With the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, many people have been asking whether Roe v. Wade—the 1973 Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right of a woman to terminate her pregnancy—can be overturned. Underlying this question is whether the Supreme Court can overturn one of its own prior decisions—also called […]
The final votes from yesterday’s election are still being counted, but what’s clear from the outcome is that courts matter and unborn children matter. With the Senate races called so far, according to Politico, Republicans have officially retained control. The races that flipped Democrat seats are Rep. Kevin Cramer beating Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North […]
The following statement is from Steven H. Aden, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Americans United for Life: “Americans United for Life congratulates the successful pro-life candidates elected and re-elected across the nation today, and the many millions of voters who disproved the prognostications of beltway pollsters and made pro-life issues the difference in these […]
This has proven to be another year of engagement in state legislatures with states actively protecting mothers and their children from the negative consequences of abortion, despite the fact that several states on a biennial schedule are not in session this year. State legislatures across the country continue to press forward to ensure that mothers […]
Americans United for Life is pleased to see that a California district court judge permanently enjoined California’s AB775 for violating the First Amendment free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers. The law, which targeted pro-life pregnancy centers, would have forced both licensed pregnancy centers to advertise that California offers free or low-cost abortions and contraception, […]
A little over a week ago Chelsea Clinton addressed a “Rise Up for Roe” event whose sole purpose for existing is to block the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Why? Because Judge Kavanaugh might vote to overturn a Supreme Court case known as Roe v. Wade. Heard […]
You are invited to join the Americans United for Life legal experts and special guest David Bereit on Tuesday, July 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) as they explain this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore respect for the right to life on the U.S. Supreme Court! Americans United for Life will work tirelessly over the next months […]
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to protect the free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The decision by Justice Thomas (joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy, Alito, and Gorsuch) reversed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that had upheld a California […]
If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, life changes, or other distress, please know that you are not alone. There are many resources, support systems, and strategies that can empower you to overcome the situation and find hope and recovery. Below are some resources that may be able to help: […]
By Deanna Wallace Today is my favorite day of the year: National Foster Care Day! You see, I was born into poverty to a teenaged mother and spent the first five years of my life in the Louisiana foster care system. Despite this rocky start, my life story is still one of hope. My siblings and I were all adopted, and […]
The AUL team had an amazing time connecting with so many passionate pro-life students, activists, candidates, and legislators from around the country at CPAC over the weekend. It was so encouraging to see how many attendees are serious about defending life. I wanted to share with you my favorite part of the event- getting to see AUL’s President […]
Although I’ve been in the Supreme Court courtroom many times over the years, Tuesday’s oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, the pregnancy center forced speech case, was memorable for several reasons besides the miserable first-day-of-spring weather. (Our CEO Catherine Glenn Foster’s op-ed explaining the case and its importance to the critical life-giving work of pregnancy care […]
Deanna Wallace, Director of Legal Communications In recent weeks the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on NIFLA v. Becerra have drawn media attention to Pregnancy Care Centers (PCC) across the nation, and to their commitment to caring for pregnant women in need. While the court case is obviously in the spotlight right now, big things are also afoot in the legislative sphere. On March 20th, while my AUL colleagues were braving ice and sleet in […]
Deanna Wallace, Director of Legal Communications In today’s culture, abortion has been marketed to women as a “cure all” solution to unintended pregnancies. Masked by inaccurate and incomplete data on abortion’s safety and efficacy, the true dangers of abortion remain under-reported and all too often ignored. How many women have died from botched abortions? How […]
As advocates for the legalization of assisted suicide loudly celebrate victory in Hawaii, it would be very easy to become discouraged— but don’t. While Hawaii is certainly a setback that may have potentially fatal consequences for some of the vulnerable citizens of the Aloha State, the broader view of the fight against assisted suicide is […]
It is not surprising that AUL’s Unborn Infants Dignity Act (UIDA), first offered in 2015, is vehemently opposed by the abortion industry. While the model legislation does not impede a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion, abortion advocates despise any recognition that unborn children are humans, and that families facing miscarriage, stillbirth, or elective abortion […]
Tucked in among the hundreds of pages of the Congressional budget signed into law last week are a few paragraphs that Americans United for Life has been working for years to make reality. The short lines repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB – an incredible victory for all Americans. If you recall, IPAB […]
How abortion harms women and why concerns for women’s health must be part of abortion-related policie and media debate.
How Planned Parenthood has become Abortion, Inc.
The Infants’ Protection Project includes model legislation protecting unborn infants.
This legislative package represents the new frontier in pro-life protections, combining what we know about the deadly risks of abortion…
Get the Facts about the legacy and profiteering of the Nation’s Number One abortion provider.
Correcting the misperception that United States abortion laws have ever targeted women – and why they would not after Roe is overturned.
Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court held that abortion facilities don’t get an exemption from health and safety regulations just because they provide abortions. Like many states, Ohio has health and safety regulations for facilities that provide surgical services outside of a hospital. For over two decades, Ohio has required facilities to have a written […]