Media Alerts

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 […]

Monday, January 11th, 2016

AUL’s Legal Team Files 29th Brief Defending Conscience Rights of Americans Opposed to Life-Ending Drugs

“Obamacare’s punishing life-ending mandates represent the abortion industry’s move from ‘choice’ to coercion, and AUL won’t give up the fight to protect Americans’ freedoms,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-11-16) – Americans United for Life’s legal team filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief today in seven consolidated cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 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 filing marks AUL’s 29th amicus brief defending the rights of Americans under assault by the landmark anti-life law that is known as Obamacare. “The Obama Administration’s […]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

AUL Commends Second House Vote to Free Taxpayers from Forced Funding of Abortion Business

“The nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood makes 43 percent of its $1.3 billion budget from beleaguered taxpayers,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “It’s time to redirect the money to true healthcare needs for women and children.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-06-16) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the U.S. House for passing H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,” as amended by the Senate, to disentangle the American taxpayer from forced funding of the abortion industry. “During the healthcare debate, we learned that 7 in 10 Americans did not want their hard earned […]

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

AUL Condemns all Violence at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-28-15) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest made the following statement, following news of the tragic shooting in a Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic: “Our prayers and concern are with the victims today of the Colorado Springs shooting, people who did not deserve such violence. We are heartbroken for the families grieving the loss of their loved ones, especially during this time that is supposed to be one of national Thanksgiving and family celebration. We categorically condemn this violence. While we don’t know all the details of this horrific event, we know that it […]

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 […]