Media Alerts

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

AUL Commends U.S. House for Standing Up for Women and Their Unborn Children with Passage of an Abortion Limit at 5 Months of Pregnancy

“There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-13-15) – Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, “long overdue and one of the most commonsense laws under consideration. There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry. It’s time to protect […]

Monday, May 11th, 2015

AUL Action Supports Limiting Abortion at 5 Months of Pregnancy Because of Dangers Faced by Mothers and Their Unborn Children

Pledges Scored Vote on H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-11-15) – Americans United for Life Action President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on members of the U.S. House to vote in favor of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and released today. Click here to read the bill. The vote in the House expected this week will be scored. “Limiting abortion at 5 months of pregnancy, as an unborn child becomes able to live outside the womb and as the abortion procedure becomes […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

AUL Joins Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance in Opposing SB 1564, an Assault on Speech and Conscience Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Attorney Anna Paprocki to speak at noon (Central) Event WASHINGTON, D.C./CHICAGO, IL (05-05-15) – Americans United for Life attorney Anna Paprocki will participate in a Tuesday media event as part of the Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance to oppose SB 1564 and its draconian punishments for pro-life Americans who do not comply with the abortion industry’s agenda in Illinois. In her remarks, Paprocki will observe: “SB 1564 is detrimental to both healthcare providers and patients. It violates people’s constitutional rights of conscience and free speech, and illustrates the abortion industry’s strategic shift from choice to coercion in their […]

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

AUL Action Says a Vote to Disapprove RHNDA Vital for Preserving the Constitutional Freedoms of Pro-life Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-30-15) – Calling for passage of H.J. Res 43, the Joint Resolution of Disapproval on the implementation of the “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014” (RHNDA) enacted by the D.C. government, Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that defeating RHNDA “is vital for preserving the Constitutional freedoms of pro-life organizations based in Washington, D.C. who could be forced to hire people who work in opposition to the mission of creating a country in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.” In a letter that went to Capitol Hill today, Dr. […]

Monday, April 27th, 2015

AUL Reveals 2015 Legislative Trends – Pro-Life Innovations and Dangerous Bills Targeting the Sick and Elderly

“Mothers and their unborn children should not be abandoned to a callous, profit-motivated abortion industry that lobbies for us to ‘Trust but Never Verify’ women’s health and safety,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. Click here to download a copy of AUL’s 2015 State Legislative Sessions Mid-Session Report. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-27-15) – “Innovative additions to informed consent enhancements on health risks and realities of abortion, medically appropriate health and safety standards for abortion providers, abortion limits at 5 months of pregnancy, and dangerous legislation targeting the sick and elderly represent key legislative trends across the country on life issues,” noted Americans United for Life […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

AUL To Testify in Colorado to Protect the Rights of Unborn Victims of Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne to testify in support of Colorado SB 268, the “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act,” before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 352, in the State Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-22-15) – “When Longmont, CO young mother-to-be Michelle Wilkins was brutally attacked and her 7-months-old unborn baby viciously cut from her body, you would think that the attack against both mother AND child would be fully prosecuted,” said Americans United for Life General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne, speaking in Colorado. “But while Ms. Wilkins’s attacker faces multiple charges, murder of Aurora, her unborn child, is not […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

AUL Says Wrangling Over Human Trafficking Bill Illustrates Why the Hyde Amendment Must be Made Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-21-15) – As news of a compromise in the U.S. Senate broke, which will allow a vital bill designed to assist victims of human trafficking to proceed, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest observed that wrangling over limited abortion funding through the Hyde Amendment should come to an end. Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “It is past time to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. The agreement made to advance the bill is important for taxpayers because the Hyde Amendment will be applied to funds to assist victims. This will ensure that women who are victims […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

AUL-Based Bill Becomes North Dakota Law, Providing Enhanced Penalties for Those Exploiting Women and Girls Trapped in Human Trafficking

“Sex trafficking is modern day slavery,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “We must protect the women and girls victimized by those profiting from their misery.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-21-15) – “Human trafficking is a modern day horror that demands a coordinated and compassionate response. With the passage of enhanced penalties for those criminals who force the women and girls in their control to have abortions, North Dakota lawmakers are effectively addressing another tool criminals use to victimize the powerless,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. North Dakota SB 2275 is the 6th bill to become law during this […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Care Net and Americans United for Life Applaud Passage of Colorado Resolution Honoring Pregnancy Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-21-15) – Care Net and Americans United for Life joined the Colorado State Legislature today in praising the work of pregnancy care centers in a special resolution recognizing the work of volunteers across the state. Pro-life advocates and legislators honored the service and loving support of volunteers who daily care for mothers, fathers, and their children, born and unborn, assisting them at a pivotal moment. Senators Kevin Lundberg and Larry Crowder sponsored the resolution with the support of the CFA Foundation and Colorado Family Action. The resolution recognizes the “life-affirming impact of pregnancy resource centers on the women, children, and […]

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 oral argument. “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 […]