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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed her brief with the Supreme Court of the United States, defending the right of the people to pass laws that protect life and women’s health and addressing legitimate interests of the State in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Americans United for Life (AUL) will file a Friend of […]
WASHINGTON, DC— This week the European Parliament adopted a tragic and anti-scientific position on abortion” that would see the violence and self-harm of abortion perversely treated as a fundamental human right. The European Parliament’s decision is nothing less than an attempt to expand abortion markets and impose the dehumanizing practice across the continent. The EU […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, testified before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate’s Subcommittee on the Constitution in opposition to the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act:” An excerpt of the message Catherine Glenn Foster delivered to the U.S. Senate: The Women’s Health Protection Act would effectively […]
A generational opportunity to uphold life-saving protections, as U.S. Supreme Court considers Mississippi abortion case
WASHINGTON, DC— Americans United for Life is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided today to hear Mississippi’s appeal to defend state law protecting the human right to life at 15 weeks. Mississippi’s House Bill 1510, passed in 2018, preserves the human right to life and limits abortion when “the probable gestational age of the unborn human […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Americans United for Life filed a friend-of-the-Court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court today, urging the Justices to grant review of an Arkansas law that protects persons in the womb with Down’s syndrome from being targeted for abortion. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals declared the law unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, saying that […]
After COVID forced many state legislatures to end their sessions early in 2020, this spring state legislatures have shown a historic level of pent-up demand for strong life-saving legislation. So far in 2021, we’ve seen 54 pro-life bills enacted into law in 16 states, and 7 pro-life resolutions passed by at least one legislative chamber. […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Americans United for Life (AUL) filed a friend of the court brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court in Box v. Planned Parenthood, one of three pending abortion cases, urging the Court to hear and uphold Indiana’s parental notice of abortion law in the Fall. A peer-reviewed statistical study published in the American Journal […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Americans United for Life heartily applauds the decision of the en banc Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today that affirms the constitutionality of Ohio’s H.B. 214, which prevents abortionists from taking an infant’s life if he or she knows that the abortion is sought for discriminatory reasons. By a 9-7 decision of the full […]
FDA Will Endanger Women by No Longer Enforcing the “In-Person Dispensing Requirement” for Chemical Abortion
WASHINGTON, DC— Katie Glenn, Government Affairs Counsel at Americans United for Life, issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administrations decision to remove key medical oversight of chemical abortion: Monday’s announcement that the FDA will no longer enforce the “in-person dispensing requirement,” a rule that has been in place for over twenty years, for the remainder of […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Xavier Becerra for the position of Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: America expected more from President Biden because he promised us more. The confirmation of Becerra to lead the Department of […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Katie Glenn, Government Affairs Counsel at Americans United for Life, released the following comment regarding President Biden signing the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package. President Joe Biden is leading the most extreme pro-abortion agenda our nation has ever seen. The partisan COVID-19 bill he signed today is a gift to the abortion industry. This bill adds $50 million to the Title X […]
Written by Carolyn McDonnell, M.A., AUL Spring Extern, 3L, Univ. of St. Thomas School of Law Americans United for Life recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of citizen journalist and First Amendment champion David Daleiden. After Daleiden had engaged in undercover journalism to investigate Planned Parenthood’s alleged […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Americans United for Life has filed a friend-of-the-court brief today on behalf of 1st Amendment champion David Daleiden in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, said: David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress are champions for the First Amendment and heroes of modern-day journalism. The CMP investigations were ambitious, effective, and informative; those are standards which we should expect […]
Written by Rebekah Durham, 2L, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Law Planned Parenthood recently released its 2019-2020 annual report, containing information and statistics about the organization’s work between late 2018 and 2020. Although the report talks at length about the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the data reported is from the previous fiscal year. Here’s what […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, released the following statement regarding the friend-of-the-court brief filed in Americans for Prosperity v. Becerra that AUL joined in support: Americans United for Life implores the Supreme Court to recognize the First Amendment freedom of assembly rights guaranteed for all Americans as they consider […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Americans United for Life calls on the Senate to reject the radical and divisive “Equality Act,” H.R. 5, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday afternoon by a narrow and mostly partisan vote of 224-206. H.R. 5 includes an aggressive new provision that would enshrine abortion as a federal civil right by amending […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Americans United for Life joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed Monday in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, against a coalition of abortion-rights groups that are demanding that the international body force El Salvador to abandon its duty to prosecute infanticide. In re Manuela is a lawsuit filed against El Salvador […]
Americans United for Life is proud to release Defending Life 2021, the 16th edition of our flagship legal publication. Defending Life is AUL’s “Pro-Life Playbook,” a resource designed to provide both state legislators and local allies with the information and tools needed to pass laws that will defend human life from conception to natural death. […]
WASHINGTON, DC— On Monday, February 22nd, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to three cases challenging the Trump administration’s Title X rule. The cases will be consolidated for oral arguments and are listed as American Medical Association v. Cochran. At issue are regulations promulgated during the Trump administration which clarified Congress’ intent that […]
If you’ve ever wanted a handy and readable reference to the best arguments against assisted suicide, pick up Start With What by pro-life speaker and author Stephanie Gray Connors. Connors offers “Ten Principles for Thinking About Assisted Suicide” as the framework for her presentation, but don’t be put off by the overly didactic subtitle. Those […]
In this final installment in Americans United for Life’s series, “(Un)Happy Birthday, Chemical Abortion,” we address the abortion industry’s ultimate argument – that chemical abortion is a one-way process, and “Once started, chemical abortion can’t be stopped.” We know that some women regret taking mifepristone to end a pregnancy and desire a way to […]
Dear Chair Gordon, Vice Chair McLean, and Members of the Committee: My name is Catherine Glenn Foster, and I serve as President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s original and most active pro-life nonprofit advocacy organization. Founded in 1971, two years before the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, AUL has dedicated […]
Written by Rebekah Durham, 2L, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Law On January 21, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report documenting the federal funding received by a number of domestic and international organizations that provide abortion and family planning services. The report was conducted at the request of 120 U.S. House […]
Written by Carolyn McDonnell, M.A., AUL Spring Extern, 3L, Univ. of St. Thomas School of Law On January 25, the Supreme Court issued orders vacating two abortion cases, and remanding the cases with instructions for the lower courts to dismiss the cases as moot. Some pro-abortion advocates have lauded the Supreme Court’s actions as a […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, released the following comment regarding President Biden’s decision to rescind the Mexico City Policy: The Mexico City Policy is a cornerstone, protection for human life that preserves the conscience rights of the supermajority of Americans who reject the funding of international abortion. […]
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