Paul Wilson of NewsBusters writes about the lack of coverage of Planned Parenthood’s scandals and congressional investigation by the major television networks. The excerpt below is a section focusing on AUL’s report and the subsequent investigation of Planned Parenthood started by Rep. Cliff Stearns: Even a congressional probe into the finances of Planned Parenthood could […]
This week AUL filed an amicus brief in the Illinois Supreme Court supporting a state law requiring parental notice before minors can obtain abortions. The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act was enacted in 1995, but the ACLU has been using litigation to stall its enforcement. Considering almost 17 years have passed since the law’s […]
Last week, AUL staff counsel Anna Franzonello was interviewed by CBN News: http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=27216 From the story: But Anna Franzonello, staff counsel Americans United for Life, views the matter differently. “What we’re looking at is a pro-abortion Senate being backed by an even bigger pro-abortion bully in the White House,” she said. Nevertheless, pro-life groups like […]
From the news story: Pro-life groups say they were pleasantly surprised by Sebelius’ decision. “I think it’s kind of fascinating because we’re so used to seeing the abortion lobby win on things like this,” says Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). But pro-life advocates aren’t exactly celebrating. They fear the […]
Fox News Pro-life groups say they were pleasantly surprised by Sebelius’ decision. “I think it’s kind of fascinating because we’re so used to seeing the abortion lobby win on things like this,” says Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). But pro-life advocates aren’t exactly celebrating. They fear the pro-choice community […]
Last week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals asked AUL to re-file an amicus brief detailing the risk of suicide following abortion. The request came as part of the Circuit’s extremely rare move to rehear arguments on South Dakota’s law requiring that women be informed of the risk of suicide that can follow abortion (“suicide […]
On Monday December 12, 2011, AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest appeared on Washington Journal on C-SPAN to discuss pro-lifee issues and the politics of the 2012 elections.
AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest will be on Washington Journal on C-SPAN Monday morning at 7:45. Please check your local listings for cable or satellite channel information. You can also watch it online live at C-SPAN.org (click here for the direct link.)
You are cordially invited to attend the premiere of the new documentary by Gov. Mike Huckabee and Citizens United called The Gift of Life. It is an inspirational documentary that explores the sanctity of life as a moral issue and looks at the lives of individuals on the front lines of the Pro-Life movement in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced Thursday that former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson is joining AUL’s premier government affairs team as Senior Policy Advisor. Immediately after coming on board, Johnson headed to Capitol Hill, meeting privately with office holders. “No one understands better than Abby […]
In one of the most recent acts of social imperialism by the United Nations, the CEDAW Committee determined that Peru must compensate a girl for being denied an abortion and liberalize its abortion policies. This is only the most recent example of a United Nations committee overstepping its bounds to incorrectly imply that there is […]
The following blog post at LifeNews.com was written by William Saunders and Mary Novick, both of AUL: The fight for legal recognition and protection of the unborn child is not fatally diminished by the recent rejection of the Mississippi personhood initiative. In fact, there have been multiple victories for the recognition of the unborn child […]
Americans United for Life President & CEO Charmaine Yoest speaks at the group’s 40th Anniversary Gala on November 2, 2011 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Christian Examiner’s story quotes AUL’s Mailee Smith: Mailee Smith, an attorney with the pro-life Americans United for Life, said there is an obvious explanation to Geron’s decision. “There simply is no money in research that yields no results,” Mailee Smith wrote at the Americans United for Life website. ” … Clearly, investors don’t want to […]
USA Today is reporting today that Geron—the company that received the first government approval for human clinical trials using human embryo stem cells—is discontinuing “further stem cell work.” This decision hardly comes as a surprise. There simply is no money in research that yields no results. Geron says that the decision came “after a strategic […]