Today, the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting jointly as an en banc court, ruled that individual Planned Parenthood patients do not have legal authority under the Medicaid statute to challenge a state’s decision to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from the Medicaid program. Today’s decision sets up a clear and deep division between the […]
“I am the mother of six children. I miscarried one child at nine weeks gestation. My oldest living child has bipolar depression and a mild form of autism. My second living child was born with a severe clubfoot deformity. My third living child is profoundly intellectually disabled, legally blind, and has a seizure disorder. My […]
This proposal gives the President the opportunity to use his constitutional prerogative to protect the human person.
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement upon Senator Joni Ernst’s re-election: Senator Joni Ernst is a champion for Life, and the voters of the great state of Iowa have rewarded her for her bravery. Senator Ernst has led the fight in Congress to redirect taxpayer funding away from abortion […]
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement upon the passage of the Love Life Amendment in Louisiana: In 2020 the great state of Louisiana was number one on our annual Life List, making it the most pro-life state in the union. The great news out of this […]
Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of 102 Members of Congress in American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. United States Food and Drug Administration (ACOG v. FDA) (4th Cir. No. 20-1824). It is joined by 24 Senators and 78 Members of the House of Representatives representing 34 states.
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court: Americans United for Life congratulates Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. We are confident that Justice Barrett will serve on our nation’s highest Court with distinction. Throughout her confirmation process, Justice Barrett made […]
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement commending OAS member states for signing on to the Geneva Consensus Declaration: Americans United for Life stands with the Organization of American States (OAS) in their affirmation that “every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person”; and that […]
Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief in Hopkins v. Jegley, arguing that the Eighth Circuit correctly applied the Casey standard when it vacated and remanded the district court’s injunction. In June, the United States Supreme Court handed down a split decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, the Louisiana admitting privileges case. Although Chief Justice Roberts concurred in judgment with […]
Americans United for Life is proud to unveil the 2020 State Legislative Sessions Report, an annual Report on government affairs from America’s leader in life-affirming law and policy. Every election year brings unexpected challenges, but 2020 has truly been a year like no other. While state lawmakers hit the ground running in January, pursuing dozens […]
Steven H. Aden, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Americans United for Life, issued the following statement on the Supreme Courts denial of review regarding South Carolina’s request to reinstate its blockade on Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers: Americans United for Life is disappointed that the Supreme Court has denied review […]
Steven H. Aden, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Americans United for Life , issued the following statement on the the Supreme Courts refusal to uphold necessary safeguards surrounding the abortion pill: Americans United for Life is extremely disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again decided to do nothing to stop runaway […]
“I was orphaned and human trafficked. By today’s standards I would have been an unwanted child and would have been a prime candidate for being aborted. But, I’ve raised three successful children—one whom has earned a PhD and two whom are entrepreneurs with their own businesses. I have about 15 grand kids who all doing […]
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement on the news of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett is the best and most qualified successor for the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court. […]
The Supreme Court nomination has suddenly become the number one issue in American politics and the presidential race, temporarily eclipsing even truly historic events such as the COVID pandemic and the struggle for racial justice. The replacement of one of the Court’s strongest progressive voices is a historic milestone, whoever her replacement will be and whatever her views. Although we deeply respect what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accomplished for all women […]
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s promise to sign the born alive executive order: “Americans United for Life applauds President Trump’s timely and necessary executive order ensuring that all newborn children receive the care they deserve, and directing new funding toward critical neonatal research. […]