Written Testimony of Catherine Glenn Foster, Esq. President & CEO, Americans United for Life Against S. 1208 and H. 1926, The “Massachusetts End of Life Options Act” Submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health June 25, 2019 Dear Senator Comerford, Representative Mahoney, and Members of the Committee: I serve as President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s original and most active […]
Today, Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on its own behalf in Gee v. June Medical Services in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that abortion providers do not have standing to bring legal challenges against health and safety regulations on behalf of their patients. The case arose after June Medical Services, a Louisiana abortion clinic, challenged Louisiana’s admitting privileges […]
“Abortion can never legitimately be considered a form of family planning, because thriving families are characterized by their living members and the life they share in common. Abortion can never legitimately be considered a form of family planning, because what defines a ”successful” abortion is a dead member of the human family. Full stop. There is no way around this reality.”
“I have thoroughly reviewed both H. 3320 and S. 1209, and it is my legal opinion that they have severe consequences for the health of women and the unborn. The Act expands abortion allowances beyond Roe v. Wade and its progeny, rejects the state’s legitimate interest in protecting life, and prohibits commonsense protections for women’s health from being enacted in the future.”
“I have thoroughly reviewed these bills, and it is my legal opinion that they would enact common-sense protections for women and girls in Massachusetts and would withstand constitutional scrutiny.”
Rhode Island’s H.B. 5125, the Reproductive Privacy Act, would effectively expand abortion up until birth.
“It is shocking that despite Title X’s statutory exclusion of abortion from the scope of Title X projects and funding, plaintiffs in the California, Oregon, and Washington Title X legal challenges all complain about how the rule will impede access to abortion,” said Rachel Morrison, AUL Litigation Counsel.
In committing to prosecute what has become a total war on their neighbors in the interest of abortion, too many are forgetting the value of prudence in the public square.
Americans United for Life is pleased to welcome Katie Glenn as its Government Affairs Counsel, responsible for legislation and enactment of pro-life laws at the state and federal level.
“Indiana’s law recognizes the simple biological fact that human fetuses are human beings and, as such, should be treated with humanity and dignity whether in life or in death.”
“I urge this Committee to further Rhode Island’s important state interests in preserving human life and protecting women’s health and reject S.B. 152.”
Americans United for Life attended a massive pro-life rally at a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia where Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims harassed young girls and an elderly woman.
“H.B. 140 places already-vulnerable persons at even greater risk, fails to protect the integrity and ethics of the medical profession, and goes against the prevailing consensus that states have a duty to protect life.”
“A.B. 180 is a constitutional, valid exercise of the State’s right to ensure that accurate, reliable data and statistics on abortion procedures are available to women, the medical community, and the general public.”
“A.B. 182 would protect baby girls and children diagnosed with Down syndrome from discrimination based on the fact that they are female or have a disability by prohibiting abortion on the sole basis of the unborn child’s sex or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of Down syndrome or another congenital disability.”
“A. 179 would require an abortion practitioner to take all medically appropriate steps to preserve the life of a born-alive infant.”