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Yoest: States are Eager to Opt-Out of Abortion Provisions

Americans United for Life (AUL) has been taking the abortion-health care fight to the states this week and responses from federal and state legislators have been pouring into AUL’s legal team.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, the nation’s first pro-life public interest law firm said:

“Americans United for Life is offering the full assistance of our legal team to any state that wishes to respond legislatively to the anti-life provisions in the new health care reform law. The new law explicitly allows states to pass laws prohibiting qualified health plans offered through the Exchanges in their states from offering abortion coverage. We have ready-to-deploy model legislative language and will work with any state to tailor it to meet specific needs. We’ve already heard from legislators in Delaware, Georgia, and Kansas who want to get this legislation passed in their states. With AUL’s history working with state legislatures across this country and in the courts, we are uniquely positioned to respond to this new threat to Life.”