Pro-Life Legal Guide by Americans United for Life


AUL, a non-profit law firm, publishes a yearly review of incremental initiatives — model legislation — that states can use to protect women and unborn babies.

There are some 670 laws to regulate abortion in the nation. The Freedom of Choice Act or FOCA would eliminate each of these state controls on the abortion industry.

For example, if FOCA was signed into law by Obama non-doctors across America could do abortions:

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery in the school clinic.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery on any school age girl.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery on any school age girl without mom knowing.

+ All abortions done by your school nurse on your little girl will be paid for with your tax dollars.

The Pro-life Legal Guide belongs in every lawyer’s library.

Press Release: Americans United for Life Releases Pro-Life Legal Guide, Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing

April 22, 2009


Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) today held a Capitol Hill briefing in conjunction with the release of their annually-updated legal guide, Defending Life 2009: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.

“Defending Life 2009 offers specific, achievable opportunities to advance a pro-life agenda in individual states and in Congress. In addition, it provides essential insight and analysis on issues across the life spectrum,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL’s President & CEO.

Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA, Minority Whip), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) served as honorary co-hosts of today’s Capitol Hill event, which was attended by members of Congress and their staffers.

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Presenters at the briefing included Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., AUL President & CEO; Clarke D. Forsythe, AUL Senior Counsel; and Daniel S. McConchie, AUL Vice President for Government Affairs. Copies of Defending Life 2009 were distributed to those in attendance.

Now in its fourth edition, Defending Life 2009 includes:

• In-depth discussions of key life issues and legislative opportunities;

• Model pro-life legislation developed by AUL experts; and

• Specific information on each of the 50 states, including an overall ranking of the states.

“Defending Life emphasizes the importance of life-affirming legislation and contains the necessary building blocks to move us closer to the day when every person is welcomed in life and protected in law,” said Denise Burke, AUL’s Vice-President of Legal Affairs and editor-in-chief of Defending Life 2009.

Defending Life 2009 is available online at, and is available for purchase at

About Defending Life 2009

AUL’s annual publication, Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America, is the definitive legal guide to abortion, bioethics, healthcare freedom of conscience, and the end of life. Cutting through the murky cloud of media chatter and controversy, Defending Life provides comprehensive, timely, and thought-provoking information to anyone who wants to understand key pro-life issues and utilize proven strategies to address them. Defending Life 2009 is available online at, and is available for purchase at

About Americans United for Life

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. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’ Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.


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3 Responses

  1. SoMG says:

    Needless to say, that is all a lie. Show me the passage in FOCA–any current version–which says or implies that school nurses would be allowed to do unsupervised abortions. There is none.

    As it happens, soon most abortions will be done by certified underling medical professionals, under supervision by docs. But this has nothing to do with FOCA. It will happen regardless of whether or not FOCA passes.

  2. Jack Yoest says:

    The proposed FOCA is quite clear and explicit in removing ALL and ANY restriction on abortions, hence the law and the support of Planned Parenthood — and the making of millions on the misery of women and abortion.

    The previously proposed FOCA legislation removed the physician requirement for the abortion surgery.

    FOCA removed all requirements on health conditions on venue — abortions could be done anywhere in any “clinic” including your local school clinic.

    FOCA removes any parental notification and parental involvement in cutting up your kid.

    And there would be no restriction on your tax dollars on these underage abortions with out mom knowing, done in schools by an LPN (a nurse with a two year associate degree from your local community college). (Not that there is anything wrong with community colleges…)

    The intent of FOCA is to provide greater “access” to abortion — to remove any impediment that might limit or slow the abortion surgery. This is how Planned Parenthood make money — millions of dollars.

    Thank you for your comment,


  3. SoMG says:

    Jack you wrote: “The proposed FOCA is quite clear and explicit in removing ALL and ANY restriction on abortions, …”

    Reeeeally? “ALL and ANY restrictions”? So you’re saying that under FOCA, janitors and cab-drivers will be allowed to do abortions?

    That’s bullsh*t, my friend. You are lying about FOCA. It won’t let janitors and cab drivers do abortions. You’ll still have to be a physician or a certified physicians’ assistant, supervised by a physician.

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