April 1, 2024

Florida State Supreme Court Upholds Late-Term Abortion Limit at 15 Weeks, A Move that Also Allows Protections for the Preborn with a Confirmed Heartbeat

“This is a wonderful one-two-punch to Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion Democrats in Florida, vindicating the work of courageous state legislators who worked to protect life in law. When Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Heartbeat protection law into effect in 2023, he took a bold stand to protect life in Florida,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “Florida’s arc towards defending and protecting life has only gotten better over time, and we look forward to the next evolution in protections for the preborn babies and their mothers.”

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TALLAHASSEE, FL — (04-01-2024) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) applauds today’s decision by the Florida Supreme Court on Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida v. State of Florida, and SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins issued the following statement:

“Late term abortion is the end goal for today’s billion-dollar abortion business – and thankfully, the Florida Supreme Court rightly chose to uphold and defend life. Protecting privacy means protecting people from the government, not protecting the abortion industry from regulation or limits. The Pro-Life generation can savor today’s victory, but we must remember that there is still more to do in Florida to shore up protections for preborn life.”

With this ruling The Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis will now take effect, ensuring that strong pro-life protections are in place when a baby’s heartbeat is detected.

SFLAction and Students for Life of America (SFLA) held multiple grassroots rallies and events at the Florida Supreme Court and State Legislature to champion the cause of life over the last several years:

Students for Life Action Heading to Tallahassee TOMORROW to Call on the Florida Supreme Court to Protect Life

Students for Life Action Headed to Tallahassee for Supreme Court Rally to Stand Against Confusing Pro-Abortion Ballot Initiative that Deceptively Allows for Unlimited Abortion 

What’s at Stake with Florida’s Constitutional Amendment Vote in November

Floridians Show Up to Supreme Court to Protest Abortion on the Ballot

Elsewhere in the country, SFLAction has been active in and supported multiple “Decline to Sign” campaigns that will push back against the signature collection campaigns that are often weaponized by pro-abortion groups because of their confusing ballot language.



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.