May 29, 2024

Entire Federal Democratic Party Caucus Received an “F” Grade on Students for Life Action’s Pro-Life Generation Report Card; Republicans Fare Better with More than Half Earning an “A”


State Delegation Breakdowns Reveal:

10 States with an “A” Average

12 States with a “B” Average

Five States with a “C” Average

One State with a “D” Average

22 States with an “F” Average


“The Pro-Life Generation Report Card doesn’t just score a few key votes, it awards grades based on aspiration as seen in legislation introduced or co-sponsored,” said Students for Life’s Kristan Hawkins. “The Pro-Life Generation Report card also explains the motivation for our ‘GOP for Life’ campaign, fighting for a pro-life vision in the party’s platform so that a real choice for Life can be found at the ballot box. We are looking for pro-life champions, and we’re proud to highlight them here.”


Learn more about GOP for Life Campaign here. 

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WASHINGTON D.C. (05-29-2024) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) released its second Pro-Life Generation Report Card, scoring the 118th Congress on key pro-life votes, legislation co-sponsorships, and stances in defense of the preborn so far this Congressional cycle.

“As we said last year, we are not looking to award participation trophies,” said SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins. “To earn top marks in this Congressional class, legislators’ vision matters, as seen in the legislation introduced and co-sponsored. There are not many straight up-and-down votes to protect and defend pre-born infants and their mothers, which is why we did not limit our analysis to a handful of votes. But in the vision offered by legislative goals, a governing plan for the future emerges. Our commitment to encouraging and demanding a pro-life vision for America can be seen as well in our GOP for Life campaign currently underway, calling on Republican leadership across the country to maintain and defend a pro-life vision in the GOP party platform. Pro-life voters are asking more from their political leadership than a throwaway line.”




The entire Democratic Party Caucus in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate FAILED to protect Life, despite extensive polling indicating the most Americans support abortion limits.

“President Biden and his entire party have advanced an agenda so radical it even turns off young voters, generally said to be pro-abortion,” said Hawkins. “Our January 2024 Demetree Institute-YouGov poll shows that less than one in 10 youth voters support abortion through all nine months, for any reason at all, with taxpayer funding, and including attacks on the conscience rights of medical professionals. Added to that agenda is support for infanticide, as seen in Democratic Party efforts to block medical care for infants born during botched abortions. It’s clear that the Democratic Party is united in a mission to sacrifice the human rights of children in the womb.”

Click here for the Pro-Life Generation’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement recent YouGov poll on Youth Voters & Abortion.

The GOP delegation of 274 office holders includes a breakdown of 56% with an A+, A, or A- grade; about 30% with a B+, B, or B-; about 11% with a C+, C, or C-; and the rest with a D or F.



  • Mary Miller (IL-15): A+
  • Debbie Lasko (AZ-08): A+
  • Jeff Duncan (SC-03): A+
  • Ben Cline (VA-06): A+
  • Mike Bost (IL-12): A+
  • Kelly Trent (MS-01): A+
  • Alex Mooney (WV-02): A+
  • Brian Babin (TX-36): A+
  • Bob Good (VA-05): A+
  • Robert Aderholt (AL-04): A+


  • Tommy Tuberville (AL): A+
  • Roger Wicker (MS): A+
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS): A+
  • Marsha Blackburn (TN): A+
  • Mike Braun (IN): A+
  • James Lankford (OK): A+
  • Rick Scott (FL): A+
  • Kevin Cramer (ND): A+
  • Marco Rubio (FL): A+
  • Mike Crapo (AL): A+

Other noteworthy findings:

  • Two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, were the only Senate Republicans to obtain F’s.
  • Five senators who stood against Tommy Tuberville’s principled stand for Life, Todd Young (IN), Joni Ernst (IA), Mitt Romney (UT), Dan Sullivan (AK), and Lindsey Graham (SC), all received C’s
  • Illinois had the most pro-life representative delegation with an A+, while Mississippi had the most pro-life senate delegation with an A+.
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson received an A, slightly above the entire GOP conference average of an A-.



10 States Received an “A” Average:

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia


12 States Received a “B” Average:

  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wyoming


Five States Received a “C” Average:

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin


One State Received a “D” Average:

  • Pennsylvania


22 Received an “F” Average:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington



The Pro-Life Generation Report Card was scored with the youth vote in mind, now almost one third of the electorate for 2024 – the largest voting bloc in America. Also, in our Demetree Institute-YouGov released polling data on how the Youth Vote views the issue of abortion, SFLA reported this January:

  • 37% supported heartbeat or better protections.
  • Only 9% supported the Democratic Party’s radical agenda of abortion through all nine months without limits, up to and including allowing infanticide — the death of a baby born during a botched abortion.
  • More than six in 10 (65%) of the Youth Vote support limits on abortion, in all or some circumstances.
  • Only 14% knew that all states protect women’s lives in the law, with 35% believing most protected mothers, while 49% believed only some or a few protected pregnant mothers.
  • More than three in 10 said they would be more willing to accept limits on abortion if there were more services.
  • Half of respondents said abortion should be restricted to either in the first trimester or at four months (15 weeks).


Learn more about Students for Life Action’s efforts this election year here.


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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has 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. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads 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, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.