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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 […]

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 […]