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Yoest on Stem Cell Ruling

Aug 23, 2010

COURT STRIKES DOWN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STEM CELL POLICY Washington, D.C. – (8/23/10) – Today, a U.S. District Court halted the Obama Administration’s illegal and unethical policy of funding research that necessarily entails the destruction of human embryos. Judge Royce Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction against…

Yoest on approval of “Ella” drug by the FDA

Aug 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (8/13/10) – “The FDA’s irresponsible approval of ella (Ulipristal), without adequate safety studies, places women’s health and lives at risk,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life. “Furthermore, billing this abortion-causing drug as an ’emergency contraceptive’ is…

Missouri 5th State to opt out of taxpayer-funded abortions

Jul 14, 2010

New law includes significant informed consent enhancements WASHINGTON, D.C. – (7/14/2010) – Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will allow SB 793 to become law without his signature, which will significantly enhance the state’s informed consent protections for pregnant women and make Missouri the fifth state…

Yoest applauds Jindal, Louisiana – 4th state to opt out

Jul 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 7/7/2010 – Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed H.B. 1247, the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act”, a bill that was crafted with the help of Americans United for Life. A similar bill is awaiting the Governor’s consideration in Missouri. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President…

Breaking: New Information on Kagan PBA Testimony

Jun 30, 2010

KAGAN TESTIMONY RAISES DISCREPANCIES ABOUT EFFORTS TO LOBBY MEDICAL GROUPS ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION AUL Releases Information about Kagan’s Attempts to Politicize the AMA’s Medical Position “We are deeply concerned about Elena Kagan’s conflicting testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest,…

What kind of Justice would Elena Kagan be? She just told us

Jun 29, 2010

Senator Herb Kohl, questioning Elena Kagan this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked “Since we don’t have a judicial record for you, what should we use to evaluate you to see what kind of justice you’ll be, what you’re judicial philosophy will be?” Kagan…

Kagan Testimony: Extreme on Abortion

Jun 29, 2010

Moments ago, responding to a line of questions from Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Kagan confirmed her belief that “Roe (v. Wade) and Doe (v. Bolton) require” that any state “regulation” of abortion protect the “health” of women seeking abortion. Kagan isolated the Supreme Court’s holding in the 2007 case, Gonzales v. Carhart—which upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 without a “health” exception—by stating that the Gonzales decision only pertained to a particular abortion procedure.

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