President Obama signed an executive order today authorizing more federal taxpayer spending for human embryonic stem cell research, overturning limits on federal funding for such research in place since 2001.
This week, the Obama administration moved to rescind U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rules mandating enforcement of and compliance with existing federal laws that protect the civil rights and freedom of conscience of healthcare professionals. The targeted rules were implemented by the Bush Administration in December 2008.
Americans United for Life (AUL) today released its sixth annual ranking of the most and least pro-life states. Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and South Dakota top the ranking, while California, Hawaii, and Vermont ranked lowest.
In its controversial 4-3 decision on marriage, the California Supreme Court also decided, for the first time anywhere in the United States, that as a matter of state constitutional law, sexual orientation is a “suspect classification” deserving of heightened protection. The legal repercussions of this case are yet to be known. However, we may soon […]
Maressa Treat, AUL’s liaison in Oklahoma, has worked with a coalition of pro-life groups and individuals to pass Senate Bill 1878, a sweeping piece of pro-life legislation. The bill now awaits the Governor Brad Henry’s signature. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oklahoma State Senate Senator Todd Lamb, R-Edmond Pro-Life Legislation Passes Senate State Capitol, Oklahoma City – […]
AUL Legal Institute — June 23-26, 2008 Preliminary Schedule (subject to change) Registration Coming Soon Monday, June 23 9:00 — 9:15 am Welcome Daniel McConchie, M.A., Vice President & Executive Director, Americans United for Life 9:15 — 10:30 am Abortion: The Ultimate Abuser of Women TBD 10:45 — 12:00 pm RU486 and the Coming Chemical […]
On January 22, 2008—yes, on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Eighth Circuit handed down a decision that is disappointing on the one hand, yet encouraging on the other. The case, Roe v. Crawford, was filed by a female inmate seeking to have an elective abortion. However, Larry Crawford, Director of the Missouri Department […]
While abortion has been legal in the United States for 35 years and remains legal and available throughout pregnancy for any reason, public recognition of the negative impact of abortion on women is increasing and more pro-life laws are in effect than ever before. “Abortion-on-demand has been imposed on our nation because the courts and […]
Americans United for Life Releases Ranking of Pro-life States Michigan at Top, Oregon at Bottom January 15, 2008 – Chicago, IL – Americans United for Life (AUL) today released its fifth annual ranking of the most and least pro-life states based on laws in the states. For the third year in a row, Michigan topped […]
For immediate release . . . Chicago, Illinois – November 5: President Bush today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to the Honorable Henry J. Hyde, retired congressman and Honorary Chairman of Americans United for Life (AUL). In presenting the award President Bush said of Hyde, “He was a gallant […]
Chicago, IL – August 7: Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed an amicus curiae brief in the case Kansas v. Tiller on behalf of twenty Kansas senators and representatives. The case involves a challenge by late term abortionist George Tiller to a 1998 Kansas law requiring two doctors to sign off on some late-term […]