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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

AUL Action Calls on Senate to Pass No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to Prevent Abortion Subsidies in Healthcare Funds

“This effort will more permanently protect taxpayers from subsidizing abortionists through use of healthcare funds,” said AUL Action’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-15) – “Most Americans are unaware that multiple, taxpayer-supported income streams end up in abortion providers’ pockets,” observed Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “AUL Action calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, as a critical first step toward ensuring that real healthcare respects life. This bi-partisan effort will more permanently protect taxpayers from subsidizing abortionists through use of healthcare funds.” “AUL […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Today is Lincoln’s Birthday

As we commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today (February 12, 1809), reflecting on his life inspires us in our work to secure comprehensive protection of human life from conception to natural death. While Lincoln’s accomplishments as president—including his drive to secure “a new birth of freedom”—are most familiar to Americans, his political actions and speeches in the 1850s that set the stage for his campaign for the presidency are worthy of reflection. In his Peoria speech of October 1854 against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and its expansion of slavery, Lincoln opposed the extension of slavery on the basis of principle: “If […]

Friday, January 30th, 2015

AUL Submits Comments Highlighting Importance of Health & Safety Standards

Americans United for Life submitted written comments today to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on recently proposed rules for abortion facilities. AUL’s comments highlight the importance of such standards in protecting women’s health and safety and critique the rules as being deficient in several major respects. Among the arguments AUL advances are that health and safety standards for abortion facilities are necessary for the protection of public health and safety for several reasons, including (a) abortion is an invasive surgical procedure that can lead to numerous and serious medical complications; and (b) even conservative estimates […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

AUL Action Calls on Congress to De-Fund Abortionists, Separating Taxpayer Dollars from the Billion Dollar Industry

“The highly profitable abortion industry – raking in BILLIONS – should be cut off from taxpayer funding,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-22-15) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on members of Congress to pass the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, “a vote supported by 7 in 10 Americans – whether self described as pro-life or pro-choice– who have said that they don’t want their hard-earned money to pay for abortions. And yet, during the Obama Administration’s tenure the abortion business run by Planned Parenthood has reported over 510 MILLION DOLLARS […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

AUL Calls on President to cut Tax Dollars from Planned Parenthood’s Billion Dollar Abortion Business

“Planned Parenthood is Abortion, Inc.,” says AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest, “with more than 40 percent of its funding coming from taxpayers. At Planned Parenthood today, abortion is up, taxpayer funding is up, and cancer screenings are down.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-20-15) – On the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Americans United for Life released a report, noting that the abortion business run by Planned Parenthood has reported over 510 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT since Barack Obama became President. At the same time, Planned Parenthood has taken in 3 BILLION tax dollars in fact, more than 40 percent […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

AUL files 25th brief supporting Americans’ First Amendment Conscience Rights against Obamacare’s Draconian Anti-Life Mandates

“Our government should not punish citizens who have a conscientious objectionto Obamacare’s anti-life agenda,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-15-15) – Americans United for Life’s filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief today with the United States Supreme Court in Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell. This is AUL’s 25th brief demonstrating that the coercive, unconstitutional effects of Obamacare’s anti-life mandates force non-profit religious employers to facilitate coverage for life-ending drugs and devices in violation of their moral and religious beliefs. “Despite the scientific evidence that some drugs and devices, deceptively labeled as ‘contraception,’ do in fact end unborn life, […]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Five States Earn “All Star” Status, as AUL Releases 2015 LIFE LIST, for Protecting Women and Unborn Children from Abortion Industry Abuses

Now Being Distributed to Legislators Nationwide: AUL releases the10th edition of Defending Life, “the playbook” of model legislation How Safe Are You? Check out the Women’s Health and Safety Rankings WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-13-15) – Americans United for Life released the 2015 LIFE LIST and LIFE LIST ALL STARS after analyzing progress made legislatively or in litigation in 2014. The Life List takes into account the 50 states’ overall advances since Roe v. Wade toward re-building a culture of life, including events of the last year. Coming in at number 1 for the 6th year in a row is Louisiana followed […]

Friday, December 12th, 2014

AUL files 24th Legal Brief Defending Conscience Rights of Pro-Lifers Burdened by Obamacare’s Draconian “HHS Mandate”

“Obamacare’s deceptions include promises broken that healthcare wouldnot be polluted with anti-life policies,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (12-12-14) – Americans United for Life filed its 24th amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief today in a legal challenge to what has become one of the most notorious Obamacare deceptions: the HHS Mandate that seeks to force employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices. “Obamacare’s deceptions include promises broken that healthcare would not be polluted with anti-life policies,” said AUL CEO and President Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “While Congressional hearings look into admitted deceptions that made possible […]

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

AUL Submits Testimony in Support of Virginia Abortion Standards

Today the Virginia Board of Health is holding a hearing regarding health and safety regulations of abortion facilities. The hearing comes after a call from Governor McAuliffe to weaken existing laws. Americans United for Life’s Denise M. Burke, Esq., Vice President of Legal Affairs, submitted the following testimony in support of the standards: Virginia’s abortion facility health and safety standards comport with Supreme Court and other legal precedent, reflect nationally recognized medical standards, and are an appropriate response to the increasing problem of substandard care and conditions at abortion facilities in Virginia and across the nation.1 Abortion facility health and […]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion Advocates Agree; Pregnant Women’s Rights Must be Protected, notes Americans United for Life, as case argued in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. (12-03-14) – As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in Young v. UPS, “the need for society to respect a woman’s choice for LIFE will be front and center,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. The case involves the 36-year-old Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and whether it offers any real protection to women who choose life for their unborn children. “Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates agree: This case is about protecting pregnant mothers from employment discrimination,” noted Dr. Yoest. “Women should not suffer physical hardship at work or lose their jobs because they […]