I was very sorry to hear of Tom Donnelly’s death last Monday. I have missed my conversations with Tom since I last talked with him last June. Tom Donnelly was an urbane gentleman, accomplished lawyer, wise counselor, and careful financial steward. He often took the long view of organizational development and demanded frank analysis. His […]
Tulsa World Last year, the state Legislature overrode then-Gov. Brad Henry’s veto to enact a law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound within an hour of the procedure and have the results orally explained. That law was put on hold after Reproductive Services of Tulsa filed a lawsuit challenging the legislation’s constitutionality. […]
An obituary from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thomas Joseph Donnelly, who founded Federated Investors with two Central Catholic High classmates and was active in Catholic and community causes, died Saturday at a Lawrence, Mass., nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. Mr. Donnelly’s practice of law in Pittsburgh was interrupted in 1955 when […]
Americans United for Life responded to Mother Jones & Huffington Post yesterday. Others in the media reported on this same story since then. Excerpts and links are below. LifeNews.com: Americans United for Life is the sponsor of the model language South Dakota legislators relied on for their controversial bill — but the lawmakers made changes […]
At the 2011 Meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the International Protect Life Commitee announced that Chile had received the International Protect Life Award. AUL’s William Saunders was a signer of the letter announcing the award that was delivered to the President of Chile. The letter can be found at the […]
Americans United for Life Vice President of Legal Affairs Denise Burke noted that the anti-life media once again got their facts wrong in reporting on AUL’s “Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act.” AUL’s groundbreaking model legislation seeks to ensure that a pregnant woman and her unborn child are protected from criminal violence and that her decision to […]
“Our children must be protected from predatory and abusive behavior,” said former Georgia State Senator Rusty Paul. ATLANTA, GA. (02-23-11) – Americans United for Life Georgia representative Rusty Paul commended two state legislators who are calling on their colleagues to pass “The Child Protection Act,” as a necessary safeguard children to protect Georgia’s children from […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-22-11) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted with sorrow that a true hero of the pro-life movement, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, had died. Dr. Yoest made the following comments about the pivotal pro-life figure, once a premier abortionist who presided over 75,000 abortions and become a founding member […]
“No longer should the civil rights of medical professionals be held hostage to political interests,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-18-11) – Americans United for Life president and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that the Obama Administration had rescinded almost all of the regulation protecting conscience rights for medical professionals – except the provision […]
AUL attorney Mary Harned says Virginia has “the legal right to opt out and the absolute support of a majority of Americans.” RICHMOND, VA. – (02-17-11) – Americans United for Life staff counsel Mary Harned testified before the Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health on Thursday, urging the Commonwealth to opt out of a […]
Below is video of a CPAC panel that Anna Franzonello of AUL participated in on February 11, 2011.
“Telemed abortions” have made headlines in the last year, and with that attention AUL has received numerous requests from state legislators and policy groups seeking to curb the practice. While this issue is so “hot,” states have the perfect opportunity to protect women by regulating the provision of abortion-inducing drugs. Abortion Providers Misuse Abortion Drugs […]
Remarks of William L. Saunders at the Annual Briefing of the DIIFSD during the 49th session of the CSD in New York (United Nations), February 11, 2011: Ladies and Gentlemen – I am pleased to be here today as a representative of those members of civil society who participated in the conference on “Empowerment of […]
http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swf Anna Franzonello of AUL appeared live on The Stage Right Show on Breitbart.TV on Friday, February 11, 2011 at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
The photographs below are from the Washington, D.C. Vigil for Victims held in conjunction with vigils nationally on February 14, 2011. To see the individual photographs, click here. http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&user_id=8330092@N08&set_id=72157626050380350&text=Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
On January 20, 2011, two pieces of legislation that would prohibit the use of federal tax dollars for abortions and abortion coverage were introduced in the House of Representatives. Both bills are scheduled for committee hearings this week. I. H.R. 3: “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for […]