WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-13-12) – Americans United for Life joined forces with other pro-life legal organizations to file the leading pro-life amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration’s healthcare law, violates the Constitution by forcing Americans to pay for abortion. AUL President and CEO Dr. […]
Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stood by its decision to ensure that women have the ability to receive all “truthful, non-misleading” information available to them before choosing an abortion, and denied the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)’s request for a new hearing regarding the Texas ultrasound law. On January 10, 2012, a three-judge […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-10-12) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that the Obama Administration continues to force the abortion-inducing drugs mandate in its preventive health care guidelines, despite today’s “strained attempt to gloss over a fatally-flawed policy that does not address women’s health care needs.” Dr. Yoest made the following statement: […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-09-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who on Wednesday sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) calling for “a full-scale series of Congressional hearings to expose the damage Planned Parenthood has caused to our nation.” “As Americans United for Life […]
Over the past week, the nation witnessed the vicious and intense attacks that Planned Parenthood unleashed on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of the nation’s leading organization dedicated to finding life-saving treatment for women with breast cancer. Planned Parenthood and its allies tried to portray Komen’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood as […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-09-12) – Americans United for Life, the legal arm of the pro-life movement and the oldest national pro-life organization, received a prestigious Weyrich Award for “Grassroots Organization of the Year” for 2011 Wednesday night, during an event leading into the annual CPAC conference. AUL develops model legislation for state and federal legislators, distributed […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-09-12) – Americans United for Life applauded the New Hampshire House for passing HCR 31, a resolution honoring the work of pregnancy care centers. Jeanneane Maxon, AUL Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel, testified in favor of the resolution, which now moves to the state Senate, calling it “a long-overdue expression of […]
Noting that the Obama Administration’s “contraceptive” mandate continues to draw intense criticism, an article on Politico today stated, “The problem illustrates the complexities of Obama’s election-year calculus: Walk back the decision, and enrage women voters, a group he must woo to win reelection. Stick to it, and risk inflaming Catholics, a critical swing bloc that […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-06-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest today said that AUL’s expert, pro-life legal team filed an amicus brief in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals defending the free speech rights of pro-life Americans “from a draconian ordinance that would force pregnancy care centers to engage in pro-abortion speech […]
Dr. Charmaine Yoest discusses the Komen Foundation-Planned Parenthood Controversy on CBS Evening News Tonight Tune in tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET (or check your local listings) to watch Dr. Charmaine Yoest discuss the current controversy over Komen Foundation funding that has been going to Planned Parenthood. Dr. Yoest discusses her concerns in a story by, […]
“Planned Parenthood does not actually provide front-line breast health services: Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms – a service that saved my life,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-03-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that it was “unfortunate that the Komen Foundation had come under vicious […]
The Hill quotes Dr. Charmaine Yoest of AUL: But its decision to cut off Planned Parenthood has undeniable political implications — for both sides of the abortion debate. Abortion-rights opponents cheered Komen’s move, chalking up another victory in their push to de-fund Planned Parenthood. “Breast health is not Planned Parenthood’s core competency,” said Charmaine Yoest, […]
“As a breast cancer survivor,” said Yoest, “I applaud the decision of the Komen Foundation to discontinue their partnership with the nation’s largest abortion provider.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-31-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for ending its grants to the nation’s […]
On January 23, 2012, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC discussed AUL’s legislative success as detailed in a Washington Post Q&A with Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
On 1/23/2012, Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana discusses that state’s rankings and status as a “most improved” state in AUL’s Life List rankings.
On January 23, 2012, Rep. John Fleming discussed AUL’s Life List Rankings and the fact that Louisiana was ranked #1 for the second time in the past 3 years.