April 15, 2024

Kristan Hawkins’ Latest Op-Ed: Believe it or not, Trump’s strategy could pave the way for more pro-life wins


President Donald Trump made extensive headlines last week when he announced his long-anticipated stance on abortion. We documented in an article that we found his stance “life-affirming” and a step in the right direction.


READ: Students for Life Action calls President Trump’s Abortion Statement “A Step in the Right Direction affirming the Ultimate Joy in Life” – Children & Family


Students for Life Action (SFLAction) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins echoed those sentiments in an op-ed that ran in the Blaze last Friday, where she noted the importance of a strong national pro-life law, and how Trump’s position paves the way for future, critical pro-life wins.

Below are excerpts from the op-ed:

“Donald Trump’s controversial statement on abortion this week made headlines for all sorts of reasons, including the fact that his position frustrated his opponent’s TV ad campaigns. That’s good. But the former president had plenty to say in his short video that deserves unpacking — and that still sets him apart from the most pro-abortion administration in U.S. history.

At issue is a 15-week national abortion law, which Republicans such as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) support. Just last month, Trump hinted he might support such a law. The trouble is, the vast majority of abortions — more than nine in 10 — occur within 12 weeks of pregnancy.

While a four-month abortion limit in places like California, New York, or Maryland would be a win, at the federal level, it would conflict with better goals and call into question the courageous efforts of legislators across the country.

Worse, if a national 15-week ban ever went into effect, it could foster a European-style stalemate, where laws would be difficult if not impossible to change decades later.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized Roe for short-circuiting legislative efforts. The late Supreme Court justice was a huge abortion supporter. But she argued that by removing the question from the democratic process, the court’s overreach undermined a political consensus. And the pro-life generation is not looking for consensus around allowing almost all abortions to continue.” 


To read the op-ed in full, visit The Blaze.