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2009-12-08 17:21:00

"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 WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 and government-mandated abortion coverage. Without the explicit ban on...

2009-12-08 11:53:00

"This health care bill is an abortion business bailout." -- Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the day that a vote on the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment is expected, Americans United for Life 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 stand to gain from the passing of health care reform legislation. Americans United for Life Action President and CEO...

2009-12-07 17:07:00

"Without the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, America is on the verge of the largest expansion of abortion funding since Roe v. Wade." -- Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Robert Casey (D-PA) have offered an amendment that would prohibit federal funding for abortion and for insurance plans that cover abortion. This amendment could be offered for a vote as early as today - and unless it passes, the final health...

2009-12-03 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2009-12-02 10:17:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-abortion activists will lobby Washington on Wednesday, December 2 in their campaign against the U.S. House bill's pro-life Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Americans United for Life President and CEO Charmaine Yoest released this statement in response to the abortion lobby's effort to expand taxpayer funding of abortion: "By confusing abortion with health care, the feminist groups and the abortion lobby actually demean women with their argument...

2009-11-21 20:13:00

"This bill provides for an unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion. What is health care about if it is not for preserving and protecting human life? If the bill is not amended, it must be defeated." Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest responded to tonight's vote in the Senate by releasing the following statement: "This was a pro-abortion vote tonight because this bill provides...

2009-11-21 09:42:00

AUL Action Campaign: Vote NO on Cloture "This bill provides for unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion. Real health care respects life, not ends it." Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 8:00 p.m. tonight, the Senate is expected to vote on cloture on the Motion to Proceed to debate on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's pro-abortion health care bill. Sixty Senators' votes are needed for the bill to move forward. While this vote has been touted...

2009-11-19 10:27:00

"This bill provides for unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion."- Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last night unveiled a health care bill which includes pro-abortion language. The bill's language mirrors the 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. Americans United for Life Action...

2009-11-07 23:09:00

"One victory does not mean the battle is won," said Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote of 240-194, the Stupak-Ellsworth-Pitts-Kaptur-Dahlkemper-Lipinski-Smith Amendment to prohibit abortion mandates and funding in HR 3962 passed on the House floor. Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, "The passage of this amendment is a victory for the pro-life Americans across this country who have flooded Congress this week...

2009-10-13 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, made the following statement Tuesday regarding the Finance Committee vote on health care reform: "The Senate Finance Committee has joined the four other committees with jurisdiction over health care reform in reporting out a bill that does not include explicit language excluding abortion funding and coverage. In fact, the Baucus bill explicitly includes abortion funding...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.