FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2009 Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) announces today a new legal prospectus on the probable “short list” of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, and their records on life issues. AUL is the nation’s first national […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2009 AUL Applauds Oklahoma for Adult Stem Cell Research Funding Agreement Oklahoma City — An agreement with the Tobacco Settlement Fund was finalized yesterday that authorized state funding of adult stem cell research, allotting $5.5 million towards the research over the next five years. Maressa Treat, Oklahoma State Director for […]
Today, the Missouri House passed HCS HB 46 & 434, a bill that bans coercing a pregnant woman into getting an abortion. Additionally, the bill enhances the state’s informed consent law by allowing women to view and hear an ultrasound prior to getting an abortion, and gives women information about the pain their unborn child feels during an abortion.
President Obama signed an executive order today authorizing more federal taxpayer spending for human embryonic stem cell research, overturning limits on federal funding for such research in place since 2001.
This week, the Obama administration moved to rescind U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rules mandating enforcement of and compliance with existing federal laws that protect the civil rights and freedom of conscience of healthcare professionals. The targeted rules were implemented by the Bush Administration in December 2008.
Today, the US Senate voted 39-55 to reject Senator Roger Wicker’s attempt to protect US taxpayers from funding coercive abortions through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), especially in countries such as China that have policies limiting family size. The Wicker Amendment would have restored the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which has been in place since 1985. […]
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of AUL Action, appeared on Gov. Mike Huckabees Fox News show Huckabee to discuss Nadya Suleman octuplet case with Dr. Art Caplan.
Americans United for Life (AUL) today released its sixth annual ranking of the most and least pro-life states. Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and South Dakota top the ranking, while California, Hawaii, and Vermont ranked lowest.
On January 6, Senator Harry Reid introduced the Prevention First Act (S. 21) (“the Act”), which disingenuously claims to be aimed at reducing unintended pregnancies and abortion.Â What it in reality does is provide continued (and elevated) funding to family planning programs that provide and counsel in favor of abortion, mandates health coverage of contraception, […]
In the January 17, 2009 (Roe v. Wade) edition of World magazine, Marvin Olasky pays tribute to former AUL President Guy Condon. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Condon spearheaded efforts within the pro-life movement to correct the public’s perception of the movement and to focus public attention on the damage the abortion inflicts […]
Testimony of Daniel McConchie before the Oklahoma House of Representatives Health Subcommittee on HB 3126 – Advancement in Stem Cell Cures and Therapies Act
Unfortunately, the judicial emergency continues. While the Federal bench languishes with too few judges thanks to the Senate sitting on its hands, the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell decided yesterday to protest the Majority’s failure to honor promises to bring President Bush’s judicial nominees forward for an up or down vote. He did this by […]
Last year before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Barack Obama told pro-abortion activists: “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” With a single stroke of the pen, Barack Obama would wipe away virtually every state law on abortion nationwide. Instantly, it will undo thirty-seven years of legal work, […]
Science Alert Australia & New Zealand reports that Western Australia’s Upper House has rejected human embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. Dr. Millet, director of Curtin University of Technology’s Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy explains why. “The whole debate has changed, and it’s changed dramatically since the Yamanaka discovery because, while both his […]
As life-affirming laws in Michigan increase, the abortion rates in Michigan continue to plummet. Michigan state health officials announced last week that the abortion rate in the state have dropped to a record low since record-keeping began in 1979. The current abortion rate shows a 50% drop since the peak in 1987, and a 3.7% […]
On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prohibits employers and health insurers from discriminating against persons on the basis of their genetic information. The measure passed by a vote of 414-1 in the House and 95-0 in the Senate before making its way to the President’s desk. […]