November 3, 2023

In Defense of Sen. Tuberville’s Principled Stand Against Aborting Military Family Members, SFLAction will Score the Vote to Change the Military Promotions Regulation 


“Not only did certain GOP Senators fail to go to the floor to stand with Sen. Tommy Tuberville against the Biden Administration’s illegal effort to insert abortion facilitation into military spending, but they also mocked a man for defending the least of these,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “Inexplicably, GOP Senators supported Biden and Abortion over Tuberville and innocent preborn babies. Primary voters will be reminded of this when the time comes, and the effort to go around Tuberville’s principled stand will be scored.” 

CLICK HERE to read SFLAction’s Blog on the Most Recent Attack of Tuberville and CLICK HERE to read SFLAction’s Scoring Letter to The Hill. 

WASHINGTON D.C. (11-03-2023) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins announced that an up-coming vote on military promotions regulations, the standing order resolution to allow military nominees to be confirmed or blocked, would be scored on the Pro-Life Generation Report Card. “It’s a betrayal of pro-life ideals not only to allow NEW funding for abortion facilitation to be added to the taxpayers’ burdens, but to attack Sen. Tommy Tuberville (Alabama) for trying to protect the most vulnerable of our military families, their preborn children. Despite the fact that members of the U.S. Senate have noted that such funding is not allowed, Senators Dan Sullivan (Alaska), Todd C. Young (Indiana), Joni Ernst (Iowa),  Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), and Mitt Romney (Utah) came together on the floor of the U.S. Senate in an attack on a fellow Senator – rather than on the radical abortion-supporting administration that caused the chaos.”


SFLAction presents Tuberville with Pro-Life Champion Award


To read more on the shocking attack on the floor of the U.S. Senate, read “Practically Begging to Be Primaried by Pro-Lifers: Republicans Senators Attack Fellow GOP Colleague for Trying to Protect the Littlest Military Family Members.”

On the proposed change in regulation: Currently, an effort is underway to change the regulation that allows for objection to promotions, a tool that allows minority voices to be heard. While the specific change could make it harder to object to military promotions, it would also provide a roadmap for loosening rules on other appointments, like judges, ambassadors, or to fast track bills. At issue: not only are certain GOP Senators helping the Biden Administration force abortion funding into the budget, but they are also considering silencing voices in their own party and giving away what little influence those in the minority have available.

Hawkins made the following remarks: “It was extraordinarily disappointing to watch GOP Senators essentially call for abortion funding in the military by neither addressing Sen. Tuberville’s concern and by polluting the process. With all the talk about our troubled military families, prioritizing abortion over salary increases or better conditions is a mistake. Given the certainty that funds are available for abortion travel, it’s compelling to note that those attacking Tuberville did not prioritize calls for increases in military pay or travel expenses for physical or mental therapy or just a few dollars for our fighting men and women who need a vacation. They are willing for taxpayers to pay to facilitate abortions to get a few people into new jobs. President Biden and his team of radical abortion defenders surely enjoyed the show immensely as their abuse of power was ignored. Those senators may be ignoring who started this chaos, but we won’t forget their willingness to accept funding for abortion and their failure to lead on LIFE.”



To read more about the attacks on Sen. Tuberville for standing for the innocent lives at stake, read the latest op-ed from Hawkins and Kristi Hamrick, SFLAction Vice President for Media & Policy, at The Federalist: Aborting Innocent Lives In America Won’t Save Innocent Lives In Israel 

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, 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.