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House Republican Leader Boehner to receive Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award Tonight

WASHINGTON – Americans United for Life is hosting a reception this evening to present House Republican Leader John A. Boehner with the 2010 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award.

Leader Boehner will be recognized both for his extraordinary leadership in the fight to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion and for his work to protect women’s health in his own state of Ohio.

WHAT: 2010 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award Reception

WHEN: Remarks begin at 6:00 p.m. EST Tonight

WHERE: 655 15th Street NW on the rooftop

PRESS REGISTRATION: email press@aul.org

About the Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award

The Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award was established to honor the legacy of Representative Henry J. Hyde, former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Each year, it is awarded to an elected official who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the cause of Life.

This award was recently covered by National Journal and Life News.

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.

AUL’s legal team has been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court including the successful defense of the Hyde Amendment. AUL also publishes Defending Life, the most comprehensive state-by-state legal guide of its kind, which is distributed annually to legislators across the nation.

Recently, Americans United for Life detailed the facts on taxpayer-funding of abortion during the debate over federal health care legislation, provided legal assistance to states working to opt out of abortion provisions created by federal health care law, and has taken a leading role in educating policymakers on the record of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees.