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2011-12-08 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced Thursday that former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson is joining AUL's premier government affairs team as Senior Policy Advisor. Immediately after coming on board, Johnson headed to Capitol Hill, meeting privately with office holders. "No one understands better than Abby how intertwined abortion policy and government funding have become," said Dr....

2011-10-13 12:04:00

"Money is fungible," says AULA's Dr. Yoest. "Taxpayers should not be involuntary donors to the abortion industry and health care workers' conscience rights must be protected." WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called on members of the U.S. House today and eventually the U.S. Senate to pass the Protect Life Act -- a bill that addresses anti-life and anti-conscience threats in the Affordable Care Act...

2011-09-29 12:12:00

"Representatives Henry Waxman and Diana DeGette should put aside their partisan rancor to engage in a thoughtful examination of whether Planned Parenthood is properly using federal dollars," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the efforts of Representatives Henry Waxman and Diana DeGette to end the investigation of Planned Parenthood's use of millions in taxpayer funding...

2011-09-28 14:04:00

"Cecile Richards should give an accounting of the millions in taxpayer dollars given to the abortion mega-provider," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that Planned Parenthood's response to news of a Congressional investigation into its institutional practices and policies and to require an accounting of the more than $360 million it receives in taxpayer funding each...

2011-09-28 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest announced Wednesday that former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina will give the keynote address during AUL's 40th Anniversary Gala at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 2. Incorporated in 1971, before the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, AUL will mark the accomplishments of four decades serving as the nation's premier pro-life legal team and...

2011-08-01 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans will pay for abortion-inducing drugs and will find their conscience rights trampled by the new Obama Administration guidelines for health care coverage adopted today, said Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. As part of the health care reform process, AULA's attorneys testified about the guidelines during hearings held by the Institute of Medicine. However, among the groups chosen to...

2011-07-12 04:00:00

"The weight of the evidence against Planned Parenthood demands a thorough response," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life today renewed the call for a Congressional investigation and released an analysis and point-by-point rebuttal of Planned Parenthood's "Fact-Check" of AUL's recent report. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of AUL, noted that Planned Parenthood's response failed to address the most serious of...

2010-03-21 22:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement by Americans United for Life Action President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest: "Today, Congress ignored the explicit wishes of the American people by voting to establish taxpayer-funded abortion. This reversal of long-standing federal policy will not stand. Furthermore, the assurance by the White House to address the problem of abortion funding in the health care bill through use of an executive order is an open acknowledgement that the bill...

2010-03-21 17:57:00

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life Action: "This deal to pass the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade is a tragedy for America. We believe that Mr. Stupak's choice to succumb to the intense pressure of the last week has resulted in his endorsement of a charade that does not even begin to address the anti-life provisions in this legislation. The American people do not support taxpayer...

2010-03-19 14:29:00

Message to Undecided Representatives - A "Yes" Vote Is a Vote for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Says Americans United for Life Action WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action (AUL Action) is mobilizing thousands of activists in targeted Congressional districts today to make one message crystal clear: a YES vote for health care is a pro-abortion vote. Team Life activists are using a downloadable flyer, printing it, and personally bringing it in to...