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2009-10-13 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 14, AUL Action, the legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, will be releasing an online ad, "Don't Be Fooled: Abortion is in Health Care Reform," to raise awareness among the pro-life grassroots about taxpayer-funded abortion in the current health care reform proposals. The ad is a part of Americans United for Life Action's Real Health Care Respects Life campaign, a project to educate citizens about the...

2009-10-05 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that support for legalized abortion has dropped to its lowest level in years. In the past year, the number of Americans who said abortion should be legal in most or all cases dropped from 54 percent to 47 percent -- and pollsters note the shift "could be connected to Obama's election." Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, who met with the White House last month on...

2009-10-05 13:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in Choose Life Illinois v. White, upholding a Seventh Circuit ruling that the Illinois system for approving specialty plates was not discriminatory. The case was filed in 2004 after citizens had collected more than the requisite number of signatures, but were denied a "Choose Life" license plate. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, observed,...

2009-07-10 17:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) announced today that its President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest has been called to testify at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which begin on Monday, July 13. AUL President Charmaine Yoest said "We are honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee about the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the highest court in the land. I am looking forward to sharing AUL's...

2009-07-09 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest released a memo to Senate Judiciary Committee members, urging them to ask Judge Sotomayor the "Top Ten" most important questions pertaining to abortion, its regulations and the role of the Court as the Senators prepare for her confirmation hearings to begin July 13. AUL President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said, "It's important for the American people to...

2009-07-02 15:14:00

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pro-life forces won an important battle yesterday when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled to uphold a state law regulating that abortion centers must properly follow FDA guidelines in administering RU-486 (also known as the "abortion pill") in order to protect the health of women using the drug. The ruling came in Rogers v. Planned Parenthood, a challenge by Planned Parenthood to a 2004 law requiring that those administering RU-486 comply with the...

2009-06-19 16:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) criticized President Obama's recent decision to disband the President's Council on Bioethics and replace it with a new bioethics commission having a mandate to offer "practical policy options." The President's Council on Bioethics was created in November 2001 by President Bush after his decision to allow human embryonic stem-cell research for the first time while limiting the research to existing cell lines. "Why...

2009-06-10 23:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-187 to approve H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Reauthorization Act, which creates a new "Office for Global Women's Issues" and directs that this office coordinate and support efforts regarding "women's empowerment" around the world. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee that this administration "will protect the rights of women,...

2009-06-01 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dawn Eden has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Fellow, Publications and New Media Outreach. Her focus will be on writing and research to promote AUL's legal expertise through both traditional media and "new media" outlets. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO commented: "I am very pleased Dawn is joining our team. As a best-selling author and award-winning journalist, she brings a strong set of skills to the AUL...

2009-05-26 10:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating: "For all the President's talk of finding 'common ground,' this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise. Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy undermines common ground. She is a radical pick that divides America. She...


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