Media Alerts

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

“Mother-Child” Pro-life Strategy Remained Popular in 2014 State Legislative Sessions, Notes AUL

“The abortion industry should be warned that the time is now to hold them accountable for their horrific treatment of mothers and their unborn children,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “In just the last four years, AUL and our sister organization, AUL Action, have helped enact 74 life-affirming measures, fully one-third of all the protective measures enacted since 2010.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-29-14) – Pro-life legislative advances continued in the 2013-2014 state legislative sessions as “common sense health and safety standards appeal to the humanity of pro-life legislators and their constituents who care about all the people harmed by abortion,” said Americans […]

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Senate Considering Federal Abortion Expansion Act in Benign Sounding Bill that Radicalizes Abortion law

Americans United for Life Board Member details health risks of abortion for mothers and their unborn children in Senate Judiciary Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-15-14) – The benignly named but deadly Women’s Health Protection Act took center stage today in a Senate Judiciary hearing in which the realities of S.1696 became clear. “This dangerous legislation could invalidate virtually any type of current state health and safety regulation and the kinds of common-sense regulation of abortion that has strong momentum across the country,” noted Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Going even further, S.1696 would also prohibit the future […]

Monday, June 30th, 2014

AUL Calls Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding First Amendment Conscience Rights “a Victory for Common-sense”

“The anti-life mandate the Obama Administration tried to impose on these families is evidence of Big Abortion’s manipulative agenda, as they move from choice to coercion,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-30-14) – “Today’s decision is a victory for common-sense as pro-life Americans do not lose their First Amendment freedoms when they open a family business or when they value unborn life,” commented Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, upon hearing news that the Court ruled in favor of the Green and Hahn families in two cases challenging Obamacare’s coercive HHS Mandate. “These cases underscore […]

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms First Amendment Rights of Pro-Life Americans

“In a brazen affront to the First Amendment, Massachusetts government officials had sought to use the threat of arrest and criminal conviction to silence those offering women life-affirming alternatives to abortion,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-26-14) –  The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a 2007 Massachusetts law that created an expansive “no-pro-life speech zone” around the state’s abortion clinics. Over six years of litigation, attorneys at Americans United for Life (AUL) twice filed amicus curiae briefs in the Supreme Court arguing that the law, which was enforceable through criminal sanctions, was unconstitutional. “In a brazen affront to […]

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Abortion Clinic Regulations based on AUL Model Legislation Signed by Oklahoma Governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-29-14) – Following the legislature’s overwhelming votes in support, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 1848, a bill regulating abortion clinics in the state and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges within 30 miles. Based on Americans United for Life model legislation found in the Women’s Protection Project, the bill is designed to protect women from “house of horrors” clinics such as the clinic in which convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell operated. “Common-sense regulation of abortion clinics is not only popular with Americans, it represents the very least that the highly profitable abortion industry should do for women,” said AUL President […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

AUL Commends Live Action Report Revealing Planned Parenthood’s Callous Disregard for Women and Unborn Children’s Suffering

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-28-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest observed that a new report released today from Live Action, detailing results of their undercover video investigations of the nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood “illustrates how profits came before human decency.” Dr. Yoest commented: “Lila Rose and her team did a masterful job revealing Planned Parenthood’s true feelings towards suffering women and their unborn children, illustrating the callous disregard they have for hurting people. Faced with sometimes ailing women and even living children newly born, with sex offenders and child molesters, with sex traffickers and underage girls, […]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

AUL Files 20th Brief in Federal Court Fighting to Protect Rights Trampled by Obamacare

“Destroying people’s businesses and livelihoods with crippling fines to force compliance with the Obama administration’s anti-life agenda clearly represents a scenario that our Constitution was designed to prevent,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-27-14) – Americans United for Life’s legal team filed its 20th amicus curiae brief in federal court addressing the anti-life implications in the Affordable Care Act. Today’s brief was filed in the case of Reaching Souls International v. Sebelius, an appeal pending in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief supports freedom of conscience and argues that the Obama Administration’s “HHS mandate,” requiring insurance coverage for […]

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

AUL Joins Senate Leaders Calling for Common-sense Limits on Dangerous Late-Term Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-13-14) – Americans United for Life Vice President for External Affairs and Corporate Counsel Jeanneane Maxon joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell along with pro-life leaders, calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on legislation Senator Graham introduced, S. 1670, The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a ban on abortion at 20 weeks which will protect women’s health and unborn children from fetal pain. The Capitol Hill news conference took place on the one-year anniversary of the murder conviction of notorious abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Maxon made the following statement: […]

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

AUL Fights for Women’s Right to Know about Their Pregnancies as Abortion Industry Fights Informed Consent in North Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-08-14) – Americans United for Life’s premier pro-life legal team filed an amicus curiae brief today in support of North Carolina’s ultrasound regulation to ensure that women have access to medically accurate information about their unborn child before choosing abortion. “Abortion sales teams push people to choose their deadly product and force taxpayers to subsidize it, but consistently they fight any attempt to treat women with respect by telling them what is happening in their own bodies. And with all we know about the health risks of abortion for women, let the buyer beware,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. […]

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

AUL Says Obama Administration “Put ‘The Con’ in Contraception” as it moved from Choice to Coercion with Anti-Life Policies in Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-08-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest joined pro-life legislators and leaders in front of the D.C. Court of Appeals for a news event protesting the coercive, anti-life policies in Obamacare, impacting organizations like Priests for Life, which organized the event. Dr. Yoest made the following remarks: “From Day One, when the Obama Administration talked about remaking America’s health care system, Americans United for Life had one message: ‘Real Health Care Respects Life.’ And yet this Administration has intertwined anti-life policies throughout its law, making its repeal a pro-life necessity. “This administration put ‘The Con’ […]