“Regardless of anyone’s personal views on abortion, no person should be coerced into participating in an abortion against their moral convictions or religious beliefs. I applaud the Office of Civil Rights and this Administration for taking seriously the conscience rights of healthcare providers and enforcing decades-old legal protections like the Church Amendments. It is imperative that no employee be forced to choose between their job and their beliefs.”
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, responds to the departure of Dr. Leana Wen as Planned Parenthood’s leader: Planned Parenthood has long claimed that healthcare encompasses the intentional killing of unwanted human persons, and Dr. Leana Wen—despite her brief eight-month tenure—has consistently traded on her training as a physician to […]
Today, Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of 40 Days for Life and Sidewalk Advocates for Life in Price v. City of Chicago, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and determine whether speech-free “bubble zones” outside abortion clinics violate the First Amendment. “Bubble zone” laws restrict speech around abortion clinics […]
“Indiana’s law recognizes the simple biological fact that human fetuses are human beings and, as such, should be treated with humanity and dignity whether in life or in death.”
Women Speak 2019 will take place on May 1st at The Heritage Foundation, bringing together experts and leaders in law, medicine, economics and the media to critically examine an idea that our political and popular culture takes for granted: that abortion is necessary for women’s advancement in society.
“Despite the fact that abortion is statutorily excluded from Title X projects and funding, Maine Family Panning somehow thinks that the rule violates their patients’ right to choose abortion. This is absurd,” said Rachel Morrison, AUL Litigation Counsel.
Americans United for Life applauds today’s actions by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to protect vulnerable life. Secretary Pompeo announced that, regarding the Mexico City Policy, foreign assistance will no longer be given to NGOs that provide assistance to other groups in the global abortion industry. This change eliminates the potential for backdoor funding of abortion. Secretary […]
Despite the New Jersey legislature’s approval of suicide by physician, and the stated intention of Governor Phil Murphy to sign suicide by physician into New Jersey law, Americans United for Life underscores the good news that more states have acted to affirmatively protect their citizens from suicide by physician over the past 20 years than […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2019)—Today, Americans United for Life filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of a group of 77 Members of Congress in the en banc Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting Texas’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood under its State Medicaid program. The case, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas v. Phillips, arose after […]
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, shared the following reflections to mark International Women’s Day: As I celebrate International Women’s Day, I am standing up for all women. For our right to exist, for our right to be free from harm, for our right to participate in society just as […]
Americans United for Life filed a Supreme Court brief today on behalf of medical and pregnancy center groups, supporting Indiana’s ultrasound viewing option during the informed consent process for women considering abortion. The case, Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, involves an Indiana law requiring that, at the same time that a woman […]
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule requiring that Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning. Title X explicitly states that no Title X funds “shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” […]
National Survey: “Pro-Choice” Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Late-Term Abortion, Now Permitted in New York Two in three self-identified “pro-choice” Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester, abortion the day before a child is born, and removing medical care for a viable child Today, YouGov, in partnership with Americans United for Life (AUL), released findings from a national survey of 1,145 American […]
Late Thursday night, February 7th, just hours before Louisiana’s admitting privileges law would go into effect, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed 5-4 to grant June Medical Service’s emergency request to put the law on hold while the case is appealed. This decision comes after Justice Samuel Alito temporarily put Louisiana’s admitting privileges law on hold through Thursday so that all the justices could have more time to review the abortion provider’s request. No rationale […]
Last Thursday, AUL explained what’s going on with Louisiana, abortion, and the Supreme Court, regarding abortion provider June Medical Services’ emergency request to put on hold Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. Without intervention by the Supreme Court, the law was set to go into effect today, Monday, February 4th. But late last Friday, February 1st, Justice Samuel Alito ordered an “administrative stay,” or a temporary hold, through Thursday, February […]
On February 1, 2019, Americans United for Life provided written testimony to allies in New Mexico to distribute to legislators, explaining that New Mexico’s H.B. 51 removes vital protections for the conscience rights of health care providers and that, contrary to claims made by the ACLU and other organizations, the remaining state and federal laws […]