May 7, 2024

Students for Life Action Applauds Election of Key Pro-Life Leaders in Indiana Primary Races


“There’s still more work to do to fully protect preborn children in life and law in Indiana,” said SFLAction’s Chanel Prunier. “The state’s Abortion Prevention Act must be strengthened to stop the distribution and trafficking of dangerous chemical abortion pills and strengthen penalties for illegal abortions. With new pro-life champions joining the ranks of the Indiana legislature, Students for Life Action is gearing up to do just that.”

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INDIANAPOLIS (05-07-2024) Students for Life Action (SFLAction) celebrates the election of FIVE pro-life leaders in Indiana, after tonight’s state House and Senate primary races. SFLAction Vice President of Political Affairs Chanel Prunier said in a statement, “Tonight, Hoosier voters have made it clear that they will want more from their leaders than incumbents who wash their hands of the human rights issue of our day, abortion. Five pro-life champions will soon be headed to the state capital to take up the cause in defending the most vulnerable in our society: the preborn.”

Numerous successful candidates returned the survey and pledged to vote pro-life, including:  

  • Hunter Smith – District 24
  • Lorissa Sweet – District 50
  • Matt Hostettler – District 64
  • Zach Payne – District 66
  • Michael Young – Senate District 35

In 2022, Indiana became the first state to pass an Abortion Prevention Act after the fall of Roe v Wade. But during the amendment process, the legislation was weakened through a series of amendments opposed by pro-life organizations, including SFLAction. As a result, SFLAction mobilized to educate voters and rally support for candidates that pledged to vote 100% pro-life to strengthen protections for Indiana’s preborn children.

Leading up to the election, SFLAction sent 29,126 text messages, made 15,974 phone calls, and knocked on 971 doors.

“When the Pro-Life Generation gets boots on the ground and engages with voters, the voters will vote pro-life, choosing individuals who boldly defend life rather than remain silent,” said Prunier. “We stand ready to help pro-life Indiana legislators build a winning coalition so that life can be protected in the Hoosier State.”

In past few years, SFLAction has been heavily involved in Indiana, helping to introduce legislation (SB 217), a Chemical Abortion Prevention Act, which would end the distribution, sale, and manufacture of dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills that can cause injury, infertility, and death to mothers.


READ: Indiana Introduces Legislation Restricting Chemical Abortion Drugs, Dangerous to Mothers & their Preborn Children 

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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.