Defending Life 2017
Each year, AUL publishes Defending Life: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life. The 12th Edition of Defending Life was released on March 7, 2017.
This annual resource, dubbed “the playbook” of model legislation, combines more than 50 pieces of our model legislation, expert analysis, and 50 state report cards into a single nonpartisan guide for legislators.
Developed under the leadership of AUL VP of Legal Affairs Denise Burke, Defending Life comprehensively addresses abortion, protection of the unborn (in contexts outside of abortion), bioethics, the end-of-life, and health care freedom of conscience, expertly tackles legal and policy challenges for the pro-life movement, and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.
Praise for Defending Life 2017
MICHAEL R. PENCE | VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
“Americans United for Life has a long and successful history of fighting to protect our most vulnerable — the unborn. I share that passion for protecting life and have seen the benefits of AUL’s efforts both during my time as a Congressman and as the Governor of the State of Indiana. I have long believed that a society will be judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable, and I am proud that Indiana is one of the most pro-life states in the country.”
CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS | MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP
“Defending Life is a valuable resource for anyone dedicated to protecting human life through our legal system. I encourage you to use this resource in your efforts to build a pro-life community across the nation.”
CONGRESSMAN DAN LIPINSKI | CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PRO-LIFE CAUCUS
“The Defending Life legal guide is a highly valuable resource for policymakers and others committed to protecting human life. I am grateful for the dedicated and longstanding leadership that Americans United for Life provides to the pro-life movement.”
CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH | CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PRO-LIFE CAUCUS
“Americans United for Life’s legal guide, Defending Life, is an extremely useful resource not only domestically for state and federal government leaders, but also for pro-life lawmakers worldwide. At its core, Defending Life, is a strategic blueprint and best practices guide to tangibly protect women and children from the pain and violence of abortion, as well as safeguard all who are weak, frail, vulnerable and unwanted.”