AULA Pledges to Work for Passage of 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'


WASHINGTON, D.C.  (1/20/19- Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest pledged the considerable support of AULA at the national and state level to help the pro-life leadership in the House achieve passage of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" which was introduced on Thursday. 

Dr. Yoest made the following statement: "When Americans chose to send pro-life leadership to Congress, the 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' was what they were hoping to see. Pro-life and pro-abortion Americans agree that tax dollars should not support the abortion industry. This is a bipartisan effort and the right thing to do. AUL Action looks forward to working with Congress to make the pro-life protections of the Hyde Amendment a safety net for life throughout all legislation and all of government."


AUL Action is the legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision since 1971 is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. AULA played an important role during the Health Care Reform debates because of its opposition to taxpayer funded abortion, which included pivotal advertising campaigns in 14 congressional districts and extensive work on Capitol Hill. AULA's efforts during the last two Supreme Court confirmation events led to Dr. Yoest being asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee twice. AUL's legal team has been involved in every abortion-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the successful defense of the Hyde Amendment. AUL also publishes Defending Life, the most comprehensive state-by-state legal guide of its kind, which is distributed annually to legislators across the nation.