William L. Saunders, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at Americans United for Life (AUL). He directs AUL’s international project and writes and speaks on a wide-range of life-related and human rights topics. Before joining AUL, he served for ten years as Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Governor Mike Beebe for signing the “Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act” that gives mothers legal protections when they are forced to defend the lives of their unborn children.”As a mother of five, I personally know of a mother’s strong instinct to fight […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-13) Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest paid tribute to AUL’s former board member Dr. C. Everett Koop who passed away this week, saying he was “a pro-life giant. He saw the issues of abortion and infanticide for what they were, assaults on the civil rights of the most vulnerable […]
Anna Franzonello, a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, joined AUL in 2009. Her areas of legal and policy expertise include healthcare freedom of conscience, Planned Parenthood’s current operations and business model, and life-ending drugs and devices including “emergency contraception.” She is a contributing author to AUL’s legal resource guide, Defending Life, co-author of AUL’s […]
“Our model legislation is specifically tailored to confront the current trends in Big Abortion’s overreach,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “The scandalous behavior of this destructive industry must be confronted, and the eighth edition of Defending Life equips legislators to do just that.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/21/13) – Building on a proven track record of legislative […]
AUL’s Vice President of Government Affairs was interviewed earlier this week by the Des Moines Register while attending a pro-life rally in Iowa.
Each year, AUL publishes Defending Life: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.
This annual resource manual combines our model legislation, expert analysis, and 50 state report cards into a single nonpartisan guide for legislators, policy makers, the media, and interested Americans. It comprehensively addresses abortion, protection of the unborn (in contexts outside of abortion), bioethics, the end-of-life, and health care freedom of conscience, expertly tackles legal and policy challenges for the pro-life movement, and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.
The Sioux City Journal reports on yesterday’s rally in Iowa: It’s been 40 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, but Daniel McConchie isn’t giving up hope of overturning that decision. He takes encouragement from the fact that after four decades of legalized abortion being the law of the land public […]
“This is truly the battle of our time to protect the liberties guaranteed to us over 200 years ago,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-19-13) — Americans United for Life filed two more amicus curiae briefs supporting legal challenges to the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional “HHS mandate.” AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest […]
Des Moines Register: Dan McConchie, vice president of public affairs for Washington-based Americans United for Life, was the keynote speaker. He cautioned there is “no one silver bullet” that will suddenly prohibit legalized abortion. But he urged abortion foes to bring pressure upon legislators to force votes on initiatives aimed at chipping away at legal […]
Des Moines Register Dan McConchie, vice president of public affairs for Washington-based Americans United for Life, was the keynote speaker. He cautioned there is “no one silver bullet” that will suddenly prohibit legalized abortion. But he urged abortion foes to bring pressure upon legislators to force votes on initiatives aimed at chipping away at legal […]
AUL President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest is quoted by Bloomberg BusinessWeek: This year, Republican lawmakers in Iowa, Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, and Mississippi have introduced similar bills restricting the use of telemedicine in prescribing abortion drugs. All but one of the measures are based on model legislation written by Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion […]
Reuters quotes Anna Franzonello: Critics, who liken the drug to abortion, lamented the findings. The rise in emergency contraception use “is the sad result of deceptive labeling,” Anna Franzonello, an attorney for Americans United for Life. The pill is sold by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd as Plan B. It also is available as a generic. […]
World magazine quotes AUL’s Anna Franzonello: Americans United for Life (AUL) Attorney Anna Franzonello said in a statement the increase in use shows many women don’t know what the drugs really do: “AUL’s concern that life-ending drugs are being deceptively labeled as ‘contraception’ has only increased since the period that the CDC’s national Center for […]
“Deceptively labeled, these drugs and devices may be creating a false sense of security, exposing women to serious risks and ending young human life,” noted AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/14/13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called news today from the CDC that one in nine American women […]
Clarke Forsythe is currently Senior Counsel for AUL, having served at AUL for twenty-eight years. Forsythe has argued cases before federal and state courts and has testified before Congress and state legislatures. He is also a prolific writer on pro-life legal issues, having published more than 15 law review articles and book chapters, as well […]