Americans United for Life’s President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, “We initially were encouraged to hear that this version of the health care reform will ban federal subsidies for abortion. However, this bill provides $6 billion for the establishment of health insurance cooperatives which would be permitted to cover abortion.
Americans United for Life’s sister organization Americans United for Life Action will relay the pro-life community’s deep concerns about health care reform directly to the White House this Thursday, September 17.
Leading Pro-Life Group’s “Back to the Hill” Health Care Campaign Counters Pols’ “Stealth” Attempt to Mandate Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
Today, Americans United for Life, the nation’s oldest national pro-life organization, launched its “Back to the Hill” campaign to educate lawmakers and Americans on the current health care proposals’ threats to the lives of the elderly, ill, and unborn.
In his address to a Joint Session of Congress this evening, President Obama repeated his claim that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion.” However, he failed to commit to supporting language that explicitly prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion.
“We are shocked by this morning’s tragic news that a pro-life demonstrator was gunned down in front of a Michigan high school. We call for a full investigation into the matter and expect that the person or persons who committed this terrible act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
This week, the Montana Supreme Court heard arguments in a case which could make Montana the first state to legalize assisted suicide – and even active euthanasia – by judicial fiat, without the involvement or consent of the state legislature or the people of Montana.
Bryan Slater has joined Americans United for Life as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Slater will be overseeing all administrative, operational and financial functions which includes personnel and development.
An Illinois trial court enjoined the enforcement of a draconian rule intended to force individual pharmacists and pharmacies to fill prescriptions for so-called “emergency contraception” in direct violation of federal law, the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, and the conscience rights of targeted pharmacists and pharmacies.
This week a federal district court in South Dakota affirmed that a woman has a right to know that an abortion “terminates the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has dissolved an injunction against the enforcement of an Ohio law strictly regulating the provision of the dangerous abortion drug, RU-486.