Posts Tagged ‘John Boehner’

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Yoest Statement on Today’s Letter from Leader Boehner to Secretary Sebelius

“President Obama’s executive order on taxpayer-funded abortion has always been a smokescreen. Now, the Secretary Sebelius letter demonstrates that the Administration has no intention of implementing the EO. We appreciate Leader Boehner’s effort today to raise the issue. That’s why we are working with 29 states to advance opt-out legislation.” – Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life Related: Text of Letter from Leader Boehner to Secretary Sebelius

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Last Night’s Defender of Life Award reception (updated with video)

Video of the awards ceremony: At a rooftop reception last night in downtown Washington, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of AUL presented House GOP Leader John Boehner with the Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award for 2010. Other members of Congress in attendance in addition to Boehner included Representatives Trent Franks, Dan Lipinski, and Chris Smith. Media and blog coverage of the event: US News: Washington Whispers LifeNews The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog Daily Caller Washington Post Power Line: The Other McCain National Review Online Republican Leader John Boehner: Leader Boehner Accepts AUL’s Defender of Life Award More information on the […]

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Minority Leader John Boehner: A Champion for Women’s Health (Part II)

By Mailee R. Smith, Staff Counsel I wrote yesterday that Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has been a pro-life stalwart for many years, championing the health and safety of women in his home state of Ohio and across the nation. Not only has he acted to protect women from the harms of RU-486, but he has also acted to protect minors from the harms of sexual abuse and secret abortions. Just last month, the American public was justifiably outraged when it was revealed that a high school in Seattle, Washington arranged a minor’s secret abortion, failing to even notify her […]

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Minority Leader John Boehner: A Champion for Women’s Health (Part I)

By Mailee R. Smith, Staff Counsel Over the past year, the debate over healthcare reform – and specifically whether taxpayer-funded abortion should be part of health care reform — has focused a national spotlight on many men and women who can rightly be hailed as pro-life champions. One such person is Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) of the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout the health care debate, his words and actions steadfastly exuded his pro-life convictions. Importantly, his pro-life beliefs did not begin or end with the debate over health care reform. For decades, Minority Leader Boehner has worked consistently […]