AUL President Dr. Charmaine Yoest to Attend Saddleback Civil Forum, Will be Available for Interviews

2008-08-15 16:55:00

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /EMWNews/ -- Dr. Charmaine Yoest,

President of Americans United for Life, will attend the Saddleback Civil

Forum on the Presidency, Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Lake Forest,

California. This will be the first public forum between the two candidates.

    In the discussions leading up to the event, one topic has been

consistently minimized: abortion.

    Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, has said he will be more

interested in "uniting" questions, and has suggested he will stick to

topics such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, climate change, and human rights.

    However, recent reports that the Democratic Party has modified its

platform language regarding abortion make the issue particularly relevant

and timely. The conversation is certain to continue with the addition of a

statement supporting both Roe v. Wade and "a woman's decision to have a


    Dr. Yoest said, "to try to establish a moral equivalency between

motherhood and abortion is offensive to millions of voters."

    "Abortion remains a key issue for millions of American voters. I hope

the candidates will engage this important issue at the forum," added Yoest.

    Dr. Yoest will be available for interviews immediately following the


    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 every human being 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's Frontline program chronicled AUL's successful efforts in




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