Americans United for Life is excited to welcome Steven H. Aden, J.D., to the organization as their new Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, where he will be overseeing all legal operations of AUL. Steve comes from an extensive background in pro-life litigation and previously served as senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom.

“Ending abortion, euthanasia and other attacks on the dignity and value of human life is the civil rights struggle of our time,” said AUL Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Steven H. Aden. “That’s why I’m proud and excited to join the AUL team, the most effective and visionary pro-life organization in America. Together with our partners in state legislatures and pro-life policy organizations across the country, we look forward to building together a Culture of Life, in which every person is celebrated from conception to natural death.”

Aden is an experienced and impressive addition to the original pro-life organization and the legal arm of the pro-life movement, having appeared in court against Planned Parenthood more than any other litigator. Additionally, he has been appointed by the Attorneys General of six states to defend pro-life laws, secured court victories to uphold Arizona law to cease abortion procedures at six abortion clinics, applied Missouri’s abortion laws to chemical abortion, and upheld the right of Louisiana regulators to shut down dangerous abortion facilities.

“I am absolutely delighted to have Steve Aden join the Americans United for Life team as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel,” said AUL CEO & President Catherine Glenn Foster. “With his many years of experience working to pass life-affirming laws and defend those laws in the courtroom, Steve bolsters AUL’s already impressive legal strategy and expertise.”

Additionally, Aden is a prolific author and analyst on sanctity of life issues and constitutional jurisprudence, is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Hawaii (inactive), and is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal circuit and district courts.