From: Charmaine Yoest (AUL)
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: AUL Introduces the Women's Protection Project
Date: Thu Jan 16 22:22:20 MST 2014
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Americans United for Life
 

Dear David,

Unknown.pngAs you begin work on the 2014 state legislative session, Americans United for Life has launched theWomen’s Protection Project to highlight abortion’s negative impact on women and to recommend specific legislative solutions to the growing concerns regarding the health risks to women caused by abortion. We encourage you to review theWomen’s Protection Project booklet, evaluate AUL’s assessment of your state’s current legislative status, and consider any bills in this package relevant to your state as you consider enacting pro-life legislation this year. You can find the booklet here:

http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/WWP-full.pdf

The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear that the states have a legitimate interest in protecting maternal health from the onset of pregnancy. Moreover, the Court has held that legislative bodies enjoy wide discretion to enact regulations where there is medical uncertainty as to the safety of abortion procedures for women, both surgical and chemical, as well as to express a profound respect for the life of the unborn as a matter of public policy.

In the wake of Kermit Gosnell’s conviction for the murder of children and manslaughter in the death of a woman in his abortion clinic, regulating abortion clinics and establishing a standard of care under which abortions are to be performed is supported by a significant majority of Americans. Laws predicated on the state’s interest in safeguarding maternal health have the strongest potential to protect women and the unborn and to withstand potential judicial review.

There is much that can be done in 2014 to protect women from the harms inherent in abortion and to save lives. In that regard, AUL’sWomen’s Protection Project provides an excellent blueprint for medically appropriate and protective abortion regulations and limitations. The legal and policy experts at Americans United for Life look forward to assisting state legislators and policymakers in implementing the legislative and policy goals of the Women’s Protection Project.

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Until all are welcomed in life and protected in law,
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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Americans United for Life

 

 

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Daniel McConchie
Daniel McConchie
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans United for Life


 

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