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NRN - Must Reads from January 5, 2011


AUL - Healthcare to Come Up First, Fast, and Furious



[object Object]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


[object Object]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.



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. 


AFP - Challenges and Opportunities in 2011

As successful as 2010 was for our cause, it's important for us to understand just how big our challenge and opportunity is in 2011.

Together, you and I and our entire movement defeated cap-and-trade, defeated card check and in November sent a powerful, even historic, message to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, President Obama and the entire Left in our nation.

Given the odds in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the nation up until now our challenge has been primarily two-fold:  stopping terrible legislation while building up the grassroots strength of our movement.

In 2011, our challenge is bigger and tougher but the rewards are far better if we succeed.

In 2011, we must actually make sure our elected legislators PASS good free market initiatives that will get our economy moving again and restore our economic freedoms.

At Americans for Prosperity, we're asking you to join us once again as we fight 3 key public policy battles during the coming year.

Overturning or at a minimum weakening the Pelosi/Reid/Obama health care takeover
Quite simply, this bill was an unprecedented assault on our freedom and prosperity and it cannot stand. We will push for a quick vote on full repeal in the House and Senate and put pressure on them to get the key two-thirds required to overcome a presidential veto.  We'll then push Congress to dismantle the law through appropriations riders

Rolling back the Obama Administration's regulatory attempts to cheat the American people by implementing the very policies already rejected by Congress
We saw it with the Christmas Eve vote at the FCC to regulate the Internet, the EPA's outrageous global warming regulations to do cap-and-trade by the backdoor (which I recently wrote about in the Wall Street Journal with the incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee), and the brazen return of so-called "end-of-life counseling" in Medicare.  We will demand Congress stand up and stop these regulatory power grabs.

Use the coming federal and state budget battles to win substantial, sustainable spending cuts and long-term spending reforms that shrink the size of government
This year will be the key turning point on the overall out-of-control growth of government spending.  This time the side of spending restraint has a grassroots army to keep the heat on and ensure we get real reforms and real cuts before we reach a genuine crisis point.  We're counting on you to help us keep the heat on.

This agenda is ambitious and bold.  But, it must be accomplished if we are to take the next step toward taking our nation back for freedom and prosperity.

We will accomplish this agenda only if grassroots activists like you commit to standing side-by-side with us.  You've been there before and I trust you'll be there again.    

Enjoy the last days of this blessed Holiday Season secure in the knowledge that we are winning.  
But, it's not over yet.  Not by a long shot!

Tim Phillip's Signature


PS: Please forward this email to your friends, family, and neighbors and ask them to join us on We'll need their help to win these big 2011 fights.



NRN - Must Reads from December 28, 2010


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