YOEST PREDICTS HEALTHCARE TO COME UP FIRST, FAST, AND FURIOUS
AUL’s President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest will be among those attending events today marking the swearing in of now Speaker-elect John Boehner, giving her a front row seat to a historic shift of power and the proper vantage point to engage in one of Washington, D.C.’s favorite pastimes – prognostication.
With that in mind, AUL notes that coming first, fast, and furious will be GOP efforts to repeal and replace President Obama’s bloated pro-abortion health care law. Already liberal pundits are attacking any efforts to curtail the unpopular piece of legislation. But AUL attorneys note that the health care law not only allows for taxpayer funded abortion, it opens the door to life-ending rationed care for the elderly and gives expansive powers to agencies and officials not elected by the public who will be forced to deal with their life and death decisions.
“I predict that we will see changes in President Obama’s pro-abortion health care plan and in other pro-life measures as a result of pro-life leadership taking their places in Washington, D.C. today,” said Yoest.
Look for Speaker Boehner, who pledged to be the most pro-life Speaker in history, to work closely with AUL and the pro-life movement on a number of key legislative initiatives. And for more information on problems with Obama’s health care law, click here to read AUL’s legal analysis.
On The Docket
STATES FOLLOW AUL'S MODEL IN INTRODUCING PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION
As the Washington Post recently reported, pro-life legislative activity at the state level is a key issue in 2011. States across the country are looking to opt-out of the abortion mandate in the federal health care law, defend pregnancy centers, ban late-term abortions, prohibit abortions over the internet, and more.
AUL is at the forefront of this effort. Our attorneys have drafted 38 different model bills that legislators are currently using as resources to help them pass the best pro-life laws this year. And AUL’s state directors are working hand-in-hand with these legislators to take advantage of every opportunity this year to pass new laws.
A top initiative: AUL’s partnership with Care Net, Heartbeat International, and pregnancy centers across the country to stop efforts by NARAL and Planned Parenthood to regulate these organizations out of business. The goal is to get dozens of states to pass resolutions that uphold the life-saving work of crisis pregnancy centers. To learn more about this project, click here.
If you are a legislator or pro-life activist and are interested in downloading some of AUL’s model legislation, please visit our model legislation page.
2011 PRO-LIFE EFFORTS
Alicia Cohn of Christianity Today discussed AUL in a piece previewing pro-life efforts in 2011 at both the state and federal level. Click here to read the insightful piece on what pro-life Americans can expect.