Defending Life 2020
Americans United for Life is proud to announce the release of the 15th Anniversary Edition of “Defending Life,” America’s Pro-Life Playbook. Discover where your state ranks on our “Life List 2020” and plan for the upcoming state legislative sessions to advance a more life-affirming America.
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“Defending Life,” America’s Pro-Life Playbook, is a critical tool that combines more than 50 pieces of Americans United for Life model law and policy with expert analysis and comprehensive state report cards into a powerful non-partisan guide for lawmakers and policy advocates across America to protect human life.
In “Defending Life,” Americans United for Life comprehensively addresses the human right to life through its Infants’ Protection Project, Women’s Protection Project, and Patients’ Protection Project; expertly tackles the law and policy challenges for the pro-life movement; and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.
Americans United for Life is proud to have worked with lawmakers and policy advocates across the country to help pass these indispensable, life-affirming measures in 2019, and we believe that “Defending Life” will be essential for pro-life lawmakers over the upcoming year to ensure that we continue working toward an America where all are welcomed throughout life and protected in law.
State Report Cards
Among the most important tools in “Defending Life” are the State Report Cards, which are updated by Americans United for Life attorneys each year, to reflect the latest legal protections in each individual state.
Life List 2020
Americans United for Life is proud to present our Life List. Our 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.
This year, we are excited to announce that Louisiana has gained our highly coveted #1 ranking this year, closely followed by Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
Sadly, Vermont earned the tragic, dead-last place in our Life List 2020 ranking as the state where women and their children, and vulnerable persons across the spectrum of life issues, have the fewest legal protections, followed by New Jersey, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.
Steve Aden, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Americans United for Life, said that lawmakers across the country are continuing to fight back against an “increasingly corporate abortion and suicide industries that appear determined to put profit margins before the health and safety of women, children, and vulnerable persons.”