Americans United for Life (AUL)
- Homepage: http://www.unitedforlife.org/
October 2006: "Americans United for Life (AUL) defends human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, state by state.
As a non-profit, public-interest bioethics law firm, AUL attorneys work tirelessly across the country to pass common-sense laws to:
- Mandate standards for abortion clinics to protect the health and safety of women and correct often substandard conditions.
- Protect the rights of conscience of all healthcare professionals.
- Protect parental rights, ensuring parents and guardians are involved in medical decisions of children.
- Protect unborn victims from criminal violence, including homicide.
- Ban all forms of human cloning.
- Promote adult stem cell, cord blood and other forms of life-affirming stem cell research.
- Prevent euthanasia and assisted suicide.
- Inform women of the health risks of abortion including the link between abortion and breast cancer."
November 2007: Mailee R. Smith, staff counsel for the antiabortion Americans United for Life, said nine additional states this year considered bans on the procedure antiabortion activists label 'partial birth' abortion, and Louisiana passed one this summer modeled on the federal ban but with tougher penalties for physicians -- up to 10 years of 'hard labor' and a $100,000 fine.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/01/AR2007110102372.html
October 2006: "...thinks it [a South Dakota abortion ban referendum--Ed.] has no chance of overturning Roe v. Wade. And many national antiabortion groups seem to agree with him. The National Right to Life Committee barely mentions the case on its Web site, and Americans United for Life, a legal support group in Chicago, says it's unlikely the Supreme Court would revisit Roe through a ban like this."http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1012/p01s01-uspo.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) David McConchie Person Oct 14, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 02, 2007 Judges Appear Hesitant on Virginia 'Partial Birth' Abortion Ban: Supreme Court's Ruling Allowing Restrictions on Procedure May Not Open Door to Implementation of State's Statute
QUOTE: Virginia's attempt to revive its law restricting abortion received a skeptical reception from a panel of federal judges here Thursday in a key test of how the Supreme Court's decision to uphold federal abortion limits will affect restrictions imposed by the states.
Washington Post Oct 12, 2006 South Dakota's stark abortion choice: A proposed ban on the ballot would be the nation's strictest since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling upholding the practice.
QUOTE: South Dakota voters are poised to weigh in on a landmark bill, passed by the legislature in March and referred to the ballot by a petition drive, that would outlaw all abortions except to save a mother's life. While the law, if approved, will almost certainly be challenged in court...
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