Students for Life https://www.studentsforlife.org Abolish Abortion in our Lifetime Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:39:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.studentsforlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/favicon.png Students for Life https://www.studentsforlife.org 32 32 Join us for a National Pro-Life Future Call night! https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/23/national-pro-life-future-call-night/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:39:06 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056769 Continue reading "Join us for a National Pro-Life Future Call night!"

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Register to join other pro-life young professional across the country online for a call night. Our objective is to ensure that pro-life voters show up to #VoteProLifeFirst in the upcoming Republican and Democratic state legislative primaries.

You will be trained at the beginning and between making calls you will be able to chat with other volunteers about calls, best practices, and their experiences.

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U.S. Senators Speak on Behalf of SAVE Act; Democrats Won’t Take the Step to Protect Women https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/23/u-s-senators-speak-on-behalf-of-save-act-democrats-wont-take-the-step-to-protect-women/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:01:45 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056764 Continue reading "U.S. Senators Speak on Behalf of SAVE Act; Democrats Won’t Take the Step to Protect Women"

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On September 22, pro-life senators spoke to protect preborn children and their mothers from the dangers of chemical abortion. The legislation in question is S.3072, the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act of 2019, which will regulate Mifeprex from being available through the mail or telemedicine. The legislation is enthusiastically supported by Students for Life and is a top legislative priority.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, along with Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and Mike Braun of Indiana spoke in support of the legislation. When Hyde-Smith requested unanimous consent, Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington objected.

Senator Hyde-Smith spoke Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMs,) which “work to mitigate the risk posed by this drug to women,” calling them “simple common sense rules,” which allows women “to be fully informed” of side-effects and being “provided informed consent.” These FDA regulations would be codified into law.

Chemical abortions made up 39 percent of abortion procedures in 2017, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The rise in this method has led to an increase in abortion rates in the United States, according to statistics for 2016 recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland, appointed by President Barack Obama, ruled FDA regulations necessitating an in-person visits create a “substantial obstacle.”

Activist judges, many of them appointed by pro-abortion Democrats, protect the abortion industry’s bottom line, taking advantage of the pandemic to do so.

Senator Bill Cassidy was a medical doctor. On a doctor’s role to save lives, Cassidy explained chemical abortions “don’t do any of that,” describing risks as “severe… particularly when the mother has this without supervision by a healthcare provider.” Cassidy aptly put that “the total absence of medical support is the total absence of care and using potentially dangerous chemicals without medical support can lead to the absence of health.” He also issued a call to Americans, that if they “care about a woman’s health, they should be concerned when such procedures are allowed.”

But abortion advocates will not listen, refusing to consider any merits of this bill with life-saving health regulations. Senator Murray claimed life-saving regulations “are not based on evidence, or patient’s best interest. This bill is not about science, or healthcare, or what’s best for women across the nation.” Despite Senator Cassidy’s support for the bill, Murray claimed such legislation is “an effort to ignore the science and medical professionals…”

Senator Lee dismissed concerns that such legislation would violate Roe v. Wade. He pointed out “that is manifestly not within the scope within this legislation, nor is it the place of any senator to purport to know the subjective motivation behind Senator Hyde-Smith’s legislation here.” Lee passionately told his pro-abortion colleagues “you can feel however you want about Roe v. Wade, this isn’t it,” calling it “a convenient excuse to not have to deal with something, something real, something that has to do with the lives, and the health, and the well-being of women…” He also challenged anti-science claims. “I’d ask on what planet does science back the idea that we should remove the REMs restrictions from this supposed, so-called form of healthcare, a form of healthcare, that as I mentioned a few moments ago, has resulted in thousands upon thousands of complications in the two decades that it’s been on the market. On what planet can one contend that one can’t support this legislation without being opposed to science?”

When it comes to the procedure, a complete, successful chemical abortion will result in the death of a preborn child, and may do so for the mother as well. That a woman doesn’t have confirm she’s pregnant, how far along she is in her pregnancy, if she has an ectopic pregnancy, or is tested for being Rh-negative, as recommended by the FDA, makes the method even more inherently dangerous.

The first step is to Mifepristone, which blocks progesterone and thus kills the preborn child by cutting off nutrients from the mother’s body to sustain the pregnancy. A day or two later, the woman will take Misoprostol which causes severe cramping, contractions and bleeding to expel the dead baby.

The woman has her dead child at home, with no supervision, unless she follows. She is usually sitting on the toilet, and may even see the child’s features in the pregnancy sac.

Pro-abortion sources, including the Guttmacher Institute underscore the side-effects and dangers of this method, which involve abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, fever/chills, and headaches. The bleeding may last for weeks after the abortion.

Incomplete abortions happen 5 percent of the time, which can lead to death from infection of remaining fetal parts or tissue not properly removed. A deadly infection can also occur if a woman undergoes a chemical abortion too late. Death can also come from an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy. It cannot be emphasized enough that such causes of preventable deaths could be detected by an in-person visit.

According to a medical journal in MedGenMed, “the risk of death appears to be 10 times greater with medical abortion (chemical abortion) than with surgical abortion.”

A woman may end up losing subsequent pregnancies if her antibodies are not dealt with immediately, should it be discovered she is Rh-negative. Again, this is a preventable long-term detrimental effect. Complications from this method may also necessitate a hysterectomy, thus making a woman infertile.

This is Chemical Abortion website outlines the above facts with citations aincludes statements from a woman who was misled about this harrowing, dangerous procedure she underwent. There is also information about abortion pill reversal.

Students for Life will be participating in a tweet fest to raise awareness about this method as well as advocate for the SAVE Moms and Babies Act. Participants are encouraged to include #AbortionPillKills in their tweets.

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Students for Life of America’s “Sock the Vote” Campus Tour to Travel to 46 states explaining Why We Vote Pro-Life First https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/23/students-for-life-of-americas-sock-the-vote-campus-tour-to-travel-to-46-states-explaining-why-we-vote-pro-life-first/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:01:09 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056762 Continue reading "Students for Life of America’s “Sock the Vote” Campus Tour to Travel to 46 states explaining Why We Vote Pro-Life First"

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“Student leaders and SFLA team members will equip the Pro-Life Generation with the tools to activate voters who hate abortion so much, they will vote Pro-Life first,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “We’ll be bringing 2,362 baby socks with us to each campus stop, representing the number of babies lost to us each day to the violence of abortion. And, now, with a vacancy at the Supreme Court, the reasons to prioritize electing pro-life leaders has never been clearer.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (09-23-2020) – Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins announced SFLA’s fall campus tour “Sock the Vote”  coming to 46 states to equip students across America to join the national dialogue about why voting pro-life matters and to expose the tragedy of abortion, which ends 2,362 lives each day. This follows a very successful earlier campaign, “Sock it to Planned Parenthood,” during which SFLA held events and traveled across the country with a truck carrying 328,348 baby socks, representing the number of abortions Planned Parenthood commits each year. “The tragedy of abortion can be seen in thousands and thousands of empty socks, never to hold the precious feet of babies lost to us all forever,” said Hawkins. “We are going to equip first-time voters with the tools needed to explain the human rights issue of our day and to activate them to cast their vote in opposition to abortion.”

 

This is just one of the many grassroots initiatives that Students for Life of America and SFLAction will engage on during the election cycle. For more on the reasons for Catholic and faith-oriented voters to get engaged in this election, click here to read Hawkins column this week at USA Today.

 

The “Sock the Vote” tour has three tiers based on school COVID-19 policies and restrictions related to social distancing. Tier 1 is an in-person event with SFLA staff. Tier 2 is a student group hosted event. For campuses still closed to in-person classes, Tier 3 is digital. To view materials and get more information on the tour content, click here. At present, 46 states have tours, except Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont, however, tour stops are being added as confirmed.

 

As multiple media reports note, “Abortion may be the sleeper issue of 2020.” An August Pew poll found that 40 percent of Americans say that abortion is a “very important” issue for their vote.

 

But as NPR observes, pro-life voters are even more committed than pro-abortion voters: “Perhaps most revealing, a spring poll from Gallup found that about 1 in 4 Americans, particularly voters who oppose abortion rights, see abortion as a sort of personal litmus test. Fully 30% of people who consider themselves ‘pro-life’ say they would only vote for a candidate who shares that view compared to 19% of people who consider themselves ‘pro-choice.’”

 

“A candidate’s position on abortion tells you everything you need to know about how the most vulnerable will be valued,” said Hawkins. “Anyone willing to give scarce taxpayer resources to a well-funded abortion lobby and ignore the humanity of people unable to speak for themselves is unlikely to bravely and ethically confront other important issues.”

 

Click here to read Hawkins’ column in USA Today on why she is a single-issue voter.

 

Learn more about SFLA’s #VoteProLifeFirst efforts here.

 

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick a khamrick@studentsforlife.org

 

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Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

 

Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world. 

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A Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Closer Look of Front-runners Judges Amy Comey Barrett and Barbara Lagoa https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/23/a-woman-on-the-u-s-supreme-court-a-closer-look-of-front-runners-judges-amy-comey-barrett-and-barbara-lagoa/ Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:55:05 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056759 Continue reading "A Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Closer Look of Front-runners Judges Amy Comey Barrett and Barbara Lagoa"

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President Donald J. Trump will announce his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, September 26. Trump had committed to nominating a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18.

Various lists have been released by Trump during his time as a candidate and in office, with fantastic picks to be considered. At this time, there is a short-list of two women, Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa, both acceptable to Students for Life.

Trump also nominated Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh 2018, who were both confirmed. Kavanaugh was not confirmed before enduring a character assassination, which voters have likely not forgotten.

The front-runner is Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who met with Trump at the White House on September 21. She has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since November 2017. Though Judge Barrett was reportedly considered when Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in 2018, Trump reportedly said in a private conversation he was “saving her for Ginsburg.”

During her hearing, Barrett’s devout Catholic faith was questioned by Senator Dianne Feinstein, with regards to what role it had on her views. “The dogma lives loudly in you,” Feinstein claimed, continuing “that’s of concern.”

The exchange received much coverage and blowback at the time, including from more liberal outlets. National Review in 2019 published a two-part account of the hearing. As Judge Barrett’s name has appeared in the news again, such a confirmation process is once more becoming relevant.

Barrett was confirmed along party lines, by a vote of 55-43.

Her faith continues to receive negative attention. The New York Times in 2017 implied that People of Praise, a group Barrett is a member of, was the inspiration for A Handmaid’s Tale.

More recently, Newsweek, Salon, Slate, Reuters, and Refinery 29 have repeated this salacious claim. The first two issued a correction that it was not the People of Praise which inspired Margaret Attwood’s novel.

Such negative attention may end up backfiring on Democrats and media outlets.

Barrett is considered to be in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Barrett clerked for. She then went on to work at the University of Notre Dame as a law professor. While her writings have been questioned by Senator Feinstein and others, they have also endeared her to social conservatives.

A 2013 a Notre Dame Magazine article writes that Barrett said life begins at conception.

Judge Barrett wrote a 2013 Texas Law Review article examining a “weak stare decisis.” The abstract mentions “stare decisis unconstitutionally deprives a litigant of the right to a hearing on the merits of her claims” and “suggest[s] that courts render stare decisis more flexible.”

Judge Barrett, 48, is from New Orleans. She and her husband, Jesse Barrett, have seven children, including two adopted children from Haiti. She received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Another contender is Judge Barbara Lagoa, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District. She was confirmed by the Senate in November 2019, in a 80-15 vote. Lagoa, who is the daughter of Cuban exiles, was the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Florida Supreme Court, after being appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in January 2019.

She also served in the Florida Third District Court of Appeals, from June 2006 until January 2019. Before then, she was known for her pro-bono work as a lawyer for the family of Elián González.

In the nearly 500 decisions Judge Lagoa wrote, she’s had no high-profile rulings on abortion. During her most recent confirmation hearing, she said that Roe v. Wade was “settled law” and a “binding precedent of the Supreme Court.”

Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, considered reliable votes for the pro-life cause, echoed such sentiments during their confirmation hearings.

Where she lacks on abortion rulings, Lagoa’s pro-life credentials are backed up by her proponents, including Rep. Matt Gaetz who called her “very pro-life, reliably pro-life.” She also had received support from the pro-life Florida Family Policy Council.

Not only does Judge Lagoa come from a swing state, she is well-regarded by the Florida delegation to Congress, including Rep. Gaetz and Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. In addition to the support from Governor DeSantis who appointed her, Florida campaign director Susie Wiles and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the latter also an impeachment defense lawyer for President Trump, have advocated for her.

Judge Lagoa, 52, was born in Miami, Florida. Like Barrett, is Catholic. Lagoa and her husband, Paul Huck, Jr., have three children. She received her law degree from Columbia University, as did Justice Ginsburg.

If she is nominated to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and is confirmed, Judge Lagoa will be the second Hispanic woman to serve. She will also be the first Supreme Court justice from Florida.

During a September 22 news conference from Senate Republican leadership, Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming spoke of both the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and of the future female nominee to be announced Saturday. “I’m looking forward to a nomination by President Trump,” Barrasso said, “who I’m assuming is going to be a woman who will equally be a role model for a whole next generation in the legal profession.”

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Victory! FDA Approves Discontinuing Unethical Polio Vaccines https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/22/victory-fda-approves-discontinuing-unethical-polio-vaccines/ Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:03:45 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056746 Continue reading "Victory! FDA Approves Discontinuing Unethical Polio Vaccines"

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Pro-lifers are constantly in the crossfire of abortion as the issue extends far beyond violence at Planned Parenthood facilities. Most are also aware that the cells of aborted babies are often used to create vaccines. While vaccines are of course a human good and help prevent suffering, the use of aborted cells is not necessary to create them, and the end does not justify the means.

Fortunately, the FDA is currently on a roll with not succumbing to the abortion lobby’s bullying. Not only did they recently refuse to remove safety regulations from chemical abortion pills (at the behest of the abortion lobby), but they also just approved the discontinuation of unethical polio vaccines.

Greg Schleppenbach from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) writes:

“I am pleased to announce that the FDA recently approved Sanofi Pasteur’s request to switch from using an aborted fetal cell line (MRC-5) to using an ethical animal cell line to produce its polio combination vaccines Pentacel and Quadracel. The drug company has also chosen to discontinue production of its stand-alone polio vaccine, Poliovax, which also used MRC-5 for its production, and to retain another stand-alone polio vaccine, IPOL, that is ethically produced. Furthermore, Sanofi-Pasteur’s ongoing effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 also does not rely on cell lines linked to elective abortion.

As you may already know, the only vaccines readily available in the United States for some contagious diseases (e.g., rubella, chickenpox, and Hepatitis A) have been manufactured using fetal tissue from induced abortions. This creates a problem of conscience for some parents.

One important step we can take to ensure the production of ethical vaccines is to recognize and thank drug companies, like Sanofi Pasteur, when they move away from unethical vaccine production.  We can hope that, with some encouragement, other vaccine manufacturers may consider creating other morally acceptable vaccines.”

Many pro-life leaders who are supportive of life-affirming medical efforts like this are signing onto a “Thank You” letter to Sanofi Pasteur. After all, praise for good efforts is just as important as criticism of malicious deeds. So Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins proudly joins in this letter of thanks!

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Pro-Lifers to Rally Against New Planned Parenthood in Texas https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/21/pro-lifers-to-rally-against-new-planned-parenthood-in-texas/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:29:35 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056743 Continue reading "Pro-Lifers to Rally Against New Planned Parenthood in Texas"

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Guest post by Katherine Lynne Cochran, SFLA Leader at Texas Tech.

If you look at a Texas map and dot it with abortion facilities, you will notice a large gap extending from the top of the panhandle to the southern crook of the west. It has been this way for 7 years.

  • In March of 2018, a $9 million anonymous donation was given to Planned Parenthood for the purpose of closing this large gap in abortion facilities across west Texas.
  • In July of 2020, Planned Parenthood posted job listings in the West Texas city of Lubbock, Texas.
  • In August, they declared their intentions of opening a facility in Lubbock within the year. This facility is to commit both medical and surgical abortions.

Even before the job postings in July, State Senator Charles Perry has been vigilant to keep Planned Parenthood from spreading its deathly business across the great state of Texas. At the end of August, Senator Perry submitted an official letter, also signed by Lubbock’s state representatives Dustin Burrows and John Frullo, to Lubbock’s City Council imploring them to protect Lubbock’s unborn and attaching a way to do so: a city ordinance known as the “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” ordinance.

This ordinance, created and promoted all over the state of Texas by Mark Lee Dickson, once passed, will incur heavy fines on abortionists and anyone aiding the process of obtaining an abortion, and will allow any family member of an aborted child to sue the abortionist for the death of their relative.

This city ordinance, in place in 14 cities across Texas, has withstood lawsuits in 7 of those cities.

By September, Senator Perry’s petition had been signed by thousands. Lubbock citizens, including members of Texas Tech’s Raiders Defending Life and Young Conservatives of Texas, are rallying in front of Citizens Tower (where the City Council meets) on September 22nd. Lubbock residents have addressed their mayor, Dan Pope, during a special “Coffee with the Mayor” session, respectfully and passionately requesting that the ordinance be considered and passed. And people of Lubbock, including Raiders Defending Life officers, have attempted to bring the proposed ordinance before the city council during public comments.

Lubbock’s City Council, including Mayor Pope, has ignored the calls of its people.

And now Lubbock grimaces in anticipation. It is likely Planned Parenthood will reveal its location and open its doors within the next 30 days. Citizens are wondering why their City Council has not acted. They are preparing to rally before the next city council meeting Tuesday, September 22nd. Raiders Defending Life and Young Conservatives of Texas will be there.

We must fight. Because those whom we are so desperately trying to protect, babies in the womb, cannot fight for themselves.

If you live in a Texas city that has not considered this ordinance, sign this petition to get your city on the radar to become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.

If you live in Lubbock, Texas, please call your District Councilman/woman and Mayor Pope and remind them that their fundamental duty as city leaders is to protect their citizens. If they cannot even do that, if they cannot protect their preborn citizens, then they are not fit to lead.

For everyone else, pray that the hearts of Lubbock’s leaders will be pricked for the sanctity of life and the moral obligation to protect preborn life. Pray that Planned Parenthood will be exposed for what it is—not a health center helping women, but a place of death and despair for women and their children. And pray that the stalwart hearts of Lubbock’s people will not waver in the fight to protect Lubbock’s children.

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Abortion Does Not Cure COVID – Vatican Condemns UN’s Response as “Deeply Concerning”  https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/21/abortion-does-not-cure-covid-vatican-condemns-uns-response-as-deeply-concerning/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:15:14 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056739 Continue reading "Abortion Does Not Cure COVID – Vatican Condemns UN’s Response as “Deeply Concerning” "

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The Vatican is responding to the United Nations’ recently released resolution on the COVID-19 pandemic” which included “reproductive rights” as a top priority.  

The UN “[c]alls upon States to take all measures necessary to ensure the right of women and girls to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, including sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive rights,” the UN’s declaration reads.

It’s this pairing of “reproductive rights and healthcare” — a typical coded way of referencing abortion access — that the Vatican felt the need to correct.

“We do not accept references to ‘sexual and reproductive health,’ ‘sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights,’ or other language that suggests or explicitly states that access to legal abortion is necessarily included in the more general terms ‘health services’ or ‘health care services’ in particular contexts concerning women,” said Vatican representative Archbishop Gabriele Caccia.

Caccia added that “the Holy See reiterates that it considers the phrase ‘reproductive health’ and related terms as applying to a holistic concept of health, which embraces the person in the entirety of his or her personality, mind and body.” This includes both mothers and preborn lives.

The fanaticism of abortion advocates, meanwhile, is particularly on display in that they’ll use anything to sell death, even the crisis of a major pandemic that has cost too many lives already.   

The UN calls for “ensuring universal access to such systems and services” in regards to abortion access during the pandemic. This move follows the decisions of countries like the UK to expand abortion access, treating it like emergency medical provisions. 

But abortion clearly does not cure COVID. In fact, the UK’s concessions to make chemical abortions more available during the pandemic utterly failed when women like Courtney Barnes who suffered severe pain and bleeding from the widely advertised “DIY abortions.”

The fact that Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities are allowed to operate while life-sustaining treatments like cancer screenings were put on hold to prioritize COVID patients is disturbing since abortion doesn’t save lives – it ends them. 

This is blatant disrespect for the seriousness of the pandemic, of motherhood, and of life itself. 

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Kamala Harris Alludes to Joe Biden as a Puppet President https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/21/kamala-harris-alludes-to-joe-biden-as-a-puppet-president/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:07:39 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056736 Continue reading "Kamala Harris Alludes to Joe Biden as a Puppet President"

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At a campaign event in Tampa, Florida, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris referred to the ticket as the “Harris administration with Joe Biden as President.”

What might seem like a silly gaffe, is either a Freudian slip or a dog-whistle to audiences that fear Joe Biden isn’t a competent choice for president. If it’s the former, Harris thinks that too, and knows she’ll be running the show in the White House. If it’s the latter, it’s actually being built into the campaign to ease voter’s fears of electing a puppet president while she calls the shots.

In either case, it’s clear Harris will have an outsized impact on the Harris administration’s policy (to refer to it as she did). That means we will have the most pro-abortion administration in history. But don’t take my word for it — check out Planned Parenthood’s article on reasons to love Kamala Harris.

One of their primary reasons is that “Harris has worked to address the health inequities and systemic bias that contribute to high rates of maternal mortality in Black communities.” Clearly this doesn’t include abortion complications for mothers, not to mention the utter disregard for preborn life.

They also applaud Harris for questioning pro-life Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on “his record on reproductive rights and freedoms” during his confirmation hearing in 2018.

Normally, it’s considered impolite to ask direct questions about a candidate’s political views during a confirmation hearing, the reason being that they’re supposed to interpret the constitution as it was originally written, regardless of their personal views. Harris, however, hostilely asked the impromptu question, “Can you think of any laws that govern the male body?”

Kavanaugh didn’t entertain this, but to answer her question, yes–it’s illegal for everyone to murder someone, but it’s not illegal for women to abort their babies.

Harris’s hostility to Originalist (and thereby pro-life) Supreme Court justices just became even more of an issue now that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed. The current or next president (depending on how effectively Democrats can stall) has the potential to nominate and confirm a justice who correctly interprets the Constitution to overturn Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood backs Harris so strongly, that they’re even promoting her on their website with text alerts and email updates.

The choice for life is clear. If that’s what you care about, the “Harris administration” could implement policies and justices that will fortify the breach the pro-life movement has worked tirelessly to break into their fortress. Instead, let’s vote to usher in a new era–one that defends all life, preborn and born, with the dignity we deserve.

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Abortion Litigation and The Legal Case Against Chemical Abortion https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/21/abortion-litigation-and-the-legal-case-against-chemical-abortion/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:03:31 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056727 Continue reading "Abortion Litigation and The Legal Case Against Chemical Abortion"

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On October 28th at 6 PM, Marquette Law School Students for Life will be hosting Elissa Graves from Alliance Defending Freedom to speak on Abortion Litigation and The Legal Case Against Chemical Abortion.

To limit the spread of Covid-19, the event will be held online.

Event Details:
Date: October 28th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm CST – 7 pm CST
Location: Zoom

Fill out the registration form below to reserve your spot.

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Justice Ginsburg Has Passed and a SCOTUS Seat is Open https://www.studentsforlife.org/2020/09/19/justice-ginsburg-has-passed-and-a-scotus-seat-is-open/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:12:31 +0000 https://studentsforlife.org/?p=530056718 Continue reading "Justice Ginsburg Has Passed and a SCOTUS Seat is Open"

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Students for Life of America and Students for Live Action call on President Trump to Move Quickly with an Appointment, in light of Justice Ginsburg’s tragic death

 

SFLA & SFLAction stands ready with Nationwide Network of Millennials to work for the next #Justice4Life

 

“Justice Ginsburg’s tragic passing makes it clear just how important the U.S. Supreme Court is,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “President Trump must move quickly to nominate someone committed to protecting life in law, fulfilling his promise to appoint judges who don’t see the Constitution as a fill-in-the-blank document.”

 

WASHINGTON D.C. (09-18-2020) – In light of news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  has passed away, Students for Life Action and Student for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said that the vacancy shows the importance of this pivotal election. “Justice Ginsburg’s tragic passing makes it clear just how important is the U.S. Supreme Court. The pro-life movement has been waiting since 1973 to reverse the callous and intellectually bankrupt decisions found in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Those two infamous cases have made the deaths of more than 60 million baby boys and baby girls possible and allowed a predatory abortion industry to end life through all 9 months of pregnancy.”

Click here to see our Petition to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Urge Him to Act Swiftly to Help President Trump Approve a SCOTUS Justice Who Will Defend Life in Law.

During the last two Supreme Court vacancies, SFLA’s #Justice4Life tours went all across the country, advocating for justice who want to protect life in law. Students for Life of America launched student tours, rallies, and lobby days in key states, asking Senators to support nominees in the tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Our students will be ready to again tackle the ground game of supporting of a Supreme Court justice who puts the law first,” said SFLA President Kristan Hawkins. “President Trump must move quickly to nominate someone committed to protecting life in law, fulfilling his promise to appoint judges who don’t see the Constitution as a fill-in-the-blank document.”

“Too often, activist judges have taken control away from voters on issues that should be returned to the states where people can have a voice and a vote. And as we illustrated in our poll, 65 percent of Millennials – who make up the nation’s largest voting bloc – want a chance to vote on life-related policy.”

Over the course of the summer before Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed, Students for Life staff and student leaders tirelessly traveled across the country on a #Justice4Life tour, holding more than 50 events in 5 key states, though students engaged in other states as well. SFLA toured with five wrapped vans in West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Alaska where we met with Senate offices in each of these states (and more) to push for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Since then, SFLA has been on Capitol Hill, and encouraged students from our more than 1,220 groups in all 50 states to make their voices heard in favor of a Supreme Court where life is respected in law. You can see more of the SFLA’s #Justice4Life events here.

Abortion was central to the debate over Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Read Hawkins op-ed at The Hill titled: The chaos in the Kavanaugh nomination illustrates the high stakes of the Supreme Court, to learn more.

 

For more on the recent poll of Millennials view on Roe v. Wade, Abortion Policy and Planned Parenthood, visit SFLA’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement.

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick a khamrick@studentsforlife.org

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Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

 

Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

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