Once a pro-life bill is passed and signed into law, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and/or the Center for Reproductive Rights routinely file suit to block it in state or federal court. AUL assists the state Attorneys General in defending laws by offering invaluable legal expertise, or by representing the state on behalf of the people. AUL has participated in over 90% of the pro-life cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
For over 45 years, AUL has protected and defended the human right to life in American courts and before international tribunals. AUL has been actively involved in every abortion-related case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court including and since Roe v. Wade — most notably, successfully defending the Hyde Amendment in 1980’s Harris v. McRae and ensuring that federal and state governments do not have to fund abortion. AUL has also played a key role in preventing judicial recognition of rights to euthanasia and assisted suicide and in protecting the freedom of conscience of healthcare professionals.