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Charmaine Debates Taxpayer Funding of Abortion on FOX

July 16, 2010 | By | No Comments


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.,

Happy Warrior; Winsome Argument

Charmaine appeared on FOX today, Friday 16 July to debate against tax payer funding for abortion.

Charmaine taped this morning and the piece aired throughout the day. (Normally, ProLife talent should not tape – liberal media will use editorial-editing to win a debate. But FOX is, well, fair and balanced.)

Please let us know what you think.

Why you should watch.

No, not to check out Charmaine’s new hair cut and make-up. FOX in DC is expanding their make-up room next to the green room and the surface preparation was a bit rushed.

No. A viewer — especially those leaning toward abortion — should watch to learn why the ProLife position is winning in America; where 51 percent now self identify with Life.

Why?

Three reasons:

1) A compelling argument.

2) A winsome argument.

3) A healthy argument.

A compelling argument. Every picture tells a story, as Rod Stewart would say and every gif-jpg file is worth a thousand words. The science of the sono-gram has shifted the debate from the mother to the child. 85 percent of women who see Baby’s First Picture choose to let the baby live.

This is why Cecile Richards at Planned Parenthood fights this scientific advancement. Too much information would change a woman’s choice. Science has not been good for abortion.

ProChoiceGal tweets “fetuses are humans. However, that doesn’t mean that pregnant women shouldn’t get basic human rights.” Re: abortion choice. Which brings us to,

Charmaine and Senator Orrin Hatch

charmaine_yoest_Senator_hatch_2010.jpgA winsome argument. We in the Pro-Life movement are in the persuasion business. The Alert Reader knows that Your Business Blogger(R) teaches Sales and Marketing at the local college and has researched and taught how Pro-Life sells.

Over the years, we have shaken hands with nearly every pro-choice leader from Betty Friedan to Gloria Steinem to Margaret Sanger’s grandson, Alexander Sanger. They were not the happy people as one might expect and did not advance a positive, enjoyable debate. They do not smile. (Steinem has now married; I think she may have smiled since the honeymoon.) That’s why Charmaine’s Pro-Life message is selling so well: She smiles. A Happy Warrior. Who Wins.

The unfortunate Twitterer MsFetus makes as bitter a presentation as Eleanor Smeal (understand the subjective evaluation-not the person: the presentation). The first rule in debating is “whoever shouts or goes ad hominem loses.” The pro-abortion advocates are reduced to cussing in Caps Lock. They have lost.

UK Pro-Choice QueenCatherinex tweets, “In my personal opinion I wouldn’t call a zygote, embryo, then fetus a baby. So it’s not a case of dehumanising, it’s biology.” No, it’s not biology–it’s marketing: See your Baby; the Baby lives. Word descriptors-pictures are powerful.

Finally, the picture of health,

A healthy argument. Charmaine runs Americans United for Life, a public interest law firm. Her team of legal eagles has noted that the debate has moved from Roe v Wade. The Burger court wrote that the state has a compelling interest in the baby in the third trimester, but this was soon superseded by the health of the mother “exceptions.” Subsequent rulings have now asserted that abortion must remain legal on the “reliance” interpretation, where the mother’s financial health must be preserved as well as the perceived physical well-being.

(Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., as a case study, would refute this. She didn’t need abortion to become a President and CEO.)

But we have come back full circle to the mother’s health. Science is now telling us that abortion is a crushing psychological burden where women are now stating–in public–that they now regret.

Studies also demonstrate that abortion removes protections allowing women to have a higher risk of breast cancer.

Women are regretting and re-thinking thinking their abortions. Harms to women will be the next foundation in the future of the abortion debate.

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Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Thank you (foot)notes,

Watch Charmaine’s Expert Testimony to the Judiciary Committee on the Kagan Nomination

Watch Charmaine’s Expert Testimony to the Judiciary Committee on the Sotomayor Nomination


Media Alert: Charmaine Yoest on FOX Debating Tax Payers & Abortion

July 16, 2010 | By | No Comments

Charmaine_Yoest_pubshot_2010.jpgCharmaine will be appearing on FOX today, Friday 16 July to debate against tax payer funding for abortion.

The tax and abort position will be argued by National Partnership for Women and Family.

Charmaine Yoest

Charmaine taped this morning and the piece will be aired throughout the day. (Normally, ProLife talent should not tape – liberal media will use editorial-editing to win a debate. But FOX is, well, fair and balanced.)

Please let us know what you think.

Why you should watch.

No, not to check out Charmaine’s new hair cut and make-up. FOX in DC is expanding their make-up room next to the green room and the surface preparation was a bit rushed.

No. A viewer — especially those leaning toward abortion — should watch to learn why the ProLife position is winning in America; where 51 percent now self identify with Life.

Why?

Three reasons:

1) A compelling argument.

2) A winsome argument.

3) A healthy argument.

A compelling argument. Every picture tells a story, as Rod Stewart would say and every gif file is worth a thousand words. The science of the sono-gram has shifted the debate from the mother to the child. 85 percent of women who see Baby’s First Picture choose to let the baby live. This is why Cecile Richards at Planned Parenthood fights this scientific advancement. Too much information would change a woman’s choice. Science has not been good for abortion.

ProChoiceGal tweets “fetuses are humans. However, that doesn’t mean that pregnant women shouldn’t get basic human rights.” Re: abortion choice. Which brings us to,

Charmaine and Senator Orrin Hatch

charmaine_yoest_Senator_hatch_2010.jpgA winsome argument. We in the Pro-Life movement are in the persuasion business. The Alert Reader knows that Your Business Blogger(R) teaches Sales and Marketing at the local college. Pro-Life sells. Over the years, we have shaken hands with nearly every pro-choice leader from Betty Friedan to Gloria Steinem to Margaret Sanger’s grandson, Alexander Sanger. They were not happy people as one might expect and did not advance a positive, enjoyable debate. They do not smile. (Steinem has now married; I think she may have smiled since the honeymoon.) That’s why Charmaine’s Pro-Life message is selling so well: She smiles.

The unfortunate Twitterer MsFetus makes as bitter a presentation as Eleanor Smeal (understand the subjective evaluation-not the person: the presentation). The first rule in debating is “whoever shouts or goes ad hominem loses.” The pro-abortion advocates are reduced to cussing in Caps Lock. They have lost.

UK Pro-Choice QueenCatherinex tweets, “In my personal opinion I wouldn’t call a zygote, embryo, then fetus a baby. So it’s not a case of dehumanising, it’s biology.” No, it’s not biology–it’s marketing: See your Baby; the Baby lives. Word pictures are powerful.

Finally, the picture of health,

A healthy argument. Charmaine runs Americans United for Life, a public interest law firm. Her team of legal eagles knows well that the debate has moved from Roe v Wade. The Burger court wrote that the state has a compelling interest in the baby in the third trimester, but this was soon superseded by the health of the mother “exceptions.” Subsequent rulings have now asserted that abortion must remain legal on the “reliance” interpretation, where the mother’s financial health must be preserved as well as the perceived physical well-being.

(Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., as a case study, would refute this. She didn’t need abortion to become a President and CEO.)

But we have come back to the mother’s health. Science is now telling us that abortion is a crushing psychological burden where women are now stating–in public–that they regret.

New studies demonstrate that abortion removes protections making women at higher risk of breast cancer.

Women are regretting and re-thinking thinking their abortions. Harms to women will be the next foundation in the future of the abortion debate.

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Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Thank you (foot)notes,

Watch Charmaine’s Expert Testimony to the Judiciary Committee on the Kagan Nomination

Watch Charmaine’s Expert Testimony to the Judiciary Committee on the Sotomayor Nomination


In The Wall Street Journal: Charmaine Yoest, Abortion and the Health Bill, There is no middle ground. Either taxpayers will fund it or they won’t.

March 5, 2010 | By | No Comments

Charmaine has an article in The Wall Street Journal today on taxpayer funding of abortion.

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

By

CHARMAINE YOEST

It’s now becoming clear that Barack Obama is willing to put everything on the table in order to be the president who passes health-care reform.

Everything, that is, except a ban on federal funding for abortion.

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Abortion tax payer funding

flow chart by Americans United for Life

rollover and click to enlarge

Last September, the president promised that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” Yet the legislation most likely to move forward in Congress would be the single greatest expansion of abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

The White House knows how to turn Mr. Obama’s September commitment into legislative action. I met with senior White House officials and told them that only adding a so-called Hyde Amendment to the health-care reform bills would fulfill the president’s promise to protect Americans from subsidizing abortion.

The Hyde Amendment dates back to the 1970s, when congressional leaders discovered that Medicaid was paying for nearly 300,000 abortions a year. This had not been an intended outcome of the Medicaid program, which was created in 1965 with strong bipartisan support. So in 1976 Rep. Henry Hyde introduced an amendment to the Health and Human Services appropriations bill prohibiting taxpayer funds from paying for abortions.

Article here and at the jump. Be sure to read the comments at The WSJ.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

A number of Obama supporters are confusing Tax dollars for abortion and Tax payer funding for abortion. See Commonweal’s misunderstanding and argument.

The Alert Reader will note that The Wall Street Journal uses a ‘Ms.’ honorific for Charmaine and not ‘Dr.’. This is a WSJ style book issue and not a slight to holders of a terminal degree. The WSJ uses ‘Dr.’ to address only medical doctors and not mere Ph.D.’s.

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

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WebCast Debrief & Audio File

December 18, 2009 | By | No Comments

Some 26,000 good-guys registered to listen to the WebCast that was conducted this past Tuesday night in Charmaine’s offices at Americans United for Life.

Following is the follow-up letter from the Stop the Abortion Mandate coalition.

webcast_15-Dec-2009_group_presenters.jpg Webcast presenters: L to R Tony Perkins, Family Research Council; Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America; Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life; David Bereit, 40 Days for Life; Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life Marjorie Dannenfelser, Susan B. Anthony List; and Douglas Johnson, National Right to Life.

Photo Credit: Hannah Yoest

“Help stop the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade…”

Listen to the recording of the URGENT nationwide webcast to prevent Washington D.C. bureaucrats and abortion industry lobbyists from using GOVERNMENT FUNDS to pay for abortions and bailout the failing abortion industry!

Despite the fact that most Americans do NOT want our government to pay for abortion with their money, the Senate caved in to pressure from Planned Parenthood and abortion industry lobbyists.

The Senate health care bill — if passed into law — will result in a MASSIVE government-funded bailout of the abortion industry — and the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade!

To respond swiftly to this crisis, the 70+ pro-life and pro-family organizations that make up the Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition joined together on Tuesday, December 15, for a huge nationwide webcast, featuring a panel of expert presenters:

Webcast presenters: Tony Perkins, Wendy Wright, Kristan Hawkins, David Bereit, Charmaine Yoest, Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Douglas Johnson

The entire webcast event was recorded, and as you listen to the audio, you will discover:

* The LATEST UPDATES straight from our nation’s capital…

* The shocking implications of the bill that the abortion industry is trying to ram through the United States Senate RIGHT NOW…

* Why respected leaders, national organizations, and pro-life people are joining together in record numbers to BLOCK this attempted power-grab…

* How YOU can make a difference at this crucial moment…

Listen now — click here

Download MP3 file here

Dispel the Myth

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment (see the actual language here) which passed in U.S. House of Representatives verison of health care reform ensures that government money will not be used to fund abortions. The Stupak Amendment clearly maintains the current status quo keeping in line with the already in-place Hyde Amendment. However, some are falsely saying that that the Stupak Amendment goes beyond Hyde. Check out our chart below which compares Stupak to Hyde and read this op-ed by the Con. Bart Stupak on what exactly his amendment does.

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Stupak vs Hyde Chart

For more info, see Americans United for Life blog.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Americans United for Life Open Letter to Planned Parenthood, and Video Debate on CNN

December 8, 2009 | By | No Comments


Yoest and Richards debate abortion on CNN Charmaine has published an open letter to Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, in The Hill newspaper; must read in Your Nation’s Capital.

Here’s the full page letter. Let us know what you think.

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Charmaine and Cecile debate on CNN.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Cecile Richards runs Planned Parenthood founded by Margaret Sanger. See Sanger quotes in Woman and the New Race.

Charmaine Quoted in The Wall Street Journal; Planned Parenthood Forbids the Science of the Sonogram

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Any PR Is Good PR, As Long As They Spell Your Name Right, Right?

December 1, 2009 | By | No Comments

Watch the adultery clip on Scarborough Country, MSNBC

Your Business Professor has students who regularly misspell my name. On a deliverable assignment.

The Alert Student will know that lacking such critical attention to detail might be bad form and getting the professor’s name right might be a prerequisite to earning an “A.”

Students and Media, it seem, have the same challenge with ‘Yoest.’

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never confuse a conspiracy with incompetence.

But how does one tell the difference?

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Charmaine, on the Right (as usual) on MSNBC

The wife of Your Business Blogger(R), Charmaine, appeared on Joe Scarborough’s show a while back. She prepped using the 10 Tips for Your Big Show Biz Break. She was debating some of our some liberal friends over a New York Times article.

It said that cheating on a spouse can be good.

Your Business Blogger(R) advises against cheating on a spouse. Bad for the job. And business is a jealous mistress.

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Who?

Anyway, Charmaine does her homework. And provides name, rank and serial number to the producer. Including her Ph.D. suffix. Those three letters cost me a million dollars and ten years. I insist on the lettering. She doesn’t care — I do.

I’m the shallow one; she’s not.

So. MSNBC would be considered — by some — to be a world-class organization committed to attention to detail.

But an MSNBC producer slipped up on the names and by-lines. Mistakes will happen. Guaranteed. Like leaving off suffixes.

And when the goofs go live, the professional doesn’t say die.

Whenever there is any kind of error in any form, in any forum, continue with your act.

Keep talking; keep singing; keep dancing, keep moving.

The show must go on.

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At Last, The Correct By-line

Most of the time, your audience will never see the goof-up. The audience will see and remember the passion in your play.

It doesn’t matter if there is a conspiracy. Or merely incompetence.

Deliver your sound bite. Make the sale. And you will please your audience.

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Thank you (foot)notes: See the adultery clip on Scarborough Country, MSNBC, here wmv file. Courtesy Peter Shinn.

Management Training Tip: If you will cheat on your wife, you will cheat on your business partners. Even if the New York Times approves.

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity and at Management Training of DC, LLC.

Media Alert: Charmaine on MSNBC Debating NARAL on Abortion in ObamaCare And What’s in a Name?

November 10, 2009 | By | No Comments

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Charmaine Yoest will be debating Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League).

They will discuss the pro-life, anti-abortion amendment language and the future of the House Bill as it moves to the Senate.

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

It’s gonna be good.

Charmaine’s AUL Action will not support any bill with out abortion funding restrictions.

Keenan’s NARAL will not support any bill with abortion funding restrictions.

They will appear on Dr. Nancy on MSNBC. Hit time is 12 noon EST.

As one would expect from the liberal MSNBC, the host will not be unbiased. See MSNBC’s ‘Doctor Nancy’ Admits She Finds Pro-Life Democrats ‘Infuriating’

So the odds will be 2 on 1. Which is unusual. Charmaine usually faces 3 on 1.

And wins.

Tune in and let us know what you think.

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Alert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) teaches marketing at the local college and makes a study of the intersection of politics and business and truth. NARAL changed its name because no one could stomach ABORTION in their org title. Much like KFC used to be Kentucky FRIED Chicken. ABORTION and FRIED are hard to swallow. It is good marketing to use short words, short phrases — the best marketing is to use well understood acronyms. As in USA.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Media Alert: Charmaine in The Wall Street Journalon Tax Dollars Shouldn’t Fund Abortion

October 15, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine_Yoest_aul_pub_shot_2009.jpgCharmaine has an article up this morning on your tax dollars going to pay for abortions. Only 13 percent of the American public approves of tax-payer funding of abortion.

* OPINION

* OCTOBER 14, 2009, 6:57 P.M. ET

Tax Dollars Shouldn’t Fund Abortion

Every Democratic health bill so far on offer would change 30 years of federal practice.

By CHARMAINE YOEST [Ph.D.]

The debate over health-care reform is now entering a new phase. This week, the Senate Finance Committee voted for Sen. Max Baucus’s health-care bill, which sets up a possible Senate vote on the legislation later this month. Aggressive negotiations are underway on how to handle abortion funding.

Democratic leaders claim that all they want is to maintain the “status quo” on abortion. In reality, maintaining what we have now isn’t even on the table. To do that, a health-care bill would have to explicitly prevent federal dollars from being used for elective abortions. Provisions that would have done that were killed by all five committees that have handled health-care reform bills this year. Instead, the abortion compromise in the works is a provision modeled on an amendment Rep. Lois Capps (D., Calif.) added to the House bill.

The Capps Amendment is a radical departure from the status quo. As it stands now, the federal government does not pay into health-care plans that cover elective abortions. What’s more, no government health plans cover elective abortion, period. That includes Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and other programs.

Continued at the jump. Be sure to read the comments on the original article on WSJ.com.

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., To Speak at the Religion Newswriters Association

September 8, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine_Yoest_aul_pub_shot_2009.jpgReligion Newswriters Association, Annual Conference

Kn i g h t s o f C o l umb u s Luncheon

A closer look at rights of religious conscience in modern society

Charmaine Yoest

President & CEO, Americans United for Life

Join us for the 60th RNA Annual Conference Sept. 10-12, 2009, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Can’t be there? Don’t miss a thing; follow us on Twitter @ReligionReport / #RNA20

Dr. Charmaine Yoest has a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of

Virginia, and began her career in the White House during the Reagan

Administration. She is the co-author of Mother in the Middle, an

examination of childcare policy, published by HarperCollins.

Americans United for Life recently provided legal support to Illinois

pharmacists who challenged an executive order by former Governor

Rod Blagojevich that would have forced pharmacists to fill

prescriptions for abortifacient drugs in violation of their consciences.Charmaine _AP.jpg

Register here.

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About RNA,

RNA was founded in 1949 to advance the professional standards of religion reporting in the mainstream media and to create a support network for religion reporters. The Association’s primary projects include an annual conference, contests for religion reporting, membership resources and mentoring.

In 1999, RNA created an educational and charitable arm, the Religion Newswriters Foundation. Since its founding the RNF has received millions in grants to create tools and training for religion reporters, including our Web site, ReligionLink, the Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program, a religion stylebook and primer, webinars (online seminars) and regional training events, among others.

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Media Alert: Charmaine CBN, 700 Club on Obama Abortions & Denial of Care

August 24, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine will be appearing on the 700 Club tomorrow discussing abortion and healthcare.

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(What an odd juxtaposition of words: Abortion — Healthcare; ‘abortion’ takes the life of a baby and ‘healthcare’ preserves life.) (Except in ObamaCare where there is denial-of-care for newborns and, now, the elderly.)

As Your Business Blogger(R) tells my students, “The best indication of future performance…is past performance.”

The clip can be watched now on the CBN website. Click here: What is the Truth About Abortions and Health Care Reform?

Please watch and let us know what you think. And how you think Charmaine’s hair looks…


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Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

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Americans United For Life Welcomes South Dakota Decision Affirming a Woman’s Right to Know.