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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...

2011-07-14 11:00:00

"While Congress is discussing going deeper in debt and raising the debt ceiling, our government is spending over $360 million annually on Planned Parenthood and quietly subsidizing the world's largest abortion provider with $1 million a day," said AULA President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest joined Members of the House Thursday to address the need for Congressional...

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...

2009-12-21 00:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "60 U.S. Senators just made history by voting to move forward with a bill that imposes a first-ever mandatory abortion tax on the American people. Majority Leader Reid held this vote in the middle of the night because he knows that the vast majority of Americans don't want this new tax and don't want tax dollars bankrolling insurance plans that cover abortion. A 'yes' vote is a solid 'yes' to the expansion of federal funding for abortion. We...

2009-12-17 14:04:00

Charmaine Yoest Urges "Comprehensive Respect for Life" in Majority Leader's Revisions to Senate Health Care Bill WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action President, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he considers a manager's amendment - the Majority Leader's revisions to a bill - to the Senate health care bill. The letter urges Senator Reid to include "specific language that ensures your legislation...

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...

2009-11-21 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...


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