Today, Americans United for Life (AUL) filed an amicus brief in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, detailing the links between abortion and the increased risk of depression and suicide. The brief seeks to overturn a lower court’s decision that abortion providers in South Dakota are not required to inform women of these risks.
“Senator Nelson has a strong, consistent pro-life voting record, and his vote for the manager’s amendment was a surprise to all of us. We have contacted his office and have offered to send our top legal team to fully brief him as soon as he has an opportunity. I believe it is absolutely critical that Senator Nelson has all of the facts before he casts his final vote on Christmas Eve. The facts demonstrate that this bill will create the largest single expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade and impose a first-ever abortion tax on the American people.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Americans United for Life (AUL) filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to hear a challenge to, and ultimately strike down, a 2007 Massachusetts law criminalizing the peaceful exercise of First Amendment rights outside abortion clinics.
Statement of Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life “60 U.S. Senators just made history by voting to move forward with a bill that imposes a first-ever mandatory abortion tax on the American people. Majority Leader Reid held this vote in the middle of the night because he knows that the vast majority […]
I. Abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill includes pro-abortion language that mirrors the Capps Amendment from the original House health care bill. The bill: Allows the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to require coverage of any and all abortions through the community health insurance (public) option (as long as an […]
Pro-life leaders will convene an urgent meeting tonight to unveil a grassroots strategy for tens of thousands of pro-life activists across the nation as the Senate health care legislation reaches a critical phase. A live audiocast will be available beginning at 9 pm ET. WHEN: Tuesday, December 15 @ 9 pm ET WHERE: Americans United […]
“This appropriations bill guts a longstanding prohibition on using public funds to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia. The bill also provides millions of dollars for international “family planning” that could be directed to organizations that pay for and promote abortions. A majority of Americans do not support the use of their tax […]
This morning, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) heard arguments in the case ABC v. Ireland. A consultant in the case, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs William Saunders reports from Strasbourg: “As the government of Ireland emphasized in oral arguments before the Grand Chamber today, this case has not satisfied the prerequisites for […]
“A vote to table the amendment is a vote against the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment. A majority of Senators effectively endorsed the abortion lobby’s goal of mainstreaming abortion as health care.” — Charmaine Yoest The U.S. Senate voted today to table the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, which would have maintained existing law by prohibiting both federal funding of abortion […]
Tomorrow, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is hearing arguments in ABC v. Ireland, a case challenging Ireland’s protection of unborn life. Americans United for Life played an active role when Ireland, by popular referenda, guaranteed the right to life to the unborn members of its nation. This week, as an advisor to the […]
“This health care bill is an abortion business bailout.” — Charmaine Yoest On the day that a vote on the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment is expected, Americans United for Life’s legislative arm AUL Action published a full-page newspaper ad in one of the top Capitol Hill newspapers The Hill challenging Planned Parenthood to state how much they […]
On Monday, Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Robert Casey (D-PA) offered an amendment to the Senate health care reform bill that would ensure that insurance plans are not forced by the government to cover abortions, and would prohibit federal funding for elective abortions and for insurance plans that cover elective abortions. This […]
World leaders convening in Copenhagen for a United Nations Convention on Climate Change are considering a proposed multilateral treaty that mandates lower greenhouse gas emissions and shared clean energy technology. Few Americans who support these broad objectives know what the treaty actually says or what its impact might be. Even fewer recognize the unarticulated agenda […]
11/18/09 – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled the U.S. Senate’s health care reform bill. The bill includes pro-abortion language and mirrors the false compromise Capps Amendment from the House debate, it allows the public option to include abortion coverage and provides federal subsidies for private plans which cover abortion. CNN (11/19/09): Americans United […]
Today the Senate accepted the Mikulski (D-Md) amendment to the Senate health care bill by a vote of 61-39. The amendment does not explicitly require abortion coverage, but it also fails to explicitly exclude it. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) could categorize abortion as “preventive care,” and would therefore recommend coverage for abortion […]
Today the Senate accepted the Mikulski (D-MD) amendment to the Senate health care bill by a vote of 61-39. The amendment does not explicitly require abortion coverage, but it also fails to explicitly exclude it. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) could categorize abortion as “preventive care,” and would therefore recommend coverage for abortion by all private plans. The recommendation would force private plans to offer abortion coverage, furthering the abortion lobby’s agenda of mainstreaming abortion as health care.