Fox News Pro-life groups say they were pleasantly surprised by Sebelius’ decision. “I think it’s kind of fascinating because we’re so used to seeing the abortion lobby win on things like this,” says Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL). But pro-life advocates aren’t exactly celebrating. They fear the pro-choice community […]
Last week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals asked AUL to re-file an amicus brief detailing the risk of suicide following abortion. The request came as part of the Circuit’s extremely rare move to rehear arguments on South Dakota’s law requiring that women be informed of the risk of suicide that can follow abortion (“suicide […]
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court oral arguments in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973). (Actually the first round of arguments, though they didn’t know that at the time. The re-arguments in Roe and Doe (second round) were presented on October 11, 1972. […]
On Monday December 12, 2011, AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest appeared on Washington Journal on C-SPAN to discuss pro-lifee issues and the politics of the 2012 elections.
AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest will be on Washington Journal on C-SPAN Monday morning at 7:45. Please check your local listings for cable or satellite channel information. You can also watch it online live at C-SPAN.org (click here for the direct link.)
You are cordially invited to attend the premiere of the new documentary by Gov. Mike Huckabee and Citizens United called The Gift of Life. It is an inspirational documentary that explores the sanctity of life as a moral issue and looks at the lives of individuals on the front lines of the Pro-Life movement in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced Thursday that former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson is joining AUL’s premier government affairs team as Senior Policy Advisor. Immediately after coming on board, Johnson headed to Capitol Hill, meeting privately with office holders. “No one understands better than Abby […]
In one of the most recent acts of social imperialism by the United Nations, the CEDAW Committee determined that Peru must compensate a girl for being denied an abortion and liberalize its abortion policies. This is only the most recent example of a United Nations committee overstepping its bounds to incorrectly imply that there is […]
The following blog post at LifeNews.com was written by William Saunders and Mary Novick, both of AUL: The fight for legal recognition and protection of the unborn child is not fatally diminished by the recent rejection of the Mississippi personhood initiative. In fact, there have been multiple victories for the recognition of the unborn child […]
Americans United for Life President & CEO Charmaine Yoest speaks at the group’s 40th Anniversary Gala on November 2, 2011 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Christian Examiner’s story quotes AUL’s Mailee Smith: Mailee Smith, an attorney with the pro-life Americans United for Life, said there is an obvious explanation to Geron’s decision. “There simply is no money in research that yields no results,” Mailee Smith wrote at the Americans United for Life website. ” … Clearly, investors don’t want to […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if, by some act of magic, a law that endangers unborn children could be transformed into a life-affirming statute? Unfortunately, such magic does not exist; in fact, not even an order written by the President can modify language passed by Congress and signed by the President. In an email written by […]
USA Today is reporting today that Geron—the company that received the first government approval for human clinical trials using human embryo stem cells—is discontinuing “further stem cell work.” This decision hardly comes as a surprise. There simply is no money in research that yields no results. Geron says that the decision came “after a strategic […]
There was a great deal of news coverage recently featuring AUL both before and after the vote on Measure 26 in Mississippi last week. A sampling of that coverage is below. Clarke Forsythe was interviewed by Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post: “Mississippi should caution people about using abstract, broad language for state constitutional amendments,” […]
The current U.S. Supreme Court session is proving to be an exciting one. In addition to granting review of healthcare reform cases today, the Court also granted review in Capato v. Astrue—a case involving the rights of posthumously-conceived children. In this world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the facts of this case are all too […]
Rep. Renee Ellmers spoke at AUL’s 40th Anniversary Gala at the Newseum in Washington on November 2, 2011.