When Donald Trump commented that “the laws are set” on abortion, he articulated a profound misunderstanding of the legal realities of the issue and the impact they will have on the next president of the United States. The laws on abortion have not been “set” since the Supreme Court nationalized the issue with its 1973 […]
What’s At Stake: States’ Ability to Protect Health and Safety of Women in Abortion Clinics from Dangerous Conditions and Practitioners “Consistently, the abortion industry invests in lawyers to avoid investing in safeguards designed to protect women from dangerous conditions and substandard providers found behind the closed doors of abortion clinics,” said AUL’s Clarke Forsythe. WASHINGTON, […]
By John M. Thorp Jr. and Clarke D. Forsythe Originally published in the Washington Times on March 26, 2015 Abortion advocates in Congress and in state legislatures claim that abortions are “safe.” Yet numerous, long-standing problems at the state and federal level illustrate that the abortion data collection and reporting system in the United States […]
“South Carolina took a courageous stand to protect women’s health and safety in limiting abortion at a point at which the risks of an already dangerous procedure increase for women,” said AUL’s Clarke Forsythe. MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Legal Experts Available for Comment WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-26-16) – Americans United for Life Acting President and Senior Counsel Clarke […]
“Today’s decision implicitly recognizes that the Obama Administration does not need to violate the First Amendment and hijack the health insurance plans of pro-life Americans to push life-ending drugs,” said Clarke D. Forsythe, Acting President and Senior Counsel of Americans United for Life. WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-16-16) In a three-page per curium opinion issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated […]
Clarke D. Forsythe, acting president of Americans United for Life, explain in an op-ed for the L.A. Times that abortionists are criminals, women aren’t: In his latest gambit to capture the news cycle, Donald Trump said Wednesday that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who abort. (His Director of Retractions shortly […]
Clarke Forsythe, acting president and senior counsel for Americans United for Life joined PBS NewsHour on March 3, 2016 to discuss the need for medical regulation of abortion clinics.
“Seeking to keep profits high and standards low has motivated the abortion industry for years,” noted AUL’s Denise Burke. “It’s time to put women’s health and safety first.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-02-16) – Americans United for Life, the nation’s leading advocate for protecting women’s health through commonsense legislation, and co-counsel with The Bioethics Defense Fund in an […]
“At every turn, the abortion industry fights health and safety standards that offer real protection to women, going to court to keep profits high and standards low,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-03-16) – Americans United for Life, the nation’s leading advocate of protecting women’s health through commonsense legislation, filed an amicus curie […]
Americans United for Life Releases 11th Edition of Defending Life to Equip Legislators in 2016 Session, Predicts Trends (Click to enlarge) WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-12-16) – This year’s prestigious Americans United for Life’s “Life List” a ranking of the 50 states based on how well they protect life in law has a new number one, announced […]
“The nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood makes 43 percent of its $1.3 billion budget from beleaguered taxpayers,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “It’s time to redirect the money to true healthcare needs for women and children.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-06-16) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the U.S. House […]
Clarke Forsythe and Melissa Murray talked about the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, in which the court ruled 7-2 that women have a constitutional, but not absolute, right to terminate pregnancy based on the determined viability of the fetus. Click here to watch the video.
You may not have believed this possible, but this week a truly important vote took place that redirected tax dollars from the abortion industry to other important needs. The vote took place in the U.S. Senate, reflecting the pro-life momentum sweeping the nation. The Senate voted 52-47 to repeal key provisions of the anti-life Obamacare […]
“From Roe v. Wade to today’s case, Texas again could be pivotal in changing the law of the land on abortion, as much needed health and safety standards are debated following evidence of abortion industry profiteering at women’s expense,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (11-13-15) – Americans United for Life President and CEO […]
“In the 11th Center for Medical Progress video, the macabre culture of Planned Parenthood is again on full display,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-27-15) – In the 11th undercover video released today by the Center for Medical Progress, “the macabre culture of Planned Parenthood is again on full display,” noted Americans United […]
“It is something of an oxymoron to talk about the medical ethics of abortionists as they fight health and safety standards nationwide,” noted AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Abortion harms women, and today’s hearing is one of many needed to help people understand Abortion, Inc., in America.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-08-15) — As a fourth Congressional Committee […]