Media Alerts

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

AUL Action Calls on Senate to Pass No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to Prevent Abortion Subsidies in Healthcare Funds

“This effort will more permanently protect taxpayers from subsidizing abortionists through use of healthcare funds,” said AUL Action’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-15) – “Most Americans are unaware that multiple, taxpayer-supported income streams end up in abortion providers’ pockets,” observed Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “AUL Action calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, as a critical first step toward ensuring that real healthcare respects life. This bi-partisan effort will more permanently protect taxpayers from subsidizing abortionists through use of healthcare funds.” “AUL […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

AUL Action Calls on Congress to De-Fund Abortionists, Separating Taxpayer Dollars from the Billion Dollar Industry

“The highly profitable abortion industry – raking in BILLIONS – should be cut off from taxpayer funding,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-22-15) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on members of Congress to pass the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act, “a vote supported by 7 in 10 Americans – whether self described as pro-life or pro-choice– who have said that they don’t want their hard-earned money to pay for abortions. And yet, during the Obama Administration’s tenure the abortion business run by Planned Parenthood has reported over 510 MILLION DOLLARS […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

AUL Calls on President to cut Tax Dollars from Planned Parenthood’s Billion Dollar Abortion Business

“Planned Parenthood is Abortion, Inc.,” says AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest, “with more than 40 percent of its funding coming from taxpayers. At Planned Parenthood today, abortion is up, taxpayer funding is up, and cancer screenings are down.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-20-15) – On the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Americans United for Life released a report, noting that the abortion business run by Planned Parenthood has reported over 510 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT since Barack Obama became President. At the same time, Planned Parenthood has taken in 3 BILLION tax dollars in fact, more than 40 percent […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

AUL files 25th brief supporting Americans’ First Amendment Conscience Rights against Obamacare’s Draconian Anti-Life Mandates

“Our government should not punish citizens who have a conscientious objectionto Obamacare’s anti-life agenda,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-15-15) – Americans United for Life’s filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief today with the United States Supreme Court in Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell. This is AUL’s 25th brief demonstrating that the coercive, unconstitutional effects of Obamacare’s anti-life mandates force non-profit religious employers to facilitate coverage for life-ending drugs and devices in violation of their moral and religious beliefs. “Despite the scientific evidence that some drugs and devices, deceptively labeled as ‘contraception,’ do in fact end unborn life, […]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Five States Earn “All Star” Status, as AUL Releases 2015 LIFE LIST, for Protecting Women and Unborn Children from Abortion Industry Abuses

Now Being Distributed to Legislators Nationwide: AUL releases the10th edition of Defending Life, “the playbook” of model legislation How Safe Are You? Check out the Women’s Health and Safety Rankings WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-13-15) – Americans United for Life released the 2015 LIFE LIST and LIFE LIST ALL STARS after analyzing progress made legislatively or in litigation in 2014. The Life List takes into account the 50 states’ overall advances since Roe v. Wade toward re-building a culture of life, including events of the last year. Coming in at number 1 for the 6th year in a row is Louisiana followed […]

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 […]