September 26, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins Available after GOP Debate Wednesday for React & From D.C. Thursday Morning


In Advance: Students for Life Action Calls on Republican Candidates to PLEDGE TO SIGN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION LEGISLATION 
if it Reaches the Oval Office 

“A heartbeat is the universally recognized sign of life – something that medics on a battlefield or medical professionals in a hospital rush to save. This level of care and love for others is the MINIMUM standard that we should accept from the Presidential Nominee for the Republican Party,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins.  


WEDNESDAY: Students for Life Action team members will be available for comments and interviews leading up to the debate tonight & Hawkins is available from Washington D.C. for Thursday morning react. 

THURSDAY: SFLAction will join U.S. Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) at 10 a.m. ET in the House Triangle to announce NEW Chemical Abortion Pill legislation. 

Contact [email protected] for details.

WASHINGTON D.C. (09-26-2023) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins is available for comment after the GOP debate and from Washington D.C. this week, as abortion makes big news this week.


Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins


At play:  

  1. Support for Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Legislation.Hawkins was widely quoted for her letter challenging former President Donald Trump to clarify his views on abortion following aMeet the Press interview. SFLAction followed up with a challenge to the GOP Presidential candidates to pledge to sign any Heartbeat Protection efforts that make it to the desk of the President. Also at play, the Democrats’ push to add abortion spending to the military budget.

* To read the letter, click here.

* To read the pledge, click here.

  1. Opposition to abortion spending in our budget.This week, a provision to block No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills in the Agriculture budget is under attack and expected to come up by Friday. Also at play, the Democrats’ push to add abortion spending to the military budget.

* To read analysis of the AG bill, click here.

* To learn more about Sen. Tuberville’s courageous fight for military families, click here.

  1. Launch of a NEW Chemical Abortion Pill measure.On Thursday,SFLAction will be at a news conference on the hill to support Congressman Ogles’ (R-TN-5) Ending Chemical Abortion Act of 2023. Event to take place at 10 a.m. ET at the House Triangle on the Hill.
  2. Outreach to the Youth Vote.With more than 1,400 groups in all 50 states, SFLAction will be rallying the pro-life youth vote in an election already so close, every vote counts.Learn more here.



“The pro-life vote is up for grabs, and it’s looking for leadership in our fight against Joe Biden’s abortion-in-all-nine-months and taxpayer-funded abortion agenda in 2024,” said Hawkins.

“As the candidates stand in the Reagan Presidential library, before the American people, the Pro-Life First Voters and the more than 1,000 volunteers preparing to work with us in the general election will be watching…. watching to see which candidate has the courage to take a stand for preborn infants starting at the universal sign of life – a heartbeat. Given that 9 in 10 abortions take place before 12 weeks, the argument for a consensus or national ban up until 15 weeks is a non-starter. Heartbeat protections are the minimum acceptable standard for any Republican nominee for President.”

To read Students for Life of American and SFLAction’s Post-Roe Blueprintclick here. To see the HEARTBEAT PROTECTION PLEDGE that we’ve asked the candidates to sign, click HERE.

For interviews, email [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 CitiesStanding 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.