FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2009
Americans United for Life Releases Pro-Life Legal Guide, Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing
Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) today held a Capitol Hill briefing in conjunction with the release of their annually-updated legal guide, Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America.
“Defending Life 2009 offers specific, achievable opportunities to advance a pro-life agenda in individual states and in Congress. In addition, it provides essential insight and analysis on issues across the life spectrum,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL’s President & CEO.
Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA, Minority Whip), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) served as honorary co-hosts of today’s Capitol Hill event, which was attended by members of Congress and their staffers.
Presenters at the briefing included Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., AUL President & CEO; Clarke D. Forsythe, AUL Senior Counsel; and Daniel S. McConchie, AUL Vice President for Government Affairs. Copies of Defending Life 2009 were distributed to those in attendance.
Now in its fourth edition, Defending Life 2009 includes:
- In-depth discussions of key life issues and legislative opportunities;
- Model pro-life legislation developed by AUL experts; and
- Specific information on each of the 50 states, including an overall ranking of the states.
“Defending Life emphasizes the importance of life-affirming legislation and contains the necessary building blocks to move us closer to the day when every person is welcomed in life and protected in law,” said Denise Burke, AUL’s Vice-President of Legal Affairs and editor-in-chief of Defending Life 2009.
Defending Life 2009 is available online at http://dl.aul.org, and is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
About Defending Life 2009
AUL’s annual publication, Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America, is the definitive legal guide to abortion, bioethics, healthcare freedom of conscience, and the end of life. Cutting through the murky cloud of media chatter and controversy, Defending Life provides comprehensive, timely, and thought-provoking information to anyone who wants to understand key pro-life issues and utilize proven strategies to address them. Defending Life 2009 is available online at http://dl.aul.org, and is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’ Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.