AUL Legal Institute — June 23-26, 2008 Preliminary Schedule (subject to change) Registration Coming Soon Monday, June 23 9:00 — 9:15 am Welcome Daniel McConchie, M.A., Vice President & Executive Director, Americans United for Life 9:15 — 10:30 am Abortion: The Ultimate Abuser of Women TBD 10:45 — 12:00 pm RU486 and the Coming Chemical […]
In today’s fast-paced environment, rapid advances in biotechnology pose increasing political, legal, and ethical problems. We also face other serious challenges to life on issues related to abortion, healthcare rights of conscience, and the end of life. These challenges call for increased education and training of individuals who will be future pro-life leaders. One of […]
Over the past couple of weeks a fascinating back-and-forth has been going on between the authors of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen, and Slate.com bioethics reporter William Saletan (see here). The latest entry, by George and Tollefsen was posted today at National Review Online. It’s well worth your […]
SAVE THE DATE! Congressional Representatives Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) will be hosting AUL as we distribute copies of our landmark legal guide Defending Life 2008 on Capitol Hill. WHAT: Defending Life 2008 Luncheon WHEN: April 3, 2008, 12:30 – 1:30pm WHERE: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC RSVP is required. Call […]
On Tuesday, February 19, the Missouri House Committee on Healthcare Policy considered HB 1831, a bill enhancing Missouri’s informed consent before abortion statute. In addition to requiring that women be informed of the medical risks of abortion, HB 1831 also requires that women receive information on the availability of ultrasound, as well as information on […]
Governor Eliot Spitzer’s “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA), also called the “Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act” (RHAPP), has kindled a fiery debate in New York. Democratic Senator Ruben Diaz (Bronx) declared earlier this month that the RHAPP “is one of the most dangerous and radical pieces of proposed legislation in New York State that […]
At the end of January, Pope Benedict gave an address to plenary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The full text of the speech is now available in English on the Vatican website. His remarks on bioethics were near the end of the address: I also ask you, dear friends, to […]
Leon Kass, former Chair of The President’s Council on Bioethics, writes in the Weekly Standard on why it is time to ban human cloning, and how to go about doing it. Despite the president’s numerous calls for action, we remain the only major nation in the high-tech world that cannot summon itself to ban human […]
Testimony of Mailee R. Smith, Esq., before the Missouri House Healthcare Policy Committee on House Bill 1831 — Informed Consent Before Abortion Legislation
Sunday’s New York Times Book Review carried a review of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life. The reviewer, Slate.com’s bioethics writer/reporter William Saletan, is someone that I generally respect as a thoughtful writer, even though I don’t always agree with him. His review of Embryo, though, is an unusually poor showing. In response to the […]
The South Dakota Senate has rejected, by a vote of 22 to 12, a bill that would have removed legal protection from pharmacists who refuse to sell or dispense contraceptives including so-called “emergency contraceptives” in violation of their consciences. Senate Bill 164 proposed that a pharmacist’s refusal to sell a drug that violated his or […]
Defending Life 2008: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America is now available at Amazon.com in paperback and hardback.
Johnson County (KS) district attorney and former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline today pens an op-ed in the Wichita Eagle on his work to obtain medical records so that he can enforce laws protecting minors: Only Way To Enforce Law Is To See Medical Records By Phill Kline Abuse almost always occurs behind a veil […]
Disability advocates, medical professionals, pro-life advocates, and other opponents of physician-assisted suicide have filed a lawsuit to stop a proposed Washington ballot initiative legalizing the practice. The Coalition Against Assisted Suicide maintains that the wording of Initiative 1000 fails to inform voters of all the potential changes to state law and argues that it not […]
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Human Life Review. Used by Permission. For a free sample issue of Human Life Review, call 212-685-5210 or visit http://www.humanlifereview.com. A Lack of Prudence by Clarke D. Forsythe President, Americans United for Life In June, certain anti-abortion activists bought full-page newspaper ads featuring an “open […]
All 50 state supreme court whitepapers have been posted at AULStateSupremeCourtProject.org! We will continue to update the papers as situations change in the states. The AUL State Supreme Court Project is just one way that we are preparing for the day after Roe. Explore our main website, AUL.org, for more information on our work.