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Senate Considering Federal Abortion Expansion Act in Benign Sounding Bill that Radicalizes Abortion law

Americans United for Life Board Member details health risks of abortion for mothers and their unborn children in Senate Judiciary Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-15-14) – The benignly named but deadly Women’s Health Protection Act took center stage today in a Senate Judiciary hearing in which the realities of S.1696 became clear. “This dangerous legislation could invalidate virtually any type of current state health and safety regulation and the kinds of common-sense regulation of abortion that has strong momentum across the country,” noted Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Going even further, S.1696 would also prohibit the future […]

AUL Calls Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding First Amendment Conscience Rights “a Victory for Common-sense”

“The anti-life mandate the Obama Administration tried to impose on these families is evidence of Big Abortion’s manipulative agenda, as they move from choice to coercion,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-30-14) – “Today’s decision is a victory for common-sense as pro-life Americans do not lose their First Amendment freedoms when they open a family business or when they value unborn life,” commented Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, upon hearing news that the Court ruled in favor of the Green and Hahn families in two cases challenging Obamacare’s coercive HHS Mandate. “These cases underscore […]

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms First Amendment Rights of Pro-Life Americans

“In a brazen affront to the First Amendment, Massachusetts government officials had sought to use the threat of arrest and criminal conviction to silence those offering women life-affirming alternatives to abortion,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-26-14) –  The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a 2007 Massachusetts law that created an expansive “no-pro-life speech zone” around the state’s abortion clinics. Over six years of litigation, attorneys at Americans United for Life (AUL) twice filed amicus curiae briefs in the Supreme Court arguing that the law, which was enforceable through criminal sanctions, was unconstitutional. “In a brazen affront to […]

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Debunking the Myths of FOCA 2.0

The Federal Abortion Expansion Act Deceptively Packaged to Appeal to Women, but Designed to Exterminate Protective Laws By Anna Franzonello and Mary Harned, AUL staff attorneys Holding a hearing on S. 1696, deceptively titled “The Women’s Health Protection Act,” the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary heard many myths from abortion proponents about the “need” for S. 1696’s evisceration of all life-affirming legislation. Essentially this is FOCA 2.0, another federal attempt to expand abortion policy, while also destroying pro-life legislation and blocking new life-protecting efforts. Below are a sampling of myths along with the truth about the radical and dangerous […]

Senate Considering Federal Abortion Expansion Act in Benign Sounding Bill that Radicalizes Abortion law

Americans United for Life Board Member details health risks of abortion for mothers and their unborn children in Senate Judiciary Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-15-14) – The benignly named but deadly Women’s Health Protection Act took center stage today in a Senate Judiciary hearing in which the realities of S.1696 became clear. “This dangerous legislation could invalidate virtually any type of current state health and safety regulation and the kinds of common-sense regulation of abortion that has strong momentum across the country,” noted Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Going even further, S.1696 would also prohibit the future […]

Alaska Joins Majority of States Protecting Unborn Children and their Parents from the Wrongful Acts of Others

Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell who today signed into law Alaska SB 200. The new law provides a civil right of action for wrongful death of an unborn child at any point in the pregnancy. The new law, based in part on AUL model legislation, provides a civil remedy to parents when someone causes the death of their unborn child against their will, while fetal homicide laws provide a criminal penalty. “Everyone should agree that pregnant women and their unborn children should be protected from violent or negligent acts of another,” […]

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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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