Dr. Charmaine Yoest wrote the following at National Review Online: Tonight the president did his best to work Planned Parenthood into every question; I stopped counting after he worked it into the debate the third time. The challenge is that, in general, the group has high approval ratings. This is because many people don’t know […]
AUL’s Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Bill Saunders, spoke at the annual meeting of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars recently at an event designed to consider religious liberty. Saunders spoke about current threats to freedom of conscience at the state and national level, which is well illustrated by the events surrounding the passage and […]
Today, Americans United for Life’s legal team filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of Wheaton College; Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius, in the District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College filed lawsuits in 2011 and 2012 (respectively) challenging the Obama Administration’s “HHS mandate,” which […]
This week AUL filed a brief on behalf of national medical organizations, including the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), supporting Arizona’s law limiting abortion at and after 20 weeks gestation. In 2012, the State of Arizona became the first state to enact AUL’s “Women’s Health Protection Act,” a limitation on abortion at/after 20 […]
Today, October 11, 2012, is the 40th anniversary of the re-arguments (the second round of oral arguments) in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the infamous Supreme Court decisions that led to America’s abortion policy. And a tragic precursor to a larger anniversary indeed, as in January the United States prepares to inaugurate a […]
After 15 years of protracted legal wrangling, Alaska’s parental notice law has been upheld and Planned Parenthood has failed in its attempt to place its financial bottom line and radical political ideology over the health and welfare of minor girls and their families. In Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska, the […]
Today AUL and 57 Oklahoma state legislators filed an amicus brief before the Oklahoma Supreme Court supporting the state’s regulation of abortion-inducing drugs. In 2011, the Oklahoma legislature enacted a measure regulating the provision of abortion-inducing drugs. The language is based on AUL’s “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act,” which requires that abortion providers administer the dangerous […]
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Planned Parenthood’s challenge to a 2004 Ohio law regulating the abortion drug RU-486. In Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio v. DeWine, the court ruled that the Ohio law is not vague and does not impose an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions. Rather than “using as directed,” the […]
As Planned Parenthood prepares to celebrate its 96th birthday in October, Americans United for Life launches a month-long series of revelations – the release of “The Planned Parenthood Exhibits,” the continuing case for investigating the nation’s largest abortion provider. Each day in the month of October, AUL will release a new backgrounder that highlights grounds for investigating and, ultimately, de-funding Planned Parenthood, which receives more than one million dollars a day in taxpayer subsidies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (10-01-12) – Americans United for Life’s premier legal team will file four, strategic amicus curiae briefs in October, making the case that women’s lives and our First Amendment freedoms deserve greater protection under the law. “For more than 40 years, AUL has been defending vulnerable unborn children and their mothers in strategic court […]
The struggle to protect human life is hardly restricted to the United States. Earlier this week, I spoke to a conference in Warsaw, Poland, concerned with, as the title of the conference noted, the “Intellectual and Legal Means for the Protection of Human Life Before Birth – Comparative Perspectives.” The conference drew speakers and attendees […]
AUL’s Vice President of Legal Affairs William Saunders speaks remotely to a conference – “Intellectual and Legal Means for the Protection of Human Life Before Birth – Comparative Perspectives” in September 2012. The conference was in Warsaw, Poland.
AUL’s Vice President of External Affairs Jeanneane Maxon will speak at the United for Life Gala tonight in Florida. The event is sponsored by CareNet Manasota. The event starts at 6 p.m at the Fete Ballroom, Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch. More details can be found here.
Mailee Smith & William Saunders at LifeNews: Illinois pharmacists that Americans United for Life (AUL) and AUL Advisory Board Member Mark Rienzi have worked with for more than 7 years won an important victory last week, in a ruling that helps to protect conscience rights. The Appellate Court of Illinois for the Fourth District ruled […]
Denise Burke at National Review Online Despite all Democratic party hype about the “war on women,” the abortion industry’s house of cards is collapsing. Arguments used to justify the current regime of abortion-on-demand are routinely discredited and state legislators, with the help of groups like Americans United for Life, are passing scores of new laws […]
AUL’s Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel McConchie recently published an op-ed in The Daily Caller on how the Democratic Party’s abortion mantra is out of step with a majority of Americans: Since then, a glass ceiling has emerged. Anti-abortion Democrats have become an endangered species on Capitol Hill as well as in governors’ offices […]