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Mississippi Lawmakers Embrace Protections for Mothers and Unborn Children in Bill Limiting Abortion at 5 months of Pregnancy

“Such common-sense limits on a dangerous procedure represent the views of the vast majority of Americans and the realities of abortion’s deadly consequences so late in pregnancy,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-01-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the courage of the vast majority of Mississippi Legislators who today voted overwhelmingly “to put the lives and health of mothers and children first,” by passing mother-child protections in MS H 1400, a bill that would limit abortion after 5 months of pregnancy. The bill, substantially based on AUL model legislation, passed the Mississippi […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Cutting-Edge Protections for Women from Dangerous Chemical Abortion Drugs as well as Life-Saving Clinic Regulations

“An all-woman panel of judges understood that common-sense limits on abortion are both legal and desirable for protecting women from abortion industry abuses,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-27-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest applauded a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in which a Texas regulation of chemical abortion drugs and requirements for hospital admitting privileges were upheld, as the appeals court reversed the lower court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Gregory Abbott. “Women in Texas will now be protected from abortion industry misuse of life-ending drugs and will be […]

AUL Commends Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Pro-Life Legislators for Protecting Hoosiers from Forced Funding of Abortion-related Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-26-14) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Indiana Governor Mike Pence and leading pro-life legislators for enacting a measure that protects Hoosiers from forced funding of abortion-related services via their health insurance plans. This week Governor Pence signed into law HB 1123, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Thompson, which is based on AUL model legislation. The bill prohibits “accident and sickness insurance policies” from covering abortion in most circumstances except through a separate rider. This law makes Indiana the ninth state to prohibit private insurance plans operating within their states from covering most abortions. “As […]

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Mississippi Lawmakers Embrace Protections for Mothers and Unborn Children in Bill Limiting Abortion at 5 months of Pregnancy

“Such common-sense limits on a dangerous procedure represent the views of the vast majority of Americans and the realities of abortion’s deadly consequences so late in pregnancy,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-01-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the courage of the vast majority of Mississippi Legislators who today voted overwhelmingly “to put the lives and health of mothers and children first,” by passing mother-child protections in MS H 1400, a bill that would limit abortion after 5 months of pregnancy. The bill, substantially based on AUL model legislation, passed the Mississippi […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Cutting-Edge Protections for Women from Dangerous Chemical Abortion Drugs as well as Life-Saving Clinic Regulations

“An all-woman panel of judges understood that common-sense limits on abortion are both legal and desirable for protecting women from abortion industry abuses,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-27-14) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest applauded a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in which a Texas regulation of chemical abortion drugs and requirements for hospital admitting privileges were upheld, as the appeals court reversed the lower court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Gregory Abbott. “Women in Texas will now be protected from abortion industry misuse of life-ending drugs and will be […]

AUL Commends Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Pro-Life Legislators for Protecting Hoosiers from Forced Funding of Abortion-related Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-26-14) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Indiana Governor Mike Pence and leading pro-life legislators for enacting a measure that protects Hoosiers from forced funding of abortion-related services via their health insurance plans. This week Governor Pence signed into law HB 1123, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Thompson, which is based on AUL model legislation. The bill prohibits “accident and sickness insurance policies” from covering abortion in most circumstances except through a separate rider. This law makes Indiana the ninth state to prohibit private insurance plans operating within their states from covering most abortions. “As […]

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Mainstream Media on the Success of AUL’s Model Legislation

This light-hearted 60-second video provides a glimpse into what Rachel Maddow and the rest of the Mainstream Media are saying about the success of model legislation created by Americans United for Life.

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AUDIO: Jeanneane Maxon on the Mike Huckabee Show

Jeanneane Maxon, Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United for Life, appeared on the Mike Huckabee Show to discuss the status of the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial.

Law, Life, Latin America, and Pope Francis

The world is welcoming a new pope for the Catholic church, Pope Francis, who was chosen a few weeks ago.   Francis is the first pope from outside Europe.  He is from Latin America, from the country of Argentina. So the world’s attention is turned to this part of the world.   Recently, along with lawyers and law professors in Latin America, Americans United for Life published a ground-breaking report, in English and in Spanish, on pro-life laws in Latin America, “Defending the Human Right to Life in Latin America.”  The day after the election of Francis as pope, two leading […]

AUDIO: Dr. Charmaine Yoest on NPR’s On Point

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, appeared on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss state level moves on abortion.

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