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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 […]

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving: We’re Thankful for YOU!

Pro-life Americans have so much to be thankful for this year, with record numbers of newly elected legislators preparing to defend life in law. Still the real legacy of what we accomplish will be told in families, not law journals. We work so that a new generation will be born to carry on this great adventure called LIFE. It is from the families formed that America has grown into a great nation. President George Washington, in his first year as president, called for a day of Thanksgiving following the hard, dark days of war that birthed a country. Later, President […]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Obama Administration Doubles Down on Life-ending Policies While AUL Defends Conscience Rights in 22nd and 23rd Legal Briefs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-21-14) – Defending the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans, Americans United for Life filed two amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs today in the Fifth and Eighth Circuits challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-life edicts in Obamacare. “Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s clear directives favoring freedom of conscience in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Obama Administration has doubled down on its coercive, anti-life policies, refusing to respect the beliefs of those who do not wish to provide coverage of life-ending drugs and devices,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Including these two cases, AUL has […]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

AUL Stands with Iowa Doctors Protecting Women from Dangerous Life-Ending Drugs

“What is the abortion industry’s response to women’s deaths from life-ending drugs?They go to court to keep their profits high and their standards low,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-21-14) – Standing with Iowa doctors, Americans United for Life filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief today in the Iowa Supreme Court defending the Iowa Board of Medicine’s rule requiring physicians to provide physical examinations for women before administering abortion-inducing drugs. Iowa physicians recommended the rule out of concern that non-physician and untrained abortion clinic employees were conducting physical exams and sonograms. The Iowa rule requires the presence of […]

Friday, November 14th, 2014

What is the Pro-Life Path to Overturning Roe v. Wade?

The title of this week’s feature in the Deseret News is “No longer silent and incremental: the pro-life path to overturning Roe v. Wade.” Reporter Sara Israelsen-Hartley wrote: “The anti-abortion movement has gradually shifted its tactics away from the aggressive in-your-face demonstrations to discreetly working the state political system, and observers, legal experts and even pro-abortion rights groups admit the strategy is working. Since 2000, state legislatures have passed 435 abortion restrictions nationwide (260 in the past five years alone), a continuous streak of small, strategic and often overlooked anti-abortion victories.” Talking about health and safety standards so popular with […]

Monday, November 10th, 2014

AUL Supports Texas in Efforts to Protect Women from Dangerous Conditions in Abortion Clinics

“These laws close no clinics. Abortion clinics close when they refuse to invest in protecting women,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Contrast real out-patient medical facilities that establish health and safety standards, with abortion clinics that rush to court to fight against keeping women safe.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-10-14) – Americans United for Life filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief today arguing that a high-profile Texas law requiring that abortion clinics meet basic health and safety standards is needed to protect women and is constitutional. “The abortion industry puts profits over people,” observed AUL’s President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Ironic […]

Monday, November 10th, 2014

AUL files 21st Amicus Brief Defending Conscience Rights of Pro-Life Americans Burdened by Obamacare’s Draconian “HHS Mandate”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-10-14) – Americans United for Life filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief today in yet another legal challenge to the most obvious “Obamacare” deception: the “HHS Mandate.” The Mandate forces employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices. This 21st brief demonstrates that Obamacare funds drugs and devices that can end unborn life, and are damaging to women. “Voters spoke clearly about their opposition to the landmark, anti-life law that is Obamacare,” noted AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “This law violates the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans by leveling job-killing, business-destroying fines on […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Across the Country: #VotingforLife Paid off

Congress Turns Pro-Life! Senate Joins House: Offers Historic Opportunity to Protect Women and Children from Abortion Industry Abuses “It’s time to stand with women against this politically protected abortion conglomerate that values profits over people,” said AULA’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-04-14) – Following a sweep of the Senate with pro-life wins in North Carolina, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and other states, we are now positioned to BREAK THE BLOCKADE surrounding the U.S. Senate and protect women and girls from abortion industry abuses. “We know that abortion harms women, and yet abortion industry abuses are ignored and at least half […]