AUL Says "No Abortion Tax Should be Levied on Americans"



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WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-24-11) – AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that for the first time in many years, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the March for Life comes at a time of “great hope for Americans who have been grieved by the tragedy of abortion.”

Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “The pro-life leadership of the House has been courageous in both acting on pro-life sentiments by voting to repeal the pro-abortion health care law and by introducing the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.’ Millions of tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood and other programs and organizations biased in favor of abortion. And the Health Care law expands federal support of abortion in unprecedented ways. Politicians looking for bi-partisan agreement, look no further.

“Pro-life and pro-choice Americans agree, no abortion tax should be levied on Americans. And AUL has made that priority number one.”

In advance of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, AUL launched a nationwide petition drive calling on the newly elected Congress to show that Life Counts by Defunding Planned Parenthood. Through multiple mediums, March for Life attendees and pro-life Americans across the country are urged to make their voices heard on this misuse of tax dollars. To sign the petition go here.

Also released, AUL’s “Life List,” a ranking of all 50 states based on the ways in which life is respected in the law and public policy, with particular emphasis on state legislation. To find out where your state is on AUL’s Life List, click here.

To read Dr. Charmaine Yoest’s Fox News column on abortion in the health care law, click here. Or visit for more information and legal analysis.

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Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971.

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.

Recently, Americans United for Life detailed the facts on taxpayer-funding of abortion during the debate over federal health care legislation, provided legal assistance to states working to opt out of abortion provisions created by federal health care law, and has played a major role in educating policymakers on the record of President Obama’s then-nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.