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April 24, 2024

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

“Pennsylvania voters want more from their elected leaders than gruesome experiments on aborted babies at the University of Pittsburgh – funded with scarce taxpayer dollars,” said SFLAction’s Chanel Prunier. “Keystone state voters know that defending preborn life is the human rights issue of our era.”

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HARRISBURG, PA (04-24-2024) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) celebrates the election of pro-life leaders in Pennsylvania after last night’s State House and Senate primary races. SFLAction had been active in six legislative districts, educating voters regarding which candidates returned the Students for Life Action Candidate Survey pledging to respect both women and their preborn children … and which did not. “The Pro-Life Generation wants to build a winning coalition at every level of government so that life can be protected at the local, state, and federal level,” said SFLAction Vice President of Political Affairs Chanel Prunier.

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

  • Rep. Dawn Keefer, candidate for State Senate District 31 (running unopposed in the primary)
  • Rachel Moyer, candidate for House District 102
  • Rep. Robert Leadbeter, re-elected in House District 109  

Students for Life Action also applauded the close race run by David Nissley in House District 100, who challenged Minority Leader Bryan Cutler and received 46% of the vote. While Culter was re-elected, it was the strongest challenge in his tenure. Cutler has been instrumental in ensuring Republicans join with Democrats to vote in favor of funding for the University of Pittsburgh, an issue raised during the race.

“With his re-election, we call on Minority Leader Cutler to stand with pro-life legislators and voters going forward and work with them to stop the gruesome experiments on the bodies of preborn babies engaged in by the University of Pittsburgh,” Prunier concluded.    

BY THE NUMBERS: SFLAction was on the ground engaging in voter education efforts, knocking on doors and distributing materials to educate potential voters about survey results and the voting records of incumbents on issues like the funding the University of Pittsburgh, which has engaged in inhumane experiments offensive to pro-life and pro-choice voters alike. Leading up to the election, SFLAction sent 29,000 text messages, made 16,200 phone calls, and knocked on 2,605 doors.

“We are thrilled to see that when voters are presented information about which candidates will vote pro-life, they choose those individuals who plan to be pro-life leaders in the legislature, rather than those who remain silent,” said Prunier. “Our work to save preborn babies needs fearless pro-life champions in Pennsylvania to defend life and advance further protections for preborn babies. We stand ready to help pro-life Pennsylvania legislators finally hold the University of Pittsburgh accountable for their gruesome experiments on the body parts of aborted preborn babies.” 

READ MORE HERE: BATS, BABIES, & BEAGLES: All Good Reasons to #FireFauci … But Research with Broken Babies should Horrify Us All

Last session, grassroots pressure from pro-life constituents held back the University of Pittsburgh’s funding for a full six months before enough Republicans joined with Democrats to pass an appropriation. The University’s funding had to be combined with other items in order to finally secure enough votes to advance.   

This is part of our multi-year opposition to the research at Pitt. READ MORE:

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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 CitiesStanding 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.