“Big Abortion is using Obamacare to coerce nearly all Americans into paying for deadly products,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-06-13) – For the ninth time, the legal team at Americans United for Life is weighing in on the Constitutional failures of Obamacare. AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced that the […]
“Women deserve better than to be exploited by Big Abortion’s dangerous, ‘off-label’ use of abortion-inducing drugs. We applaud efforts by the Oklahoma Solicitor General to protect women,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-07-13) – Today, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Oklahoma Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick for filing […]
Denise Burke is Vice President of Legal Affairs. She directs AUL’s extensive legal program and serves as Editor-in-Chief of AUL’s seminal publication, Defending Life, an annual compendium of legal and policy analyses on critical and emerging life issues. A seasoned litigator and experienced legal and policy analyst, Denise routinely advises legislators and national and state […]
“The trial of Kermit Gosnell underscores the urgent need for comprehensive abortion clinic regulations. His clinic’s horrifically unsanitary and dangerous conditions reveal that today’s back-alley is run by Big Abortion.” noted AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-05-13) – The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia’s notorious late-term abortionist, began yesterday in Philadelphia. Americans United […]
Are you planning to attend CPAC 2013? If so, we invite you to come watch the ground-breaking documentary “3801 Lancaster”* and hear from AUL’s President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest before CPAC 2013 officially starts. At this exclusive event that AUL is co-hosting with CitizenLink, Dr. Yoest will provide you a confidential briefing on AUL’s […]
A CBN News story on the 700 Club discussing AUL’s Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act and its passage in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-01-2013) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced that AUL filed its seventh amicus curiae brief defending First Amendment Freedom of Conscience against the Obama Administration’s “HHS mandate,” which forces employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices in violation of the employers’ consciences and religious […]
William L. Saunders, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at Americans United for Life (AUL). He directs AUL’s international project and writes and speaks on a wide-range of life-related and human rights topics. Before joining AUL, he served for ten years as Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Governor Mike Beebe for signing the “Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act” that gives mothers legal protections when they are forced to defend the lives of their unborn children.”As a mother of five, I personally know of a mother’s strong instinct to fight […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-26-13) Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest paid tribute to AUL’s former board member Dr. C. Everett Koop who passed away this week, saying he was “a pro-life giant. He saw the issues of abortion and infanticide for what they were, assaults on the civil rights of the most vulnerable […]
Anna Franzonello, a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, joined AUL in 2009. Her areas of legal and policy expertise include healthcare freedom of conscience, Planned Parenthood’s current operations and business model, and life-ending drugs and devices including “emergency contraception.” She is a contributing author to AUL’s legal resource guide, Defending Life, co-author of AUL’s […]
“Our model legislation is specifically tailored to confront the current trends in Big Abortion’s overreach,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “The scandalous behavior of this destructive industry must be confronted, and the eighth edition of Defending Life equips legislators to do just that.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/21/13) – Building on a proven track record of legislative […]
AUL’s Vice President of Government Affairs was interviewed earlier this week by the Des Moines Register while attending a pro-life rally in Iowa.
Each year, AUL publishes Defending Life: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.
This annual resource manual combines our model legislation, expert analysis, and 50 state report cards into a single nonpartisan guide for legislators, policy makers, the media, and interested Americans. It comprehensively addresses abortion, protection of the unborn (in contexts outside of abortion), bioethics, the end-of-life, and health care freedom of conscience, expertly tackles legal and policy challenges for the pro-life movement, and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.
The Sioux City Journal reports on yesterday’s rally in Iowa: It’s been 40 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, but Daniel McConchie isn’t giving up hope of overturning that decision. He takes encouragement from the fact that after four decades of legalized abortion being the law of the land public […]
“This is truly the battle of our time to protect the liberties guaranteed to us over 200 years ago,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-19-13) — Americans United for Life filed two more amicus curiae briefs supporting legal challenges to the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional “HHS mandate.” AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest […]