FAIR & BALANCED IN CHURCH? Students for Life Action Offers Video Spot on Terry McAuliffe to balance out Vice President Kamala Harris’ Commercial to be played at Churches this Sunday
“Lawyers will be debating whether it’s legal for a political message from Vice President Kamala Harris to be played in more than 300 churches this weekend. But it certainly isn’t fair or balanced,” said Students for Life Action’s Kristan Hawkins. “We’re offering our video spot on Terry McAuliffe’s abortion views to churches as well so that they will have access to the rest of the story on his record on the human rights issue of our day.”
CLICK HERE TO SEE SFLACTION’S SPOT on McAuliffe’s support for late-term abortion and infanticide.
WASHINGTON D.C. (10-22-2021) – As Virginia’s gubernatorial race tightens to a dead heat between Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, Vice President Kamala Harris is going to church – virtually – with a canned endorsement of McAuliffe that many are reporting is a violation of IRS regulations and the Johnson Amendment. Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins noted that while lawyers will likely go after this in court, it will be too late for those in services this weekend.
“Students for Life Action is offering to all who would like to use it, our video spot showing Terry McAuliffe endorse the infanticide position that Virginia’s disgraced governor Ralph Northam (D) took in 2019 when he went on the radio to defend infanticide, saying that in cases where babies are born after a botched abortion: ‘The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.’
“Harris will offer platitudes while the Pro-Life Generation offers facts about the kinds of policies McAuliffe endorses,” said Hawkins.
A big part of McAuliffe’s campaign push as well as Harris’ record is their support for radical abortion policies through all nine months of pregnancy. Yet Harris’ push to churches in the Black community this weekend ignores the tremendous loss of life from abortion.
As SFLA’s Minority Outreach and Health Relationship Director Toni McFadden said earlier this year in talking about policies that pay for more abortions: “Black women are 5 times more likely to have an abortion than white women. Maybe that is because the majority of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located within walking distance to minority and low-income areas. As a black woman, I adamantly disagree that the Hyde amendment is rooted in racism. In fact, it is racial injustice to try to gut this life-saving amendment.”
You can read McFadden’s op-ed, addressing the racism of abortion with SFLA/SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins, at Newsweek here.
Earlier this year, the SFLAction ad was part of a 5-figure buy in a race in which Students for Life Action has been deeply involved, including a weekend mobilization where 45 pro-life student leaders knocked on 20,000 doors in just THREE days.
Recent polls show the Virginia governor race is in a dead heat, which is significant as when Terry McAuliffe was elected in 2013, he had to outspend his opponent by a whopping $17 MILLION just to eke out a 2.5% margin of victory. His, however, is not the only race impacting the future of pro-life policies in Virginia. Of particular significance, pro-abortion politicians currently hold a 55-45 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates after winning nine seats in 2019 seats by margins of 6% or less.
To view the ad, click here.
As SFLAction has previously reported: “For those who argue that late-term abortion and infanticide don’t take place, consider this from National Review: ‘According to estimates from the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, about 1.3 percent of annual abortions in the U.S. occur after 20 weeks, which does sound rare — until you consider that the Guttmacher also estimates about 926,000 annual abortions, meaning that about 12,000 take place after viability. As Ramesh Ponnuru often points out, that means there are more post-viability abortions each year than gun homicides, according to the most recent FBI estimates.’”
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), a 501c3, make up the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization as well as operating 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 1,250 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy and programming that connects those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA/SFLAction 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. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations. Under the leadership of SFLA/SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins, who was recruited to build the organization, SFLA has grown over the last 15 years into a $15 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.