Washington, DC — Dawn Eden has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Fellow, Publications and New Media Outreach. Her focus will be on writing and research to promote AUL’s legal expertise through both traditional media and “new media” outlets.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO commented: “I am very pleased Dawn is joining our team. As a best-selling author and award-winning journalist, she brings a strong set of skills to the AUL team. With her dedication to the pro-life cause, Dawn will be a key part of our efforts to protect human life.”
Miss Eden said: “It is my honor to join the team at AUL, America’s oldest national pro-life organization. AUL is known for its unparalleled expertise across the spectrum of life issues and for its demonstrated success in motivating the grassroots. My goal as Senior Fellow is to expand the organization’s publications and media presence in ways that will increase the public’s recognition and support of not only AUL, but the entire pro-life movement.”
Miss Eden is author of The Thrill of the Chaste (2006), a guide for young adults on being counterculturally virtuous. Now in its eighth printing, the book has been translated into Spanish, Polish, and Chinese.
A graduate of New York University, Miss Eden began her career as a music journalist in New York City. In 2004, she was awarded the Associated Press’ top award for her work as a copy editor and headline writer for the New York Post.
In February 2002, she became a pro-life blogger (The Dawn Patrol), and has since contributed articles on politics and culture to the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online. In addition, she has been featured on NBC’s “Today” and on EWTN, and has spoken throughout North America, England, Ireland, Poland, and Australia.
Interest Groups And Media Observers Weigh In On What Influence The Internet Will Have On Upcoming High Court Battle, by Amy Harder, Thursday, May 14, 2009,
Americans United For Life says it has already seen an overwhelming response from its online supporters in discussions anticipating a nominee. “We had to upgrade the back end of our computer operation because we’ve seen such an outpouring of interest being more active on these issues,” said Charmaine Yoest, the anti-abortion group’s president. Her organization echoes a common concern on the right that Obama will nominate a judicial activist who will trigger a “dramatic shift in public understanding of the role of the courts,” Yoest said. “When you go down the path of accepting judicial activism as the norm, that dramatically increases the amount of power judges have.”
Yoest said her group will be ready to go right out of the gate once a nominee is announced. She said its “robust” online advocacy program, Facebook community and new IT system will mean “better, faster and cheaper” communication with supporters. “We’re ready whenever they bring it out,” she said. “There won’t be a huge delay.”
Charmaine predicts that the next Supreme Court Justice nominee will be a woman. a pro-choice, abortion advocate. See the AUL analysis here.
February 2005 Charmaine began Reasoned Audacity which now has over 1.2 million page views.
Your Business Blogger(R) started a blog in August of ’05 and we did a mash-up combining Business Sense, Military Discipline, Timeless Truth with Politics In Real Life. Our marriage was, indeed, complete.
Blogging for us, as for most writers is a first draft. Most of the writing is really not all that good (Alert Readers will too quickly agree…).
But the writing has made us new friends, practiced our political agendas, helped us make some very good hires (who were also fellow bloggers — and we knew only thru their blogs) helped us find a pastor who blogs and put us on the presidential campaign trail with a candidate who cares about the importance of new media.
But most important blogging serves as an electronic scrapbook stored safely on a remote server (started in the pre-historic,pre-Facebook era).
Thank you for your support over the years. We remain in your debt.
By Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles (Additional reporting by Ed Stoddard)
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday lifted restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush…
“When we wake up every morning to a deepening financial crisis, it is an insult to the American people to bail out the abortion industry,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
“Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar company and they do not need additional resources to burden the American taxpayer.”…
The United States spends more than $400 million on overseas family planning assistance each year.
“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” said Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action.
Mr. Obama’s promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would repeal all state and local restrictions on abortion, such as parental notification laws and measures allowing physicians to deny abortions based on their own faith convictions, came under fire Thursday from congressional Republicans.
LAURA MECKLER reports in The Wall Street Journal, Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning ‘Gag Rule’; Move Would Restore Funds to International Groups Involved With Abortion; Timing Shows Sensitivity to Foes of Roe v. Wade,
Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, thinks the change in policy amounts to U.S. tax dollars funding abortion and sees no positive outcome.
LifeNews.com Editor, Steven Ertelt, reports
Pro-Life Advocates: Obama Has Already Betrayed Promise to Reduce Abortions January 23, 2009,
“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” she told LifeNews.com.
“We should not export the tragedy of abortion to other nations, and we certainly shouldn’t do so via the hard-earned dollars of American taxpayers,” she said.
Denise Burke, [Americans United for Life] Vice President of Legal Affairs said the move also creates foreign policy headaches because it has the U.S. funding pro-abortion groups that are actively lobbying other nations to reverse their long-standing pro-life laws.
“Pro-abortion organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation are actively working to impose radically pro-abortion laws on developing nations, showing no regard for the will of the people in these countries,” she said. “This move is a significant step backwards in respecting the sovereignty of nations, in empowering women, and in protecting unborn.”
Yesterday, on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, 105 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his support for overturning pro-life laws–even laws enacted by the States. Specifically we asked the President to withdraw his pledge to sign the so-named Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would in one tragic act overturn virtually all pro-life laws nationwide, and to refuse to support policies that incrementally enact the FOCA agenda by rescinding or weakening existing pro-life laws….
Obama is being served and abetted by a small number of Catholic and Evangelical intellectuals and activists who have been peddling the claim that Obama, despite his pro-abortion extremism, is effectively pro-life because of his allegedly enlightened economic and social policies will reduce the number of abortions. This is delusional.
The truth is that Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to serve in the United States Senate or seek the Office of President of the United States.
The revocation of the Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy, funding limitations on embryo-destructive research, informed consent laws, parental notification statutes–all of which Obama has promised to his pro-abortion base–will dramatically increase the number of abortions, and will do so for reasons that have been articulated by the abortion lobby itself.
It is the pro-abortion side that tells us that the Hyde Amendment alone has resulted in 300,000 fewer abortions each year than would otherwise be performed–and that is why they so desperately want it to be repealed. Yet the putatively pro-life Obama apologists claim that the man who pledges to repeal it is going to reduce the number of abortions. Let me say it again: this is delusional.
Question: Who Declared Jan 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day?
Answer: Ronald Reagan.
January 22nd is commemorated each year as National Sanctity of Human Life Day; the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs Wade.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.
No wonder liberals hate Ronald Reagan.
Join Fight FOCA Charmaine was interviewed for Moody Bible Radio on the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), Sanctity of Life Sunday and The March for Life.
Visit Paul Butler’s blog for the audio link. Good stuff.
Reagan issued the Proclamation on January 13, 1984,
“The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life.
The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings — whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.”
Conservatives are now the protectors of the “little guy.”