Media Alerts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]