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AUL Reveals 2015 Legislative Trends – Pro-Life Innovations and Dangerous Bills Targeting the Sick and Elderly

“Mothers and their unborn children should not be abandoned to a callous, profit-motivated abortion industry that lobbies for us to ‘Trust but Never Verify’ women’s health and safety,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-27-15) – “Innovative additions to informed consent enhancements on health risks and realities of abortion, medically appropriate health and safety standards for abortion providers, abortion limits at 5 months of pregnancy, and dangerous legislation targeting the sick and elderly represent key legislative trends across the country on life issues,” noted Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, in releasing AUL’s mid-session legislative analysis. “Despite efforts […]

AUL To Testify in Colorado to Protect the Rights of Unborn Victims of Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne to testify in support of Colorado SB 268, the “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act,” before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 352, in the State Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-22-15) – “When Longmont, CO young mother-to-be Michelle Wilkins was brutally attacked and her 7-months-old unborn baby viciously cut from her body, you would think that the attack against both mother AND child would be fully prosecuted,” said Americans United for Life General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne, speaking in Colorado. “But while Ms. Wilkins’s attacker faces multiple charges, murder of Aurora, her unborn child, is not […]

AUL Says Wrangling Over Human Trafficking Bill Illustrates Why the Hyde Amendment Must be Made Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-21-15) – As news of a compromise in the U.S. Senate broke, which will allow a vital bill designed to assist victims of human trafficking to proceed, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest observed that wrangling over limited abortion funding through the Hyde Amendment should come to an end. Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “It is past time to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. The agreement made to advance the bill is important for taxpayers because the Hyde Amendment will be applied to funds to assist victims. This will ensure that women who are victims […]

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AUL Reveals 2015 Legislative Trends – Pro-Life Innovations and Dangerous Bills Targeting the Sick and Elderly

“Mothers and their unborn children should not be abandoned to a callous, profit-motivated abortion industry that lobbies for us to ‘Trust but Never Verify’ women’s health and safety,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-27-15) – “Innovative additions to informed consent enhancements on health risks and realities of abortion, medically appropriate health and safety standards for abortion providers, abortion limits at 5 months of pregnancy, and dangerous legislation targeting the sick and elderly represent key legislative trends across the country on life issues,” noted Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, in releasing AUL’s mid-session legislative analysis. “Despite efforts […]

Bipartisan Members of Congress urge Illinois state legislators not to pass anti-conscience bill that violates federal law

A bill that would force pro-life health care providers in Illinois to promote and participate in abortion, SB 1564, passed the Senate and now moves to the House. Plainly bad policy, the bill would also violate federal law. A bipartisan letter from Members of the federal Illinois delegation urges state legislators to immediately cease consideration of SB 1564. If the bill becomes law, pro-life doctors and pregnancy centers in Illinois, which exist solely to provide alternatives to abortion, would be forced to distribute information on where to obtain abortions. The unnecessary and coercive policy could cost Illinois its federal funding. […]

AUL To Testify in Colorado to Protect the Rights of Unborn Victims of Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne to testify in support of Colorado SB 268, the “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act,” before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Room 352, in the State Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado. WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-22-15) – “When Longmont, CO young mother-to-be Michelle Wilkins was brutally attacked and her 7-months-old unborn baby viciously cut from her body, you would think that the attack against both mother AND child would be fully prosecuted,” said Americans United for Life General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne, speaking in Colorado. “But while Ms. Wilkins’s attacker faces multiple charges, murder of Aurora, her unborn child, is not […]

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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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