Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Supreme Court

Charmaine Yoest Scheduled To Deliver Testimony At The Kagan Hearings

June 30, 2010 | By | No Comments


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.Charmaine will be giving expert testimony in the Kagan hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The link to her written testimony is here.

Following is the Americans United for Life press release.


Matthew Faraci




WASHINGTON, D.C. – (06/30/2010) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest will add her voice to the distinguished panel of experts testifying on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, calling on the Senate to reject another agenda-driven justice. When she testifies on July 1st, it will be the second time since 2009 that Dr. Yoest has been invited to illustrate concerns with a nominee to the nation’s high court.

What: Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, to give testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

When: July 1st – afternoon – exact time to be determined.

Where: Hart Senate Office Building, Hearing Room 216

To read Dr. Yoest’s written testimony as submitted to the Committee, click here. For analysis of Kagan’s political and legal record, go to And contact the AUL media office for interviews and analysis of the impact of this highly political nominee.


Charmaine’s tesitmony at the

Sotomayor hearingsAlert Readers know that this is not Charmaine’s first rodeo. She has delivered congressional testimony on a number of occasions – most recently in the Sotomayor confirmation hearings.

Please watch and leave us a comment on Facebook or email.

Charmaine on an earlier interview

on agenda driven judges

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

What Makes An Expert Witness?: The 5 C’s; Charmaine Giving Testimony At The Sotomayor Hearings.

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.

AUL’s legal team has been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court including the successful defense of the Hyde Amendment. AUL also publishes Defending Life, the most comprehensive state-by-state legal guide of its kind, which is distributed annually to legislators across the nation.

Recently, Americans United for Life detailed the facts on taxpayer-funding of abortion during the debate over federal health care legislation, provided legal assistance to states working to opt out of abortion provisions created by federal health care law, and has played a major role in educating policymakers on the record of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Kagan hearings witness list released,Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. from Americans United for Life To provide expert testimony

June 25, 2010 | By | No Comments

Charmaine_Yoest_pubshot_2010.jpgCharmaine Yoest, Ph.D., President & CEO, Americans United for Life will be sworn in to provide expert testimony on the Kagan nomination. Charmaine is scheduled to testify sometime this Thursday.

In 44 Politics and Policy in Obama’s Washington, By Garance Franke-Ruta published,

Kagan hearings witness list released

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced the witness list for Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which are scheduled to begin Monday at 12:30 p.m.

American Bar Association Witnesses

Kim Askew, Chair of Standing Committee

William J. Kayatta, Jr., First Circuit Representative

Majority Witnesses

Professor Robert C. Clark, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law, and former Dean, Harvard Law School

Justice Fernande “Nan” Duffly, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, on behalf of the National Association of Women Judges

Greg Garre, Partner, Lathan & Watkins, former Solicitor General of the United States

Jennifer Gibbins, Executive Director, Prince William Soundkeeper

Professor Jack Goldsmith, Professor of Law, Harvard University

Marcia Greenberger, Founder and Co-President, National Women’s Law Center

Jack Gross, plaintiff, Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc.

Lilly Ledbetter, plaintiff, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire

Professor Ronald Sullivan, Edward R. Johnston Lecturer on Law, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard law School

Kurt White, President, Harvard Law Armed Forces Association


Charmaine Yoest meets with Senator Orrin Hatch

Minority Witnesses

Robert Alt, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, United States Army (ret.)

Capt. Pete Hegseth, Army National Guard

Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, Benesch Law Firm

David Kopel, Esq., Research Director, Independence Institute

Colonel Thomas N. Moe, United States Air Force (ret.)

David Norcross, Esq., Blank Rome

William J. Olson, Esq., William J. Olson, P.C.

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Stephen Presser, Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History, Northwestern University School of Law

Ronald Rotunda, The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Chapman University School of Law

Ed Whelan, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life

Capt. Flagg Youngblood, United States Army

June 25, 2010; 5:26 PM ET


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.

Healthcare Vote and Christmas Wishes from Americans United for Life

December 24, 2009 | By | No Comments


The Yoest family at

the Supreme Court in DC

Charmaine sends this note along,

Dear Friend of Life,

I wanted to take a break from public policy and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

And yet, even as I write this, the television in my office is tuned to C-SPAN as pro-abortion Senators stand on the Senate floor – Senator Patty Murray just finished and now Senator Al Franken is beginning – two days before Christmas, they are arguing for the passage of the greatest single expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade. It’s simply breathtaking.

My family had dinner last night with my brother and his family, who are here from Alabama to celebrate Christmas with us. Yesterday was also his birthday. As we ate birthday cake, we talked about the strong pull everyone feels to break away and just have Christmas.

But tomorrow morning at 8 am, on Christmas Eve, the Senate will vote. We are paying attention because we must. This is an historic moment and we are honored to be a part of the Life movement that is working to stop this tragedy.

I want to thank you. Frankly, I thought Senator Reid’s strategy to push this legislation through at Christmas-time was appalling, but shrewd. Pro-life Americans are rightly paying attention to family and friends and sacred traditions this week. But you’ve also taken the time to stand with us against this pro-abortion bill.

Thank you!

I also want to thank the AUL team. They’ve been putting in long hours – our legal team worked through the weekend to analyze Senator Reid’s amendment. Their analysis documented that the “compromise” worked out with Senator Nelson actually established the first-ever mandatory abortion tax. Our communications team has been working to get the word out – releasing a statement immediately after the 1 AM vote Monday morning. . . and our database guru, Stanley Bao, is working hard today to get this message to you. I’m privileged to work with a team of people so dedicated to the mission of defending life.

Last weekend, as Reid filed his amendment, it seemed as if even the heavens had opened up in protest, as a blizzard socked in the Nation’s Capital. Dedicated pro-life Hill staffers slept on cots and sofas in their offices over the weekend to work against this unprecedented expansion of abortion.

Having a Christmas blizzard reminded me of the classic story of General George Washington’s Christmas prayer at Valley Forge. In December of 1777, Washington moved the Continental Army to Valley Forge in order to try to survive the hard winter. You know the story I’m sure: the winter was so desperate and conditions so severe, that of the 12,000 men who began that encampment with Washington, 2,000 did not survive.

There is a story that General Washington was observed at prayer, alone in the woods that Christmas, and a famous painting depicting that scene is now hanging on display at Mount Vernon.

While we may never know the exact details of that prayer, this much is beyond dispute: Washington and his men remained faithful to their cause throughout that long winter. They endured, even when a path to victory was unclear and the future appeared hopeless.

May we too stand firm in the great calling of our time: Defending Life.

Merry Christmas, friends.


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Washington, DC: 655 15th St NW, Ste. 410 | Washington, DC 20005

Chicago: 310 S. Peoria Street, Ste. 500 | Chicago, IL 60607

Please support Americans United for Life.


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.

Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted in CNN & Christian Science Monitor On the Sotomayor Vote

August 7, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine was quoted in Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court,

The abortion issue also played a significant role in the nomination, with abortion-rights supporters backing Sotomayor and opponents urging her defeat.

“Today’s historic vote is a sign of progress for Americans who want a Supreme Court that values individual freedom and privacy,” said Nancy Keenan, head of the group National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America.

Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United For Life, praised the 31 Republican senators who opposed Sotomayor for a “stunning vote of ‘no confidence’ in a nominee whose background of abortion advocacy and record of judicial interventionism raise serious questions about her fitness for the high court.”

Charmaine on CNN,

Join Fight FOCA Christian Science Monitor, Conservatives see silver lining in Sotomayor vote; Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution, By Warren Richey

Calling the confirmation “an historic, groundbreaking event that marks the start of a new day for justice in America,” Nan Aron, president of the liberal group Alliance for Justice, said Sotomayor’s influence on the court would be similar to that of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice.

“Her confirmation is just the beginning of the significant change that President Obama can bring to our judicial system,” she said.

In contrast, Americans United for Life (AUL) praised the 31 senators who voted against Sotomayor. “It is a stunning vote of ‘no confidence’ in a nominee whose background of abortion advocacy and record of judicial interventionism raises serious questions about her fitness for the high court,” said AUL President Charmaine Yoest.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor from Americans United for Life.

For Life — Sotomayor: The “No’s” Know

He’s just not that into you; Obama attracted many pro-life voters in 2008, but he’s done nothing but jilt them, By Penny Young Nance

Religious Groups Say “Abortion Mandate” Ads Mislead

Ralph Reed warns GOP on Sotomayor

Jill Stanek has, Growing controversy over euthanasia aspect of healthcare plan.

Media Alert: Sotomayor Fundamental Right to Abortion; Charmaine Yoest in Human Events

July 28, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine’s Testimony

to the Judiciary CommitteeCharmaine has an article in Human Events,

Sotomayor: Fundamental Right To Abortion, Not to Bear Arms, by Charmaine Yoest, 07/28/2009

Of all the generalities and evasions that Judge Sonia Sotomayor offered the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing, surely the strangest was one she made when describing her role in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Sotomayor was on the PRLDEF’s board of directors for twelve years during the 1980s and early 1990s, a period when the fund issued no less than six briefs to the Supreme Court in abortion cases. Those briefs argued, among other things, that abortion was a “fundamental right” and that, contrary to scientific evidence, “the belief that life begins at conception is religious.” In them, the PRLDEF called upon the high court to strike down every common-sense state law regulating abortion, including ones supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans — such as parental-notification and informed-consent laws….

Dr. Yoest was the principal pro-life leader asked to testify at the Sotomayor hearings. For more, see

Dr. Yoest is President & CEO of Americans United for Life and AUL Action.

Read the entire article here.

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Panel to vote on Sotomayor, confirmation likely,

The anti-abortion rights group Americans United for Life has also weighed in against Sotomayor, writing to senators urging a “no” vote and announcing that it, too, would include her confirmation vote in its annual scorecard.

The group said it was concerned Sotomayor would “undermine any efforts by our elected representatives to pass even the most widely accepted regulations on abortion and circumvent the will of the people.”

Abortion unleashed in Obama healthcare; The current health care bill will expand abortion more than anything since the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court. It will offer no freedom and little choice,

After the last election, the media wanted to write an obituary about the pro-life movement,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, “but on Capitol Hill they’re getting a lot of questions about FOCA, and this event is being taken very seriously. This battle over health care may seem new in some ways, but it’s the latest fight over FOCA, dressed up differently.”

Abortion a hurdle in health plan, Opponents gear up to fight ‘any mandate’ to require procedure, by Sylvia A Smith, Washington editor

WASHINGTON – Any health insurance bill Washington comes up with must ban coverage of abortion, one of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S., a group of organizations that oppose abortion has told Congress and President Obama.

The groups said they will ratchet up a campaign to ensure the “abortion mandate” is stripped from the bill.

“Abortion is not health care and does not belong in health-care reform,” the president of Americans United for Life said in a letter to President Obama on Thursday.

Charmaine Yoest said her organization will oppose any bill that “fails to explicitly exclude both abortion funding and mandatory abortion coverage” and that doesn’t allow health care providers to refuse to perform abortions.

Charmaine Quoted In USA TODAY, Politico & The Washington Post

July 24, 2009 | By | No Comments

USA TODAY interviews Charmaine in Abortion fight is ‘enduring divide,’ by Joan Biskupic,

“Judge Sotomayor represents the future of the Supreme Court,” says Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, which would like to win reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal nationwide. Yoest testified against Sotomayor, who would be President Obama’s first appointment and the first Hispanic justice.

As a lower court judge, Sotomayor never ruled on abortion rights and, like nominees before her, she declined to tell senators her position on the issue.

Yoest said activists against abortion are mobilizing tens of thousands of people to urge members of Congress to ensure that any new health care law excludes the abortion procedure, so insurance companies would not be required to pay for it and no government funds would go toward it. (Law dating to the 1970s prohibits the use of federal Medicaid funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is endangered.)

William Wan writes Abortion Foes Rally Online Against Health Care Reform in The Washington Post,

Abortion foes — including some leaders among religious conservatives — put on a massive webcast last night aimed at rallying anti-abortion forces against current health care reform bills in Congress…

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, equates the health care plan to “a stealth agenda to impose FOCA [the Freedom of Choice Act favoring abortion rights].”

Join Fight FOCA Ben Smith in Politico reports, Abortion and the public option.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Jill Stanek questions the objectivity of the abortion-friendly USA TODAY, “To relegate the debate over abortion as one of “religious differences” is to say it is esoteric and unsolvable.”

Pro-life webcast gathers 36,000.

Stop the Abortion Mandate!

Follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

Charmaine Quoted in Human Events on Her Sotomayor Testimony

July 20, 2009 | By | No Comments

Kathryn Gaines writes, Sotomayor Stealth Stance on Abortion Criticized in Human Events,

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s stance on abortion has remained unclear through her confirmation hearings because of what may be called an “indirect” connection. There apparently are no judicial opinions she authored on the constitutionality of abortion.

Yesterday, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, countered this “indirect” connection by highlighting the hostility of Sotomayor’s PRLDEF platform towards restrictions on abortion in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Dr. Yoest held that Sotomayor’s stance, as a member of the board of the PRLDEF, is a direct indication of her stance on abortion. Dr. Yoest stated “Part of being a board member is to have oversight, to have accountability, and to have responsibility [for the activities of your organization]” It is not by accident that Sotomayor was a member of the PLDF, it was a decision she made, and one she chose to be held accountable to.

Read the story here.

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest.

Charmaine’s testimony and video here.

The Testimony of Charmaine Yoest to the Judiciary Committee Hearings on the Sotomayor Confirmation; video & text

July 18, 2009 | By | No Comments

The Testimony of Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. Charmaine testified at the hearing of the Judiciary Committee on the confirmation on Judge Sotomayor, The text,

Testimony of Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary On the Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor To the United States Supreme Court,

Supreme Court Justices should exercise restraint by applying our laws, not directing policy. When judges fail to respect their limited role under our Constitution, their decisions merely reflect their personal preferences regarding public policy.

In 1973, the Supreme Court did exactly that when it purported to find a right to abortion in the Constitution in Roe v. Wade, and virtually eliminated the ability of states to regulate this new “fundamental right” with the notoriously broad definition of health in Doe v. Bolton.2 Since that day, the Supreme Court has permitted some regulation of abortion,3 but far less than before Roe.

Elected legislative bodies are constantly struggling to determine what language will pass whatever is the current “test”4 used by the Supreme Court in abortion jurisprudence.5

This confusion is the direct result of judicial interference in a matter that should be handled by the legislative process.

If the Court continues to interfere in abortion-related law, a simple ideological shift in the Court will completely undermine abortion regulations across the country – even those regulations that have the most widespread support among Americans, like parental notification statutes, informed consent laws, and partial birth abortion bans.

Recent polling data confirms that Americans want judges who follow the law. Majorities of self-identified Republicans, Independents, and Democrats agreed that “[w]hen considering a new Justice for the United States Supreme Court, I would prefer that my United States Senators look for a man or woman who will interpret the law as it is written and not take into account his or her personal viewpoints and experiences.” (Agreement: 87% Total, 84% of Democrats, 86% of Independents, 92% of Republicans, 80% of liberals, 85% of moderates, 91% of conservatives).6 Also, Americans strongly opposed a nominee who “believes that the Courts, and not the voters or elected officials, should make policies on abortion in the United States.” (70% Total, 69% of Democrats, 65% of Independents, 78% of Republicans, 65% of liberals, 71% of moderates, 75% of conservatives).

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Left and right let down by hearings, July 18th, 2009, By: Politico,

“Sonia Sotomayor’s measured confirmation performance may have served her well, but it left the bases of both parties feeling that they’ve missed an opportunity…

While some conservatives say that GOP senators effectively laid out inconsistencies in her testimony, activists want the slow-news month of August – when Congress is on recess – to build a campaign opposing her nomination.

Charmaine Yoest, head of the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life who testified against Sotomayor, said that an extra month would be helpful to her cause.

“The more time we have to educate people, the more we would continue to emphasize to people that a vote for her is a vote for abortion on demand without any restrictions whatsoever,” Yoest said.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) pointed to her statement that she agrees with conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia’s position on using foreign law to interpret domestic law as an example of how Republicans were able to use her testimony to mark a clear delineation between the legal philosophies of the two parties.”

Jill Stanek, pro-life champion, writes, Underplaying abortion involvement, did Sotomayor perjure herself?

Visit Sotomayor Contradicted Herself on What She Knew About PRLDEF Abortion Advocacy by blogger and AUL good-guy, Dawn Eden.

Deliberate Engagement, Deliberately Engaging the Culture to defend the dignity and intrinsic value of each person beginning at conception. Helping ProLife people understand, answer, rebut and refute the Culture of Death’s false argument, AUL testimony at Sotomayer hearing

The Pelican Project.

Visionary Project.

Sotomayor Accused of Contradicting Herself on Involvement in Pro-Abortion Group, by Steven Ertelt, Editor

ABA Journal.

Sotomayor Final Wrap-Up, By Hope Hodge, at The American Spector.

JivinJehoshaphat, Life Apologetics Sports Poker How Beautiful My Wife Is Whatever

Some quotes from witnesses in the confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor, By: The Associated Press

Sotomayor declared ‘unqualified to serve’ Pro-life leader: She “does not understand or respect appropriate role of a judge’ Posted: July 17, 2009, By Chelsea Schilling, © 2009, WorldNetDaily,

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, the nation’s oldest pro-life legal organization, told the committee Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy is “far outside of the mainstream” and that her confirmation will radically shift the dynamics of the Supreme Court.

Yoest said the role of a Supreme Court justice is to exercise

restraint by applying the law and not direct policy.

“When judges fail to respect their limited role under our Constitution, their decisions merely reflect their personal preferences regarding public policy,” she said.

Sotomayor Confirmation Seems Assured as GOP Agrees to Vote, Sotomayor confirmation seems assured

Read More

Save the Date: Thursday, July 23, at 9 PM Eastern Web Cast on Tax-Payer Funded Abortion on Demand in ObamaCare

July 18, 2009 | By | No Comments

Investor’s Business Daily reports that half of the American public believes that a government take-over of health care would reduce health care quality.

Why should we let Obama do this? How do we stop it?

There will be a web-cast Thursday to Educate and Mobilize Pro-Life Americans Against Great Dangers of Obama Health Care Bill; Coalition of leaders alarmed that pro-lifers unaware of what is at stake with Obamacare.

Charmaine will be joining Mike Huckabee, Chris Smith (R) NJ, Tony Perkins and other pro-life leaders. Go Register and watch.

A small army helps Charmaine prepare with her presentations. Here’s a few of the staff that helped her get ready for her testimony at the Supreme Court Nomination hearing of Sotomayor on Thursday.


Top Row L to R:Bill Saunders, Bob Heckman

Bottom Row, L to R: Heather Smith, Courtney Lillie, Charmaine Yoest, Mary Harned

Not pictured are Dawn Eden who was live blogging the Sotomayor hearings, Clarke Forsythe by phone in Chicago and Denise Burke in San Antonio.

Steve Jalsevac writes,

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2009 ( – A coalition of prominent pro-life leaders has arranged a giant, Stop The Abortion Mandate live webcast for the public this coming Thursday, July 23, to alert Americans about the great dangers of the Democrat-proposed health care bill.

David Bereit, a coalition member and leader of 40 Days for Life, told LifeSiteNews that he is temporarily de-emphasizing his current 40 Days for Life tasks to concentrate on this issue because of its extreme importance. He is concerned that pro-lifers are not aware of what is at stake with the health care bill.

Connie Marshner, a well-known Washington pro-life political organizer, warned today that “this is the biggest issue since Roe v Wade.

This is not just about funding. Everyone will be forced to have abortion coverage.” Further, [Marshner] warned, the effect of successful passage of the Health Care bill will dramatically change the pro-life movement as we know it “because every doctor and health care worker will be forced to be involved in abortion.”

The pro-life webcast’s promotional material states that “Powerful abortion industry lobbyists and Washington, D.C. bureaucrats have just launched a massive effort to mandate taxpayer-funded abortions as part of their proposed trillion-dollar healthcare takeover.”

They list four main results of what they call “this abortion industry power-grab”:

Impose one of the cornerstones of the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) by stealth.

Force taxpayers to fund a huge abortion industry bailout – something the majority of Americans oppose, and certainly cannot afford in these tough economic times.

Mandate that virtually every American be forced into a health plan that includes abortion coverage.

Require honorable medical providers to violate their consciences and perform abortions — or risk losing their jobs.

The one-time-only LIVE webcast event will take place this Thursday, July 23, at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central.)

The live webcast, for which there is no charge, will be approximately 70 minutes long and will be accessible even to Internet users with only a dial-up connection.

Participants who register for the event will be able to listen in on the live audio and submit questions.

During the event, the following nationally known leaders will be heard:

MIKE HUCKABEE, Former Governor and Presidential Candidate

DR. CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life

TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council

FR. FRANK PAVONE, Priests for Life


DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee

TOM MINNERY, Focus on the Family

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, U.S. House of Representatives

KRISTIN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America

CONGRESSMAN JOE PITTS, U.S. House of Representatives

DR. RICHARD LAND, Southern Baptist Convention

CARMEN PATE, Point of View Radio Show

DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life

The Webcast organizers state that those who join the webcast will discover:

The shocking facts about the sweeping legislation that the political power brokers are trying to ram through before Congress goes on summer recess…

The devastating implications of the proposed mandates — facts the abortion industry doesn’t want Americans to hear…

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

The exact action steps YOU can take to make a difference at this crucial moment…

Registration for the event is accessed at

Registration also allows those who are unable to be online at the time of the webcast to later access a recording of the webcast audio.

Organizers are hoping that 100,000 people will participate in this very urgent and unique education and action event.


Watch the YouTube testimony of Charmaine to the Judiciary Committee and be sure to read the nasty comments of the tolerant free love speech liberals.

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine will also be on CNN today at 4pm Eastern.

Follow Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) on Twitter @charmaineyoest and @jackyoest

The Testimony of Charmaine Yoest to the Judiciary Committee on the Sotomayor Nomination

July 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine provided written and oral testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the qualifications of Judge Sotomayor.

Her testimony was given in the late afternoon today. Your Business Blogger(R) was in the hearing room (it was freezing) and sat with the Americans United for Life team – behind the parents of Fireman Ricci. They so pleased with their boy – they teared up.

We sat in front of a motley crew from Planned Parenthood who snorted through Charmaine’s testimony. I saw no children. (The by-product of a business who service is abortion and the end result is — no children.)

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine also appeared on The Ed Shultz show on MSNBC and the Jim Bohannon radio program tonight.

What Makes An Expert Witness?: The 5 C’s; Charmaine Giving Testimony At The Sotomayor Hearings.

It was most interesting that the Judiciary Committee and even Ed used Charmaine’s “Dr.” honorific. Conservatives with Ph.D.’s are seldom addressed with this respect.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest