Dear Friends and Supporters,
This week, the media recognized AUL’s astonishing success in fighting “Big Abortion” in the states. And this time, the news of our work has made it into the cover story of Time Magazine! As the cover aptly states, “40 Years Ago, Abortion-Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory with Roe v. Wade: THEY’VE BEEN LOSING EVER SINCE.”
In the article, reporter Kate Pickert observes how both legal restrictions and the tide of popular opinion have rendered pro-abortion advocates less and less effective. On the legal front, she notes, “In 2011, 92 abortion-regulating provisions – a record number – passed in 24 states after Republicans gained new and larger majorities in 2010 in many legislatures across the country.”
This legal contribution has been made, in significant part, by the work of AUL – we were instrumental in helping to enact 28 of all pro-life laws passed in 2011. Pickert noted AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest’s perspective, “As we work on this common-ground package of legislation, we are more where the American people are.”
Recently the work of AUL and Dr. Charmaine Yoest brought us to the attention of several additional major media outlets including The New York Times, Mother Jones, and the The New Republic. Our work has also been reaffirmed with the data coming from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, citing the “tidal wave” of pro-life legislation as a “troubling-trend” as they see it, and The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) referencing pro-life legislation as contributing to a 5% drop in abortion according to their most recent data.
Our common ground approach has not only served to advance the cause of AUL’s constitutionally sound, pro-life legislation, but it also corresponds with current public opinion, as the majority of Americans now support the cause of life. Through the law, AUL is affecting the culture, and national media has taken note.
Yours for Life,
Vice President for External Affairs & Corporate Counsel
Americans United for Life