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“Unsafe”: Shocking 50-State Investigative Report Documents Chronic Abuse and Neglect in Abortion Industry
“Unsafe: America’s Abortion Industry Endangers Women,” tells the story of how the abortion industry bet everything on a strategy of total repeal of the nation’s abortion laws, believing against the evidence that abortion would be safe if it were just made legal. America’s women lost that bet—big time—when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down abortion laws in […]
Americans United for Life continues with its series, “(Un)Happy Birthday, Chemical Abortion,” by asking about additional patient populations the drug may put at risk – minor girls, which the Food & Drug Administration calls a “pediatric population, and women in underdeveloped countries that often lack access to emergency medicine and other aspects of modern health […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, released the following statement congratulating President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration: Americans United for Life congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they are sworn into office. We sincerely hope that President Biden and Vice President […]
Dear Chair Usher, Vice Chair Regier, Vice Chair Kelker, and Members of the Committee: My name is Catherine Glenn Foster, and I serve as President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). Established in 1971, AUL is a national law and policy organization with a specialization in abortion, end-of-life issues, and bioethics law. Our vision at AUL is a […]
Dear Chair Usher, Vice Chair Regier, Vice Chair Kelker, 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 50 years to advocating for comprehensive legal […]
Dear Chair Usher, Vice Chair Regier, Vice Chair Kelker, and Members of the Committee: My name is Katie Glenn, and I serve as Government Affairs Counsel of Americans United for Life (AUL). Established in 1971, AUL is a national law and policy nonprofit organization with a specialization in abortion, end-of-life issues, and bioethics law. Our vision […]
On January 5, 2021, a panel of judges on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld an injunction preventing Arkansas Acts 493 and 619 from taking effect. Act 493 would prohibit abortion after 18 weeks’ gestation, and Act 619 would prohibit abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis. In its decision, the panel identified both laws as “pre-viability” restrictions that run afoul of the viability […]
WASHINGTON, DC— The Supreme Court granted the government’s request to reinstate FDA rules protecting the health and safety of women seeking chemical abortion pills. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of abortion doctors sued the FDA in an attempt to send abortion pills by mail without seeing patients in person. One district judge […]
As it is often practiced, chemical abortion is dangerous to babies in future pregnancies. If a pregnant woman has Rh negative blood type, her doctor must ensure that she receives an Rh immune globulin injection contemporaneously with the moment that her blood mixes with her baby’s, whether during delivery, miscarriage, or abortion. This shot, called […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, released the following comment regarding the violence surrounding the certification of the Electoral College vote: The political violence witnessed today at our nation’s Capitol underscores the urgency for a total re-calibration of American politics centered on the dignity and flourishing of the […]
In Washington, as well as elsewhere, it’s “out with the old, in with the new” as the calendar turns a new year. The 116th Congress of the United States has been retired, and the 117th Congress began yesterday, January 3, as the Senate and the House of Representatives were gaveled in. The House Democrat majority wasted no time in re-electing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and offering a new set of chamber rules designed to tighten its grip on the narrowest party margin in 100 years by limiting opposition amendments to stand-alone legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC— Katie Glenn, Government Affairs Counsel at Americans United for Life, released the following comment regarding the expansion of abortion in Argentina: Argentina is following the same destructive path the United States did with Roe v. Wade, but thankfully in statute rather than as a matter of constitutional interpretation. Tragically, as they are in […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement regarding Congressional approval of omnibus spending and pandemic relief legislation: Americans United for Life is proud to stand with the pro-life advocates in Congress who worked hard to ensure that the Omnibus funding and pandemic relief bill contained life-affirming […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Americans United for Life is proud to present our 2021 Life List, with the state of Arkansas ranked Number One. The AUL Life List is our annual state ranking based on our comprehensive analysis of each state’s law and policy protections for human life from conception to natural death. Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO […]
A single federal judge in Maryland has now doubled down on a sweeping nationwide injunction that gravely undermines the health and safety of all women—but especially endangers low-income women and communities of color, the very people the plaintiffs purport to represent.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently released its Abortion Surveillance 2018 report, and the data, while less than fully reliable, suggest that the abortion rate in the country has plateaued in recent years.
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Joe Biden will nominate Xavier Becerra for the position of Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a career apologist for the multi-million dollar abortion industry, should have no role in America’s public health institutions. Joe […]
Americans United for Life’s series, “(Un)Happy Birthday, Chemical Abortion,” has been taking a close look at the central claims the abortion industry makes for RU-486. Today, we come to a claim that is critically important for women, and central to its asserted legitimacy. Unfortunately, the claim doesn’t hold up on close examination. Here’s why the […]
EL DERECHO A LA VIDA EN EL PERÚ. UN REPORTE LEGAL, JUDICIAL Y POLÍTICO DE LOS ÚLTIMOS AÑOS (2015-2020)
Juan Diego Condori Saavedra Jaqueline Mariela Rojas Ayque Coordinador: Andrés Delgado Cáceres RESUMEN: Los autores analizan la coyuntura peruana de los últimos años en relación a la protección del derecho a la vida. El mismo, siendo de ineludible protección por parte del estado, se ha visto mermado, en distintas oportunidades por influencias externas e internas […]
The Right to Life in Peru: A Legal, Judicial, and Political Report of the Last Five Years (2015-2020)
Written by: Juan Diego Condori Saavedra[1 ,Jaqueline Mariela Rojas AyqueCoordinated by: Andrés Delgado Cáceres SUMMARY: The authors analyze the Peruvian situation in recent years in relation to the protection of the right to life. This right, which the state is obligated to protect, has been diminished on different occasions by external and internal influences that […]
Written by Carlos Joaquín Méndez Quan I. INTRODUCTION The scope of the right to life has been theorized on by the International Law of Human Rights (ILHR). This admits the possibility of a multiplicity of intellectual processes that could claim to explain and analyze the different phenomena that occur around this right in concrete realities. […]
I don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been an up-and-down year for many reasons, including challenges to Americans United for Life’s fight for the human right to life. This summer brought the Supreme Court’s disappointing decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, but we found a silver lining in the decision that suggested that brighter days were ahead. We’re happy to confirm that in the nearly half a year since June Medical, the Pro-Life Movement has been notching victories.
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 […]
Widespread neglect in the American nursing home system has been well documented, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is absolutely disgraceful. Simply put, policymakers have made some very bad choices that put residents at assisted living facilities, who were already at the greatest risk of succumbing to the novel virus, at substantially increased risk of contraction and death. The date bears that horrible reality out. Tens of thousands of excess deaths, directly attributable to subpar given to senior Americans in the facilities that exist purely to give adequate and humane care. This recent report from the Associated Press was particularly sobering:
This week, AUL welcomed Dr. James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA, who serves as Vice President and Director of Data Analytics for Charlotte Lozier Institute. Dr. Studnicki was most recently the Irwin Belk Endowed Chair in Health Services Research and Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte College of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and as Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes Research at the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center. Dr. Studnicki’s research has focused on the use of large scale databases, and associated information technology, in analyzing outcomes at the patient, hospital and community levels.
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