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AUL’s Yoest Calls Justice Scalia’s Death “a Tragic Loss” and urges the Senate to confirm a worthy successor after the election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-13-16) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called news of the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia “a tragic loss for our country. Americans mourn the passing of a man with deep integrity and unparalleled intellectual force, who valued the Constitution over the whims of popular culture.” She continued: “Known for his great wit and wisdom, Justice Scalia continually reminded us that the rule of law and protections enshrined in the Constitution are essential. His contribution to our country has been immeasurable.  His respect for life in law, calling himself a ‘textualist,’ allowed him to […]

AUL Joins Bioethics Defense Fund in Legal Brief Defending First Amendment Conscience Rights of Pharmacists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-05-16) – Americans United for Life joined a medical amicus curie (friend of the court brief) as co-counsel in an effort headed by the Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) and lead attorney Dorinda Bordlee to defend the First Amendment freedom of conscience of pharmacists. The case, Stormans Inc. v. Wiesman, involves a 2007 Washington Board of Pharmacy rule regarding “emergency contraceptives,” which can end unborn life. Noting that pharmacists with faith-based conscience objections must stock and dispense so-called “emergency contraceptive” drugs that have the capacity to end early human life, a federal district court invalidated it in 2012 and found […]

AUL Represents State Legislators in Historic Supreme Court Case, Fights to Protect Health and Safety Standards for Women Vulnerable to Abortion Industry Abuses

“At every turn, the abortion industry fights health and safety standards that offer real protection to women, going to court to keep profits high and standards low,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-03-16) – Americans United for Life, the nation’s leading advocate of protecting women’s health through commonsense legislation, filed an amicus curie (friend of the court) brief today, along with co-counsel the Bioethics Defense Fund, in the most significant abortion case before the Supreme Court in decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, formerly known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. On the brief, AUL represents legislators from […]

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AUL’s Yoest Calls Justice Scalia’s Death “a Tragic Loss” and urges the Senate to confirm a worthy successor after the election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-13-16) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called news of the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia “a tragic loss for our country. Americans mourn the passing of a man with deep integrity and unparalleled intellectual force, who valued the Constitution over the whims of popular culture.” She continued: “Known for his great wit and wisdom, Justice Scalia continually reminded us that the rule of law and protections enshrined in the Constitution are essential. His contribution to our country has been immeasurable.  His respect for life in law, calling himself a ‘textualist,’ allowed him to […]

AUL Joins Bioethics Defense Fund in Legal Brief Defending First Amendment Conscience Rights of Pharmacists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-05-16) – Americans United for Life joined a medical amicus curie (friend of the court brief) as co-counsel in an effort headed by the Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) and lead attorney Dorinda Bordlee to defend the First Amendment freedom of conscience of pharmacists. The case, Stormans Inc. v. Wiesman, involves a 2007 Washington Board of Pharmacy rule regarding “emergency contraceptives,” which can end unborn life. Noting that pharmacists with faith-based conscience objections must stock and dispense so-called “emergency contraceptive” drugs that have the capacity to end early human life, a federal district court invalidated it in 2012 and found […]

AUL Represents State Legislators in Historic Supreme Court Case, Fights to Protect Health and Safety Standards for Women Vulnerable to Abortion Industry Abuses

“At every turn, the abortion industry fights health and safety standards that offer real protection to women, going to court to keep profits high and standards low,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-03-16) – Americans United for Life, the nation’s leading advocate of protecting women’s health through commonsense legislation, filed an amicus curie (friend of the court) brief today, along with co-counsel the Bioethics Defense Fund, in the most significant abortion case before the Supreme Court in decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, formerly known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. On the brief, AUL represents legislators from […]

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Video: How We Know We’re Winning

In the last few months we’ve heard Big Abortion say they want a national discussion on abortion. We both know this profit-driven industry is trying desperately to normalize this injustice.

But do they really want to talk about abortion? Or do they just want to shut down any opposition to their pro-abortion narrative?

Watch our new one-minute video to find out:

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Listen: Dr. Charmaine Yoest on NPR to Discuss #PPSellsBabyParts Scandal

On August 11, 2015, Tom Ashbrook welcomed Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, pro-abortion writer Katha Pollitt, and Julie Rovner, senior health correspondent for Kaiser Health News onto his show to discuss the undercover videos from The Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

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 […]

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