In August, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug ella as an emergency contraceptive. The drug, however, does more than prevent conception. It can starve an already implanted embryo to death. Deceptively marketed as contraception, the abortion-causing drug also poses serious health risks to women. Tonight, at 9:00 pm, members of the […]
Today, the Iowa Board of Medicine met in Des Moines to, among other things, discuss the newest way to have an abortion – through the internet. That’s right. Using a system similar to Skype, the woman seeking an abortion sits at a video-equipped computer in a clinic with a doctor performing an evaluation from hundreds […]
Mildred Jefferson, M.D., was a pioneer in her profession, a pioneer for women and minorities, and a pioneer in the pro-life movement. Few matched her courage and perseverance in the cause of protecting the unborn; none could match her eloquence or ability to inspire. Americans United for Life greatly benefitted from her leadership and counsel […]
This morning at the Capitol Hill Club, our friends at Alliance Defense Fund honored the great jurist, Robert Bork, for, among other things, his leadership in the fight against agenda-driven judging and for an originalist understanding of our constitution. This reminded us of the key role Judge Bork recently played during the fight over the […]
Today (Tuesday, October 19), AUL’s legal team held an exclusive election briefing discussing the impact of taxpayer-funded abortion in the health care reform law. Click on the link above to hear the audio of the call as well as to read the legal affidavit on this issue.
AUL Senior Counsel William L. Saunders and the Americans United for Life legal team held an exclusive election tele-briefing on Tuesday, October 19th. Saunders and the AUL legal team prepared a legal affidavit they shared and they addressed any and all questions on this issue.
Click here to read the affidavit that was discussed at today’s election tele-briefing.
William Saunders, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel at AUL, addressed two audiences in Europe last week. Mr. Saunders was invited by the Lawyers Forum of the Bar Association of Slovakia to speak on international law and human rights on October 4, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Mr. Saunders expounded on how the left is misusing both […]
DOES THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAW ALLOW TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTION? AUL Legal Team to Hold Exclusive Election Tele-briefing Washington, DC – (10/14/10) – According to a national poll taken during last year’s health care debate, seven out of ten voters are opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion. That’s why political candidates in 2010 are doing everything they can […]
Virginia Law Advocates for Life, one of Advocates for Life’s newest Chapters, invited William Saunders, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel at AUL, to speak at its first event, “Let’s Chat About Being Pro-Life.” The event was an opportunity to begin what Chris Schandevel, President of Virginia Law Advocates for Life, hopes will become an […]
At the behest of NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and other abortion advocates, the New York City Council is considering legislation placing unnecessary and potentially unconstitutional limits on advertising by pregnancy care centers and requiring them to post signs intended to discourage women from using the centers’ services. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn […]
Today, the U.S. Army convened an Article 32 hearing – the military’s version of a preliminary hearing – to investigate charges made against Major Nidal Hasan and stemming from the November 5, 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan currently faces one charge and 13 specifications of premeditated murder in violation of Article 118 of […]
Yesterday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in London, adopted a resolution supporting the fundamental right of health care providers to practice medicine in accord with their individual consciences. In pertinent part, the provisional resolution stated that “[N]o person, hospital or institution shall be coerced, held liable or discriminated against in […]
Today, Slate asked women to comment on “Who Gets To Be a Feminist?” One woman responded that only one thing mattered to feminism: “You can’t call yourself a feminist if you don’t believe in the right to abortion.” This assertion flies in the face of history and of the well-reasoned convictions of scores of American […]
Denise Burke, Vice President of Legal Affairs for AUL, guest-blogged earlier this week at USCatholic.org. Burke’s guest post was made as part of Respect Life month guest-blogging at the site. An excerpt from Burke’s post: As I surveyed the past decade, I drew a great deal of sustenance and even pride from the pro-life movement’s […]
On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order extending their previous decision to allow federal funding for human embryo destructive research to continue. This “stay pending appeal,” like the panel’s previous decision, is temporary. The court will continue to consider the government’s appeal of U.S. […]