May 19, 2023

Democrats move to Empower Abusers & Big Abortion Pharma Salesmen with so-called Bill on “Access” to Over the Counter Birth Control with Taxpayer Funding, notes Students for Life Action

“For all the noise made about ‘access’ to ‘healthcare,’ abortion-supporters seem determined to isolate vulnerable young women with abusers or Big Abortion Pharma salesmen,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “Given all the implications for minors of early sex — a sexually transmitted disease crisis among them — you would think they would support access to a medical professional talking about all the consequences, medical or otherwise. But instead, they just want to talk about the money.” 

WASHINGTON D.C. (05-19-2023) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that a lot of information was missing from yesterday’s announcement by abortion-supporting Senators as they push for the so-called “Affordability is Access Act,” to make sure that taxpayer covered the cost of over-the-counter birth control, should the FDA decide once again to place Big Abortion Pharma interests over patient safety.  

Hawkins noted, The abortion industry has made the absence of pregnancy the only issue to discuss when there is a lot more at stake for young women. As a mother, I agree with President Obama who expressed concerns as a parent with making some drugs too easily available without any conversation — unless you count abusers and salesman.” 

Consider this: “It’s estimated that 25% of all Americans have an incurable STD. Each year, 20 million new cases are reported; half of these infections are among people ages 15 to 24 and they can have long-term consequences. 

Hawkins made her comments as U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) made a pitch for taxpayer funding of over-the-counter birth control, despite concerns with the policy.  

To read more on how such a move isolates minors with those who have a financial or predatory interest, check out: As FDA Advisory Committee Empowers Abusers with Recommendation of Over-the-Counter Birth Control, Young Girls Now More Vulnerable, says SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins 

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]  


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 and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.