William L. “Bill” Saunders today joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Counsel. Mr. Saunders will be leading the development of an international edition of AUL’s definitive legal guide Defending Life and contributing to AUL’s work on bioethics, rights of conscience, and end of life issues.
Americans United for Life (AUL) today sent a letter to all U.S. Senate members urging them to consider new abortion polling data when they evaluate the President’s Supreme Court nominee.
This is the fifth entry in a series on FOCA by Stealth by AUL Vice President of Legal Affairs, Denise M. Burke. The entire article from which this series is taken is available at Beware of “FOCA-By-Stealth”: Radical Abortion-on-Demand Agenda Being Implemented Piecemeal. Executive Appointments The President has the responsibility to make a wide range […]
Chicago, IL ““ Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed comments with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supporting the retention of a December 2008 rule providing a much-needed enforcement mechanism for federal laws protecting healthcare freedom of conscience. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO stated, “Congress has a 36-year history of […]
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York unilaterally determined in Tummino v. Torti that 17 year old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called “emergency contraception.” In doing so, the court overruled a previous decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring that minors first obtain a valid prescription for the potentially dangerous drug.
CHICAGO — Today, in Roach v. Stouffer, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Missouri officials acted unconstitutionally when they denied a valid petition for a “Choose Life” license plate because of its pro-life viewpoint. The court also ordered the specialty plate be issued. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO, stated, “It is encouraging that more […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2009 Media Contact Matthew Eppinette 202-289-1479 firstname.lastname@example.org Americans United for Life Urges HHS to Retain Conscience Rule Chicago, IL – Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed comments with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supporting the retention of a December 2008 rule providing a much-needed enforcement mechanism […]
Americans United for Life Applauds Oklahoma Becoming the First State to Give Pregnant Women the Right to Use Force to Defend Her Unborn Child OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has signed Senate Bill 1103, the “Use of Force for the Protection of the Unborn Act,” into Oklahoma law. This bill allows a […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2009 Americans United for Life Releases Pro-Life Legal Guide, Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) today held a Capitol Hill briefing in conjunction with the release of their annually-updated legal guide, Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America. “Defending Life 2009 offers […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2009 Americans United for Life Condemns FDA Decision that Will Increase Minors’ Access to Plan B Washington, DC – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court order that 17 year old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2009 Americans United for Life Disappointed by Oklahoma Governor’s Veto of Bill Banning Destructive Embryo Research Oklahoma City, OK — Last night, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry vetoed Oklahoma House Bill 1326, a bill making it illegal for any Oklahoma business to conduct research that would kill a human embryo or […]
Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right Chicago, IL —Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed a friend of the court brief before the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana Senators and Representatives, arguing there is no right to assisted suicide […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2009 Americans United for Life Applauds Missouri’s Move to Use Stimulus Funds to Help Pregnancy Care Centers Chicago, IL — The Missouri House today amended HB21 to allocate at least $2 million of federal stimulus funds to go to grants for maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers in the state. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2009 Americans United for Life Comments on the Reported Retirement of Justice David Souter from the Supreme Court Washington — Major media outlets are reporting that United State Supreme Court Justice David Souter has informed the White House that he plans to retire at the end of the Court’s current […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2009 AUL President to Sen. Sessions: Senate Should Not Fast Track SCOTUS Washington, DC — Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life (AUL), issued the following statement to support the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as ranking minority leader of the GOP and to address what’s being reported […]