Americans United for Life is pleased to release its 2019 State Legislative Sessions Report, an Annual Report on Government Affairs from America’s leader in life-affirming law and policy. Executive Summary In 2019, life has been front and center in the national dialogue. From New York to Alabama to the halls of Congress, lawmakers have been […]
Written Testimony of Catherine Glenn Foster, Esq. President & CEO, Americans United for Life Opposing the Abortion Legislation Bill New Zealand Parliamentary Select Committee September 19, 2019 Dear Chair Dyson and Honorable Members of the Select Committee: My name is Catherine Glenn Foster, and I serve as President and CEO of Americans United for Life […]
Written Testimony of Katie Glenn, Esq. Government Affairs Counsel, Americans United for Life Against H.F. 2152, the “End-of-Life Options Act” State of Minnesota House of Representatives Submitted to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee September 11, 2019 Dear Chairwoman Moran and Members of the Committee: I serve as Government Affairs Counsel for Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s original and most active organization advocating for life-affirming support and […]
“Regardless of anyone’s personal views on abortion, no person should be coerced into participating in an abortion against their moral convictions or religious beliefs. I applaud the Office of Civil Rights and this Administration for taking seriously the conscience rights of healthcare providers and enforcing decades-old legal protections like the Church Amendments. It is imperative that no employee be forced to choose between their job and their beliefs.”
Americans United for Life has submitted a Comment in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule revising Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to better enforce civil rights in healthcare and comply with the mandates of Congress.
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, responds to the departure of Dr. Leana Wen as Planned Parenthood’s leader: Planned Parenthood has long claimed that healthcare encompasses the intentional killing of unwanted human persons, and Dr. Leana Wen—despite her brief eight-month tenure—has consistently traded on her training as a physician to […]
Today, Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of 40 Days for Life and Sidewalk Advocates for Life in Price v. City of Chicago, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and determine whether speech-free “bubble zones” outside abortion clinics violate the First Amendment. “Bubble zone” laws restrict speech around abortion clinics […]
Written Testimony of Catherine Glenn Foster, Esq. President & CEO, Americans United for Life Against S. 1208 and H. 1926, The “Massachusetts End of Life Options Act” Submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health June 25, 2019 Dear Senator Comerford, Representative Mahoney, and Members of the Committee: I serve as President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s original and most active […]
Today, Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on its own behalf in Gee v. June Medical Services in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that abortion providers do not have standing to bring legal challenges against health and safety regulations on behalf of their patients. The case arose after June Medical Services, a Louisiana abortion clinic, challenged Louisiana’s admitting privileges […]
“Abortion can never legitimately be considered a form of family planning, because thriving families are characterized by their living members and the life they share in common. Abortion can never legitimately be considered a form of family planning, because what defines a ”successful” abortion is a dead member of the human family. Full stop. There is no way around this reality.”
“I have thoroughly reviewed both H. 3320 and S. 1209, and it is my legal opinion that they have severe consequences for the health of women and the unborn. The Act expands abortion allowances beyond Roe v. Wade and its progeny, rejects the state’s legitimate interest in protecting life, and prohibits commonsense protections for women’s health from being enacted in the future.”
“I have thoroughly reviewed these bills, and it is my legal opinion that they would enact common-sense protections for women and girls in Massachusetts and would withstand constitutional scrutiny.”
Rhode Island’s H.B. 5125, the Reproductive Privacy Act, would effectively expand abortion up until birth.
“It is shocking that despite Title X’s statutory exclusion of abortion from the scope of Title X projects and funding, plaintiffs in the California, Oregon, and Washington Title X legal challenges all complain about how the rule will impede access to abortion,” said Rachel Morrison, AUL Litigation Counsel.
Americans United for Life is pleased to welcome Katie Glenn as its Government Affairs Counsel, responsible for legislation and enactment of pro-life laws at the state and federal level.
“Indiana’s law recognizes the simple biological fact that human fetuses are human beings and, as such, should be treated with humanity and dignity whether in life or in death.”