Media Alerts

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

North Dakota Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Advocates’ Challenge to AUL-based law that Protects Women from Misuse of Life-ending Drugs

“The abortion lobby puts profits over people, but today’s decision validated the hard work of North Dakota legislators who cared enough about women to fight for them,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Sponsor of the bill, AUL ally State Representative Bette Grande WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-28-14) – North Dakota women will be better protected from dangerous, life-ending drugs as the result of a decision by the North Dakota Supreme Court today. The state’s high court reversed a North Dakota trial judge and set aside his injunction of a law that regulates chemical abortion drugs, based on Americans United for Life model […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

AUL Calls on HHS to Exempt All Those with Moral Objections to Anti-Life Policies in Obamacare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “failure to sincerely address the abuses of its anti-American, anti-life, coercive mandate is reprehensible,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-21-14) – To hold the Obama Administration accountable for its anti-life policies in Obamacare regulations, Americans United for Life filed an official comment with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and called on AUL’s nationwide grassroots network to also comment on anti-life policies that trample on American’s First Amendment Conscience Rights. “HHS cannot claim ignorance regarding these serious concerns and anti-life policies,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. […]

Friday, October 10th, 2014

AUL Stands with Arizona Legislators Fighting to Protect Women

“The real war on women takes place in abortion clinics across the country as the abortion industry fights for profits, for secrecy and for reduced protections for women and their unborn children,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-10-14) – In an effort to protect women and girls from dangerous life-ending drugs used in chemical abortions, AUL filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 38 Arizona legislators. The brief is filed in Humble v. Planned Parenthood in support of a 2012 state law based on AUL model legislation and regulates the administration […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

AUL Files Against “Phony Fix” in Obamacare’s Anti-Life “Accommodation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-07-14) Americans United for Life has filed an amicus curie (“friend-of-the-court”) brief – AUL’s 20th on anti-life policies in Obamacare – defending the First Amendment conscience rights of Americans. At issue are regulations that allegedly “accommodate” objections to Obamacare’s anti-life policies. “The so-called ‘accommodation’ is a phony fix and changes nothing,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “People are still forced to violate their pro-life convictions by subsidizing life-ending drugs and devices. The only ‘change’ is who is to be notified about their concerns.” Yoest noted that the “alternative process” proposed by HHS requires handing over […]

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Women Win As Texas Health and Safety Standards Go to Work in Abortion Clinics, says AUL

“These health and safety standards close no clinics,” noted Yoest. “Instead, clinics close when they refuse to offer women minimally acceptable care, which happens all too often. They choose to close when they choose to subject women and their unborn children to their profit-focused, dangerous practices.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-02-14) A law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same medical standards as other facilities performing outpatient surgeries, and requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges should emergency care be needed, will go into effect immediately in Texas as a result of a U.S. 5th Circuit Court decision late Thursday. The appeals […]

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In Nation Founded on Rule of Law, Obama Administration Breaks the Law and its Promises, says AUL

“Americans are funding death with monies designed to sustain life through real healthcare,” said AUL’s General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne. “The GAO report confirms that the Obama Administration has broken the law under the Affordable Care Act and ignores the President’s Executive Order by paying for abortions with taxpayer funds.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-18-14) “The Obama Administration is breaking the law by allowing abortions to be paid for under Obamacare, which expressly prohibits direct or indirect funding for abortion. Just as important, the Administration is breaking its promise to the American people made at the 11th hour in order to pass the […]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

GAO Report Reveals Abortion Funding in Obamacare

“Americans are paying for Abortion out of federally-subsidized premiums. That is taxpayer funding for abortion, period,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-16-14) “The Obama Administration has completely failed to keep its promise to protect taxpayer dollars from abortion funding. The release of the non-partisan federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Obamacare abortion funding demonstrates that Americans are paying for abortion in their healthcare,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “AUL stood with the majority of Americans on the issue of life during the debates over healthcare. At that time, 7 in 10 […]

Friday, September 12th, 2014

AUL Joins Fight for Workplace Protections for Pregnant Women

“It was absolutely unacceptable that while other (UPS) employees’ physical needs were accommodated, a hard-working pregnant mother was not given the same options,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-12-14) – Americans United for Life filed an amicus brief this week, fighting for continued workplace protections for pregnant mothers, at issue in Young v United Parcel Service (UPS). The landmark case aims to preserve the employment protections of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) for working mothers. AUL Senior Counsel Clarke D. Forsythe was instrumental in drafting the brief and will serve as co-counsel in […]

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

AUL Notes “New” HHS Rules for Obamacare Fall Short in Protecting ALL Americans’ Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-22-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that the “new” HHS mandate announced today continues to violate American conscience rights. Yoest made the following statement, following news of the 8th Revision to the Health and Human Service mandates issued under Obamacare. She said: “Once again HHS continues to violate the conscience rights of Americans while claiming just the opposite. Our own organization is a good example of the challenge posed: Americans United for Life is a public interest law firm that opposes life-ending drugs and devices required under the HHS mandate. Nevertheless, […]

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Iowa Regulation of Dangerous Chemical Abortion Drugs Upheld, Protecting Women and Girls as Medical Doctors Recommend

WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-19-14) – An Iowa trial court today upheld a rule from the Iowa Board of Medicine that regulates chemical abortion by requiring that a physician physically examine a woman before providing abortion-inducing drugs. The physician-approved regulation, which was adopted by an 8-2 vote of the Board of Medicine, would protect women from potentially dangerous misuse, such as taking the drug too late in pregnancy or during an ectopic pregnancy, by requiring an in-person exam by a physician rather than a videoconference. This practice is sometime called “telemed abortion.” “Women can die when life-ending drugs are carelessly administered,” said […]