February 26, 2018
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A persuasive new voice in the abortion debate


The Christian Science Monitor reports on Charmaine Yoest, the charismatic president and chief executive officer of Americans United for Life. AUL is the fighting force behind many of the anti-abortion bills that surfaced in states this year — including in Maine, where they all were overturned.

“With an easy laugh and ample charm, Charmaine Yoest doesn’t at all appear to be Public Enemy No. 1 for the pro-abortion rights community. But the foundation of her rising influence – the accessibility of her approach – becomes clear when she settles in for an unexpectedly frank conversation about the stunning 2011 antiabortion legislative juggernaut that she has helped orchestrate.

This mother of five – who is not a physician, attorney, or lawmaker – has set the stage for sweeping antiabortion victories at the state level on the strength of her seeming candor, warmth, and camera-ready smile.”

Read the profile here.

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