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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Ground-Breaking Arkansas Informed Consent Law, Based on AUL’s Model, Trusts Women to Decide if They Want to Choose Life

Ground-Breaking Arkansas Informed Consent Law, Based on AUL’s Model, Trusts Women to Decide if They Want to Choose Life “Already more than 80 babies have been born, following the chemical abortion reversal process,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “No medical reason exists to deny mothers the opportunity to choose life by sharing with them all their options.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-7-15) — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s signing of HB 1578, “The Women’s Right to Know Regarding Abortion” Act, made his state the second to expand Informed Consent requirements to include information that chemical abortion may be reversed, if […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Arkansas Uses AUL-Based Language to Protect Young Girls from an Abuser’s Coercion

Arkansas Uses AUL-Based Language to Protect Young Girls from an Abuser’s Coercion “This law puts the needs of young girls being abused before the desires of predators and abortionists who want to cover up the crime. Thanks to the efforts of pro-family and pro-life leaders in the state, criminals will not be able to easily forge a parent’s signature to cover up a crime,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-03-15) — With his signature, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison signed into law a historic measure, based on legal language from Americans United for Life, to protect young girls from […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Arkansas Uses AUL-Based Language to Protect Taxpayers from Funding Abortion

Arkansas Uses AUL-Based Language to Protect Taxpayers from Funding Abortion Arkansas SB 569, based on AUL language, “will separate taxpayer funds from the coffers of abortionists, protecting taxpayers from being forced to pay directly or indirectly for abortions, and funding better medical care for women,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-03-15) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison for signing into law Arkansas SB 569, based on AUL language that “will separate taxpayer funds from the coffers of abortionists, protecting taxpayers from being forced to pay directly or indirectly […]

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

AUL’s Work to Protect Pregnant Women in the Workplace Wins Support of Supreme Court

From left: Peggy Young’s attorney Sharon Gustafson, Peggy Young, AUL General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne outside the Supreme Court following the December 3, 2014 hearing. “The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a victory for pregnant women who put the needs of their unborn children first in the workplace, and for all women who have asked for the same accommodations at work that other employees receive,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-25-15) – “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a victory for pregnant women who put the needs of […]

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Americans United for Life says Obamacare’s 5th Anniversary Good Time to Note Impact of Landmark, Anti-Life Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-23-15) – On the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing Obamacare into law, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that “anti-life policies interwoven into every part of the law makes repealing and replacing the landmark, anti-life law a pro-life necessity.” “In Obamacare we see that the abortion lobby has fully moved from choice to coercion, willing to punish, fine, tax, and put out of business every American who does not embrace the agenda of Big Abortion,” Dr. Yoest noted. “Although repeated promises were made about protections to be built into the law that would respect […]

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

AUL Celebrates New Arkansas Law Designed to Protect Women from Misuse of Life-Ending Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-23-15) – As an Americans United for Life model-based bill became law, AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the efforts of the Arkansas House and Senate, along with Governor Asa Hutchison, on behalf of Arkansas HB 1394, the Abortion Inducing Drugs Safety Act, “the kind of proactive, pro-life effort that saves lives. We know that women have died when given life-ending drugs recklessly, and in ways not recommended by the FDA. But the abortion industry consistently puts profits over people. Arkansas’ political leadership showed that women’s lives matter more than abortion industry convenience.” The new bi-partisan law, signed […]

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dr. Charmaine Yoest Testifies in Favor of Colorado “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act”

On March 3, 2015, Dr. Charmaine Yoest testified in Denver, Colorado, before the Colorado House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee on House Bill 1112, the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.” Listen to Dr. Yoest’s Testimony Audio of Dr. Yoest’s testimony – and her answers to questions from committee-members is below. Photos from the Hearing Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C./DENVER, CO (03-03-15) – “Babies born under difficult and even dangerous circumstances deserve the respect and care due all people. That’s why Americans United for Life Action calls on Colorado legislators to support humane treatment of newly born infants who do not […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

AUL Action calls for “Humane Treatment” of Newborns who Survive Abortions

AUL Action President and CEO to testify in favor of HB 1112, the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act,” before the Colorado House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee WASHINGTON, D.C./DENVER, CO (03-03-15) – “Babies born under difficult and even dangerous circumstances deserve the respect and care due all people. That’s why Americans United for Life Action calls on Colorado legislators to support humane treatment of newly born infants who do not deserve abandonment and death,” according to Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, who will testify Tuesday afternoon in favor of HB 1112, the “Born Alive […]

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 […]