The Courts are where we advance and defend our Constitutional and human right to life

Since its founding in 1971, Americans United for Life has protected and defended human life in American courts and before international tribunals. After a pro-life bill is passed and signed into law, organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Center for Reproductive Rights routinely file a lawsuit challenging the law. AUL works with state legal offices, pro-life healthcare groups, and other allies to defend these laws by offering invaluable legal expertise, as well as filing briefs in federal and state courts.

AUL has been actively involved in every abortion-related case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. McRae, AUL attorneys successfully defended the Hyde Amendment, ensuring that federal and state governments do not have to fund elective abortions. AUL’s court briefs have played a key role in upholding common-sense health and safety regulations of abortion providers, protecting the conscience rights of health care professionals, and preventing the judicial recognition of suicide by physician.


United States Supreme Court

Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal

Federal District Courts

State Supreme Courts

Other State Courts

International Courts