Mandate,” which forces non-profit religious employers to facilitate coverage for life-ending drugs and devices against […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Listen: Dr. Charmaine Yoest on NPR to Discuss #PPSellsBabyParts Scandal

On August 11, 2015, Tom Ashbrook welcomed Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, pro-abortion writer Katha Pollitt, and Julie Rovner, senior health correspondent for Kaiser Health News onto his show to discuss the undercover videos from The Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Americans United for Life says 7th Planned Parenthood Undercover Video Reveals the Horrific ‘Tell-Tale Heart’ of Its Gruesome Infant Organ Trafficking

“The beating heart of an aborted infant seems like an image from Edgar Allen Poe’s horror story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ but in truth, it’s Cecile Richards’ inhumane profiteering displayed in living color,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-19-15) — As horrific depictions in a seventh undercover Planned Parenthood video, released by the Center for Medical Progress, describe Planned Parenthood personnel examining the beating heart of an aborted infant, the inhumanity of the abortion industry is on full display. “The beating heart of a soon-to-be dead infant seems like an image from Edgar Allen Poe’s horror story ‘The Tell-Tale […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Americans United for Life Says 6th Video Further Unmasks a “Predatory Abortion Provider Still Refusing to Answer Questions Regarding Possible Criminal Acts”

“As the legal arm of the pro-life movement, Americans United for Life has outlined questions regarding possibly illegal and certainly unethical conduct occurring behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood, and yet Cecile Richards and the abortionists who work for her, still refuse to answer to the people paying over 40% of their annual revenues,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-12-15) — In light of new, horrifying revelations in a sixth video released from the Center for Medical Progress this morning, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called upon Congressional and state investigators to […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

AUL says Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Reveals Again the Depth of Depravity within the Nation’s Number One Abortion Business

“In the light of day, Planned Parenthood’s embrace of profiting from a culture of infant death paints a video picture worth a thousand words and not worth half-a-billion in taxpayer dollars. It’s time to investigate the potentially illegal acts, including possible infanticide evidenced in this latest video, taking place behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood and to sever their ties to the American taxpayer,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-04-15) — “Planned Parenthood’s spin in trying to push back against the horrific images of picking through the bodies of aborted infants falls flat and misses the point,” […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Senate Fails to Defund Planned Parenthood

“Politicians who insist on handing over half a billion dollars in scarce taxpayer resources to Planned Parenthood will find that the American taxpayer — and American voter — will hold them accountable for horrific judgment. The outrage of the American people who have been shocked by gruesome images of Planned Parenthood abortionists picking through the remains of infants they destroyed so that they could sell them for parts must be addressed in Congress,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “It’s time to disentangle taxpayers from Big Abortion and redirect monies to real, comprehensive medical care. Tax dollars to help women should address […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Americans United for Life Action Calls on Senate to Prohibit Federal Funding of Scandal-Ridden Planned Parenthood

“AUL Action has long called on Congress to disentangle the American taxpayer from Big Abortion,” said Dr. Yoest. “Half-a-Billion dollars each year fattens the coffers of the profiteering abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood. That money can be directed to true healthcare.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-03-15) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on the U.S. Senate to pass S. 1881, a bill to “Prohibit Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood,” sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), telling the Senate in a letter to Capitol Hill that it would be a scored vote for life. “AUL Action has […]

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

AUL Says Fourth Shocking Planned Parenthood Video Underscores Issues in Letter Sent to Congress

Announces the ‘Unborn Infants Dignity Act,’ model legislation that wouldrequire a “humane handling of the broken bodies of unborn infants.” “Legislators at the federal level should immediately freeze tax dollars from going to the discredited, abortion-industry leader during this investigation,” said Dr. Yoest. “And this is also a time for us to consider how to show respect to unborn children who do not survive to take their first breath.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-30-15) – “Repercussions from public and political reaction to the shocking spectacle of Planned Parenthood abortionists picking over the bodies of their unborn victims to sell their tiny human organs […]