Media Alerts

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

AUL Applauds U.S. House Investigation Into Possible Illegal Profiteering from Trafficking in Human Remains of Unborn Infants, Notes 6 Possible Violations of Law

“This Congressional investigation is right on track. Abundant probable cause supports the Congressional investigation in whether Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s trafficking in the remains of unborn children violates federal law,” said AUL attorney Anna Paprocki. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-19-16) – “U.S. law requires that the mortal remains of human beings be treated with respect. A human person is not to be thrown into a landfill or dismembered and sold for parts,” noted Anna Paprocki, Staff Counsel at Americans United for Life, as the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing on whether abortion clinics and middlemen businesses […]

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

AUL’s 29th Obamacare Brief Defends Freedom of Conscience as Supreme Court Hears Case

“Federal law and the Constitution prohibit the Obama Administration’s attempt to bully nuns who care for the elderly poor by forcing them to buy life-ending devices they don’t want or face the punishing hand of government” said AUL attorney Evangeline Bartz. MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Legal Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-23-16) – Americans United for Life attorney Evangeline Bartz spoke outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the Justices heard oral arguments in seven consolidated cases that challenge the Obama Administration’s “HHS mandate” that forces religious non-profit employers to facilitate insurance coverage of life-ending drugs and devices.  “The Obama Administration’s true […]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

AUL Calls on the Senate To Hold the Line Against Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

“Judge Merrick Garland is President Obama’s pro-abortion pick to tempt some Republicans to act now to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court” said AUL’s Clarke Forsythe. MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Legal Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-16-16) – Americans United for Life Senior Counsel and Acting President Clarke Forsythe called on the U.S. Senate to stand firm in its resolve to wait until after the election to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia following the announcement of President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

AUL Calls on Senate to Highlight Health Risks of Abortion for Women and Their Unborn Children As Senate Considers Historic Bill

“For too long, an under supervised, rarely accountable abortion industry has hidden behind political allies and failed to protect women from abortion’s many risks,” said AUL attorney Anna Paprocki. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-15-16) – As the Senate Judiciary Committee considers an historic bill to limit abortion at 5 months, when abortion’s risks to women increase and when unborn infants can experience pain, Americans United for Life attorney Anna Paprocki urged Senators to strengthen the bill by emphasizing abortion’s harms and risks to all. “For too long, an under supervised, rarely accountable abortion industry has hidden behind political allies and failed to protect […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

AUL urges Senate to Hold the Line and Allow Next President to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

“Given President Obama’s pro-abortion litmus test, his nominee will prohibit the states from passing health and safety regulations and leave women completely unprotected from substandard providers and clinics,” said AUL’s Clarke Forsythe. MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Legal Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-10-16) – In a letter to members of the U.S. Senate, Americans United for Life Acting President and Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe urged Senators “to stand resolutely against filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia until the election and inauguration of the next President.  Doing so is a proper exercise of the authority […]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

AUL Team of Experts Available to Discuss Protective Health and Safety Standards being debated in Texas Abortion Case

“At every turn, the abortion industry fights health and safety standards that offer real protection to women, going to court to keep profits high and standards low,” said AUL’s Denise Burke. “They’ll invest money in attorneys, but not in protecting women.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-23-16) – Americans United for Life has been the leader in developing constitutionally sound model legislation designed to equip elected officials with tools to protect women and their unborn children from the abortion industry. Such legislation is the subject of the case to be argued before the Supreme Court on March 2, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt […]

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

AUL’s Yoest Calls Justice Scalia’s Death “a Tragic Loss” and urges the Senate to confirm a worthy successor after the election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-13-16) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called news of the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia “a tragic loss for our country. Americans mourn the passing of a man with deep integrity and unparalleled intellectual force, who valued the Constitution over the whims of popular culture.” She continued: “Known for his great wit and wisdom, Justice Scalia continually reminded us that the rule of law and protections enshrined in the Constitution are essential. His contribution to our country has been immeasurable.  His respect for life in law, calling himself a ‘textualist,’ allowed him to […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016

AUL Joins Bioethics Defense Fund in Legal Brief Defending First Amendment Conscience Rights of Pharmacists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-05-16) – Americans United for Life joined a medical amicus curie (friend of the court brief) as co-counsel in an effort headed by the Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) and lead attorney Dorinda Bordlee to defend the First Amendment freedom of conscience of pharmacists. The case, Stormans Inc. v. Wiesman, involves a 2007 Washington Board of Pharmacy rule regarding “emergency contraceptives,” which can end unborn life. Noting that pharmacists with faith-based conscience objections must stock and dispense so-called “emergency contraceptive” drugs that have the capacity to end early human life, a federal district court invalidated it in 2012 and found […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

AUL Represents State Legislators in Historic Supreme Court Case, Fights to Protect Health and Safety Standards for Women Vulnerable to Abortion Industry Abuses

“At every turn, the abortion industry fights health and safety standards that offer real protection to women, going to court to keep profits high and standards low,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-03-16) – Americans United for Life, the nation’s leading advocate of protecting women’s health through commonsense legislation, filed an amicus curie (friend of the court) brief today, along with co-counsel the Bioethics Defense Fund, in the most significant abortion case before the Supreme Court in decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, formerly known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. On the brief, AUL represents legislators from […]

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

New Number One State Tops AUL’s “Life List” for Protecting Mothers and Infants from Abortion Industry Abuses

Americans United for Life Releases 11th Edition of Defending Life to Equip Legislators in 2016 Session, Predicts Trends (Click to enlarge) WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-12-16) – This year’s prestigious Americans United for Life’s “Life List” a ranking of the 50 states based on how well they protect life in law has a new number one, announced Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Based on analysis of legal and legislative achievements over the last year combined with accomplishments since Roe v. Wade became law, Oklahoma is now number one on the Life List, as well as achieving a […]