April 17, 2024

Students for Life Action Applauds Sen. Tuberville for Introducing Measure Demanding that Department of Veterans Affairs Account for their Abortion Support

“If you don’t know that abortion is federal, read your receipts, starting with Planned Parenthood’s newly released annual report. The legislation that Sen. Tommy Tuberville is introducing is vital for following the money flowing away from medical care for those in the military toward efforts to end their young families,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “The Biden Administration’s weaponization of programs to force abortion must be tracked so that we can reverse the devastation later.”

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WASHINGTON D.C. (04-16-2024) –Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins applauded Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) for introducing VA Abortion Transparency Act of 2024, which would require the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide reports on their abortion activities.

“Sen. Tuberville has long been a stalwart pro-life champion, fighting against the increasing politicization and remaking of the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs into yet another pro-abortion proxy for Joe Biden’s administration,” said Hawkins. “We’re grateful for his leadership on this issue, forcing the government to show the taxpayers exactly what their tax dollars are doing to the mothers in our armed forces. We call upon other Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor and support this critical legislation, and we call upon the Biden administration to follow the laws of this country.”

Sen. Tuberville’s noted in an interview with Fox News that his introduction of VA Abortion Transparency Act of 2024 is based upon the rules from the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, which, according to the article, “clearly prohibits the VA from providing abortion services of any kind.” Yet, the VA reported in October 2023 that in the previous year the VA facilitated 88 abortions. 

The legislation is supported by Heritage Action, CatholicVote, National Right to Life, March for Life Action, Concerned Women for America, and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, according to a press release from Sen. Tuberville’s office.

The data collected under the law would include abortions conducted surgically and through Chemical Abortion Pills, which face uncertainty about their future due to the ongoing Supreme Court Case U.S. Food & Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.

READ: The FDA is Not God, & Other Analysis from the Supreme Court

Students for Life of America (SFLA) and SFLAction recognized Sen. Tuberville on numerous occasions for his courageous and uncompromising defenses of life in the Senate, even to the chagrin of his fellow Republicans. Our support included:

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Kristan Hawkins, along with SFLA’s Vice President of Media & Policy Kristi Hamrick, co-authored an op-ed in The Federalist praising Sen. Tuberville’s defense of life. READ: Aborting Innocent Lives In America Won’t Save Innocent Lives In Israel 

To learn more about the other pro-life legislation moving through Congress that SFLAction proudly supports, read: The Best Pro-Life Bills Currently Moving in Congress.  


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.