WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans United for Life (AUL) President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, called for U.S. Senators to reject Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s appointment to the high court, because “Americans do not support a radical abortion-rights activist taking a fill-in-the-blank approach to the U.S. Constitution.” The head of the nation’s premier pro-life legal team […]
“President Obama’s choice of Solicitor General Kagan makes it clear that liberal judicial activism will be the impact of this untried and untested judicial pick, leading to unknown consequences for the American people. The President’s portrayal of Solicitor-General Kagan as mainstream and centrist is inconsistent with Kagan’s own record. She has been an abortion advocate and […]
“Elena Kagan has strong ties to abortion-advocacy organizations and expressed admiration for activist judges who have worked to advance social policy rather than to impartially interpret the law. Americans United for Life will oppose President Obama’s attempt to reshape the Court as an activist, pro-abortion institution through which unelected judges will work to impose an […]
By Dan McConchie The Missouri legislature has voted to give pregnant women the explicit right to defend her unborn child from attack. If Governor Jay Nixon signs the bill into law, it will make Missouri the 2nd state to protect women and their unborn children in this manner. The bill had 19 original co-sponsors, including […]
By Denise M. Burke The Oklahoma House has voted 90-0 to adopt AUL’s “Joint Resolution Honoring Pregnancy Care Centers,” joining the Oklahoma Senate which had earlier adopted the same resolution. Oklahoma House Resolution (HR) 1087 was sponsored by Representative Sally Kern who observed, “Pregnancy resource centers encourage women to make positive life choices by equipping […]
Video of the awards ceremony: At a rooftop reception last night in downtown Washington, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of AUL presented House GOP Leader John Boehner with the Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award for 2010. Other members of Congress in attendance in addition to Boehner included Representatives Trent Franks, Dan Lipinski, and Chris Smith. […]
Americans United for Life is hosting a reception this evening to present House Republican Leader John A. Boehner with the 2010 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award. Leader Boehner will be recognized both for his extraordinary leadership in the fight to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion and for his work to protect women’s health in his […]
WASHINGTON – Americans United for Life is hosting a reception this evening to present House Republican Leader John A. Boehner with the 2010 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award. Leader Boehner will be recognized both for his extraordinary leadership in the fight to prevent taxpayer-funded abortion and for his work to protect women’s health […]
Florida just became the fourth state to pass legislation opting-out of taxpayer-funded abortion provisions established by the new federal health care reform law. Florida’s legislation ensures that insurance plans that cover abortions and participate in new health care exchanges cannot receive tax dollars. “The right to life is fundamental to all that we do, and […]
By Mailee R. Smith, Staff Counsel I wrote yesterday that Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has been a pro-life stalwart for many years, championing the health and safety of women in his home state of Ohio and across the nation. Not only has he acted to protect women from the harms of RU-486, but he […]
By Mailee R. Smith, Staff Counsel Over the past year, the debate over healthcare reform – and specifically whether taxpayer-funded abortion should be part of health care reform — has focused a national spotlight on many men and women who can rightly be hailed as pro-life champions. One such person is Minority Leader John Boehner […]
By Daniel McConchie Saturday, the Mississippi House passed a bill to opt the state out of the abortion mandate in the federal health care bill, and today the final procedural hurdle was cleared enabling the bill to go to Governor Barbour for signature. Even though the rules of the legislature typically don’t allow a bill […]
Following the passage of health care reform, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, AUL began implementing a strategy to respond to the anti-life provisions in the bill. The cornerstone of our response is the “Federal Abortion-Mandate Opt-Out Act.” To assist state legislators in opting-out of providing health insurance plans with abortion coverage through their exchanges, AUL has developed “The Federal Abortion-Mandate Opt-Out Act.”
Each year, AUL publishes Defending Life: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.
This annual resource manual combines our model legislation, expert analysis, and 50 state report cards into a single nonpartisan guide for legislators, policy makers, the media, and interested Americans. It comprehensively addresses abortion, protection of the unborn (in contexts outside of abortion), bioethics, the end-of-life, and health care freedom of conscience, expertly tackles legal and policy challenges for the pro-life movement, and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.