Media Alerts

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Texas Again Could Change Law of the Land on Abortion, says AUL, as Health and Safety Standards Take Center Stage

“From Roe v. Wade to today’s case, Texas again could be pivotal in changing the law of the land on abortion, as much needed health and safety standards are debated following evidence of abortion industry profiteering at women’s expense,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-13-15) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that the Supreme Court’s decision to consider health and safety standards in abortion clinics “is the right choice given all that we know now about the dangers of abortion for women and their unborn children. The Texas case Whole Woman’s Health […]

Friday, November 6th, 2015

AUL Looks Forward to Supreme Court Review of Obamacare’s Anti-Life Mandates which Violate First Amendment Freedoms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-06-15) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that AUL is “optimistic that the Court will uphold Americans’ fundamental freedom of conscience” in its review of legal challenges to the landmark, anti-life law that is Obamacare. The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will take up all seven of the cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate’s so-called “accommodation” that forces religious non-profit employers to facilitate insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices against their beliefs. Responding to the news that review was granted in seven cases – […]

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

AULA says Pregnancy Care Center Resolution Vote “Will Reveal Whether Senate Respects ALL Women’s Choices”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-03-15) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest urged members of the U.S. Senate to cosponsor and vote in favor of a Senate Resolution introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), “to recognize the vital role that pregnancy resource centers play in saving lives and serving women, men and unborn children, facing the challenges of pregnancy. Pregnancy Resource Centers are a vital part of a community, staffed primarily with volunteers who dedicate their lives to helping mothers and their children. Opposition to this resolution from allies of the abortion industry in the Senate reveals […]

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

AUL and AUL Action Congratulate Paul Ryan on his Election as Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-29-15) – Americans United for Life and AUL Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest congratulated Rep. Paul Ryan on his election to Speaker of the House, calling him “a pro-life leader who understands that common sense legislation respecting life is an essential part of the work of Congress.” Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “Speaker Ryan is well-known for his consistent pro-life values exhibited in important votes for life. His record includes voting to support the Mexico City Policy that prevents U.S. tax dollars from paying for abortions in other countries; to protect young girls by prohibiting […]

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

AUL says 11th CMP Video Again Reveals Potentially Illegal Acts at Planned Parenthood

“In the 11th Center for Medical Progress video, the macabre culture of Planned Parenthood is again on full display,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-27-15) – In the 11th undercover video released today by the Center for Medical Progress, “the macabre culture of Planned Parenthood is again on full display,” noted Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Once again we see exposed, the ugly—and potentially illegal—reality of the abortion business run by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood abortionist Dr. Amna Dermish literally laughs about the prospect of removing a baby’s head intact in order to harvest […]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

AUL says Planned Parenthood Refusal to Forego Harvesting of Infant Body Parts One More Reason to Defund

“Once again, (Cecile) Richards either deliberately or obtusely misses the point. Americans are not merely outraged to learn that Planned Parenthood has turned its abortion profit centers into collection sites for infant body parts, destined for human experimentation, they oppose such inhumanity altogether,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-13-15) — As Planned Parenthood announced its intention to continue to harvest infant body parts in a letter to the National Institutes of Health, Americans United for Life President and CEO made the following statement: “Today’s letter from Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards’ to the National Institutes […]

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

AUL Calls Hearing on Planned Parenthood’s Medical Ethics “A Necessity to Examine an Industry that Harms Both Women and Their Unborn Children”

“It is something of an oxymoron to talk about the medical ethics of abortionists as they fight health and safety standards nationwide,” noted AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Abortion harms women, and today’s hearing is one of many needed to help people understand Abortion, Inc., in America.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-08-15) — As a fourth Congressional Committee prepares to examine Planned Parenthood’s horrific business model, selling abortions to vulnerable women and then re-selling the broken bodies of the infants whose lives they ended, Americans United for Life’s President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee detailing […]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

AUL Commends House for Creating Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood

“For too long, Planned Parenthood was able to hide behind millions of dollars in public relations campaigns with the help of legislative allies banking money from Planned Parenthood’s political operation. But today, we have an opportunity to learn just what goes on behind the closed doors of Abortion, Inc., Planned Parenthood,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-07-15) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the members of the U.S. House for a historic, pro-life vote to carefully investigate the nation’s number one abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. “Funded with half-a-billion taxpayer dollars annually, Planned […]

Monday, October 5th, 2015

AUL condemns the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in California, Law endangers California’s most vulnerable citizens and undermines efforts to improve their lives

“History has shown us that, rather than empowering seriously ill people, legalizing physician-assisted suicide can result in societal pressure for them to end their lives,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-05-15) — In response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide for people with “terminal diseases” who are expected to have less than six months to live, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest responded: “Physician-assisted suicide does not affirm the life or dignity of those facing serious illnesses or death. Instead, it opens the door to a litany of abuses […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

AUL Debunks Abortion Industry Falsehoods About a Simple Fact: Planned Parenthood Doing More Abortions and Fewer Health Screenings

Article in The Federalist details the facts behind an exchange between Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz about an AUL Infographic during a hearing this week WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-30-15) — During a sometimes-contentious hearing before a congressional committee this week, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards faced an unusual reality for her answering tough questions about just what takes place behind the closed doors of the nation’s number one abortion provider. During an exchange between Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Richards, an infographic from Americans United for Life that illustrates the reality that the number of abortions taking […]