October 3, 2023

California Governor’s Obsession with Abortion is Confirmed, as “Maryland’s Third Senator” Sworn into Congress


“There is nothing ‘diverse’ about choosing an abortion radical who has worked to promote abortion up to moments before birth as California’s new Senator,” said Students for Life Action’s Kristan Hawkins. “In choosing the Emily’s List leader, President Biden’s favorite surrogate, Gov. Gavin Newsom indicates that when it comes to abortion, ‘choice’ will be replaced by coercion.” 


WASHINGTON D.C. (10-03-2023) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement as Laphonza Butler, head of the abortion extremist PAC Emily’s List and former advisor to Kamala Harris, is set to be sworn in by Harris in Congress today. Of note, California’s newest senator lives in Maryland.

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is working to turn California into an abortion tourism stop for the nation, made the unimaginative choice of an abortion-without-limits candidate to take the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein,” noted Hawkins. “A truly diverse pick from Newsom would have been someone who will work to protect all Californians, born and preborn.”

Writing for SFLAction, SFLA Northeast Field Operations Coordinator Savannah Craven addressed the nuance of choice in a blog title:  Newsom Said His Senate Appointee Would Be Based On Skin Color…Looks Like He Chose Butler for Her Anti-Baby Bias. She observed:

California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided to follow in President Biden’s footsteps, choosing to appoint a leader to Senate solely based on the color of her skin according to his office. I figured by 2023, we would stop looking at people’s skin tone and only judge them by the content of their character, but it looks like we have yet to get that memo.  

While appointee Laphonza Butler does match Newsom’s physical standards, she more notably also shares his fetish for killing innocent preborn babies. Butler is the president of the super pro-abortion group called List, which exists to “recruit, train, and support Democratic pro-choice women running for office up and down the ballot.”

But why would a black woman be the president of an organization that helps drive the number one cause of death to black people?  

As a black woman myself, I have to wonder if Butler has ever done even a bit of research on the effect abortion has had on our community. After all, the top abortion vendor in our country, Planned Parenthood, was founded by the racist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.  

It’s well-documented that she looked at minorities as less than human, saying it herself: “The masses of Negroes… particularly in the south, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from the portion of the population least intelligent and fit.”  

That racism has continued as today in 2023, 88% of Planned Parenthood facilities are located within black and minority communities. Black women are also only about 13% of the population yet we are sold nearly 40% of abortions. (23.8 abortions per 1,000 women).  That means that more black babies are aborted than born. 

I was raised by a single mother. I often think about how I could have very easily just been another statistic. Another black baby eliminated by abortion — but I am one of the lucky ones to have survived this evil haunting my community. 

I am deeply disappointed in Newsom’s pick. I don’t care what she looks like or the fact that she’s a woman. Any person who aims to contribute to the needless death of my fellow brothers and sisters is not someone we need in political power. We need representation that will promise to protect the most vulnerable in our society, and that includes preborn people.  

To learn more about the Biden Administration’s record on abortion, read: Students for Life Action Launches New TV Spot Reminding the Youth Vote that President Biden’s Abortion Extremism Includes Support for Abortions in ALL NINE MONTHS

“There isn’t a limit on abortion that Gov. Newsom would support. He supports all abortions and your tax money to pay for them. If I’m wrong, prove it. Gov. Newsom, name one abortion you would limit,” said Hawkins.

To learn more about Gov. Newsom’s recent statements, read: The Man Who Isn’t Running for President IS Running His Mouth About Abortion Limits (Or a Lack Thereof) 

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Together they provide political, legal, educational, and community support for women and children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. SFLA has also launched multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA and the Pro-Life Generation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.