Americans United for Life Applauds Oklahoma Becoming the First State to Give Pregnant Women the Right to Use Force to Defend Her Unborn Child OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has signed Senate Bill 1103, the “Use of Force for the Protection of the Unborn Act,” into Oklahoma law. This bill allows a […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2009 Americans United for Life Releases Pro-Life Legal Guide, Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) today held a Capitol Hill briefing in conjunction with the release of their annually-updated legal guide, Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America. “Defending Life 2009 offers […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2009 Americans United for Life Condemns FDA Decision that Will Increase Minors’ Access to Plan B Washington, DC – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court order that 17 year old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2009 Americans United for Life Disappointed by Oklahoma Governor’s Veto of Bill Banning Destructive Embryo Research Oklahoma City, OK — Last night, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry vetoed Oklahoma House Bill 1326, a bill making it illegal for any Oklahoma business to conduct research that would kill a human embryo or […]
Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right Chicago, IL —Americans United for Life (AUL) today filed a friend of the court brief before the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana Senators and Representatives, arguing there is no right to assisted suicide […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2009 Americans United for Life Applauds Missouri’s Move to Use Stimulus Funds to Help Pregnancy Care Centers Chicago, IL — The Missouri House today amended HB21 to allocate at least $2 million of federal stimulus funds to go to grants for maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers in the state. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2009 Americans United for Life Comments on the Reported Retirement of Justice David Souter from the Supreme Court Washington — Major media outlets are reporting that United State Supreme Court Justice David Souter has informed the White House that he plans to retire at the end of the Court’s current […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2009 AUL President to Sen. Sessions: Senate Should Not Fast Track SCOTUS Washington, DC — Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life (AUL), issued the following statement to support the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as ranking minority leader of the GOP and to address what’s being reported […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2009 Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) announces today a new legal prospectus on the probable “short list” of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, and their records on life issues. AUL is the nation’s first national […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2009 AUL Applauds Oklahoma for Adult Stem Cell Research Funding Agreement Oklahoma City — An agreement with the Tobacco Settlement Fund was finalized yesterday that authorized state funding of adult stem cell research, allotting $5.5 million towards the research over the next five years. Maressa Treat, Oklahoma State Director for […]
Today, the Missouri House passed HCS HB 46 & 434, a bill that bans coercing a pregnant woman into getting an abortion. Additionally, the bill enhances the state’s informed consent law by allowing women to view and hear an ultrasound prior to getting an abortion, and gives women information about the pain their unborn child feels during an abortion.
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 – […]